Welcome to Clayton Thiel Sculpture

Clayton Thiel has been making sculpture over 40 years. He came to the San Francisco Bay area to study with Peter Voulkos and Manuel Neri.  Clayton has taught ceramic art in the Bay Area for 30 years. His art studio is an artist cooperative located at 800 Moorpark in Oakland, CA where Clayton Thiel produces stone and ceramic art. His work has been exhibited widely on the West Coast and is in many noteworthy private collections.  Clayton Thiel is a sculptor of clay, stone, and bronze, and is a storyteller who is restoring magic and narrative to the world of contemporary sculpture.

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View various pieces by Clayton Thiel. All sculptures in the gallery are for sale.

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Watch as Clayton Thiel works his magic to create beautiful and intriguing sculptures!

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Learn to Sculpt

Clayton Thiel teaches various sculpture classes at Chabot College in Hayward, CA.

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Client Testimonials

We have enjoyed Clayton's creations in our garden and on our deck for years, so much so that we now have three of his works. His large head sculpture powerfully elicits a sense of character and dignity, while the other two smaller pieces are clearly products of Clayton's unique imagination and whimsical humor. All display his mastery of the medium he works in, and add interest and beauty to our home.

Steve and Leslie Rein - Oakland, CA

We invested in one of Clayton's 'big head's because we wanted our backyard landscape to be infused with the character, spirit and imagination that his work inspires. Because of the natural elements and colors of the work, it adds to the landscape - brings it alive - without overpowering the existing elements. It's a gorgeous piece of work.

Ben Shick - Oakland, CA