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Letting Go of the Wheel

Letting go of the wheel was not easy but after more than 20 years as a potter who loves the wheel, both my hands developed chronic tendinitis. As it became more difficult and painful to wedge, center, and throw, I resolved to create more sculptural work...letting go of the wheel.Inspired by my love ...

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What’s so important about Indian Market?

 

The 3rd weekend in August every year, Santa Fe is overtaken with more than a 1000 Native American artists, offering traditional and contemporary artwork for sale.
So What?
You may wonder why this is important - what makes it different from any other art show or festival? It is the largest ...

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So what the heck is a Totem Stick?

A Tribute
Totem Sticks are my own design, inspired by the magnificent totem poles of northwestern tribes like the Tlingit. Totem Sticks are an homage to those massive works of art - and you can hang it on your wall.

Totem poles were a sign of wealth, often constructed in front of the home of a Chi...

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[ Lidded Jars ][ Red Earth ][ Sculpture ][ Uncategorized ]

Did You Hear What Happened at Red Earth?

For the very first time, I entered my work in the "Sculpture" category - one of my new Totem Sticks titled Healing Magic of a Teacher. And it won 2nd place!! Yippee! I don't even have a professional photo of it because it sold too.  But here it is, hanging on the wall of my booth.
So What, You Say...

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Remembering WWI Code Talkers

Memorial Day is a time to remember those who gave their lives in service of our country. Travel with me today back to World War I. It's near the end of the war, late in the fall of 1918, in the French countryside. The Germans have tapped American phone lines and every communication of battle pla...

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Counting Down

Installation Day

Spirits Rising, an exhibition of my work, opens April 3 at Red Earth Art Center in Oklahoma City. This is wildly exciting for me so I hope you will bear with my exuberance. Installation day was Friday, March 31, and I thought you might enjoy a couple of "behind the scenes" photo...

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One Woman Show

It is with breathless anticipation that I announce my solo exhibition, Spirits Rising, opening April 3.
Opening Reception
I am pleased to invite you to the Opening Reception April 5 from 5-7 pm at the Red Earth Art Center, 6 Santa Fe Plaza, Oklahoma City. If you are not in or around Oklahoma City,...

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Warrior Spirit

Daily Fight to Survive
Hummingbird is known as a warrior spirit with healing powers, and one of the strongest totems. The tiny hummingbird embodies the spirit of a great warrior. His daily fight for survival shows us that success is not only for the large and powerful. Etched in stoneware, this hum...

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My Heart Isn’t Blue

Happy New Year!  Recently I read that the second Monday in January is called Blue Monday because of the let-down after the holidays.

A New Adventure
For me it has been a time of transition to a new body of work and a new way of working. Thrilling? Yes! Scary? Yes, of course! Change brings many pro...

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Movin’ On Out

Last month I gave you a little tease about my new direction...but just so you know I'm serious...I've sold two of my pottery wheels, making room in the studio for a third work table and two sculpture stations. (Hint: expect to see Spirits Rising (right) appear in different forms.)
The Mechanics
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