Johnston and Gentithes Studios, 1998

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This beautiful pottery was created by Johnston and Gentithes Studios of Seagrove, NC. Added to our collection in 1998 while attending the Arts & Crafts Conference at the Grove Park Inn (Asheville, North Carolina), I believe this is a shino glaze, but perhaps someone can correct me if I’m wrong.

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Ephraim Faience Pottery Crystal Flambe

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Ephraim Faience Pottery Crystal Flambe Vase from 1998. ⁠

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Meanwhile… over at the #PalmSprings Art Museum

Meanwhile, over at the Palm Springs Art Museum…

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Meet “Blu” – our office mascot

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“Blu” is the name of this beautiful handcrafted bunny rabbit, created by artist Catherine Freeman of Eureka Springs, Arkansas.

Blu was a housewarming gift from one of our clients when we opened our first studio offices in 2006. She’s as soft as a baby bunny!

Blu is made of imported mohair, wool/tapestry pads for the soles of her feet, with 5-way jointed movements of wood and metal. Blu greets visitors to our offices, and is beloved by all who meet her!

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Indigenous Inhabitants

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Newport Center, Newport Beach. Intaglios incised carving by Tom Van Sant (1967).

One of my favorite places to spend the holidays is Newport Beach, where I love to study the “brutalist” architecture of Newport Center. In 1967, artist Tom Van Sant created a series he called “Indigenous Inhabitants” that captured the region’s wildlife (many of which are extinct now) in concrete using a technique called Intaglios – Italian for incised carving. His work was commissioned by Architects William Pereira and Welton Becket.