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works & conversations #40: issue #40 is a treasure trove and wild ride. John Toki, Sandy Simon and Rob Barnard have spent a lifetime working in clay -- in very different ways. Peter Vielleux -- childhood potter, nurseryman, California native plant guru and adventurer is an amazing story. And our story of meeting 87-year old Egyptian artist and visionary Bothina “Bebe” Barrett simply has to be read. There’s more ... [more]


Issue #40               November 2021

Seen and Unseen

Table of Contents

From the Editor

East Bay Wilds
A Conversation with Peter Veilleux

A New Use for Function
Rob Barnard

Seen and Unseen
A Conversation with Bouthina 'Bebe' Barrett

Portfolio: Walks With Ula
Richard Whittaker

Earning It
A Conversation with John Toki

Heart, Soul & Studio Pottery
A Conversation with Sandy Simon

Indigo Animal
Rue Harrison

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