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CAROL  KOFFEL Thirteen Stages porcelain and light sculpture by Carol Koffel at Sculpturesite Gallery
Thirteen Stages
75 x 14.5 x 14.5 in
191 x 38 x 38 cm
CAROL  KOFFEL Last Nights Dream porcelain and light sculpture installation by Carol Koffel at Sculpturesite Gallery
Last Night's Dream
74 x 15 x 8.25 in
188 x 38 x 20 cm
CAROL  KOFFEL Carol Koffel - Cocoon - mixed media sculpture installation at Sculpturesite
74 x 30 x 30 in
188 x 76 x 76 cm
CAROL  KOFFEL Listening Shell mixed media sculpture installation with porcelain and voice recordings - by Carol Koffel at Sculpturesite Gallery
Listening Shell
WALL SCULPTURE - mixed media
74 x 40 x 21 in
188 x 102 x 53 cm
CAROL  KOFFEL Carol Koffel - Crossover Junction
Crossover Junction
CAROL  KOFFEL Enso - wall-hung porcelain triptych by Carol Koffel at Sculpturesite Gallery
Enso - Zygote Triptych (Angel, Mastermind and Inception)
40 x 12 x 1 in
102 x 30 x 3 cm

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Carol Koffel’s work spans the disciplines of art, design and industry. She is a sculptor, product developer and educator. A graduate of California College of Art (MFA 2011) and Art Center College of Design (B.S. in I.D. 1983), her recent installations include Stone Soup, a series of large stoneware bowls, Orogenic Spires, porcelain totems commissioned by Arterra Landscape Architects, Without Passport, an installation of porcelain catchments at Gallery 1.5 in the Chinese Culture Center, Terroir Terracotta, clay wine barrels made to replace oak barrels, and Water, Wine & Waves, new seating material for BART inspired by Bay area colors.

Previous exhibitions were shown at Dutch Design Week, Marin Contemporary Museum, Falkirk Culture Center, UC Davis Arts Center, UC Berkeley Worth Ryder, and Lincoln Arts Feats of Clay. She has given lectures at Kemper Museum in Kansas City and was a panelist at SF MOMA.


My work investigates verbal and non-verbal differences. I aim to initiate a kinesthetic retuning of mind and body alignment, through activation of space and the viewer’s body. The work strives to stimulate ideas from within or between another.

My hands guided by intuition and the unconscious, bring objects into the material realm. I offer metaphoric and utilitarian vessels in precarious arrangements, intimate settings and community spaces to create sensate and spatial fields for embodied viewing. Ultimately hoping to intonate a range of psychic relations.

I choose clay for its properties of flexibility, forgiveness and the inability to control outcomes. I make to explore beauty as a human nutrient. I array objects in delicate scaffolding, secured to a wall, nested on industrial felt or held in someone’s hand, to bridge theoretical notions of art, craft and design. The ceramic edifices activate vulnerability as an interpersonal strength.


Selected Exhibitions and Residencies
2014 “Being Woman,” Sculpturesite Gallery, Sonoma, CA
2014 “Making the Everyday Unique,” Lafayette Art Gallery, CA
2014 “Estrogen Solidarity,” Honey Root Women’s Retreat, Middletown, CA
2014 Artist Residency, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass Village, CO
2014 Artist Residency, 18 Reasons, San Francisco, CA
2013 “Black, White, Red,” a new leaf gallery | sculpturesite, Sonoma, CA
2013 Headlands Center for the Arts Benefit Dinner Commission of Porcleain Votives
2013 Art Pad Phoenix Hotel Selection - ArtSpan
2013 Breast Cancer Symposium Artist Exchange Mindfulness Meditation
2013 Accident and Artifact Marche
2013 "Terroir Terra Cotta," wine barrel beta test, Saracina Winery
2013 "Orogenic Spires," Commission by Arterra Landscape Architects for SF Garden Show
2012 Ah Ha Silica, Richmond Arts Center, Richmond, CA
2012 ACGA 50 Years, Richmond Arts Center, Richmond, CA
2012 "Singular Notion," Sacramento Temporary Contemporary, Sacramento, CA
2012 "Terroir Terra Cotta," Clay Vessels for Wine Storage
2012 On the Edge of Culture, Chinese Culture Center
2012 "Water, Wine, Waves," BART Implementation of New Seating Initiative
2012 "Good Company," Petaluma Arts Center, Petaluma, CA
2011 Chinese Culture Center Artist in Residence
2011 Chinese Culture Center Singular Notions Gallery 1.5
2011 BART Commission "Water, Wine & Waves" color/pattern for seats
2011 2 Blocks of Art _ Urban Solutions
2011 CCA MFA Show, California College of Art
2011 Worth Ryder Gallery, University of California Berkeley, CA
2010 Dutch Design Week, Eindhoven, Holland
2010 Marin Contemporary Museum of Art, San Rafael, CA
2010 Falkirk Cultural Center, San Rafael, CA
2010 Marin Society of Artists, San Rafael, CA
2009 Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, CA
2009 UC Davis Art Center, Davis, CA
2007-2008 "Feats of Clay XXI," Lincoln Arts & Culture Foundation, Lincoln, CA
2006-2007 The Pence Gallery, Davis, CA

Awards and Grants
Center for Cultural Innovation Grant
Phelan, Murphy, and Cadogan Fellowship
Lighton International Residency Grant
IDEA, Good Design, CES, iF industrial design awards

Professional and Design Experience
2005-2013 Founder New Lief Design Center
1991-2006 Co-founder and CEO of Gingko Design Inc.
1990-1991 Project Manager, Skidmore Ownings and Merrill, Renovation of Kaiser, Vallejo Hospital and Medical Office Building, CA
1989-1990 West Office Designer, "Global Warming Understanding the Forecast," American Museum of Natural History sponsored by The Environmental Defense Fund, San Francisco, CA
1986-1989 Added Design Dimension, Dearborn, MI
1985-1986 Interior Designer, Catallo Associates, Office Planning Systems Furniture, Birmingham, MI
1984-1985 Collaborative Design, Interior Designer, Restaurant and Lighting Showroom, Detroit, MI
1983-1984 Color and Material Designer, Fleet Vehicles and Paris Show Car Interior Color and Materials for Eco 2000, Peugeot SA. Carrières Sous Poissy, France

Workshops and Lectures
Richmond Arts Center: Slip Slab Enso Workshop
Solano Community College: The Business of Art
SF MOMA: Divergent Convergent Thinkers
Kemper Museum Kansas City: Ceramic Skins Residency
NCECA: Topical Discussion on Use of Ceramics in Architecture
Ceramic Skins: Transforming Light and Space

Teaching Experience
2014 Educator, Ruby’s Ceramics Studio
2013 UC Davis Extension Professional Communications Course within new program for Innovation and Strategic Design Program
2011 Stretch Your Imagination, material exploration and integration of clay into preschool curriculum
2006-2010 California College of Arts, courses included Design Leadership and Ceramic Skins
2005-2009 Professor for Master and Undergraduate Industrial Design Students at The Academy of Art University
2005-2007 Director Masters Program, School of Industrial Design at The Academy of Art University
2005-2013 European Ceramics Center - Combined Residency

2011 California College of Art, MFA
2008 Alfred University, Ceramic Intensive
1983 Art Center College of Design, B.S. Industrial Design with honors
1972 Goddard College, Ceramics Major

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