I create clay monotypes, multi-layered and complex: a lot like life.

Layers fascinate me: new paint over old walls, once shiny artifacts showing the patina of time. What is on the surface, and what is hidden? Clayprinting builds layers of texture and color to create images with visual depth and texture. I attempt to convey a sense of history, creating subtle surprises and places to travel within each piece. Intuition and experience guide my work.

"I love the work of Martha Castillo. It combines color, mystery, spirit and form in a way that speaks strongly to me. Her work is a valued part of my collection."
~ Douglas Preston, Nationally Acclaimed Best-selling author

CURRENT shows: 

UPCOMING shows: 
California Society of Printmakers,  at the
 Merced College Art Gallery
September 26, - October 20, 2016.        Reception: Friday, September 2, 5:30 - 8:30pm. 
3600 M Street, Merced, CA, 95348(209) 384-6064        www.mccd.edu/thearts/art-gallery

2016 Workshop Dates at Martha Castillo Clayprint Studios 
February 20 & 21
April 23 & 24
June 4 & 5

July 16 & 17

Last 2016 scheduled workshop in Palo Alto:  
NEW DATE: October 29 & 30

To register,  or for one-day options, please contact me.

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Please contact me if you are interested in other dates. Customized workshops for you and your group, at my venue or yours, are also available.