About the Artist/Studio Focus

Kickwheel Sonoma is the production outlet of ceramist, ceramics instructor, and passionate potter Andrew M. Kontrabecki. Working alongside professional and private chefs, restaurants and boutiques alike for over 25 years, Andrew has developed his own functional design style. Through instructing hundreds of students of all age/skill levels in various studio settings, he has guided many others in finding their own voice. 
 
My focus is upon creating durable functional wares that assist our everyday life in some aspect. I am hopeful that following this path will ultimately construct something akin to a legacy. I am in direct benefit from my community and therefore consistently seek to return that dedicated energy. I know the value of challenges and the reward of learning.