Woodhog pottery – wood fired pottery by Jody Willenborg-Cable, Whidbey Island, WA

Woodhog pottery – wood fired pottery by Jody Willenborg-Cable, Whidbey Island, WA

WOODHOG POTTERY by Jody Willenborg-Cable: I have been making pots forever. I like the way they look at each stage in their formation, and I like the way they are transformed by fire. It is a joy to be able to participate in such a profoundly human activity. At times I feel a connection with our ancestors who have been handling clay from the beginning. We built a giant cave like kiln called an anagama in our back yard. The kiln is fueled by wood and would easily hold a smart car. A few hours into the three day firing It shoots flames out the chimney like an excited dragon. After dark this is a fun thing to watch. The finished pots are beautiful earth tones with ash drips. When we unload the kiln, after a week of cooling, there are hundreds of pots in the yard -- like a sea of brown. Every piece is completely different from any other;...
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Hawaii Oahu Honolulu Waikiki Artists SPECIAL FEATURE

Hawaii Oahu Honolulu Waikiki Artists SPECIAL FEATURE

Artists and Craftspeople ~ Hawaii ~ Oahu ~ Honolulu ~ Waikiki and surrounding areas: There is a great community of artists and craftspeople in Hawaii. I visited as many as I could fit into my busy schedule between snorkeling, bodyboarding and sipping Mai Tais at "Dukes Beach Bar". There is a relaxed and warm hearted spirit with the people of Hawaii, and this even resonates into the hearts and soul of many tourists. A friendly, welcoming place. The arts are very extensive and of varied genres. I found carvers, painters, potters, musicians, photographers, jewellers and more. I will show a small selection here and hopefully grow artists presence on artancraftconnection in the coming weeks and month, so visit here again. Tabora GalleryWaikiki The Tabora Gallery is situated in the main hotel and tourist district of Waikiki Beach, in the Outrigger Hotel Complex. About Tabora Art: Tabora's art strikes a cord deep within, sending us to a mystical place where our imagination is free to wander...
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The functional art of Toni Lawrence Ceramics WA

The functional art of Toni Lawrence Ceramics WA

A native Angeleno, artist Toni Lawrence's childhood years were in Rome, Italy, which, she says, provided the single-most important influence on her work. "The myths and fairy-tales that were read to me in Italian," recalls Lawrence, "are the basis for the recurring themes in my ceramics and watercolors today." Ms. Lawrence maintains her residence and art studio in Pe Ell, Washington state. "I started working in clay in the 1970's when my friend Herve Villechaize invited me to a pottery class where I learned to throw on a wheel. When my wheel at home broke, I started hand-building and fell in love with the organic feel of a cup; I never looked back! My work reflects a look into the past as well as to the future, and looking more gently into the nature of seeing. Sentimentality chipped to the core becomes a platform for more universal issues; my ceramic works are small universes where the persona of the 'Little Prince'...
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Artists: Need your own website?

Artists: Need your own website?

Of course we can design and install, and host, a website for you. If you would rather have your own web site, with your own style, your e-commerce enabled site, galleries and more, we can design and create for you. Think about the POTENTIAL a site of your own has! Your own color scheme, the layout, the style... all about YOU. Of course your page on Artandcraftconnection can stay as well, all contributing to the all important search engine popularity and social networking potentials! Let us know, and we create a proposal... and you will be half way on being online!  Contact us here hARTdesign has it's own website, visit www.hartdesign.info Are you living your dream? It all starts in the mind... Spend a little time each day dreaming up potentials... without questioning your ideas, just jot them down, collect them, and your dream will get better and more complete every day. The universe will reward your imagination, you will grow your confidence and...
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