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The Wisdom of Patience

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 02.01.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Dennis Merritt Jones

Practicing the Art of High Involvement & Low Attachment "Good character is not formed in a week or a month. It is created little by little, day by d...

This Video Proves The Act Of Creating Can Be Just As Beautiful As Your Final Product

The Huffington Post | Cate Matthews | Posted 07.18.2014 | Arts

There are few things in this world as soothing as watching master craftsmen guide their clay into shapes. Human beings have been making pottery for th...

Astoria Characters: The Passionate Potter

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 03.23.2014 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Ellen Evans climbs the three flights of stairs to Terrafirma, her pottery studio, balancing four cups of steaming coffee and a brown paper bag of doughnuts.

Art Can Save Education and Lives

Vicki Cobb | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Vicki Cobb

It's not news that literacy and art are connected. There are studies that prove this. But you don't need an investment from the government do a small step in this direction. For the cost of a wonderful children's book you can open children's eyes to possibilities of art and improve their literacy skills at the same time.

Feeling Creatively Blocked? Change Your Clothes--Or at Least Shed Your Bra

Holly Robinson | Posted 07.28.2013 | Women
Holly Robinson

I just finished reading The Glass Wives, Amy Sue Nathan's moving and surprisingly funny new novel about a woman who ends up living with her ex-husband...

From 'Mommy' to 'Mother' -- A Treasured Transformation

Bonni Brodnick | Posted 07.10.2013 | Parents
Bonni Brodnick

Almost imperceptibly, I transformed from "Ma Ma" to "Mommy" to "Mom" to "Mother." The loathed task of doing laundry has lessened, but now when the children come home, it's one of the first things I ask. "Have any laundry that needs to be done?"

Of Time and the River

Mary Ellen Hannibal | Posted 07.02.2013 | Science
Mary Ellen Hannibal

While there is no doubt Native American peoples have had a much more salubrious relationship with the things of nature than Anglos have, there is plenty of evidence that tribes exhausted resources just like Europeans-Americans did/do.

Re-Inventing Valentine's Day for Singles, Couples, and People Who Hate Heart-Shaped Foodstuffs

Roadtrip Nation | Posted 04.14.2013 | College
Roadtrip Nation

Valentine's Day is upon us, and it's time to express our love with gifts that would normally only be appropriate for a Care Bear.

Swedish Artist Creates Dishes From Radioactive Soil In Japan

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 06.26.2012 | Small Business

Inspired by the nuclear disaster at Fukushima in Japan, the reverberations of which are still being felt across the world, Swedish artist Hilda Hellst...

Getting Toxic Lead Out of Mexico's Pottery

Ben Barber | Posted 07.31.2012 | Green
Ben Barber

Some 50,000 potters in Puebla, Michoacan, Oaxaca and other states were using lead glazes when the Mexican government asked Blacksmith to tackle the issue about four years ago.

You're Never too Old for Love

Laverne H. Bardy | Posted 06.15.2012 | Fifty
Laverne H. Bardy

We met online. He was from West Virginia; I'm from New Jersey. He was looking for Happily Ever After. I was looking for something to do Saturday nights.

Believe It and You Will See It

Laverne H. Bardy | Posted 06.02.2012 | Fifty
Laverne H. Bardy

Either Rod Serling was lurking behind the drapes or we had taken a giant leap into senility together.

What Ancient Flask Reveals About Mayans

LiveScience | Remy Melina | Posted 01.13.2012 | Science

By Remy Melina (Click here for original article on LiveScience.) Traces of nicotine discovered in a Mayan flask dating back more than 1,000 yea...

DIY: A Sight of Spring to De-Winterize Your Home

Maria Rodale | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

By guest blogger designer Mark Kintzel Right about now, I start seeing spring flowers sold around town. Colorful spring flowers are a great fresh way...

Multiple Choices

Jim Powell | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jim Powell

I do believe that change is eager to please. I believe that, if we treat it as a friend, it will become our friend.

Atelier NL's Geotagged Ceramics Tell You Where Your Pottery Came From

Inhabitat | Lea Bogdan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Today eco enthusiasts like to know where the products they buy are coming from, so that they can eat locally grown food and purchase crafts from area ...

The China the IOC Ignored (VIDEO)

Tom Gregory | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Tom Gregory

2008-07-28-tompull.jpg Exasperated by my search for American made products, I looked back in time to find a museum dedicated to California's design gold.