I don’t do this very often, but this week I’ve decided to repeat an episode — one that I originally featured way back in May 2017. For the past few Mondays I’ve been sharing photos with you that I found in the Hicks Album from the Feats of Clay XXIII exhibition, one of the last years the event was held inside Gladding McBean. The images have raised a few questions about the terra cotta factory; and the fact that the company no longer offers tours to the public makes this look inside all the more wonderful. I hope you enjoy seeing Huell’s visit to Gladding McBean as much as I have. My original post: Lincoln is a little town not too far up the road from my house, and I’ve never spent much time there at all. So I was very surprised when I first saw this episode of California’s Gold to realize there is such an important and historical company located there. From the Brooks Brothers emblem to light standards for a bridge in Moosejaw, Canada, these guys create art for public spaces, and every piece is created by hand. Step back in time with Huell to the olden days of making pottery the Gladding McBean way. The 118-year-old company in rural Lincoln, near Sacramento, is the nation’s only remaining major manufacturer of terra cotta. From decorative to functional, McBean’s terra cotta is acclaimed for its distinctive style which graces […]
My entry for Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge this week. This week the topic is Houses: big, small, lighthouses, birdhouse, firehouse, toys etc. This topic is fairly self-explanatory. Let’s see how creative you can get with this topic.
The Pony Express horse and rider at the corner of 2nd and J Streets in Sacramento are a reminder of the city’s role as a vital mail terminus for 19 months before the completion of the telegraph lines in the west. The statue stands near the pedestrian tunnel leading from Old Sacramento to the heart of downtown.
How many times have I trod this historic stretch of sidewalk without noticing these gorgeous lights? In Historic Folsom, history is everywhere — including hanging over your head.
The Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge for the week of May 17, 2017. This week, share a photo that channels a living tradition, whether it’s your own or someone else’s. Out of all the fascinating objects I’ve seen at the Roseville flea market this spring, I’m always especially drawn to those that remind me of items my family bought on […]
Lincoln is a little town not too far up the road from my house, and I’ve never spent much time there at all. So I was very surprised when I first saw this episode of California’s Gold to realize there is such an important and historical company located there. From the Brooks Brothers emblem to light standards for a bridge […]
Four decorative tiles seen at the corner of Sutter and Riley streets, Historic Folsom:
Some mornings when I’m out for my hike, I’ll walk over to Sutter Street in Folsom and pass by Clouds Porcelain. Every time I do, I can’t help admiring the mural situated opposite the door of their shop/studio. At first glance, I took it for a mosaic; but in fact, it’s not made of small individual pieces. I finally got curious enough […]