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About Erin McGuiness


An accomplished sculptor whose hand-coiled vessels are in private collections stretching from coast to coast. McGuiness' creative center is in the historic Sawtooth Building in Berkeley California's Artisan District. There you can find dozens of her organic forms emerging from stoneware and porcelain, tenmoku washes, slips and shinos, then fired in the eucalyptus air of the Bayside town. A lifelong artist, who grew up in suburban Virginia spending weekends visiting the Smithsonian museums in nearby Washington, DC. She carries a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Quaker's Earlham College in Indiana. A year long immersion with Pennsylvania potter Dale Huffman preceded her journey to the West Coast in 1998. McGuiness' sculptures were part of Matthew Leverone's award wining design at the 2009 San Francisco Decorators showhome and in the same year also part of Dowling Kimm Studio's room at the Metropolitan Home magazine showhome. Most recently she was featured as an AD Discovery in Architectural Digest. Click here to learn more about Erin's inspiration, process and background.

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