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Raku Pottery

Painted Ceramics

Acrylic Paintings

Bohemian Jewelry

works by nancy zarbock

Acrylic Paintings


 INTEREST: Abstract Expressionism

RESEARCH: Picassp, Jasper Johns,  Lee Krasner, Per Kirkeby, Greg Amenoff, Pat Steir, Judy Pfaff, Arshile Gorkey, Wm De Kooning, Roberto Juarez 

FUNDAMENTALS: Line, shape and relationships. 

PROCESS: Paint “beyond thinking”. Let “chance play a role”. Construct parameters. Define. 

AESTHETICS: It’s all about “problem-solving”. Work to “engage & elevate”  



I develop custom raku glazes which are lead-free and formulated to create dazzling effects on varied surfaces of non-functional pottery and sculpture.  No two finished pieces will ever be the same because the metals (silver, copper, cobalt, iron) and colorants of the glazes are brought to the surface by flame and reduction to present themselves in a unique way.

Painted Stoneware


I am amazed by the level of influence that my 30 years of experience as an antique dealer, has had on my clay creations. From 17th century red-ware, to 21st century porcelain, where the struggle between form vs. function is constant.  My work is influenced by 16th century Japanese potters, European Modernists and 20th century abstract expressionists. 

Bohemian Jewelry

Combination of raku pendants and polished stones.

Bohemian (Boho) Jewelry created with a combination of raku beads, pendants, semi-precious metals and stones. 

Boho is short for bohemian, a word used to describe a person who does not like to conform to tradition. Bohemian jewelry is actually a mix of different materials and colors designed in a carefree style.


Steven's Institute of Technology, Castle at the Point, NJ M.S Business Mgt. 1997
 Kean Co


One of Nancy’s raku chargers “Autumn” has been featured in the book “500 RAKU”, published by Lark. Her winning entry distinguishes itself with combination of glazes, and its application. 

Gallery 23, Blairstown, NJ http://www.gallery23.netPeters’ Valley Gallery, Layton, NJ http://www.petersvalley.orgGallery Piquel, New Hope, PA



Company: Art & Antiques

Name:  Nancy Zarbock

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Steven's Institute of Technology, Castle at the Point, NJ M.S Business Mgt. 1997  Kean College, Elizabeth, NJ BS Biology 1975  Union College, Cranford, NJ BA Liberal Arts 1972  Raritan Valley Community College, North Branch, NJ Continuing Education since 1997

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