Artistic Touch: Ventura artist’s sculptures are all about the process

Cheryl Ann Thomas’ sculptures are more about the process than the result and more about form than function. In her Ventura studio, she starts each sculpture by tearing off a bit of porcelain clay and rolling it on a slab to form a spaghetti-like strand. One by one, she coils and pinches the pieces together, building it higher and higher until it is ready for the kiln, where it will collapse upon itself, draping like fabric. … Thomas came late to art and even later to sculpture. She got a degree in elementary education at Westmont College. more

 

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