Five New Public Sculptures to be Installed This Month

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    Later this month, five new pieces of ceramic sculpture will be installed at locations throughout Orinda, including City Hall, Library Plaza and Wilder, thanks to the efforts of the Orinda Art in Public Places Committee.
    The works were made by artists Sandra Jones Campbell, Alan Chin, Ann Christenson, Hans Miles and Rimas VisGirda; all were created at a facility of the Mission Clay Arts and Industry program in Phoenix, AZ.
    The Mission Clay facility produces vitrified clay pipe in various diameters from 18 inches to 42 inches and lengths from 6 to 10 feet, weighing 800 to 4,000 pounds.
    Mission Clay founder Bryan Vansell invites artists from all over the world to Phoenix where he provides pipes, work space and access to huge kilns at no cost, encouraging them to turn a common clay pipe into an inspired work of art. To learn more about Mission Clay, go to www.mcpart.org.

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