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Betty Spindler Portrait

Betty Spindler

Long Beach, California 1943

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  • Ridge Crest, California

Luce Artist Biography

Betty Spindler began working with clay in her forties when she enrolled in classes at the Cerro Coso Community College near her home in California. The artist had suffered from learning disabilities as a child, later diagnosed as dyslexia, and as a result had not gone on to college. After receiving her associate degree in 1986, she attended the University of California, Santa Cruz, graduating in 1990 at the age of forty-seven. Her ceramic sculptures, which she began creating while at the community college, focus on everyday items such as fruits, vegetables, and sandwiches.