Oakland Parks, Recreation and Youth Development
Recreation Specialist II, PT
Blanka Soltys is a freelance ceramist who exhibits her work around the Bay Area. A credentialed art teacher, she practiced and mastered ceramic craft at the traditional pottery workshop in Stechovice, Czechoslovakia, under the nationally respected maestro Mr. David. A graduate of the Institute of Arts and Crafts in Prague, Czechoslovakia, she recently earned a Bachelor degree in Liberal Arts at Holy Names University. She is a passionate promoter of art education, teaching in private and public schools and working in local communities, such as Studio One in Oakland and for several years she taught at Richmond Art Center. Many successful potters have had their formative in-depth training with her.