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It was supposed to be cooler. Maybe mid 80’s…which is what passes for cool in a extended, triple-digit heat wave. At least that’s what the extended forecast said two weeks ago when I scheduled an Obvara firing at Ceramic Services for this morning. Now the day’s...read more
We’re filling in our swimming pool. In Southern California, that’s a form of blasphemy. This project is a massive undertaking because in 1962, which is the year our pool was built, pool contractors used foot-thick concrete strengthened with rebar for the walls. But...read more
Drought. Water is getting really precious out here in the West. The reservoirs are mere mud puddles. The water table is dangerously low. And we’re all praying for a solid el niño this winter. At our house, we have become increasingly mindful. We adhere to the mellow...read more
I originally started collecting clay/pottery/ceramic quotes on Pinterest as a secret board; it was my own private hoard of giggles and inspiration. But today, I’m letting it go public. Some of these quotes have even made it to the back of my business cards. I figure...read more
If you know me at all, you know that I am a curious and avid reader. So, a couple of weeks ago, while down with bronchitis, I started researching the most current pottery dating methods, which of course led me to the oldest pieces of pottery known so far. Estimated to...read more
We have a family of desert gray foxes living with us again this year. For the past several seasons they have lived in a burrow down towards the bottom of the hill, the opening to their den safely hidden under a pine tree that grows parallel to the ground. But this...read more