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An End

Friday, April 22nd, 2011

For a really nice way to end the month of April, and an even nicer way to help me end my time living in Seward, come on over to my place next weekend!  


Friday, March 18th, 2011

For the last week I’ve been enjoying the warm sun and surf in San Diego.  Jasmine fills the air in the back yard of our sweet little rental by the beach, and my eyes are so happy to see so much green on the ground and in the trees!  Aside from the dreamy lazy mornings […]

Be Kind, Be Well

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

From Merriam-Webster, the definition of BENEFIT is

archaic : an act of kindness
something that promotes well-being

I quite like the archaic version, but it was with great hopes of bringing a bit more well-being to the Haitian people that I donated a piece to the Heart for Haiti Benefit Auction.  This Friday you have the […]

Small Sculptures

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

Amy the gallery assistant at Santa Fe Clay was nice enough to send some pictures of the Small Sculptures show.  I would be remiss if I didn’t share them here.







Once again, my work is in really good company.
Here is a review from the February/March issue of THE Magazine:
Small Sculptures
Miguel Abugattas, Cynthia Rae Levine, Karen Theusen […]


Monday, February 14th, 2011

Florentine silversmith Gianfranco Pampaloni made this installation for his shop window.

“Il cuore e una pompa” translates to “The heart is a pump”.

I prefer this image where the heart still looks lush and vital.

I am very happy that my Valentine does not have such a flair for the dramatic.
I hope everyone’s heart is feeling full […]

There and Here

Thursday, January 20th, 2011

If you are in New Mexico, I hope you will go and see my work at Santa Fe Clay.  The opening of Small Sculptures is tomorrow from 5-7 pm.
The show will be up through February 26th.
If you are in Minnesota, we might run into each other looking at the drawings and paintings at the wonderful Groveland […]

Here and There

Thursday, January 13th, 2011

If you are here in the Twin Cities tomorrow night, you should go to Northern Clay Center for the opening of two exciting exhibitions.  The work from last years Jerome Project Grant recipients will be on view in one gallery, and the Fogelberg and Red Wing Fellowships in another.

Roxanne Jackson from Northern Clay Center […]

Food for Inspiration?

Monday, January 10th, 2011

Could consuming good food inspire people to consume good art?  Or even support it financially? 



My friend Suzanna posted this article on her facebook page, and I could not let it stay there.  Please read it.  I would love to know what you think.  Leave a comment here (on the blog)…especially if you have ideas of how […]

Shiny Newness

Wednesday, January 5th, 2011

In the last days of 2010, as I was packing up work to ship out for 2 shows (more info coming soon), I was starting to feel a bit less than full of health and vigor.  As the turning of the year approached, I tried to convince myself I was not sick, but the germs […]

In Good Company

Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

Recently I was invited to visit one of my pieces.  If I would have had the courage to rearrange the cozy wine drinking guests I would have loved to show you the entire room.  Beautiful artwork, mid-century and mission furnishings, perfect lighting inside, a view of the lake outside, and really really good people.  I […]


Sunday, November 21st, 2010

Here we are, in the last weekend before the holiday season truly begins, and things are already getting festive.


This is down the block from my house.  I’m hoping that the very blueness of it acts as the antidote to any blues I might feel during the long dark winter (for a version of lemonade).

If you […]

A New Perspective

Monday, November 8th, 2010

The days are getting shorter, the air a bit chillier, and this blog is going to get some much needed attention! My studio was getting some extra special attention today when I found the quote that I knew was just the thing to get me back in the game.  Not just back into the game […]

Bricks and Mortar

Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

This Friday April 23, from 5 to 7 pm, the invitational exhibit Bricks and Mortar:  Inspired by Architecture opens at Santa Fe Clay.  The show is up until May 22, giving you a whole month to make your way west if you aren’t already there.  

Making Meaning

Thursday, April 15th, 2010

Its that time of year again when the American Craft Council Show makes a visit to Saint Paul.   And once again, I will be amongst some really good talent as I demonstrate some of my mad coil and slab building skills to the masses.  Come and see me at 1:00 p.m on Friday.  
If you […]

What’s Next?

Thursday, April 1st, 2010

A couple of weeks ago at this opening I had great conversation with S.C. Rolf about life and work, ideas and time, inspirations and pleasures.  It was the highlight of my night.  We talked a bit about the work I made for the Jerome show, and he asked me what was next.
I made this […]

Solid Ground

Thursday, March 18th, 2010

I don’t imagine that when a few artists decided to create an event and call it Fault Lines that they were planning on an earthquake happening just a few days before.  But such is life…always full of scary wonderful ironies.

So for more of the wonderful after the most recent scary, go to Rare Device and enjoy some very […]

If I Could Wear the Sun

Monday, March 8th, 2010

While looking at some of Alexander Calder’s work I came across this gem…

It is the dressing table of his wife Louisa, and I wish it were mine.   
These too  
And if I wore this necklace today, it would be the only sun everyone around me would see.  

 It is thick grey, welly-wearing-weather in Minneapolis.  So please please, […]


Thursday, February 25th, 2010

I have a bit of the winter blues, but this makes me happy.  


Hill Hut by visiondivision.
Thanks to designboom.