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Thursday, September 11, 2014

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Trigger warning


Sunday, August 31, 2014

"Stop thinking about art works as objects, and start thinking about them as triggers for experiences."
- Brian Eno paraphrasing Roy Ascott
 If you're in San Luis Obispo County, you can set off some internal sparks this week:

Dimensions at San Luis Obispo Museum of Art
Opens Friday, Sept. 5
2 p.m. Carol Sauvion will give an ARTalk on American Craft
5 p.m. Artist's Talk (for SLOMA members)
6-9 p.m. Opening reception for Dimensions 2014

Art after Dark in SLO
Music, art, experience!
Friday, Sept. 5
6- 9 p.m.

Join me!
Opening at Hands Gallery
Saturday, Sept. 6
5-9 p.m.
Downtown San Luis Obispo
777 Higuera Street


The lesson I learned from my two recent workshops


Tuesday, August 26, 2014

LESSON FOR THE TEACHER: Turn down the heat, for gosh sakes!

In July and August, I conducted two in-studio workshops – the most recent in a series of weekend workshops in my Cambria studio this year. And, in my quest to bring as much as possible to the participants, I packed each workshop with more (of everything) than the one before.

I wanted them all to have:
as much fun
as much learning
as much art-making
as possible!

The questionnaires came back and several of them suggested that we slow things down a bit for more interaction and ease. Two other participants talked with me about it directly.

Going forward, we won't be churning and burning, and we'll do just as much learning. :)


JULY 2014

Place a cocktail straw in your mouth, close your lips, hold your nose and breathe


Saturday, August 2, 2014

This platter (when finished) will be in a silent auction for Pacific Crush, a fundraising cycling event on California's central coast. Funds go to educational-outreach services in Kern County to help people dealing with the threats of uncontrolled asthma and COPD.

Quick and easy description of what if feels like to have asthma:
Place a cocktail straw in your mouth, close your lips, hold your nose and breathe.

Check out Pacific Crush for a wonderful three-day adventure of bicycling and wine tasting!

Peek at work-in-progress for platter to be auctioned off during Pacific Crush!

Will you join me on Saturday, Sept. 6?


Thursday, July 31, 2014

Working hard to create brand new work for the upcoming reception for my show at Hands Gallery in San Luis Obispo, Ca.

If you're in the area, PLEASE come! 

5-9 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 6
Hands Gallery
777 Higuera Street
in downtown San Luis Obispo

There will be wine, soft drinks, hors d'oeuvres, AND lots of chatter about art and fine craft. Love to see you there!

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New from the Woodcut Collection - In the Swim - by Patricia Griffin

What do Nick Joerling, Seth Godin, Alyson Stanfield and Carolyn Edlund have in common?


Friday, July 4, 2014

They are among the many voices in my head, and I mention them all in my interview on The Potter's Cast, a weekly show about contemporary potters in the United States.

Paul Blais and I did the interview over Skype and he made it so much fun. You can click on the link to listen, or take the plunge and subscribe on iTunes. It's free and he seems to be doing at least one interview a week.

My gratitude to:

Nick Joerling for his inspiration... and the coffee mug I use every morning.

Seth Godin for so clearly stating the obvious (that only becomes obvious after he says it).

Alyson Stanfield for her Art Biz Incubator.

Carolyn Edlund for helping me map out a trail and stay on it.

I'm interviewed on The Potters Cast!

An aspiration come true


Sunday, June 29, 2014

Yes, my work is now at Chambers Gallery, one of the finest fine craft galleries in California. It's a small space filled with wonderful pieces, some made by very "big" names in the fine craft world. I've been visiting for years, and it's such an honor to see my own work among the gems curated by Chambers Gallery owner Gayle Sewell.

This collection of handmade, hand-etched vessels just delivered to Chambers Gallery:
Patricia Griffin's "In the Swim" Woodcut Vessel - Now at Chambers Gallery

"Scottish Thistle & Bee" Woodcut Vessel - Now at Chambers Gallery

"Woodsy" Woodcut Vessel - Now at Chambers Gallery

"Swirling Leaves" Woodcut Vessel - Now at Chambers Gallery

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