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Desiree Warren
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Made It: Summer Bends and Smiles
I loved the colors on this one from the beginning and tried to keep it throughout the process.  You may notice some little designs here and there stamped into the paint.  I made some stamps to be used in my ceramic pieces based on some clocks I made a few y...
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Made It: Tempting Feast of Good Things
Oh, hi there.  It's been a while.  I've been doing some stuff.  And also not doing anything, which is the way things go this time of year. Since September I've been working on several large pieces that were installed mid-December at the University of Michig...
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Women to Watch: Metals
In March I saw a call for entry on a local artist networking page on Facebook.  The entry fee was $0 (not common) and it was for a prestigious venue-- The Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art .  This show was part of a semi-biannual call for art through the Na...
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EDIT show at Wichita City Arts
I got the opportunity to create a new body of work I've been thinking about for years since finding a big stack of Wichita Eagle newspapers from 1961...you can find art supplies anywhere if you just keep your eyes open on neighborhood walks.  A year ago I p...
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Art Westport report
For my only show of the year, it was just like getting back on a bike...the only thing I forgot Friday night was chapstick. I noticed this year I got far fewer obvious questions, like, "You make ALL THIS STUFF? "  More likely, I had conversations with visit...
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Art Westport THIS WEEKEND!
My ONE AND ONLY art festival this year starts TODAY!   Art Westport is Friday, 1-9, Saturday 10-9, and Sunday, 11-6.  I'll be in Booth 47, pretty close to where I've been the last two years.  See below for a few new things to expect... Process shot of 12 he...
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Showings here and there
I had some showings at wonderful places around town over the summer, as well as pieces in shows across the country... First, local: May-- Holy Cow Pop Up Starting May and still running: Spencer Fage, a law firm downtown June--First Friday in the Crossroads ...
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Ceramics, Odds and Ends Edition
I made some footed bowls for the first time that weren't too bad...I got some Mid-Century melamine bowls from my mom and used them as a form to push balls of clay onto the sides and played with different glazes.  And of course I used bits and pieces of clay...
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Spring Ceramics, Vase Edition
I have been thinking about using manhole and utility covers in my ceramics for a very long time, and I finally got around to taking impressions to use as stamps.  Then I used paper clay (clay that has paper mixed in for stability) to make the forms.  So man...
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Spring Ceramics, Drinking Vessel Edition
I continued working at the KC Clay Guild on handbuilt tumblers and mugs, even venturing into "pulled handle" territory, which is a fast way to knock you off any sort of "I'm getting the hang of this" high horse you might be riding on.   When I was offered a...
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