Back in the Studio

With the back-to-back shows in November and December, I did not get much time in my studio (aka garage) to throw clay. Over the holidays I was away (in Chile) and I returned with the flu. A perfect storm for months away from the wheel. This weekend, I got back in the saddle (so to…

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Tour of the Scripps Collection

On November 11, 2017 I got to go on an exclusive tour of the Scripps Pottery Collection. It is housed in the basement of the college in filing cabinets and open crates. Most of the collection came to the college through one donor, Fred Marer. He was a mathematics professor at Los Angeles City College…

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Rescued Pottery

There is nothing more disappointing than a piece of pottery that does not come out well. This Black Mountain bowl was perfect on the outside; however, the inside was full of blisters. Instead of throwing it away, I created it into a Faux Succulent Bowl.

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Potter in the Drawer

This small sculputure of a potter working on a pot is part of the Scripps Collection. It reminded me of the Korean Potters that visited AMOCA (American Museum of Ceramic Arts) 3 years ago.

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Pearls of Hope

The Pearls of Hope Gala was on Monday, November 13, 2017. It raises money for the Lorraine Jackson Foundation which gives scholarships to young adults who have lost a parent to cancer. Past scholarship recipients return each year to tell how the hand-up has positively impacted their lives. I was seated at Sumner’s table. Sumner…

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Patterns

At Disney World, I found a couple of patterns that inspired me. I love adding texture to my ceramics as it becomes an even greater tactile experience. What patterns inspire you?

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November 2017 Open House

On Sunday, November 12, 2017 I had my first show of the “season” at my friend’s house. It’s been almost a year since I’ve done a show, so it was fun to pull out all of the equipment and figure out how to display my new pieces. Your on-going support of my creative endeavors is…

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Normal Family

I saw this sign in an antique shop and it made me chuckle.

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My Niece’s Wedding

What a beautiful bride my niece Lleyna makes with her handsome husband, Steve. It’s hard to believe she’s old enough to get married. Time sure does fly.

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Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama was the keynote speaker for the Learning 2017 Conference in Orlando, Florida. The theme of the event was story-telling and she had a lot of heart-warming stories to share about the story-tellers in her life. I took a few notes; however, what really resonated with me is that she focuses on the positive…

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