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Surprised…This all Happened In A Week – Update!

It has been one busy week! I didn’t realize it until I decided to create a video…so here’s how it happened…. 1. 3rd Thursday Art Walk – Throwing Demo 2. Wood Colony Faire (a tour of the studio), 3. Stanislaus Magazine Photoshoot (Thank you James Ewing, enjoyed chatting with you and thank you for your… Read More Surprised…This all Happened In A Week – Update!

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How Does an Artist Find Inspiration – Fine Artist Nicole Slater – Bio and Art

This week I’m dedicating a video to expressionistic fineartist and teacher Nicole Slater, who I am honored to be showing with in ourgallery show “2GETHER” starting October 2015! Artists inspire artists…I learned so much from my visit toher studio and can’t wait to share her story…especially about how to findinspiration and what to do when… Read More How Does an Artist Find Inspiration – Fine Artist Nicole Slater – Bio and Art

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Creating a Body of Work for a Gallery – Pulling it All Together! – Journal Entry 1

“I’m Excitedly Overwhelmed!”  The Owners Of The Chartreuse Muse Art Gallery In Modesto, CA, (Sandra Veneman And Ellen Roehne), Invited Me To Do A Show Together With A Phenomenal Artist And Painter Nicole Slater. She Is A “Kindred Spirit” In Every Sense Of The Word , but plays art in a different medium! Sandra, Nicole… Read More Creating a Body of Work for a Gallery – Pulling it All Together! – Journal Entry 1

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FINAL RESULTS – Cross-Mixing Commercial Glazes Pt 4/4

This is going to be a fairly long blog post as I wrap up this months glaze mixing test analysis! “Your diamonds are not in far distant mountains or in yonder seas; they are in your own backyard, if you but dig for them.”  ― Russell H. Conwell, Acres of Diamonds WHY MIX COMMERCIAL GLAZES: This project began… Read More FINAL RESULTS – Cross-Mixing Commercial Glazes Pt 4/4

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Glazing Test Tiles! – Cross-Mixing Commercial Glazes Pt 3/4 –

 Finally at the glaze test tile stage! Once I started laying out the glazes I realized the task I set out on was bigger than expected. The Big Delay?  I didn’t figure in a key element of the process…RECONSTITUTING DRY GLAZE! The process to reconstitute my dry glazes took an EXTREMELY long time lol! It… Read More Glazing Test Tiles! – Cross-Mixing Commercial Glazes Pt 3/4 –

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VIDEO PART 1 of 4 – Making Efficient Test Tiles – Cross-Mixing Commercial Glazes

“Well begun is 1/2 done”! Even though the focus of this 4 week project is about cross mixing my commercial brand glazes, I needed to be sure the samples I made were useful for MY purposes. Before choosing the right tile style, I needed to know what information I wanted to get from each tile.… Read More VIDEO PART 1 of 4 – Making Efficient Test Tiles – Cross-Mixing Commercial Glazes