Vanessa Raffi Backer is a wonderful friend and artist. She is one of the people who brought Jonna to jewelry design. Vanessa was a ceramic artist in college (and probably before), who became a truly talented jewelry designer. While she still designs and builds jewelry (see her copper work in my jewelry gallery), in the last few years, she’s gone back to her first love. Her Tidepool Bowls are among the most gorgeous ceramic pieces I’ve ever seen.
Vanessa has been chosen to participate the Clay Artists of San Diego Juried Show at Spansh Village (Gallery 21) in Balboa Park now through May 2, 2011. If you’re in town, it’s worth seeing.