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Seasonal surprise... Memphis was dusted with beautiful fluffy snow!...and I got to try out a new feature on my Google Pixel phone "Night Sight"... All taken around 9.30 pm using this feature, color me impressed!
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#firstsnowfall #seasonchange #nightsight #googlepixel #imsold #nofilter
Home is where the heart is...and my heart is overflowing! 💗
Happy to be back with my dashing gentlemen and looking forward to sharing stories and reconnecting with family and friends.
#homeagain #ourfamily #clayfamily #artlife #homeiswhereyouare
Refreshing reset holiday in Antalya before returning to the States...final sites to see, kitties to cuddle, shops to shop, unforgettable obligatory hamam (Turkish bath!), dotted with Efes and salted "pistach", and last supper with dear friends...all before a morning departure with hours of mid-flight contemplation ahead.
One last thank you with an exhale, as I set foot again on US soil, and eagerly await the next tale to be told in the quickly approaching distance. 👢🌏✨💖
#bestalways #internationalceramics #allthethings #onelasttime #travelwithfriends
Refreshing reset holiday in Antalya before returning to the States...final sites to see, kitties to cuddle, shops to shop, unforgettable obligatory hamam (Turkish bath!), dotted with Efes and salted "pistach", and last supper with dear friends...all before a morning departure with hours of mid-flight contemplation ahead. One last thank you with an exhale, as I set foot again on US soil, and eagerly await the next tale to be told in the quickly approaching distance. 👢🌏✨💖 #bestalways  #internationalceramics  #allthethings  #onelasttime  #travelwithfriends 
Saying goodbye is the hardest part..."thank you" cannot capture the gratitude I have for all who took part. The biggest thanks goes to @a.cuneyter and @conderer73 for pulling the world together for this amazing week.
...we are now off to Antalya for a short and well-deserved holiday before returning home with our hearts full.
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#alltheblessings #internationalceramics #clayfamily #sayinggoodbye #seeyousoon
Saying goodbye is the hardest part..."thank you" cannot capture the gratitude I have for all who took part. The biggest thanks goes to @a.cuneyter and @conderer73 for pulling the world together for this amazing week. ...we are now off to Antalya for a short and well-deserved holiday before returning home with our hearts full. 💖 #alltheblessings  #internationalceramics  #clayfamily  #sayinggoodbye  #seeyousoon 
Snapshot of a few sweeties with their equally sweet new owners! Honestly, I love this collage... couldn't have planned the colors and pairings any better! ✨
#pairings #colorblock #internationalceramics #woodfire #bandito #feelthelove
Details, details... Here are a few portrait UFOs (unidentified functional objects) that stood up to the flame in a very satisfying way!
These all became gifts to the very special people who helped make my time at Olympos memorable 💖
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#detailsdetails #internationalceramics #woodfire #resultsarein #closeup
The moment of truth...and the kiln tells no lie! Prizes and surprises, results were a mixed bag, but our documentation tells the whole story so the next time will be cherry 🍒
Moreover, the Virgo Trio of myself, @trpacini and @ljubica_jocicknezevic were granted the honor of christening the kiln "Aya"...a mixed translation of Japanese and Turkish meaning "Divine Love" 💖 ~ bir sonrakine kadar ~
#internationalsymposium #internationalceramics #woodfire #kilnopening #resultsarein
The moment of truth...and the kiln tells no lie! Prizes and surprises, results were a mixed bag, but our documentation tells the whole story so the next time will be cherry 🍒 Moreover, the Virgo Trio of myself, @trpacini and @ljubica_jocicknezevic were granted the honor of christening the kiln "Aya"...a mixed translation of Japanese and Turkish meaning "Divine Love" 💖 ~ bir sonrakine kadar ~ #internationalsymposium  #internationalceramics  #woodfire  #kilnopening  #resultsarein 
What's done is done...while the kiln cools, it's time for a little holiday around the ancient ruins of Olympos and the Sea side. 
The ruins populate the valley in lovely hidden pastoral vignettes leading to the pebbled beach of crashing cerulean waves. Pretty ideal way to await the fruits of our labors!
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#olympos #getlost #internationalceramics #travelwithfriends #artistadventures
What's done is done...while the kiln cools, it's time for a little holiday around the ancient ruins of Olympos and the Sea side. The ruins populate the valley in lovely hidden pastoral vignettes leading to the pebbled beach of crashing cerulean waves. Pretty ideal way to await the fruits of our labors! 🌊 #olympos  #getlost  #internationalceramics  #travelwithfriends  #artistadventures 
🔥It's LIT!🔥
We're off on a quick 24 hour ramp with a sweet little kiln who speaks our language...#flameon !
With a trio of Virgo ladies at the helm, the kiln yard is hopping and poppin...Loving every dirty moment more than the next!
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#internationalceramics #woodfire #downanddirty #virgowomen #itslit🔥
A little sweat equity pays due homage to the Olympos kiln gods 🌩️🙏🔥✨🏺😻
Besides the physical labor and preparation, it is the camaraderie of a wood fire that I most love...and in this group, we had it goin on!!
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#ittakesavillage #teameffort #internationalceramics #woodfire #kilngods #türkiye
Getting to know the Korean wood kiln that will baptize our works... loading, wadding, and calculating. 
I enjoyed a front row place to learn as much as possible from @trpacini in hopes I can become a keeper of the flame like her 💖🔥🏺
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#catchup #internationalceramics #woodfire #türkiye #kissedbyfire #passthetorch
Getting things rolling for "Ayia", our little wood kiln...!
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#woodfire #internationalceramics #clayfamily #türkiye #lagunaclay
So wonderful to meet with dear friends @trpacini @barba.stembergar.zupan and Niko from Slovenia to take a small holiday before the work begins...!
Designed for top hospitality and relaxing, resort city on the coast is just what the doctor ordered!
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#turkishholidays #mediterraneanlife #internationalceramics #antalyaturkey #maxinrelaxin
Ayiasofia. Nuff said.
One of my absolute favorite places in the entire world, it is a blessing to be able to return after more than a decade.
Oh the places art brings us...!
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#istanbul #hagiasophia #alltheblessings #artistadventures #soblessed
Gem of a time on the Golden Horn 💎💛!
Bustling Bosphorus and Beyoglu, friendly fishermen on Galata Bridge, sensational sights, gorgeous Galata Tower, and delightful delicacies...@trpacini and I had it all and more!
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#beyoglu #goldenhorn #internationalceramics #artistadventures #passportstamp
Oh the drama! *Swipe for more*
Underglaze previews of a few winners heading with me to Olimpos...
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#underglaze #portrait #internationalceramics #memphismade #clayintheusa
Breakfast and a bit of bartering is the right start for the day with @trpacini ...spices, teas, kofi, textiles, jewels and oh so much more its hard to know where to begin!
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#grandbazaar #türkiye #artlife #internationalceramics #istanbulturkey
Boots on the ground...!
Hit the ground at a nice leisurely pace to get a lay of the land before a full day of exploration tomorrow.
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#bootsontheground #internationalceramics #artlife #makeyourway #globetrotting