Sunday, December 29, 2013

Western Sonoma

I've moved again, and hopefully will be staying put for a while.
Right livelihood has manifested as teaching. I am enjoying teaching both drawing and painting as well as Ceramics. Returning to working in clay, hands are once again a focus. Casting 100 hands was the focus in 1993-4 for an installation at David Paul's Information Gallery on 9th St. in the E Village.

Mimi's Hands, 2013
8" x 8" x 4"
Stoneware, glazed
 In the collection of S.K.Lehman, DE

Saturday, August 3, 2013

punctuated equilibrium

Punctuated Equilibrium
My new bronze sculpture and works on paper are being featured at Tucker Contemporary Art  

Punctuated Equilibrium
14 x 6 x 5 inches
My current sculptural work is a continuation of gathering and compiling discards. After moving to Northern California in the summer of 2012, I began using masses of eucalyptus seeds, acorns, and other seed forms. Stacking and organizing natural forms sloughed off during nature’s seasonal changes, I make molds of these forms, and cast them in wax. Multiple casts are combined in gestural postures, referencing life force at work. Finally the lost wax technique is used, resulting in the final bronze sculpture. Patina is achieved with natural acids applied over a short period of time and cured in the heat of the sun.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

John Dix

John Dix, based in Japan, traveled to Mendocino County to lead a wood fire workshop with Mendocio based Nick Schwartz who has an anagama kiln. Their work, along with Judith Duff's, is on view at Trax Gallery in Berkely.  The show showcases a range of woodfired work with husky forms and deluxe surfaces.
John Dix and Stefanie Nagorka May 4, 2013

new neighborhood

This has been a year of many changes. I'm now living in Sebastopol, CA. Evening walks down the lanes have opened a delightful world of new vegetation and domestic bliss.

Friday, January 18, 2013


more 33rd street.
I've just landed a teaching job in Santa Rosa.  Now, I'm savoring looking at my block here in Oakland.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

the wall

tries to muffle the freeway and BART but doesn't do a very good job.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013


I moved to Oakland last summer.  Its winter now.  And the calla lillies are blooming on 33rd Street