Tachina Rudman-Young is an artist, a performer, and a teacher, and has been working passionately in clay since 1993. She integrates her background in movement and art in both her work and teaching, using a whole-body approach to sculpting with attention to breath-awareness and movement. She works primarily with the figure in clay, and shows her work in various juried and group shows throughout the Bay Area. Rudman has displayed work at the City Hall of San Francisco, the City Hall of Santa Clara, as well as various private venues and galleries. She is an exhibiting member of ACGA (Association of Clay and Glass Artist of California), and received two BA’s from San Francisco State University: Fine Arts (Ceramics) and Dance (Performance, Education, Ethnology). Rudman is also the creator of Open Your Heart Through Art©, facilitating growth and healing through creative self-expression. She works with people of all ages and life-conditions, using creative self-expression as a means to connect with oneself and create a more fulfilling life. In both her own art and performance process, and in her teaching, Rudman is committed to the use of art and movement as a means to joy, self-empowerment, and healing through self-expression.