Andrea Fábrega
Wheel-Thrown Porcelain in Miniature


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A sample of my great variety of functional wheel-thrown porcelain pots with high-fire reduction glazes

I create wheel-thrown one-of-a-kind functional miniature porcelain vessels under 1-1/2 inches high, finished with a myriad of decorating techniques and firing procedures.

I started making miniature pots in an attempt to recapture the sense of play I felt my adult life was lacking. Very soon into this journey, however, I was overcome by the amazing and unlimited potential of porcelain. Pushing the material to perform on a micro scale fascinates me. My goal is to distill the elements of a functioning vessel into a tiny space. I want to draw the viewer in and offer an intense and personal experience; focusing on a such a tiny object can block out for a few moments the larger world, and hopefully evoke ceramics traditions of times past as well as the sense of whimsy which is the reason I was drawn to miniature pots in the first place.

I was lucky to get some great press for the 2007 July 7 – 8 Palo Alto Clay & Glass Festival:

See a 2-minute video feature (2007 July 06) about my work on NBC11 TV (San Jose – Oakland – San Francisco)!
See the Palo Alto Weekly (2007 July 06) article about my work.
See the San Jose Mercury News (2007 June 30) article about my work.



Show Schedule

I sell my work at ceramics, craft, and miniature shows around the world. I have cut back substantially on my show appearances. I do not have plans to be at any retail show in 2019. 

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Biographical Information

San Jose State University, San Jose, CA, independent study in the ceramic department, 1991-1993
San Francisco State University, glaze chemistry, Fall, 1991
Radcliffe Pottery Studio, Cambridge, MA, seminars in glaze chemistry and moldmaking, 1990
MIT Student Art Association, Cambridge, MA, beginning and intermediate pottery wheel, 1989
DeCordova Museum School, Lincoln, MA, jewelry/silversmithing, 1989
Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, B.S., economics, 1984

Juried Exhibitions/Galleries

California State Fair Award of Excellence 1992
Honorable Mention, "Ceramics in Northern California", The Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA, June-Aug 1996

Association of California Ceramic Artists: Exhibiting Member, since 1992
International Guild for Miniature Artisans: member since 1991; awarded Fellow status in 1994


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Contact Information

Email: andrea dot fabrega at gmail dot com

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Copyright 1998-2007 by Andrea M. Fabrega.
Last revised:
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