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®eƒresh is in order. It was time and now I can proceed into the 2nd half of 2011 with a little clarity and light. Hope you enjoy the new look and feel here… images always on the way… enjoy

April… is it spring ? May… is it spring?

Currently back on the coast, sketching with water color pencils, after another long trip to the desert where I was supervising the mosaics created for the Historic Plaza in 29 Palms at Two Mile Road. This was an amazing experience with much help from all the participants. I would like to say, WOW!!! What a…

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It’s a LONG story… Created a mosaic shower and sink counter in Joshua Tree at the Harrison House… was in the high desert for 6 weeks… watched the Verdins build their nest outside my window… conducted a mosaic workshop in wØnder valley and met with folks in 29 Palms to discuss the mosaic sidewalk in…

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I have updated my side bar to show my new books. I have eliminated the soft cover option as I simply did not like them. The hard cover version is the joie de vivre… check it out, I even lowered the price to $25. All the other photographs by Perry Hoffman | Make Your Own…

NoVeM߀® is already here.

You might have wondered, did I fall off the face of the earth? Hence NOctober posts. After taking first prize at Metro Galleries in Bakersfield in September at Latination II …October was there, waiting for me…telling me to prepare for the Hwy 62 Art Tours, firing the kiln when ever possible and creating thirteen new…

HWY 62 Art Tours October 23rd and 24th

Hello All, This is my 9th year participating in the annual Hwy 62 Art Tours. It is a great pleasure this year to share my studio space with Mayah Martin who has influenced me when she reawakened the clay spirit in me and also reawakened the buddha nature and the breadth and depth of understanding…

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Back from another whirlwind desert trip. Photographing wildlife and flora. The shrub in the previous post has been identified as Ratany. I was taken by this small flower and the photographs that ensued reveal the intense colour and beauty of the this amazing desert bloom with red-violet flowers that sing. To see the whole set…

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Here on the coast in Santa Barbara we have datura, just like in the desert. How funny a plant like this can grow in two such opposite environments!! Also in Santa Barbara is the dollar store and they have pretty plastic from China.

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 ……