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‘Eden Pool’ – a donation to the Lenny Wilkens Foundation Auction

I’ve donated a painting from this past spring, ‘Eden Pool (Adam & Eve Sommerso)’ to the fund raising auction taking place this weekend for the benefit of  The Lenny Wilkens Foundation. The auction takes place this Saturday, August 12 2017, … Continue reading

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Clay, Smoke, Fire, Steam: Raku Party ’17

The Salty Dog Studio raku party this weekend was one of the better ones, well attended and with a good balance of beer and glaze, both put to use. As usual the Salty Dog clay artists provided some basic forms … Continue reading

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John and Patricia Patkau at Peter Miller Bookstore this Thursday

John and Patricia Patkau, principals of Patkau Architects based in Vancouver, BC, will be in Seattle for a talk and book signing at Peter Miller Books this Thursday, June 15th at 6pm. Wonderfully creative work with a strong Northwest flavor … Continue reading

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Salty Dog Raku Party 2017

… except to mention that you are welcome to bring you own pieces to fire (bisque them first), or simply glaze one of the simple cups or shapes that the building will have on hand for that purpose. I always … Continue reading

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Ernest Hilsenberg Sculpture

Ernest Hilsenberg, ceramicist and sculptor, has been a studio neighbor of mine in industrial Ballard for many years now.  He is one of several artists who comprise the founding fathers here at our venerable old warehouse building, The Salty Dog. Long a sculptor … Continue reading

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