founded, owned, operated by artists
Jessica Abbott Williams is an artist and the owner of Brushstrokes. Jessica is a graduate of the Ceramics Department of the California College of the Art. She has exhibited her paintings at St. Supery Winery in Napa, at Stem Gallery and the Box Factory in San Francisco. She has sold her production line of handmade ceramics at the SF Museum of Modern Art Museum Store, the Palo Alto Museum Store and the Gardener in Berkeley. Find out more about Jessica’s current creative endeavors here and here. A selection of her paintings and drawings are on view in the upstairs studio at Brushstrokes and are available for purchase here.
Brushstrokes was founded in 1995 by the ceramic artists Nancy Selvin and Kevin Nierman (of Kids ‘n’ Clay). Two years later, Jessica bought the business from Kevin and Nancy. She is a graduate of the Ceramics Department of the California College of the Arts. Read more about the owner…
What people are saying about our studio, camps, and classes:
“The art class I took at Brushstrokes encompassed so much more than I had anticipated! Jessica continually went above and beyond with inspiration for our projects. I always left with not only creative inspiration, but often knowledge of a completely new medium. It was so wonderful to connect with artists of all levels, share work, and have great feedback. I love my Thursday mornings at Brushstrokes!” –Tam
“Going to Camp Brushstrokes as well as being a counselor and a staff member of Brushstrokes has taught me invaluable lessons and skills and created great memories. Brushstrokes and Camp Brushstrokes have made a huge impact on my life as an artist, strongly influencing me to become a Studio Arts major in college.” –Dina