At the end of a tempestuous relationship, I asked myself, “What have I learned from this person?”
I was waiting for a red light at the bottom of Topanga and Pacific Coast Highway, on my way to the Farmer’s Market in Santa Monica.
In elementary school, I was probably single-handedly responsible for bringing an abrupt end to more than a few teaching careers.
My kiln is about two-thirds full now. Every square inch of my studio is filled with sculptural pieces waiting to be fired, but commissioned orders take top priority. I’m waiting for some plates to dry before loading them, then I’ll start the kiln for a bisque firing.
Contrary to what you might think, it’s not the medium or technique that restricts creativity, although they can contribute to our frustrations. The scary monster we all have to face in being creative is our fear, and all mental or emotional activity churning behind the scenes.
Where does the impulse to create come from? Why did humans begin making art?Ancient shamans and mystics would connect with their spiritual helpers and bring through their magic into signs and talismans that could be used by their people to access…
Yesterday I had an on-camera audition with a casting director for a role as an on-air judge for a new reality competition show airing on a major network. The working title is, The Furniture Design show. Each week contestants will build furniture…
I’ve had a weekly reminder in my calendar to check Craigslist for a raku kiln for the past two years. No luck. So, imagine my delight when “Raku Kiln for Sale” jumped out at me on Craigslist. The pictures looked exactly like an older version of a Laguna Raku kiln I’d been considering. My interest piqued,… Read More »
One of my ceramics professors told me that as much time and care should be taken glazing a piece as forming it.
Masks are thought to be an extension of face painting. They have been used since prehistoric times for protection, disguise, entertainment, and in ceremonies and rituals.