Saturday, April 30, 2011

Thursday, April 28, 2011

The Microwave

Vinnie "The Microwave" Johnson, the original instant offense from the late 80's.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011


Highlights in low light from the de Young

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Keramisch 1962

One of the best instructional ceramic books I have seen in some time comes from Germany in 1962. Picked up from the Friends of the San Francisco Public Library book sale.

Friday, April 22, 2011

In the Detail

23rd is the last day for "Wearing" at RBG

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Saturday, April 16, 2011

City Living

downtown SF decoration (middle of the image)

Friday, April 15, 2011

Off Duty Park Ranger

1960's Open Road Stetson picked up at the Rose Bowl.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Archival ITMc raku bowl probably from the 90's discovered on Uncle T's bookshelf in Pasadena. I couldn't remember having made it, but it had my signature. Case closed.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Arrest of Chinese Artist Angers U.S. Blackjack Players
Published: April 13, 2011
New York Times

China’s detention of Ai Weiwei, the prominent artist and pro-democracy activist, has angered blackjack players in the United States, according to an article published Tuesday on, a Web site that reports on the casino industry.

Mr. Ai was well known among blackjack players in the United States when he lived in New York from 1981 to 1993, making frequent trips to Atlantic City. Playing blackjack was his main source of income for many years. According to, Mr. Ai was a rated blackjack player, and so casinos gave him free suites, limos and dinners.

A veteran blackjack player named Vinnie told the Web site about his first meeting with Mr. Ai in Atlantic City: “I was playing and losing bad, and then this Asian guy with a beard right out of the kung fu movies, playing next to me, starts telling me when to hit, split or stay.” The Web site reported that some “casino insiders” were thinking of holding a series of fund-raising blackjack and poker tournaments to lobby the United States government to impose trade restrictions on China unless Mr. Ai is released.

Joseon Buncheong Ware

Now at the Met. More HERE and HERE

Monday, April 11, 2011

36 Hours

36 hours in Pasadena including flea baggin with the masters, gambling on Afleet Cowboy at Santa Anita (and losing), eating too much birthday cake, turkey on the spit, Happy 90th Grandpa Louie!, Sophia's not quite 1 year old paw, House histories on the brick wall in the back and the campus at Cal Tech. Not to mention an excursion in the canyon. Thanks everyone. LA, you are a temptress....