Artists' Blog

Wyatt Amend: Symmetry

Wyatt Amend: Symmetry

My work revolves around symmetry. In my sculptural works and functional pottery I use the pottery wheel to create fine forms consisting of sharp lines and smooth curves. I use many layers of glaze to create ‘weavings’ of color while using the raw clay texture as a way...

Susan Stinsmuehlen-Amend: Fused Glass

Susan Stinsmuehlen-Amend: Fused Glass

The Ojai Studio Artists’ Tours offer visitors, folks who are curious about art, the opportunity to see what Ojai artists are up to in their studios. Most often, the artists are working on series and small works that are made available on these special weekends. I have...

Katie Van Horne: A Mystery and a Gift

Katie Van Horne: A Mystery and a Gift

“Any creative idea is vulnerable to being shot down. But my friend breaks the circuit.” Hrishi Hirway What are we really here for? What are we focusing on? What are we learning and cultivating? How is what we’re about drawing us nearer to what is reality, intimate and...

Richard Amend: Drawn from Taft Gardens

Richard Amend: Drawn from Taft Gardens

Recently, I participated in the Taft Gardens’ En Plein Air program.  Observational Sharpie drawings quickly executed in a small Moleskin sketchbook, and then large-scale black pastel drawings, completed enough to finish later in the studio.  Although abstraction is...

Lucinda Yates: When You Come to my Studio

Lucinda Yates: When You Come to my Studio

I hope I see you at my studio July 9, 2022 for the OSA Second Saturday tour. If I met you at a bar, I would probably ignore you. Does that sound harsh? Well, that is how I met my husband. It’s not that I am or am not interested in you, The thing is, that I figure...

Duane Dammeyer: Twists and Turns

Duane Dammeyer: Twists and Turns

The world is full of twists and turns.  My recent sculptures are also full of twists and turns.  I recently completed the largest ever of my “ribbon” sculptures, Ribbon III. I have also been working on one of my favorite shapes, the mobius.  I have nearly completed a...

Vera Long: The Spontaneity of Color

Vera Long: The Spontaneity of Color

"MoTown art trip...where the elite meet"   So thrilled to get to converse and share with you wonderful art travelers again.   During the Second Saturday tour, I will be showing some new six foot spontaneous paintings created at live events, mixed media...

Eilam Byle: New Work

Eilam Byle: New Work

This Second Saturday tour i aim on showing projects and ideas that i have been recently working on:  different approaches to coffee tables, stained glass "one step removed", cutting boards, wood turnings and paintings.    

Theodore Gall: New Series

Theodore Gall: New Series

This spring I went for a walk to the river bottom.   Found some great driftwood.  Tripped and fell into the water and got really wet.  It started a new series. Please visit my studio June 11th and see the results.   Ted Gall Studio #10.