Sunday, November 23, 2008

Craft Fair At CCA in Oakland

Ben Belknap
Ben Belknap

So I'm gearing up for the craft sale at the ol' CCAC campus.
It's weekend after next on Saturday the 6th from 11 am til 3 pm or so.
Please stop by as I will have many heads for sale as well as other goodies.

Also I will have heads for sale as usual at the Compound Gallery.
They are having their holiday sale the same weekend.

Here is their schpeel:

This gift sale has become a Blankspace tradition and this year we are happy to announce The Compound Gallery (Southpole) and Blankspace Gallery (Northpole) will be joining Holiday forces to create an Art Extravaganza! There will be great original artwork, handmade crafts, jewelry, accessories, cards, ornaments, tote bags and much, much more.

Both Galleries will open the same hours and will be hosting receptions at the same times. All art will be available for immediate purchase (cash & carry).

Plus, come by during one of the two Holiday cheer receptions and enjoy the fun music, festive food, seasonal libations and holiday surprises!!

The best original and thoughtful gifts for the ones you love can be found at Holidayland.

Shop local, support small business this Holiday Season.

Participating Artists: Adrian Van Allen, Adrian Varnes, Alissa Goss, Ambur Mueller, Mr. Ben Venom, Bob Denman, Christopher Romer, Claudia Bauer, Crystal Morey, Elysa Fenenbock, Eric Sanchez, Freya van Dien, Gabriel Nansen, Gina Pericini, Jake Gillespie, Kari Marboe, Lena Reynoso, Matt Reynoso, Noah Sakamoto, Obi Kaufmann, Paul Murphy, RedStart Design, Sara Christian, Steven Barich, Tallulah Terryll, and more…

Monday, October 20, 2008

Something I'm Working On

Ben Belknap - Ceramic Sculpture
I made the figure in the asbestos suit a while ago. Originally he had a rather plain wall hanging pedestal. I wanted to make it more interesting.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Heads from Texas

Ben Belknap - ceramic sculpture
Ben Belknap - ceramic sculpture
Ben Belknap - ceramic sculpture
Ben Belknap - ceramic sculpture
I was just in texas recently visiting the folks. It was really fun.
While I was their I took some pictures of some of my older work that now resides there.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Mountains - fresh

So just got these from Derek Weisberg, who was kind enough to fire them for me.
The big one had been sitting around for a couple of months waiting for the first available cone five firing.
They turned out pretty sweet, I just need to figure out how to display them and with what other elements.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Ceramic Heads Re-stocked At the Compound Gallery

Ben Belknap - Ceramic Head
So I re-stocked the heads that have sold at the Compound Gallery.
See the earlier post for more info on them and their location.
Thanks again to Matt and Lena, the proprietors.
Also if anyone is looking for a studio they had 2 left that they were renting out as of Friday. They are really amazing artists who have done absolutely insane amounts of work making that place functional as well as beautiful.
Any how please stop by and see the art and in particular the heads.
Here is another one.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

New Ceramic Lady

Ben Belknap - Ceramic sculpture

As you may have noticed I tend to make sculptures of men. This is because I am not too good at depicting ladies. In recent months I have slowly been working on improving in this department and the sculpture which you see is my most successful to date. It will likely be included in a larger sculpture, perhaps with a landscape, at some future date.

Ben Belknap - Ceramic sculpture
Ben Belknap - Ceramic sculpture

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Heads up at The Compound

The kind people at the new Compound Gallery and Studios asked me if I wanted to put some heads on display in their new gallery space. Of course I was delighted.
The frame above shows the ones that I chose to show.
You should stop by and see their cool new space and my heads.
Their website is:

It's located at:
6604 San Pablo Ave, Oakland, Ca 94608 - Hours: Sun 12-5, Mon 12-5
At the Berkeley, Emeryville, Oakland border. Located right next door to the Blankspace Gallery and Goodwill.

My Website is up!

My website is up!

Check it out!

Friday, April 11, 2008

Craft fair tomorrow at CCAC in Oakland

Hey I'm going to have some heads and some other work at the CCA craft fair.
Please come out and sample my wares.
It's located at the intersection of Broadway and College and runs from 10-2.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Just got back some of my ceramic heads

As I said I just got back these ceramic heads from the show at the Guerilla Cafe where they were in a show of ceramic sculpture.
I will post more of these ceramic heads as I just took a bunch of photos of the ones that were left from the show.

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Medium Head Shot