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CALL FOR IMAGES by December 31st 2019 !
For details, contact Paul Lewing at
Do you use china paint on your tiles?  Paul Lewing, author of “China Paint & Overglaze”, will be presenting a lecture entitled “The China Paint Revival” at the National Council on Education in the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) conference March 27-30th in Richmond, VA. CALL FOR IMAGES


Paul is looking for images of any kind of ceramic work using china paints, including tiles.  As you may know, there has been a resurgence of use of china paint in the last 15 years among clay artists.  Pauls website: For details, contact Paul Lewing at


Spirits and Folklore of Ghana

AWARDED "Best Mural" in International category for Precita Eyes Mural Center Awards, San Francisco, CA Title: "Spirits and Folklore of Ghana"
A community project in partnership with Cross Cultural Collaborative, Inc. Facilitated by: Laurel True with Lillian Sizemore, and Anna Webb with participation by community members of Nungua, Ghana Completed: July 2004
Sited at: Aba House Cultural Center, Nungua, Ghana, West Africa Dimensions: 22 feet wide x 6.5 feet high (143 sq. feet) Materials: Ceramic tile, mirror, pebbles, seashells, glass, and mixed media. READ MORE ....

I Build the Tower

Here is something new! A feature-length documentary about the life and work of Simon (Sam) Rodia and the Watts Towers of South Central Los Angeles has recently become available on DVD produced by filmmaker Ed Landler and Brad Byer, Rodiaís great-nephew.

A jewel of a film, I Build the Tower, is magnificent to watch! This is the true story of Sam Rodia, the Italian immigrant who built the world-famous Watts Towers on a small residential lot in South Central Los Angeles over roughly 30 years beginning in the 1920s. READ MORE ....