"Ultima came to stay with us the summer I was almost seven. When she came the beauty of the llano unfolded before my eyes, and the gurgling waters of the river sang to the hum of the turning earth. The magical time of childhood stood still, and the pulse of the living earth pressed its mystery into my living blood."
Bless Me Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Richard and Tupper

Friday we went out to the Carson area and met Linda and Scott’s friends Richard and Tupper. They are both artists, Richard is an artist and makes the most amazing asymmetrical pots and Tupper does this very intricate copper, silver and glass work. They come from a lineage of artists, and they all work in different mediums. Tupper works mainly with crosses which she incorporates all these different elements in. Their daughter also wraps arrow head and glass in sterling silver wire and makes these wonderful pendants.
Richard and Tupper were very interesting and both did some of their work for us. Watching Richard throw a pot was quite an experience. He worked the clay like it was part of him and created this delicate volumous shape with only his hands and the centrifugal force of the wheel spinning.

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