Eliza Thomas

  • 'What We Bring To Th he Table' Ceramics, paper, watercolor, pencils, table and cloth, Installation of 8 placesettings of Identity
  • 'The Gazing Pool'
  • 'Decline Of The Pollinators Temple'
  • 'Sacred Clown Woman'
  • Pottery and small handbuilt ceramics

I call myself a “self taught” artist, but I feel I have been “taught” by life, and by the residents of our planet.
 I grew up with artist parents, and therefore had a rather unconventional upbringing. I feel that upbringing has greatly influenced my path as an artist. I was exposed, as a child, to people pursuing an alternative life to the “American Dream”. They did so in interesting and unusual ways. The paths of those who one might say “live on the edge”. That edge got a little too sharp for me, so I became an emancipated minor at 16, and began pursuing art as my life work.  It has been an exciting, and circuitous path, that has included a lot of teaching, working with children, and creating curriculum and ideas that bring diversity, equity, and inclusion to art and art education. I am a passionate believer that art can be a powerful voice for whoever chooses to claim it.
  I’m married, and my husband and I have 4 grown children, all 4 live in California, and one, who is severely developmentally disabled lives at home. 

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    • , CA
      US - Pacific

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