Monthly Archives: June 2013

The Aesthetic Experience of Dinning: Coffee tastes smoother in a blue mug, and other strange truths

The dinning experience is an aesthetic experience. There are individual tastes, and there is often a background of habits and history, of preferences played out, that decides what things we go after and what things we avoid. Growing up in … Continue reading

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Unstuck

“Prepared for the Worst, and becoming more and more dissatisfied with the Best, I am already anticipating the incomparable joys of growing old.” Italo Calvino One of the themes that keeps running across my inbox lately is the sense of … Continue reading

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Art and Magic

One of my favorite blog authors and master story teller, Chuck Wendig, has a new post that discusses the magic of what we creative artists do. Here are his words: Writing Magic I think writing and storytelling is a kind … Continue reading

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Pott shots and stepping stones

Finally got some newer work up in the ‘gallery’ page. The older pots that have taken up that page for so long sure look ‘quaint’ to me at best. Funny how as an evolving artist one’s perception of past work … Continue reading

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What do you have to give?

A friend just posted this on facebook. Its an incredible story that peers into our relation with others and into what exactly it is that we bring to the world. And quite clearly, its not all about the money. Here’s … Continue reading

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Art, teaching, and the meaning of compassion

The idea of compassion has been on my mind lately. I’ve been thinking a lot about how out of the ordinary my life path is, how unconventional, and how far from what the mainstream would term ‘normal’. Being an artist … Continue reading

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Pickett Pottery, Gnecco-ware, and JB Ceramics at Carter Gillies Pottery THIS weekend!

Geoff Pickett of Farmington Pottery, Juana Gnecco of Normaltown Pottery, and Jeff Bishoff of, well… JB is an institution in himself (!)- All these fine potters will be joining me (Carter Gillies) this weekend of June 8th & 9th, to … Continue reading

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