9" diameter - sculpted and thrown

Wax & Bing Studios

Hand-Sculpted and Thrown Pottery in Stoneware and Porcelain

Wildlife Art Pottery
Hello. I’m Jan Wax and he’s Chris Bing, a potter and a sculptor from Northern California, and we make ceramic art inspired by nature and wildlife.

We’re fascinated by the creatures that live on our land; tree frogs, Pacific Giant salamanders, toads, newts, dragonflies, cicadas, etc, and also by exotic animals from other regions, such as panther chameleons, Jackson’s chameleons, Madagascar geckos, tarantulas, koi, octopi, etc…

waxbingChris sculpts the animals; Jan makes the vessels on a potter’s wheel… and we collaborate on vases, lidded containers and other forms. In the Nature series, we join the sculptures to the pots when the clay is still damp.

We use stoneware and porcelain clay and the work is fired in a propane gas kiln to temperatures over 2300 degrees fahrenheit. This makes the pieces durable and functional.

Art Fairs Calendar

You can see our pottery at numerous art fairs throughout California and occasionally in other parts of the country. We’ll be letting our web page visitors know the days and locations of upcoming fairs.

To discuss ordering please email us at janwax@yahoo.com We are not currently publishing our new phone number publicly to avoid telemarketers, who recently became so numerous that we had to change the phone number we’d had for 30 years. We will answer your emails quickly.