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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

Beatrice Wood jazz handsBeatrice Wood, hands

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.

Beatrice Wood handsBeatoa-rare-glazed-ceramic-luster-vessel-by-american-studio-potter-and-artist-beatrice-woodBeatrice Wood, photo by Carole Tapolian 1996Photo of reclining Beato by Carole Tapolian, 1996.

Beatrice Wood living room

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

Giuliettakitty emojiPhoto by Jeff Singer
ENJOY TROUBLE.

~~~wholesale~~~

24 March 2014
Cassie McGettigan

Gravel & Gold Goods Fall 2104 The PossibleGRAVEL & GOLD GOODS
FALL 2014

This Friday, we’ll be launching our Spring collection of Gravel & Gold Goods. We’re having a party and we hope you come!

In the meantime, we’ve also begun to offer our Fall 2014 collection of clothing, accessories, home furnishings, and yardage to our wholesale customers. If you run a shop, and would be interested in carrying Gravel & Gold Goods in your shop, please get in touch with us! Tomra@gravelandgold.com

Rake Top, Loosey Lucie LeggingsMany, many thanks to the beauty Lauren Schaefer for modeling for us, to Nastassia Clucas for photographing for us, and to David Wilson for having us at “The Possible” at the Berkeley Art Museum.

 

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G&G Goods Spring Pre-Sale

23 March 2014
Cassie McGettigan

G&G Goods Gemini Dress, Accord CometAccord Comet Gemini Dress

G&G Goods Duffle, Double NOIZDouble NOIZ Duffle

G&G Goods T-ShirtsPanda Face and Udon Dots Taurus Top

G&G Goods Tube SkirtG&G Goods Tube Skirt

GRAVEL & GOLD GOODS
SPRING 2014

ONLINE PRE-SALES HAPPENING!
IN-STORE RELEASE PARTY ON FRIDAY!

SHOP NOW

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Playlist: Harp Blessings

19 March 2014
Lisa Foti-Straus

In response to the lovely Janelle Pietrazk‘s desire for more music to weave by AND due to my own deep love for the harp, I have gathered these enchanting pieces. Some are plucked upon the classical harp while others are produced by gentle fingers on the Celtic harp—each brings me a profound sense of well-being and a maximum relax. Our house was once graced with such music thanks to sister Sus (in purple of course) who’s powers on her small Celtic are a joy. Hope it does it for ya, sure gets me!

The Tulip House GirlsPhoto by Rachel Barrett

 

Breading

18 March 2014
Holly Samuelsen

Thank you Chad Robertson for the newish Tartine Book No. 3. I’ve been baking the René’s- Style Pan Loaves and enjoying serving slices with toppings to the Gals at the G&G studio office. Here’s documentation of the toasted barley loaf process.

Flour and water

barley island
Seed bowl
Mixing 1
mixing 2
lunchy

Yummm, lunch! Then snack, tea and linner too.
Thank you too to Lady Em for the long-term loan of this immense bread/ birthing bowl that allows for ready tripling/quadrupling of the recipe.

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