What I Really Wanted for My Birthday

By Barbara Falconer Newhall "What do you want for your birthday," Jon wanted to know. A biggish birthday was coming up, one that ended with a five. I … [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...]

Oakland’s Jingletown: Arts, Crafts, Cool Kitsch — And Cookies

By Barbara Falconer Newhall It was a lovely afternoon for wandering in and out of artists' studios in Oakland, California's Jingletown neighborhood, … [Read more...]

How to Grandmother – When the Grandkids Live 2,500 Miles Away

By Barbara Falconer Newhall My friend Nancy is a potter – a world-class ceramist to be exact – and a grandmother. She’s got pots in the Oakland Museum … [Read more...]