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The Studio

Salt House Ceramics is a small, boutique studio located in the quiet hills of Northwest Marin County in Novato, CA just 30 mins north of San Francisco and 30 mins south of Sonoma wine country.

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Owner & Resident Artist

Angela Dorer

Potter + Painter

My entry into the art world came through the door of clay.


I worked in market research for almost 2 decades.  Then 6 years ago I decided to leave my career to be a stay at home parent to my 2 young boys.  This left me with the need (and time) for a creative outlet and that's when I found clay.   I worked for about a year with hand building and sculpture before I sat down at the potter’s wheel to learn the technical art of throwing.  That was really when the potter in me was born.  Today I throw daily in the studio working mainly with porcelain clay.  

I am also a painter using my wheel thrown porcelain vessels as the canvas.  I paint with encaustic wax.  Fired, unglazed porcelain is the perfect canvas for this medium.  

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The Studio Dogs

Lucy, Bella & Apollo the Pug

While they aren't allowed to roam around inside the studio they happily stand guard outside just in case someone might want to give them a little cuddle.