Workshops: Penland

In the past couple of years I have become a workshop addict. The first step is giving in and saying, “I have more to learn”… And then you’re doomed, the bug has bitten, the kool-aid drank.  Because of great workshop programs like Penland School of Crafts, there is always another great artist to study with…

Residencies: Hambidge

Residencies can be the perfect way to explore your practice or create a new body of work in a stunningly productive and short period of time. So many of us do not have the luxury of working full-time in our studios; we may work as fabricators or teach or perhaps we have non-art related day…

Postponing the End

I’ve been crazy with work, crazy for work, crazy because of work.  (All by my own choosing, reminds my partner).  And he’s right.  Who knows why we work ourselves and work ourselves- are we truly getting pleasure from it, do we feel its absolutely necessary for our careers, is it a type of avoidance or…

My Summer Studio Tour…

…Is about to hit the road!  First stop was actually Washington DC, did that, saw The Fam, gasped at the Albrecht Durer show…..  Now I’m getting ready to go to The Studio at Corning Glass for the second summer in a row.  Corning is amazing.  Beautiful part of the world, the factory whistle still blows…

After Winter comes SPRING!

Well not really, but I do have crocus in my yard and the days are finally lengthening.  Soon running in the early morning will not be such a crisis of faith and motivation.  I hope. I am very excited to find out that I’m going to Jentel for an artist residency for a month in…