Monthly Archives: October 2015

Plymouth Craft Greenwood Fest

If you follow Peter Follansbee’s blog (and you should), you know where I’ll be in early June.  Peter and the folks at Plymouth Craft were kind enough to invite me to be part of what is sure to be a … Continue reading

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Reference Sketching

Why make a reference sketch?  In order to draw a subject, one is forced to consider it intently.  I find that I’m often surprised, while sketching, by what I hadn’t noticed prior to making the sketch.  In fact, the process … Continue reading

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A Little Bread

A little bread—a crust—a crumb— A little trust—a demijohn— Can keep the soul alive— Not portly, mind! but breathing—warm— Conscious—as old Napoleon, The night before the Crown! A modest lot—A fame petite— A brief Campaign of sting and sweet Is … Continue reading

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The Secret Sits

  We dance round in a ring and suppose, But the Secret sits in the middle and knows.      — Robert Frost, The Secret Sits I thought I’d share some photos of my most recent bowl, inspired by Robert … Continue reading

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“Turning” Without a Lathe

Months ago, I had a certain passage of poetry tumbling around in my head, and I envisioned it on a bowl.  But the bowl had to be round, and here I sat without a lathe — sort of. Actually, I do have a … Continue reading

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The Organic Artist

Not long ago, in this post, I discussed my experiment of painting a spoon handle with home-made pigments from rocks.  A few of us were discussing that idea at Lie-Nielsen, when this book was recommended to me: The Organic Artist … Continue reading

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