Monday, February 28, 2011


Monterey is so beautiful...
We drove up the 101 and the valleys were so green because of the recent rainfall. We had a great time driving along the romantic 17-mile drive and enjoyed the MB Aquarium, albeit a bit busy. Most of all, I believe Susan and I enjoyed the food! The drive down was beautiful as well...we coasted down the Pacific Coast Highway (1). The ocean seemed so blue and I enjoyed the notion that perhaps we as a society were making the right ecological choices. I was told later that the water has a tendency to be more blue in the winter when it is more cold....oh well.

Along the drive down we did notice some "driftwood" along the coast which were in fact Elephant Seals! In the spirit of enjoying our drive down we extended our trip by another day and stayed in the sleepy town of San Simeon so that we could visit Hearst Castle (Man...WR Hearst was a rich man!) the next day before completing our trip.

Enjoy the pictures here!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

NCECA: K12 Clay

NCECA sponsors an annual juried exhibition for k-12 students ( I found out about this exhibit this year and decided to have some of my students submit some work.

Well, it turns out they had their largest turnout and received about 1,100 entries, 700 from 11th and 12th graders acrnoss the nation. 150 total entries were chosen to exhibit this year in Tampa at the NCECA Annual Conference and 4 of them are my students!!!

Elliot Zebra Mask:

Sarah's Giraffe Mask:

Kevin's Octahedral Spinner:

Rachel's Tea Set:

I'm so proud of my kids! You guys rock!

you can see the selection of other works chosen for this year here.