Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Artist books and Small Ceramic masks

As I mentioned in my last blog post, I'm participating in a local
summer arts festival organized by our ArtRox collective on
July 10. I'll mostly be displaying my small work there. Such
as this little book:

I've always loved making small books. Most of my storytelling
figures have one or more with them. Above is one of a miniature
version of my Legend of the Pudding Stone People complete
with 2" x 4" beaded leather pouch incorporating a piece of pudding stone.

I've also had fun with more elaborate books playing with themes
such as this one titled "Out of the Fire" - That's a detachable
dragon inside the book!

Here is another. My tribute to Brother Blue the legendary
Cambridge storyteller who did so much for the growth
of storytelling in the New England area and beyond. It
incorporates his phrase, "From the middle of the middle of
me to the middle of the middle of you".

And finally a couple of the small ceramic masks (4" across) I'll
be showing. They tend to come out around this size because 4"
is just the width of my hand. A ball of clay fits there nicely to be
sculpted out.
An avian:

and a bear:

I hope everyone has a fun, safe 4th of July!
Journey on!


  1. The tribute to Brother Blue and quote from one of his memorable sayings took me back to Cambridge a few decades back when I first encountered him. Thanks for the memory and for showing you work. I love miniatures.

  2. Thanks - hope to see you at the festival tomorrow (Sat. 10) at Roxbury Community College.