Monthly Archives: June 2010




I wish he hadn’t departed from this world in such an untimely fashion…

Meredith Dittmar

Meredith’s process for creating her polymer clay masterpieces is ever-changing. She surrounds herself with “images, diagrams, math and words” before she begins but once her task has been undertaken, she rarely refers back to them. Meredith throws all of these components into her “brain blender” and each of these clay pieces are the end result.

for a look at her studio, Continue reading

Pablo Neruda pt. II

I do not love you as if you were salt-rose or topaz,
or the arrow of carnations the fire shoots off.
I love you as certain things are to be loved,
in secret, between the shadow and the soul.

I love you as the plant that never blooms,
but carries in itself the light of hidden flowers.
Thanks to your love a certain fragrance,
risen darkly from the earth, lives darkly in my body.

I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where,
I love you straightforwardly, without complexities or pride,
so I love you because I know no other way than this:
where “I” does not exist, nor “you,”
So close that your hand on my chest is my hand,
So close that your eyes close and I fall asleep.

Drawings In Thread

Textile artist Debbie Smyth was awarded the inaugural Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair award back in October, when she was chosen from 140 other designer-makers. Her prize was the chance to exhibit her work at MCAD for four months.

Kate Day, director of Manchester Craft and Design Centre, said: “We selected Debbie’s work because her technique is so original, and the images have an infectious energy about them.


USA vs Mexico

A photo taken in Naco, Arizona (1979) of a volleyball game between Mexican and U.S. citizens, using the border fence between Mexico and Arizona as the net.