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Sunday, February 14th, 2010

What if our hearts were this big? 

Magdalena Abakanowicz
courtesy of The Best Time of The Day. 

My minute…

Wednesday, February 10th, 2010

When I saw Matt Peiken at the opening for the Jerome show a couple of weeks ago, I was feeling ill prepared and a bit apprehensive for a conversation that would be well documented.   As per usual, I really had nothing to worry about.  Matt asked me not only good, but […]


Thursday, February 4th, 2010

Alec Soth, Pauline, 2007

Robert Polidori, Wall detail and Surveillance Camera of Grand Cabinet de Madame Victoire, 2007.
at the Weinstein Gallery through Saturday.
And this is the last weekend to visit the Art Shanties.
Have a great weekend even if you don’t choose to look at pretty pictures or get some icy bright sun in […]

A Humbling Craft

Friday, January 8th, 2010

Upon opening up what I thought was going to being the last kiln before bringing my work to the gallery for the upcoming Jerome Exhibition (more on that later), I was initially quite pleased.  The top layer couldn’t have been better.  The second looked pretty good too.  But when I removed the shelves to see […]


Tuesday, December 1st, 2009

In the NY Times Thursday Styles section a few weeks ago I read this great quote from William Faulkner:
“The aim of every artist is to arrest motion, which is life, by artificial means and hold it fixed so that a hundred years later, when a stranger looks at it, it moves again, since it is […]


Friday, November 6th, 2009

If you are in the Twin Cities, there is still time for you to see the MNWCA group show. As a teaser, I thought I would show you some of my favorites. 
I love that in the first image Kelly Connole’s rabbit is tucked in next to Ursula Hargen’s most wonderful pitcher.  And I really […]

Which One?

Wednesday, November 4th, 2009

It’s time to select an image to be used for the Jerome Grant press, and I am having a hard time deciding. 
The pieces that were recently photographed are still rather new to me, and I’m not sure that I see them clearly for what they really are…especialy when I see that some of my […]


Friday, October 30th, 2009

A wonderful group show opens this evening from 5-10 p.m. in suite 332 of the Northrup King Building.  The show consists of sculptural and functional ceramics by women artists living and working in Minnesota and was juried by Gail Kendall and Janet Williams. 
I am proud to be part of such a talented group.   
I’ll […]

D.C. Goes Solar

Sunday, October 18th, 2009

This year’s Solar Decathlon was  won by the German team.  And while I’m a bit sad that the University of Minnesota Team didn’t get the big prize (5th is still impressive), there is no denying the pretty of this building.  

And it’s not just about the pretty.  It’s efficient too!  Big contractors and developers could learn […]

Tonight, Tomorrow, Friday

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

In conjunction with the great show currently up at the Walker Art Center, there are three good things to do in the next few days here in Minneapolis.

At 7pm Beverly Semmes will give an Artist Talk at the University of Minnesota Regis Center for the Arts.
There will be a Panel Discussion at 7 pm between Ann Agee, Kathy Butterly, and Beverly […]


Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

Since last week when the calendar turned to 5770, I have been meaning to post.  Despite the intention to post more frequently (what is it about a new year that inspires one so much more than the new days that we wake up to so much more frequently?), I’ve been having a hard time getting […]

Terra Forma

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

I have a new body of work to share with the world and the opening is this Saturday at gallery 360. 

At this time (pre-installation), I do believe that I am most excited about the wall pieces.  I can’t wait to install on Wednesday!
Hope to see you at the opening.

Art Works

Saturday, August 8th, 2009

I just read here that Rocco Landesman was confirmed yesterday as chairman of the National Endowment of the Arts.  This Obama nominated change coming into the art world makes me hopeful (even on a very early morning after a not long enough night).   And I like Landesman’s simple and to the point new slogan for […]

Life, Work, and Reason

Monday, July 6th, 2009

It is the same almost every summer….I must force myself to be in the studio.  With the sunny skies, warm air, and just plain preciousness of it all, I would so much rather be swimming, going to outdoor concerts, playing in the garden, preparing fresh foods that are finally coming from  close by, and quite […]

Good Badlands

Wednesday, June 10th, 2009

My week in the Badlands was a whole lot of everything.  I think it is that way when one who is used to spending lots of time by herself is all of the sudden one of sixteen!  We were a wonderful group of makers and seers and some amazing collaborations took place. 
 But for me personally, […]

Going Places

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009

I would like to go here. 
 Santa Maria Church
 And then swim here.  
 Sport Facilities ‘Ribera-Serrallo’

Photographs of Portuguese architect Alvaro Siza’s works were taken by Duccio Malgamba, curtosy of Dezeen. 
Instead, I’ll be visiting the Badlands.  I”m heading to the Wild West tomorrow, and will return with new inspirations, good stories and some images of my own!

Festina Lente

Wednesday, May 20th, 2009

Pompeii, Campania
Archival Inkjet Print
Last night I went to an artist talk in conjunction with a photography exhibition by Brett Kallusky.  The images he captured while spending time in  southern Italy on a  Fulbright grant a few years ago had a stark dreaminess to them and were quite lovely to see.  But my favorite part […]

In Print

Sunday, April 19th, 2009

Last week I received a most wonderful and unexpected package in the mail.  It was a copy of 500 Ceramic Sculptures from Lark Books. 
These are the two pieces of mine that are featured in the book.  
Vessel #160, 7×4.5×4.5                                       Vessel #163, 6×8.5×8.5