Thursday, December 4, 2008

Sexy Bikini at Saatchi online Vote for my art

This is a call to action to get some of you to vote for my sexy ceramic bikini on the showdown section of Saatchi Online Gallery voting is for this week only it ends saturday for this piece. Go to this link and vote please

Thanks Tuppy

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Award winner at 2008 Bay Area Annual- Sanchez Art Center

Just came back from a great afternoon picking up my " Bikini Trio" from the Bay Area Annual show at the Sanchez Art Center in Pacifica. Unfortunately I was unable to attend the Juror's talk yesterday. Maria Medua, director of SFMOMA's Artist's Gallery, was the juror and she unveiled the awards at her talk. But what a great surprize and honor to be given the check upon collecting my pieces this afternoon. We then went to Nick's in Rockaway Beach and had a great crab louie salad. Art, good friends, fresh crab meat and an award all in one afternoon. All in all a great afternoon.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Best Bakery & Guest House in Yunnan, China

I've been back 2 months from accompanying my mum & daughter into China. Yunnan Province to be precise. There are two things that keep coming into my mind and that's Karine's Bakery No. 88 and Erica's Mum's guesthouse. So if any one out there is heading to Dali, specifically old town, here are two fantastic places to go.
Firstly if you crave a piece of divine cheese cake or some home baked bread, cookies or cake, this is the place for you. If you want
excellent scrambled eggs and bacon for breakfast or home made museli with real coffee in a french press go here. If you want solice and a warm place to just sit and drink a fresh fruit juice go here. It was our home away from home and Karine, a warm loving german baker is teaching the local village girls how to bake and run a small business, so go and meet them all and send my love.

Then if you have no where to sleep I suggest staying in this wonderful guest house. Its on the top road by the West Gate a five minute walk into the center and near the new large temple and bus center. The family and staff are so kind and friendly. Great shower and western toilet that worked wonderfully. Rooms were clean and inviting.

Pussy Hearts and Love Catchers Inspire

I was happy to receive these wonderful pictures today showing how my art has inspired others to create their own beautiful images. A cross between an Andy Goldsworthy "Nature Installation" and an Antonia Tuppy Lawson "Pussy Heart". Kirsty's Art assignment for this week produced the following:

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Ceramic Sculpture at Pacheco Ranch Winery

So last weekend at Phillipe's Ranch I had a blast, for those of you who didn't make it be sure to go next year. It really is a fun event and so inspirational. What a great sculptor and generous host. As it so happens there is no rest for the wicked and so my one free weekend just became booked and this time to another Ranch. The Pacheco Ranch Winery is having its Fall open house and I am invited.
tober 25th - October 26, 2008 , 11-4 pm both days
Here's what the winery has to say:
"It’s time to come and celebrate another beautiful fall day with us at Pacheco Ranch as we open our doors to you for a day of wine tasting. We will be open to the public on Saturday and Sunday, from 11 to 4pm, so please come join us in celebrating our wines. We will be featuring some local artist ( This is where I come in along with my friend and fellow artist Sue Lasseter !) at the event as well as pouring a selection of library wines. There will also be the opportunity to join our Wine Club, for which you will be able to purchase our wines at a discounted price. We will also be holding special events at the winery throughout the year for our members, so now is a great time to join! We’re looking forward to seeing you there!"
Me too. Looks like I'll be celebrating all month in the good old Libran tradition.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Turning 50 selling Ceramic Sculpture! Nuts!


Well this weekend I turn 50. Weird to say the least cos I still feel like a kid apart from the aching neck and shoulders from years of lifting clay and sculpting. So what do I do? I go to another show! The kids are all dancing and that was my alternative, but then I was given the chance to be part of Phillipe & Chad Glashoff Vip Art Show in Fairfield, I decided that would be more fun than being inside a hotel all weekend. So if any of you are around and want to celebrate too, come out to Phillipe's Fairfield Ranch where there will be wacky art, music, food, wine and of course another 50 year old. Don't forget to bring that piece of rusty old metal, thats your admission in, and don't forget your wallet cos that will make you very popular at times like this.

Butterfly Blue Heart ceramic sculpture by Antonia Tuppy Lawson
Butterfly Blue Heart
October 11th - October 12th, 2008
Off HWY 80, Fairfield, north on Suisun Valley Rd for 5 miles,
right on Williams Rd, red gates on left.

