Dale Chihuly’s Glass: Fine Art? Kitsch? Or Both?

By Barbara Falconer Newhall I can’t make up my mind about Dale Chihuly. He’s a glassblower, which makes him a craftsman. But is he also an artist? He's … [Read more...]

Tudor Bungalows in the Twin Cities—Little Houses With a Big Sense of Humor

By Barbara Falconer Newhall Can a house have a sense of humor? Charm, yes, of course. But a sense of humor? Houses are houses. They’re serviceable. … [Read more...]

Shopping at the Berkeley Potters Guild — Three Artists, Three Visions

By Barbara Falconer Newhall Lots of wonderful stuff to see at the Berkeley Potters Guild the other day. The work of three potters in particular, each … [Read more...]

Sculptor Patricia Bengtson-Jones — Connecting with the Cosmos

By Barbara Falconer Newhall The mythology of prehistory continues to beckon to sculptor Patricia Bengtson-Jones. For decades, the Berkeley, California, … [Read more...]

Judy Seidel: Click Here for an Eyeful of Her Life-Affirming Paintings

By Barbara Falconer Newhall Some artists seem to be able transfer the way their minds -- souls? -- work onto paper or canvas. And of those artists, … [Read more...]