Tag Archives: Visual Arts

Smithsonian Oral History Interview: Val Cushing

Oral history interview with Val Cushing This transcript is in the public domain and may be used without permission. Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Val Cushing, 2001 Apr. 16, Archives of American Art, … Continue reading

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Breaking through a creative block

There are few things more discouraging than being stymied by a creative block. It’s a wasteland. If you can’t break through it shortly, you are bound to start suffering. Without anything to work on, you are also at loose ends, … Continue reading

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Bear Tales: the intersection of art and wildlife

Today’s post was prompted by a bear sighting yesterday. My friend Tamina and I were slogging through the rain and were near the end of our four-mile walk. A new immigrant from Germany, she said she recently read a brochure … Continue reading

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Display racks to enhance your artisan tiles

This summer, I learned that a tile I’d given for Christmas wasn’t being displayed. Well, I know that when it starts belonging to someone else, it is their business and what they do or do not do with it doesn’t … Continue reading

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Are potters and ceramists down-to-earth?

Potters and ceramists are… Of course, the first thing that comes to my mind is ‘down-to-earth.’ It is a cliché, yes, but is it true? Think about the people you’ve known that you met or know because of clay…. Classmates, … Continue reading

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How do you like them ceramic apples?

When I think of fall, I think of apples. Red, yellow and green, apples ripen in autumn and soon it’ll be apple picking time. Fall festivals will feature apple bobbing barrels and serve fresh apple pies. Apple cider will soon … Continue reading

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Open Studio Update: 8/30

Wow, is it time for my weekly update already? Pages are just flyin’ off the calendar, I tell you. Yesterday, I noticed a leaf on the windshield. Peering at it, I tried to discern whether it was a sign of … Continue reading

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