Admission: One piece of rusty metal

Sunday, September 21, 2008


This fall I am in a record number of shows 8 in total. The logistics of delivering and picking up pieces along with an incredible 3 week trip to China accompanying my mother has been daunting, but some how it has all worked out well. Below are a list of the shows followed by their information.
VISUAL IMPACT 7/28 - 10/10

FOOD SHOW 9/5 - 10/4
ASHES TO ART 9/27- 11/30
VISUAL POLITICS 10/20- 11/22

GLASHOFF VIP 10/11-10/12

Ceramic sculpture of Tuscan Trees
Tuscan Trees
October 3 - 0ctober 5, 2008
October 3 Sale opens Reception 5pm-10pm
October 4 - 5 Saturday and Sunday 10am-3pm

Selvin Studios : 745 Page Street Berkeley, Between 4th and 5th Streets

Proceeds to Benefit Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts
A Fabulous Studio Sale Featuring The Work of :
Richard and Martha Shaw, David Linger, Jim Melchert, Jan Schachter, Ron Nagle, Catharine Hiersoux, Karl McDade, Forrest Lesh-Middleton, Craig Petey, Crystal Morey, Alissa Goss, Mary Law, Gary Holt, Christa Assad, Joy Stocksdale, Kay Sekimachi, Ehren Tool, Erik Scollon, Lynn Landor, Lois Anderson, Margaret Realica, Judith Content, Nancy Selvin, Curtis Arima, Kevin Nierman, Robert Ortbal and Matt Matsuoka, Mila Visser't Hooft, Jeffrey Spahn, Ana Lisa Hedstrom, Mary Alison Lucas,
Nathan Lynch, Arthur Gonzalez, Tuppy Lawson, Robert Brady, Sandy Simon.....and more.


October 20th - November 22, 2008

Santa Cruz Art League,
526 Broadway
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
813-426 5787


Butterfly Blue Heart ceramic sculpture by Antonia Tuppy Lawson
Butterfly Blue Heart
October 11th - October 12th, 2008
Off HWY 80, Fairfield, north on Suisun Valley Rd for 5 miles,
right on Williams Rd, red gates on left.

Admission: One piece of rusty metal


Ceramic decanter/urn landscape painting of English Countryside  by ceramic artist and sculptor Antonia (Tuppy) Lawson
English Urn
Funeria's Ashes to Art Scattered Exhibition
I have 4 pieces selected. Check out the website
Reception by invitation only Sept 26th. Dates: Sept 26th - Nov 30th Graton CA.


Two Faced GweiLo back view
Two Faced GweiLo

Bold Expressions 53rd Annual International Open
5330-B Gibbons Drive Carmichael, CA
Carmichael, CA 95608

Sept. 30-Oct. 25 Exhibit opens.
Oct. 11 Second Saturday Reception 5:00-9:00
Oct. 25 Reception 11-3 pm, Awards at 2:30 pm.

Ceramic bikinis touquoise , green and yellow by artist antonia tuppy lawson
Ceramic Bikini Sculptures

VISUAL IMPACT - August 4th - October 9th, 2008

Fund for Artists presents this show all participants are recent Marin Arts Council Grant recipients.

Marin Community Foundation, Hamilton, Novato. Opening is September 25th, 4.30-6.30pm.

Ceramic sculpture of Village Deity with bak choi vegetables hanging from hat
Village Deity
September 5 - October 4th, 2008
Opening Friday, September 5th, from 5:30 to 7:30pm.
1408 Mission Avenue, Downtown San Rafael. CA Tel: 415.485.3328

"The Food Show" features artists whose work examines food from a variety of perspectives. Culturally, environmentally and aesthetically, the topic of food is ripe for exploration. A number of the artists create humorous and sometimes poignant works which shed light on the impact of food in our lives. Some of the artworks focus on the sheer beauty of food, while others examine the environmental impact of the international food industry.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Ceramic Sculpture Shows & Awards as summer ends


China Tibet  Conflict  a ceramic sculpture by antonia Tuppy lawson
China Tibet Conflict
August 17th - September 14, 2008

Marin Art and Garden Center,
30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Ross CA 94957


Jurors: Carole Beadle, Tron Bykle and Zenaida Matt
WILD THING - July 11 2008 – September 10, 2008

The Gallery at Cliff Lede Vineyards features four exhibits per year, curated by I. Wolk Gallery of St. Helena.

