I am an exhibiting member of the Association of Clay and Glass Artists of California. Mainly Bill Geisinger, a member, assembled and produced this collection of ACGA members in a book. Other members supported and assisted him in the execution of this book to continue the spirit of the ACGA.

The Association of Clay and Glass Artists of California was founded in 1945 to promote ceramic arts, craftmanship, and personnel expression. The membership reflects a diversity of California ceramic artists in design and inspiration. The complexity of the natural environment and the many cultures of our residents have created an environment for artistic creation. Artists have benefited from this atmosphere. The book is a sampling of the members and their ceramic creations.

And tomorrow I will have my last radiation treatment!! DONE! 🙂 And one answer on the question on what I will do with all my time…….. Return to my workshop!!!!

For Adriaan’s birthday we went to Teatro Zinzanni’s in San Francisco for a dinner/circus entertainment!


New spray booth

Two weeks ago I received my new spray booth. The old one was too small for my big work. I can use it now after some minor installation problems.

In the meantime, it is almost a month ago that I wrote a blog. I have been very busy. First of course, I have my radiation every weekday around 11am. I often go on my bicycle and like that a lot. Only 6 times are left. The last 5 times will be “Boost” radiations: not so strong as the former ones, but cover the whole breast from up front. It has now a nice pink color and has some burning sensation underneath my arm. But I think I am doing pretty well and have still quite some energy left.

I sold 2 cars for a friend of ours. We help each other. You place the add, answer emails and telephone calls and show the car to prospective buyers. Not that I know much about cars, but I sold 4 of our cars during the many years we live in California now and it is fun to meet all kinds of people, who are mostly very nice. Then I am socially quite active and meet with lots of friends. We went to our oldest son Roland (still for his birthday) and worked on taxes and finances (which always continues).

I did do a workshop at the De Anza College with the Taiwanese ceramic artist Ah Leon. He is so technical in the making of a teapot! I have lots to learn. He also is very talented in making objects from clay looking like wood like teapots (of course) and a life size wooden bridge or a classroom with wooden desks and chairs.

I saw the wonderful big exhibition of the Ceramic Annual of America in the Festival Hall of Fort Mason in San Francisco. Po Zhou also had his work there as well as Barbara Sebastian. Just beautiful!

And then lots of other little things, especially when Adriaan returns from travels. Of course, he is jet-legged and then a stormy guy as always 🙂

I brought some plates to the Alexander Salazar Gallery while I was in San Diego.

Kamakura-Red “Wave” Plate.

Kamakura-Red “Shell” Plate.