Tag Archives: Ceramics

The Fork in the Road

“When you come to a fork in the road, take it”, Yogi Berra once said when asked directions to his house. Turned out either path got you there.  This quote, one of the many unintentionally witty pronouncements from Yogi, makes … Continue reading

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Thoughts for the Many Different Types of Mothers on “Mother’s Day”

Mothers come in all shapes and sizes. As per dictionary.com, the definition of “motherhood” as an adjective is “having or relating to an inherent worthiness, justness, or goodness that is obvious or unarguable”. As Mother’s Day approaches, I find myself … Continue reading

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Does the Cold Weather Affect Your Creativity?

I returned home yesterday from almost a week in New Jersey’s frigid temperatures. We intended to stay four days, but our flight home was rescheduled three times due to bad weather. The flight cancelations out of our control, we hunkered … Continue reading

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Who Says You’re Not Creative?

Do you know that if you think you are creative, you are more likely to be? Does that mean if you don’t see yourself as creative you are actually less creative? I used to be one of those people who … Continue reading

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Sending An Item Off To It’s New Home

The only compliment I can really trust is when someone pays me money for one of my ceramic pieces. Everything else is my mother telling me it’s nice. I love to sell my pottery for that reason. Why then is … Continue reading

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What’s With the Color of Your Plate? (Read Before You Set the Table!)

Color matters. It just does. In fact, Winston Churchill once said, “I cannot pretend to feel impartial about colors. I rejoice with the brilliant ones and am genuinely sorry for the poor browns”.   Though not completely understood by scientists, a … Continue reading

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Are Two (or More) Heads Better Than One?

by Leslie Farin My home ceramics studio has been in place for almost six months now and I feel very comfortable in my new space. I love the convenience of being able to work any time, day or night, as … Continue reading

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Inspiration in Alaska

  by Leslie Farin I seek inspiration everywhere I go. Last week I was lucky enough to be in Alaska with my husband celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary. The breathtaking beauty of the landscapes surrounding the ship as we cruised … Continue reading

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Oh, How I Love When Art and Science Meet

by Leslie Farin As a child raised by a chemical engineer father and an artist mother, I was exposed in abundance to both the science and the art worlds. Many believe scientists are driven by data and artists by emotion, … Continue reading

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Welcome To My Studio

by Leslie Farin Today is my first post on my new blog. I hope to inspire others the way I was inspired by so many along the way. For years I’ve taken pottery classes and frequented outside workshops and studios, … Continue reading

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