The Intention of this Blog
is to share my adventure of repurposing my family farm into art space and re-rooting myself in an 'old fashioned' way of life with my folks, the original Do-It-Yourselfers. It is a platform for me to share with others the things that I learn as I apprentice myself to my parents and grandparents.
"You cannot express, whatever your walk in life, unless you have a system of expression; and you cannot have a system of expression unless you have a prior system of cognate thinking and feeling; and you cannot have a system of thinking and feeling unless you have had a basic system of living." -Louis Sullivan "The Kindergarten Chats: The Art of Expression: 1"
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Category Archives: Art and Craft
he kiln fired off perfectly, and today I unloaded it and excitedly began glazing. The bowls you see in the background are half-fired or bisqued. They have such a orange hue because I dipped them in an iron slip before … Continue reading
eehaw! I had a great time processing the new clay with Dana yesterday. We got a quarter of what we dug cleaned and into a drying trough! For an explanation of the process click here. At right you can … Continue reading
n Sunday, all of my six siblings were up for a family gathering and I took the opportunity to corral the extra hands into moving the clay my students and I dug from the deposit site to the barn. My two … Continue reading
hree hours of digging with this gumptious crew finished the annual clay dig. Yeah, those jeans were blue.