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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


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Magic Hours

6 April 2014
Nastassia Clucas









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…



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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).


Gertrud and Otto Natzler

0814Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA) May 6, 2012 auction catalogueEarth crater glazes and wind bells.

Gertrud and Otto Natzler brown earthenware bowl 19581958

Gertrud-Otto-Natzler-eartGertrud Natzler throwing8524031_2

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.

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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




See You Tonight!

28 March 2014
Cassie McGettigan

Gravel & Gold Goods Spring 2014 nightssssssssspppppppprrrrrrrrriiiiiiiiiiinnnnnnnngggggggg
Photo of Katie Davis by Luiza Sá.

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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!


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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


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25 March 2014
Cassie McGettigan

Giuliettakitty emojiPhoto by Jeff Singer

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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!

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




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