Noticed: Clayworks

Clayworks pigmented top coat with mica. Image courtesy of

By Dominique Koudsi. Imagine stepping into a room of walls both breathtaking and breathable, eco-friendly and easy on the eyes—a living space with a life of its own. Sounds too good to be true, but a natural nest such as … Continue reading

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Profile: John Whitmarsh

John Whitmarsh utility pole tiles

By Regina Connell and Natalie Powell. Funny, he doesn’t look like an iconoclast. There’s no wild-eyed look, no unhinged affect; there’s not even a hint of that intensity that can make a person go from intriguing to frightening in the … Continue reading

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Maven: Nancie Mills Pipgras

Luca Barberini Folla (2010)

By Regina Connell. I can’t imagine kicking off our coverage of mavens with anyone other than Nancie Mills Pipgras, a woman who’s helping change the way the world looks at this ancient-contemporary form of art. Luca Barberini Folla (2010) Nancie’s … Continue reading

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Profile: Jacqueline Moore


By JoAnn Locktov An art history scholar and painter, in 2009 Jacqueline Moore found herself “anxious, afraid, stunted in creativity and at a crossroads”. The journey that began in England and had brought her to Southern California, led one afternoon … Continue reading

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