THE FOOD SHOW - September 5 - October 4th, 2008
Opening Friday, September 5th, from 5:30 to 7:30pm.
1408 Mission Avenue, Downtown San Rafael. CA Tel: 415.485.3328

VISUAL IMPACT - August 4th - October 9th, 2008

Fund for Artists presents this show all participants are recent Marin Arts Council Grant recipients.

Marin Community Foundation, Hamilton, Novato. Opening is September 25th, 4.30-6.30pm.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Ceramic Sculpture adds to Visual Impact

at the Marin Community Foundation

August 4 - October 9, 2008
An Exhibition of Work created by recent recipients of Marin Arts Council’s Fund for Artists
Reception at the Foundation’s offices: Thursday, September 25 from 4:30-6:30 pm

I just finished hanging this show for the Marin Arts Council with other wonderful artists.
It is a great mix of work and a true lesson in patience and an alternative way to practice chi kung deep breathing!
It always amazes me how few artists read the instructions sent to them that relate to one particular show or another.

All that aside its worth a visit. The building is incredible and the art looks wonderful there.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Ceramic Sculpture in August

Well as always its a busy summer I was heading out to see my Dad in Hong Kong but that was postponed so in the interim we now skype each other. Daily I seem to be entering numerous shows and delivering pieces to other exhibitions. For those of you with time on your hands here are some new shows I'm in through August and September :

I WOLK GALLERY presents WILD THING -July 11- September 10,2008


I have two pieces in this fantastic show, if you are in Sonoma make sure you visit this great Winery and see the show. See my last blog for more details.

THE FOOD SHOW - September 5 - October 4th, 2008
Opening Friday, September 5th, from 5:30 to 7:30pm.
1408 Mission Avenue, Downtown San Rafael. CA Tel: 415.485.3328

VISUAL IMPACT - August 4th - October 9t, 2008

Marin Community Foundation - Hamilton - Novato

Fund for Artists presents this show all participants are recent Marin Arts Council Grant recipients. I will have 5 pieces in this show. Opening is September 25th, 4.30-6.30pm.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008


The art opening for the Wild Thing exhibit curated by Ira Wolk at the Cliff Lede Vineyard Gallery was wonderful. Alex and I arrived at 5 pm. It was a glorious afternoon, balmy and very pleasant. 
The bijoux winery gallery is located to the side of the vineyard's tasting room in a beautiful garden. We were offered glasses of champagne and Dean & Deluca appetizers (yummy).
Ira greeted us and took us around the show which is spectacular. It is beautifully installed, a  joy to see, and very classy. 
The opening was  very well attended and the overflow of guests spilled out onto the Winery's patio to enjoy the evening. Ira, Barbra and Ruth were gracious hosts and the evening was delightful

 We left after 7pm and headed over to a little french Bistro in Yountville for an 
excellent dinner. If you're up that way please go and see the exhibit. Its up until September.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008


I just spent an exhausting 5 days hanging the Marin Fine Art Exhibit at the County Fair, we hung and placed over 750 pieces. Some of that time was spent judging the Junior Ceramics and also creating the Carbon Cube in the Green Exhibit. It was exhausting but wonderful. So many people are involved working so hard, it was an honor to be a part of it all. I had three pieces juried into the Fine Art Show. One large sculpture I entered into the Creatures and Models got a First Place. This exhibit is created by Industrial Light and Magic, its great and something I always participate in.
But by far the most exciting news was that our garden compost won not only First Prize but Best of Show!!! Perhaps Fine Art is over with and the money to be made is in garden waste! after all they're getting rid of art in schools and building worm bins. Pity they can't do both. I love doing my art and I love my composting too. And to top it all THE FORCE IS WITH ME.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008


My piece "Earth God "checking out the gallery visitors at the opening of "Thinking Green", and the ACGA show at Art Works Down Town in San Rafael. The show was juried by Bill Abright.

I have three pieces in this show, two large figurative sculptures and Dubai Bikini. The show is on until August the 25th.

Saturday, June 21, 2008


This is really exciting news I've been asked by Ira Wolk to be in his upcoming curated show at Cliff Lede Vineyards!!! Here's all the info hope some of you can come to the opening at the Vineyards on the 11th.

