Hi there, I’m Christen, the creator behind CLAE Handmade! I make ceramic planters, vases, sculptures, and more encouraging body positivity and acceptance of all things that make people uncomfortable. All CLAE pieces are hand made by me and fired in Long Beach!
I have a profound desire to understand and explore the nature of duality I was born in a tiny isolated village in Cochabamba, Bolivia I have had the unique experience of growing up in one of the poorest countries in Latin America and living in one of the wealthiest in the world for the last […]
W.A. Raigosa is a Chicana artist based in Long Beach, California. Her focus lies heavily on the body, heritage, and tradition as it relates to culture. She is deeply inspired by her family’s histories as they connect to fiber making and trade. She has won consecutive art awards from her university for the past 3 […]
Karen McCreary is an artist with a professional background in jewelry manufacturing. She received her BFA in jewelry and metalsmithing from California State University, Long Beach and has exhibited her sculpture and art-to-wear extensively since. A Southern California native, Karen is inspired by it’s light and landscape. Experimentation with various materials and techniques attracted her […]
Themes of pop culture, mental health and loss of innocence blend with the techniques of the old masters in the work of Michelle Marks. Taking notes from the predecessors of “Pop Surrealism” and “Low Brow”, her work falls somewhere in the valley between high and low art. Marks’ vocabulary ranges from cute to sexualized to […]
There is infinite potential for art and imagination to completely change the world we live in. The contemplation of how to go about transforming our socially constructed reality along with advocating for social change, are two of the main concepts that fuel my work. Simply put, it is an attempt to illustrate a paradigmatic shift. […]
Karena Massengill Bio and Mission Statement I am originally from Ukiah, California. As a child I took classes at the Mendocino Art Center. I attended Goddard College in Vermont, California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland, and Temple University, Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia graduating with my BFA in 1975. After immigrating to […]
Jared Aufrichtig is an International Multidiscipline Artist and Photographer pushing the boundaries of Expression. Originally from Long Beach California, he now moves about the globe immersed in Art, Music, Surfing and Skateboarding while searching out the connections and parallels between them. His Art and Photography have been exhibited and published around the world and includes […]
Briyana Negrette is an artist who works abstractly with conceptual layered pieces while using found items and other objects inspired by metaphysics and the subconscious, creating paintings, murals, sculptures and installations that engages and questions the norms of society.
John Hillis Sanders’ career as an artist and educator spans over five decades. His interest in the post-modern movement and its critical influence on contemporary art is exemplified in his extensive body of sculptural work in light and space. He draws inspiration from artists of the 20th century such as Marcel Duchamp, Joseph Beuys, and […]
I’m an artist who has deep roots in the graffiti art street culture. I was born and raised in the Wrigley area of Long Beach and began being interested in art at a young age. I started painting walls at homeland cultural center at the age of 16. Since then my art taken me to […]
I am a multidisciplinary visual artist, following in the footsteps of contemporary sculpture and feminist art aesthetics. I have developed my practice to include sculptural fabrication techniques, performance, and video. My inspiration comes from my lived experiences as a woman and artist. I am in a constant state of unlearning and relearning. Due to the […]