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Carolyn Morris Bach: Animal Dreams

Carolyn Morris Bach: Animal Dreams > Issue Home Carolyn Morris Bach’s studio is surrounded by pastures and forests, a connection to the natural environment that is expressed in her jewelry. She channels the mythic powers of the sun, moon, wind and earth, creating a menagerie of animals and iconic figures as she carves stone, ivory and wood into talismans set

Takashi Ichihara: Practice Makes Perfect

Takashi Ichihara: Practice Makes Perfect > Issue Home Japan is renowned for its history of ceramic art, and Takashi Ichihara is a prime example of that country’s rigorous training in creating forms, throwing and glazing. His work has a simplicity and grace that is a result of hard work, years of practice and experimentation and a clear vision of functionality.

Washington Ledesma: A Life Well Lived

Washington Ledesma: A Life Well Lived > Issue Home Washington Ledesma’s colorful ceramic pieces, joyful animal sculptures and vivid paintings are easily recognized by the prominence of eyes, the ‘mirrors of the soul.’ In a spirited and insightful dialogue, Ledesma takes us on the journey of a lifetime from Uruguay to New York City, the Caribbean to Martha’s Vineyard. How

Betsy Baker: Subtle Power

Betsy Baker: Subtle Power > Issue Home A visit to Hacienda Xcanatun fifteen years ago was the impetus for Betsy Baker’s very successful career as a jeweler. Her work seems the antithesis of both polymer clay and Mexican art, with their emphasis on brilliant color. Pushing the expectations and limits of her chosen medium, she produces jewelry that relies on

Christa Forrest: Unleashing the Goddess

Christa Forrest: Unleashing the Goddess > Issue Home One of this month’s Art Buzz profiles features a painter of landscapes, still lifes and portraits who is new to Paradise City. Christa Forrest taps deeply into the core of her spirit, creating painterly works that are infused with feeling. She shares her musings about her art and her goals in the

C. J. Hockett: Natural Phenomena

C. J. Hockett: Natural Phenomena > Issue Home C. J. Hockett bought his very first camera at Times Square in New York City when he was fourteen years old, but it took quite some time for this early talent to reach fruition. We were fascinated by the trajectory of his career, from Navy officer and physician to a specialization in

David Poppie: Minimal Materials, Maximum Impact

David Poppie: Minimal Materials, Maximum Impact > Issue Home When we first saw David Poppie’s collages created from colored pencils at his first Paradise City show last October, we found ourselves entranced by the patterns, the colors and the depth of his art – and the logistical challenge of making such elaborate and precise compositions from pencils, of all things.

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