Stan Bitters & Fresno, CA

Stan Bitters is a Fresno based artist and ceramicist who played a pivotal role in the birth and growth of the organic/environmental modernist movement of the 1960's.  

Earlier this summer we visited Fresno to retrieve Stan Bitters art from Re-Loved Vintage and spend a couple days exploring the city and some of Stan's large scale work. Mike Maniquiz of Modern Farm and The Stan Bitters Foundation was kind of enough to supply us with recommendations; They did not disappoint.  

We hope you can use this post as a reference to your future visit to Fresno and exploring Stan's art.  

Duncan Ceramics

5673 E Shields Ave.

Fresno, CA 93727

Next door to Duncan was a lawn mower store with some awesome breeze block.

First Mural

2150 Tulare St.

Fresno, CA 93721

First California Credit Union

2525 E Shields Ave.

Fresno, CA

Saroyan Theater (Bronze Doors)

730 M St.

Fresno, CA 93721

At the inner courtyard of the Saroyan is Alexander Calder's sculpture, 'Bucephalus.' 

We made it a point to stop by the Margaret Hudson Studio where her family carries on her tradition.  

The back court yard area is quite the vibe...

Fresno showed us major love and we appreciate it all.  Seeing Stan's large scale work in person was exceptional.  Bringing home some of his art for our personal collection was the icing on the cake.  Thanks again to Veronica, Amber, Mike, and Anthony.  Until next time. 


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