artisan this, artisan that

Have you heard this one? A lumberjack, a pencil sharpener, and a pervert walk into a bar… OK, not really.  Here’s the story: Carter Gillies is a potter and a really thought-provoking blogger.  He recently shared this great video that pokes fun at the notion of artisanal products. artisan ar·ti·san/ˈärdəzən/ noun 1. a worker in a skilled trade, especially […]

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memorial

I made this collage years ago in college. It’s a US flag, cut up and mounted on a linen-covered board.  At the time, I was thinking about the Iraq War.  The linen reminded me of the US Army, dressed for combat in the desert.  It was a far cry from the GI Joe I grew up with, dressed for […]

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a friendly face

Recently, I went looking online for a little advice. I’m setting up my pottery business, and every now and then, I think I need to talk to someone smarter than me about it all.  The taxes, the permits, the licenses – it can be a little overwhelming. So, I found some smart people at the Small […]

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survivors ready?

As a clay guy, when pots get the axe, I feel their pain. I’ve been watching a lot of the TV show Survivor lately.  As part of this competition for a million dollars, contestants are put through their paces in physical challenges.  During these challenges, ceramics, of all things, often get shafted.  It happens so often, […]

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