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Paula’s Tree

hought I’d snap a picture of the beautiful tree beside the barn in it’s fall plumage.  My sister Paula, in fact, planted this tree into a styrofoam cup in kindergarden from a seed of the huge honey-locust tree standing outside … Continue reading

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Saint John’s Firing

he gap in recent posts was because I spent most of the last 10 days helping fire my former teacher, Richard Bresnahan’s giant wood kiln at Saint John’s University.  This firing was three years in the making, and I led … Continue reading

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Sculpture at ConTRAst Show

f any of you are in the cities tomorrow night and want to check out something cool, I am showing sculptures of mine at the ConTRAst Collective’s Move! event at Honey in Mpls.  Promises to be an interesting evening with live music … Continue reading

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Awards for Millstream Arts Festival

 was asked to make the awards for the annual Millstream Arts Festival happening on September 29th all over downtown St Joe.  I made them out of porcelain, brushed on a coating of black tinted clay slip, and then carved the … Continue reading

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Boxes of Beans

y folks have also been shelling navy and black beans from their garden lately.   I think I understand Jack and the Beanstock better: for a smooth round dry bean is a magical thing.  

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Article in Central MN Women’s Magazine

f you haven’t seen the great article that Lynn Fischer wrote about this project, check it out here.

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Loud Neighbors

he other day I hurried to the back of the barn to find the source of a strange and LOUD noise.  Here there was a woodpecker hammering on the hollow metal chute attached to the side of one of our … Continue reading

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