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Quarantine inspired works!

Wally is back! It took a worldwide pandemic to get him to show his face, and this design is one of my top selling items right now. I love the fact that it was inspired by my wife’s recent venture … Continue reading

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I’m so lucky to have this job!

It’s a scary world out there, but I’m managing to find a lot of meaning in my work these days. My decal line never really took off until the past month or so when I locked in on some design … Continue reading

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Holiday gifts!

I love this time of year because my work is in high demand. My customers are a really fun group of people and it was so great to have them over this weekend for the kick-off day of my month-long … Continue reading

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Down the decal rabbit hole!

My journey into the world of ceramic decals continues! This week’s decal firing yielded more strange fruits of the Melania Trump variety. What inspires me to make this stuff? I don’t know, really. I just get a fun idea and … Continue reading

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I’m lecturing at NCECA 2020!

Last year’s resolution to get a settlement from Tesla Motors was a real challenge with a lot of highs and lows along the way. So many times I thought that I was wasting my time and money on a stupid … Continue reading

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Hickenlooper 2020!

There’s a new breeze blowing o’er the land! Folks out here in the mile high state are thrilled to the gills with the prospect of an honest, down to earth Colorado good guy capturing the White House in November of … Continue reading

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Cats, Sugar, Mountains, Etc.!

My decal pots keep getting better and better. This new black glaze is perfect for the gold decals and I’m starting to get some nicely realized work out. And it’s selling, too! I sold some mugs at the opening of … Continue reading

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The Myth of Sisyphus

For years I’ve talked about how I should make a platter that compares my job of filling kilns and emptying them to the Greek myth where the guy is stuck in hell pushing a rock up a hill only to … Continue reading

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My Greatest Hits, Part 1.

This picture was taken 40 years ago, the very month that I started my career as a professional potter. I had already plunked down first and last month’s rent for studio space at Santa Barbara Ceramic Design and was working … Continue reading

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Rudy, Stormy, Kanye and Ted mugs!

Sometimes I like to think that my job is producing cryptic objects that will confound insect art historians millions of years in the future. When all the wood, metal and computer hard drives have decomposed, it’s the sinks, toilets and … Continue reading

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