Darcy J Sears

Darcy J Sears
Ceramic and Bronze


Darcy J. Sears is a San Francisco Bay Area sculptor who has been working with clay for twenty-five years. Born in Southern California, she received a B.A. degree at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She spent many years in the corporate world before becoming a full-time artist.

Darcy’s work has been exhibited in galleries in both California and France. In the summer of 2007 she was an artist-in-residence at Saint-Quentin-la-Poterie, an artist town west of Avignon. At the end of the program she had a successful solo exposition of her work. She participated in the group exhibition, “France Amerique” in Paris and exhibited at the Claire de Villaret Galerie in San-Quentin.

In California, Darcy’s sculptures have been shown at many art venues, including Galleries in Laguna Beach, Mill Valley, Sausalito and Healdsburg.

Darcy’s sculptures are in private collections in the United States, Europe, and Asia.

Darcy lives with her family and two dogs in Larkspur, CA. She has always enjoyed being part of a community of artists in Marin.


My work is driven by my need to mold life out of clay. I watch life unfold, and discover moments of beauty in an ordinary day. These moments inspire my work. The process is alchemy, where the ordinary stuff of life is transformed into something new. Clay and bronze are wonderful mediums, with no boundaries or limits. Wings can sprout on anyone and trees can have wheels. Sculpture enables me to transform the mundane into something magical.

My work ranges from realistic to whimsical, from classical to abstract, from serious to playful. One series explores figures emerging from vessels, as though they are breaking out of confining spaces. Another shows figures in bathing suits. These sculptures are lighter in feeling, more colorful and amusing. In some of my work I incorporate mosaic tile, so that the tiles are part of the structure of the sculpture.

I am primarily interested in line and form, the contours of the human body. I explore the figure in all its imperfections. All sizes and shapes of the human figure are beautiful and complete in my eyes. While I use models in my work, I may not portray them in a realistic way. I want to capture their mood, spirit, and the essence of who they are.

The purpose of my art is to add beauty to the world, and to bring joy into people’s lives.