Mojave Desert Spring 2o17 All photographs ©2o17 perry hoffman

To walk in Joshua Tree National Park and surrounding areas, by choice and by grace was a complete and utter wonder. Symphonies of colour abounded in the Mojave this incredible spring. More flowers, new flowers, Lilac Sunbonnets, and of course Chuckwallas basking in the sun.

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 Workshop

The Mosaic Workshop I just led in Wonder Valley was a great success. Seven eager students ready to learn and create. We drew a little blood from some sharp tile but nothing requiring stitches, just a prick. Everyone created beautiful works as different and as varied as people are. I’m sorry I didn’t get a…

First glaze firing out of the kiln

The latest pottery to emerge from the kiln, just this ,morning…ahhhhhh, ALCHEMY. The small bowls are about 3″ to 4″ in diameter. The buddha head is about 6″x5″ and the smokey purplish vase is about 5″. The color of the vase and the flowers from the sage were a complete surprise, as the sage just…

Buddhas and snakes from the kiln

I’ve been reunited with clay once again and taking a class where my friend Maya teaches at The Pottery. Just got my first slither of snakes and glowing Buddhas from the kiln a couple of days ago. These will no doubtedly end up in a few mosaics or on the wall of the house in…

Mail Art Call – protect desert wilderness with awareness

Mail Art Call – protect desert wilderness with awareness Dear Mail Artists and regular people, I invite your participation in a mail art call from desertWonderland. Just send a postcard depicting wildlife to desertWonderland and by so doing join forces with positive energies to express the wish to keep wild areas wild for wildlife to…

Beatnik Cafe in Joshua Tree

After spending a wonderfully productive evening in Yucca Valley at The Pottery creating buddhas and snakes from clay with my friend Maya, by sheer chance we went into the Beatnik Cafe in Joshua Tree to find that they were showing films. FRANK ZAPPA, in a film called Baby Snakes. What a treat. Alot of claymation…

Concrete Bas Relief with Angel and Birds and Snakes

The new concrete work is currently being exhibited at The Pottery in Yucca Valley and at the gallery at Fi-Lox-See out in Wonder Valley. These were all created on Mesa School Lane in Santa Barbara. The materials were all schlepped from the desert to the sea and back again.