Nancy Servis, 2016.
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Nancy M. Servis

Nancy M. Servis is a recognized author, curator, and ceramic historian specializing in the history of Northern California ceramics. Her writing is frequently featured in the periodical, Ceramics: Art and Perception. Presently she is preparing her book, State of Clay: Bay Area Ceramics. 


Wave Jar with Lid, 1985. Carved stoneware with celadon-type glass. 17 ½ x 10". Photo courtesy of ServisArts.
Ruth Rippon's story parallels the rise of vessel-based ceramics in the greater San Francisco Bay Area, clay’s evolution into sculpture, and unconventional pluralism.