Monday, April 27, 2009


Coming to ceramics class after spring break there were some nice surprises.

Friday, April 17, 2009


Peter gave me an idea: to make an equivalent to the embroidered "God bless this house" but with Runes and, for my part, without "God" because I think that word creates confusion.
So this one says:

May Blessings
upon this house
cause happiness
to all who live here
and all who enter
by the virtue of
these Runes

If you try to read it note that there are special letters for 'th' and 'ng'.

Sunday, April 12, 2009


The Unity of the Great Spirit ties everything together.
The affirmation of Unity is a Love that is equal for all creation.
One can nourish such Love as a feeling but it only becomes real as it translates into compassionate action.
That is when one values the interest of others as highly as ones own.
That is Big Love.

Friday, April 10, 2009


It really came out exactly like I planned with one exception: it drips all over when you pour.
Live and learn!

Many potters make teapots that cannot be used, just as an artistic statement, so that's what this one is.

Tuesday, April 07, 2009


This says:
The Great Spirit is one name for the energy that is the substance of the subatomic particles. This basic Energy contains the seeds of every quality imaginable and thus contains the faculties of awareness and intelligence. If these were not inherent in the basic particles, how could they come into existence by simply adding particles to particles?

Friday, April 03, 2009


It says:
Life has a will that is a force in creation
and goes beyond the laws of the material.
Therefore life shapes its own destiny.
Pleasure and pain are reflections
like shadow and light.
The big bang is the beginning of time and space.
Its origin is the still point beyond space-time.
We call it the Great Spirit.

Thursday, April 02, 2009


The teapot was made last fall but didn't make it into glaze firing. It came out nicer than I expected, but it is very heavy and contains only one cup.

Today I didn't make it to school because I hurt my hand. I dreamed that I was attacked and I punched the attacker as hard as I could, but it was my night table that I punched and my hand was bleeding all over.