New Pottery

I have been experimenting with some new glazes and some trying black clay. Using the clear glaze on the black clay revealed a metallic speckled golden sheen with many colors. I have completed several Rattles, Buddha Tiles,  and a SeaHorse… will be posting  more pictures soon. Quite pleased with the new chalky blue underglaZe ……

wØnde® vÅlley ∫p®ing†im€

Latest pictures from the desert, including the wØnder valley disposal dump site, lizards, birds and floWers… Welcome to the Mojave desert. To see all the pictures just click HERE.

Yea® eN∂ phOtog®Aphi© o®ganiZation

December is a likely to time to reorganize and reassess. I am happy to announce that I have finally uploaded a good and sturdy quantity of my high resolution images to flick® … so they can be stored safely on their servers as well as on my external drives and be viewed by YOU, the…

New ©ormorant Photos on ƒli©k®

I knew where they were perching on the beach. Saw them ƒor several days. Went looking today when the sun came out in this otherwise dreary and gray day, and ƒound them all basking in the sun at the beach. Always loved cormorants !! But before I even left the house this morning I snapped…

New mØsAi© workshop in the high desert… a®t, ßeauty, yOga..

A new workshop and a new look at RAVEN moSai©s Please click it and SEE more about a ßeaµtiƒul get-a-way to wOnder valley for yOga, mOsai©s and gOOd ƒood. Speaking of ƒood there has been a lot on my plate… HWY 62 Art Tours and new mosai©S, nEw pOst©ards, new photographs, new ceramics…  and I…

Mosaic Altars

A peek at the new mosaic altars I have been doing. To see more of the NEW altar mosaics …, go NOW ravenMosaics. size 18″x25″ ©2009 pErryhOffman magentaRaven.com ™

California Quail…Botanical Gardens Santa Barbara

Went to the Botanical Gardens to see how it faired in the fire and was amazed at charred palms coming back and a gorgeous meadow full of flowers surrounded by burned and charred mountains. The California Quail was waiting for us !! Upon consulting the Peterson Western Birds Guide I found that Gambel’s Quail and…

saving an insect

New photographs today. The raven is from last week in Neveda. The Sphinx Moth is from this morning. I saw the moth in a spider web, but it was not moving. Assuming he had been in this still position for some time (dead) I got my camera, at which time he moved and of course…

Mosaic Portal

Newly grouted mosaic portal, with ganesh and buddha with birds. Handmade ceramic birds and buddhas, smalti, glass and tile.