July 11- Sept 10 2008 
This colorful and playful exhibit will feature several contemporary artists who paint and sculpt animals - from the sublime to the ridiculous

Opening July 11th 5-7pm at
The Gallery at Cliff Lede Vineyards features four exhibits per year, curated by I Wolk Gallery of St Helena.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

"Business of Art Course" and Grant Award

This is to show you my part of an ad that is coming out in the Marin IJ  on June 12th to celebrate the fact that a group of Marin Arts Council Grantees, my self included, graduated from an eight week "Business of Art" Course run by the CCI ( Center for Cultural Innovation) .
To see the full add and see other great artists work go to Colleen Proppe's site. 

Colleen was the driving force behind this full page ad. Thanks for all your hard work. Thanks also to the CCI and The Marin Arts Council. It was an invaluable experience.

Monday, May 19, 2008


My Millitit bikini is hanging in the window of University Art on J street in Sacramento as part of the Sneak Preview for this wonderful Art Bra Show. It will be there until the end of May , then moving to the Old Weave Bldg on 20th Street Sacramento. Please check out the Art Bra Show Blog.
Its for a wonderful cause.

For those of you who haven't seen the other bikinis, another are being exhibited in the Redwood Foyer of the Marin Veteran Memorial Bldg in San Rafael until June 8th.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Antonia Lawson's Ceramic Sculpture at CCACA's 30 Ceramic Sculptors Exhibit with me the artist and Bob Rose

My piece "Two Faced GweiLo" in the show" - 30 Ceramic Sculptors" at John Natsoulas Gallery
April 23-May 24th 2008, Davis, California.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008


Amber is a little miffed still. Here she is in a bowl straight from the kiln, Hot and alert. The first week was a hissing howling territory dance and Amber of course won the high ground hence the table. Amber was so vocal after Commet's death that we thought she might be lonely. Weren't we wrong!
Brooke arrival soon ended all that vocalization.
A month on they are doing well. Not exactly best buddies but getting used to each other. Brooke eats everything , Amber is still fussy and both now keep me company in the Clay Studio.

Shows Shows Shows

is in just over two weeks!
May 10 & 11th , 11 am - 6 pm.
It's Mothers day weekend. Come and celebrate with me, hang out in the sculpture garden and check out my new animal planter heads and sculptures.

I currently have sculptures out all over the place here are a few places to go and see my latest pieces.

In the MARIN OPEN STUDIO GALLERY at 301a Corte Madera Town Center I am showing a new piece a bust figure of "Bo Peep" with a lamb on her head. The surface body drawings are created with under-glaze color pencils. This is a new direction I am exploring. Gallery hours: Tuesday - Sunday, 11am - 6pm. April 16 - May 11, 2008

"Two Faced Gwei Lo" is showing at the
JOHN NATSOULAS GALLERY in Davis. Opening this Friday April 25th 7-10 pm don't miss it, its a blast, the music is always good and the sculptures are truly memorable. I love being a part of this - The show is called "30 Ceramic Sculptors". Richard Notkin, Richard Shaw, Jack Earl are just some of the great sculptors showing their work here.

Also in Davis at THE PENCE GALLERY

I have one of my Lingerie-Bikinis - " Burgundy Blossom Bikini" in the exhibit called "Exploring the Surface" this was juried by Peter Vandenberg whose work I love. The opening is also this Friday April 25th from 6-9pm.

April 13 - May 11, 2008
"Two Faced Deity" is in this show, make sure you check out both of the faces on this Deity.

In the ART WORKS DOWNTOWN gallery in San Rafael. I will be showing three large pieces in
"Thinking Green" - June 19 - July 25, Reception: June 27, 6-8pm
a juried exhibition by members of the Association of Clay and Glass Artists of California ( based on the theme "Thinking Green".

And last but definately not least our show THREE COLORFUL FRIENDS is getting great attention and rave reviews. My "Liberty Eagle" that was one of the four political sculptures featured was sold to an Eagle collector. This show is on till June 9th so if you get a chance next time you go to the Marin Symphony or another event there check it out.It is now showing in the Redwood Foyer of the Marin Veteran's Auditorium, 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael, CA 94903. Box office: (415)499-6400. Art exhibits are usually only open to ticketholders during events in the Auditorium.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008


My "Liberty Eagle" has landed in a fantastic place.
She was bought by an Eagle collector. Who discovered her in the Three Colorful Friends Exhibition during the Vienna Boys Choir Concert at the Marin Vererans Auditorium. If you get a chance to see this show do, its great and is getting rave reviews. See my previous blog on it.