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Remy

10 April 2014
Cassie McGettigan

Remy Lemoine, Ceramic Group

Please come celebrate local potter Remy Lemoine’s beautiful ceramics with us this evening, 6-8 pm!

Hammock-haben

10 April 2014
Cassie McGettigan

Hammock Chair

Tomra is finally taking a vacation this week, but the Hammock Chair is

AVAILABLE

Playlist: Inspirations from Janelle Pietrzak

9 April 2014
Lisa Foti-Straus

Fantastic weaver and artist Janelle

has spun together a group of favorites.

May you be inspired to make as you listen!

Hary Bush from Janelle Pietrzak

 

Magic Hours

6 April 2014
Nastassia Clucas

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Last week we explored the magic power of plants with Fat and the Moon’s Rachel Buddle. She reminded us that herbs are living things that can bring a new dimension to our life by promoting self empowerment, keeping negative vibes at bay and offering us protection. How grounding to learn from this modern witch about herbalism and the basics of plant spirituality. To be continued…

 

 

Related Maker: Fat and the Moon
 

Gertrud & Otto Natzler

3 April 2014
Cassie McGettigan

Gertrud and Otto Natzler, Yahrzeit Cup, 1964

Gertrud and Otto Natzler, photo by Lotte Nossaman

Gertrud and Otto Natzler, glazed earthenware, 1955Yahrzeit Cup (1964), then Gertrud and Otto working in their summer studio at the Brandeis Institute in Santa Susana, California, where they spent the summers of 1956 to 1960 as artists-in-residence. Photo by Lotte Nossaman. Then then an earthenware bowl (1955).

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Gertrud and Otto Natzler

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Gertrud and Otto Natzler brown earthenware bowl 19581958

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Gertrud and Otto Natzler at Brandeis Camp Institute 1956-1960, photo by Lotte NossamanOver four decades of collaboration, Gertrud threw 25,000+ pots. Otto glazed and fired them, developing 2,000+ complimentary glazes. They were both self-taught.

Playlist: Morning-time Blessings

2 April 2014
Lisa Foti-Straus

Wake up, wake up!

Positive sounds of the morning await you.

Morning-time Blessings

 

 

 

Beatrice Wood Working

27 March 2014
Cassie McGettigan

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Beatrice Wood, golden goblet

Beatrice Wood, art books chocolate young men“I feel this is a great priveledge and blessing to live the way I do now in beauty, near wonderful mountains, with many friends. And freedom to do as I wish, which happens to be pottery. And chasing men, though they don’t know it.”

Beatrice Wood mixing glazes, 1950Beatrice Wood teaching at Happy Valley School 1960Mixing glazes in 1950 and teaching students at the Happy Valley School in Ojai, California in 1960.

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Beatrice Wood, goblet

Beatrice Wood, photo by Jim Hair 1985 This last saffron-hued photo of Beatrice by Jim Hair, 1985.

Beatrice Wood wheel

“And I say, women who have diamonds—it can’t touch the joy and excitement of opening a kiln.”

Beatrice Wood at the wheelBeatrice Wood! Major Arcana artistic and whole life hero, of course! Duchamp buddy, sister-friend to Anaïs Nin, wearer of sarees, chronic flirt, in her mid-life became a luster glaze master following an adult ed ceramic class at the Hollywood High School, and lived to tell the tale of her 105 years in her indispensable memoir, I Shock Myself: The Autobiography of Beatrice Wood.

I took her book home to Virginia one year during the Christmas holiday and pretty much refused to leave the couch until I got through it. I probably missed out on the largest and most elaborately adorned sugar cookies of the season, but it was worth it!

Also a nice biography to be found at the Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts website—a center I have long-wished to visit but have not yet. Next time I go to check in on our corner region at the Ojai Rancho Inn, I hope to check it out. And I hope that all happens soon!

 

Playlist: On Rotation from Drew Straus

26 March 2014
Lisa Foti-Straus

The Bro, Drew, is on it with this week’s Playlist. These are some picks he’s had in recent rotation and now brings to our attention. Soon we’ll get him to cough up some of his own album!

On Rotation

 

Giulietta

25 March 2014
Cassie McGettigan

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ENJOY TROUBLE.

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