Sunday, December 21, 2014

Back to Wet Clay, After an Awkward Pause...

Making flowers...
Working on two at once...
Producing leaves...
Now we're ready to add them to the backing...
South African art trade...
Richmond Art Center contest possibility...

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Reflection

The Greening Hills
Present Delivery

I had to run some errands back over the mountain today. It felt so foreign to drive the road that I had commuted on for 14 years. While in a store buying thank you cards, I ran into two former students. Both were super warm and friendly. It was great to see them. I was able to deliver packages to William and his little sister, and to visit one of my favorite teachers, Mrs. Driggs. It seems like I made a good decision in leaving a school where I had invested so much of myself. In the end, the students are what remains. You share memories and connections with each individual.  Seeing Jessica and Kyle today, made me feel reassured in thinking that I always worked hard and tried hard at Rucker.


Cow Corner
Wind Break
Fenceline
Lone Oak

Inspiration: Paul Dachsel

















Sunday, December 14, 2014

Visual Treats in Berkeley

Lovely old gigantic sign in a lighting store...

Today, Liz Crain and I went to Berkeley for a visit to the Berkeley Potters Guild. And, on our way, we got sidetracked on Fourth Street. I definitely did some holiday shopping damage! It was great talking to Liz all day… She always helps me to put things in perspective. Today was good fuel for the work that I'm planning to do during Christmas Break.  It has been so long...

Handmade glass hair ornaments and pins...
Alexis Berger models her work...
Some little friends are waiting...
Venetian chandeliers...
Awesome ceramic signage around town...
I would take piano lessons again, if I could practice here...
Banner behind a cash register...
Would die to have this in my humble abode...
Fabulous fish tacos...
The top of Sarah Gregory's kiln shelves...
My new Lynn Landor cups...
A fabulous bag from Liz Crain...

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Celebrating Mexican Craft

Crazy about these monkey masks...

Betsy McNair celebrates the Feast of the Virgin of Guadalupe by having a home sale. Her house has some pretty fabulous sculpture, jewelry, and textiles. While I was there, a customer bought a fantastic back strap loom, complete with a detailed textile attached. I was able to pick up some presents for friends and family.

Look at that tiny green Michoacan pineapple...

Shirts and blouses...

Fabulous hats...

Painted bowls...

Small masks...

The kitchen...

Out the back window...

I bought some holiday presents...