Monthly Archives: April 2016

By Hand and Eye: The New Website

Here are two of the most important tools in my shop, other than my hands and eyes.  The uses of a compass extend far beyond striking circles.  I use one, or more, on just about every project to aid in … Continue reading

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Do Justice, Love Kindness, Walk Humbly

I recently completed this commission for the congregation of a California church.  They wished to honor their minister’s ten years of leadership with a bowl featuring their church motto, Micah 6:8.  It is a beautiful verse.  I was happy to play a … Continue reading

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April Rain

Let the rain kiss you Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops Let the rain sing you a lullaby — Langston Hughes, from April Rain Song Taken on a wonderfully rainy walk this evening.  

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Spring has Sprung

Last weekend, we had snow and lows in the teens — Winter’s last gasp, I think.  Today’s warm sun put me in the mood to snap these shots of some of the bird bowls I’ve been roughing out in preparation for … Continue reading

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Chip Carving for Warlike Men and School Girls

It is difficult to conceive the contradictory fact that this apparently simple form of art [chip carving] was once the exponent of a struggling desire for refinement on the part of fierce and warlike men, and that it should, under … Continue reading

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Almost Ready for Ale

I finished carving a couple personal-size ale bowls over the weekend.  These are the two I mentioned having roughed out in my recent post about ale bowls.  I haven’t oiled them yet, but I thought I’d share some photos of … Continue reading

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A Moment with Charles Schulz

I am still searching for that wonderful pen line that comes down when you are drawing Linus standing there, and you start with the pen up near the back of his neck, and you bring it down and bring it … Continue reading

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