MAILING ADDRESS                             940 ARLINGTON #8  OAKLAND, CA 94608


Wayne Shaffer has been creating sculpture since 1980 when he graduated with a BFA from Colorado State University, where he studied ceramics with Richard Devore and sculpture with John Berland.  In 1982 Wayne relocated to the San Francisco Bay Area to establish a studio and work in the bronze casting industry for Piero Mussi at Artworks Foundry in Berkeley CA.

Wayne has created sculpture in wood, steel, ceramic and stone, but his medium of choice is cast bronze.  With over twenty years of experience working in the field of fine art casting as a sculptor, foundry man, mold and pattern maker, and sculptural enlarger, Wayne has developed his knowledge of metal casting. Creating his own work and working with notable artists such as Stephen DeStaebler, Nathan Olivera, Robert Graham, Ron Garrigues, Bruce Wolfe and others.

Currently Wayne continues to work as a sculptor and teacher of visual art.  He maintains a studio and foundry in Oakland CA.  His work draws inspiration from nature in all its forms.  The sense of unity, of simple movement and timelessness that one finds in nature are combined with the recurring themes of the vessel as an art form, the human figure, and landscape.  The forms have been described as minimal, but he prefers to think of them as organic and essential.

Please contact me if you are interested in my work, or you can contact Vessel Gallery in Oakland CA.  ( I do not undersell my gallery representation.