my quarterly post of productivity. just some wheel thrown bowls so far...  
I'm most pleased about my lemon seeds sprouting...when life gives you lemons!


22"x 29" 
just having a little bit o' fun with larger stencils 


a quick 2-tone mini print. one for day-one for night...glow time


after stalker my thoughts turned this doc on the chernobyl disaster- it left me haunted... 


i don't know a lot about alexander korda
but i loved watching this film: rembrandt (1936)
so many good monologues!
high-res found here

excited to catch this on the big screen...


snuck in a q&a with the good & kind people of SNAP (100th snapline edition)- thanks guys!


Shark with Napoleon hat
Meet a medieval shark with a hat on. However, there is much more to this funny 13th-century decoration. Medieval decorators often got it wrong when they drew exotic animals like this. Elephants, for example, looked like pigs with big ears. We can’t blame the artists, as they had never seen these animals, which lived far away - and they had no internet or means to travel that far. This is why the image of the shark is so special: it is realistic. It shows its gills, the row of pointy teeth that stick out, and the typical round opening near the tip of the nose. In sum, this decorator had likely seen a shark in real life. For the book historian this is interesting as it may help localize where the book was made. Given that it was produced in France, we may potentially place its production near the ocean, or perhaps even in the south of the country, near the Mediterranean. All that from a bunch of pointy teeth - and some healthy guess work.
Pic: Paris, Bibliothèque Sainte-Geneviève, MS 98.
i recently discovered the ultimate site! erik kwakkel is a medieval book historian & living the dream. 
(too bad i missed his lecture when he swung through edmo)
i have some prints on the go (truly), but in the meantime, look at how dapper willie is!


enjoying the bbc's 'a very british renaissance'
holbein's portrait of nicholas kratzer: the king's clockmaker who could 'drink like a german'