The Maine
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Tag: ceramic

Expanding Focus

words and vessels by Simon van der Ven Illuminated Lotus Form, porcelain, 5.75”h x 6”w I’ve been sticking pretty close to home, concentrating my energy, allowing myself to wander in the studio. Things are opening up. My friend, Garrett, once told me, “The only real power we have is where we place our focus.” I’m looking more carefully […]

Wood Fired

new work by Simon van der Ven Here are a few new pieces from the latest wood fire. (Thank you Jody Johnstone and crew.) Enjoy!

What Takes Your Breath Away?

porcelain vessels made as a collaboration between Simon van der Ven and Mark Bell . These pieces and a spectacular array of others will be at CRAFT gallery starting today, Friday, October 3.  Mark and I will be at tonight’s reception. +++ Inspiration pulls, influence pushes. I used this line during a slide presentation of my work early this summer. […]

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