of the first Funk ceramic artists to perfect the use of pastry tools
in clay sculpture. Finding the formula to adhere the wet clay squeezed
from pastry tools onto the sculptural, hand built clay body of his
form, and an interest in food subjects from 1970’s Pop Art, has led
him to produce an amazing array of life-like cakes, confections and
portraits of artists as pastry chefs and apprentices.
Nebeker is both an
accomplished ceramist and pastry chef. He draws visual parallels
between frosting, decorating and baking a cake to hand building,
glazing and firing a clay piece, as far as patience, creativity, and
technical skill are involved. His work acknowledges the fine art
involved with being a professional pastry chef and cake decorator, as
well as reference Pop Artists, Claes Oldenburg and Wayne Thiebaud,
among others. His figurative works are ceramic.