Category Archives: creative process

Tory Hughes Workshop in a Box: For Faraway Friends+Guilds

Allo you! We’ve gotten emails over the years about people who want to come here for an immersive week of artmaking, but can’t swing it right now. We’ve gotten emails from people who want to take a class with me, but live way too far away. So we’ve put together this special Groups+Guilds Workshop in…

30 years since my first retail sale!

Hello all- 2014 is my official 30 year anniversary as a business. I made a logo:  you can give me another career, but you can’t take the graphic designer out of me.How does this spring day find you?  May your place be as glorious as Santa Fe is right now! Subtle fragrance of apple blossoms,…

Making Artists’ Books, April 14 – 18

Hello all- You are invited to a wonderful, and happily provocative, creative workshop. Making Artists’ Books, April 14 – 18. Five days of working with us in my fully equipped studio, getting hands-on instruction in techniques and personal coaching in your art. And taking breaks by wandering the galleries, museums, adobe lanes and open vistas…

Have you met Miss Yakini?

A little while ago, I was trekking in the snow-shrouded and mysterious valleys of the high Himalayas. Hearing a gentle ‘whooof’ followed by a moist snort, I turned, startled, to find that a gorgeous and shaggy creature had joined my walk. A big heavy head swung at the height of my shoulder, and her horns were…

Jumping Jeepers! Creativity Retreats in February and March-

Allo you! Me, Miss Yakini and the ArtRanch crew are so happy to be making things and planning workshops for you. You’ll be excited too when you come to our busy studio, planning hijinks and revelations. Here’s what’s happening for the next couple of months- Join us soon in Santa Fe! The ArtRanch schedule for February…

2014 ArtRanch Retreats and Workshops

2014  ARTRANCH SCHEDULE with Tory Hughes, Inner Sherpa February 23, Sunday, 10-5    > Santa Fe, NM “Creative  Capers: Expanding your Artistic Spirit” with Tory Hughes and Victoria Rabinowe Victoria Rabinowe is a Santa-Fe based professional book artist, dream expert, writer, dancer and painter. We’ll dance you through an exciting array of artmaking approaches, materials, and…

Big Art, Big Events, Birthdays: or: dsddaf Revisited!

Allo all! Greetings from sunny Santa Fe, where Adventures Abound and Art Happens. Gosh. Here’s a typical summer evening: Santa Fe plaza, live music, dancing, families picnicking, lots of great easy delight, dogs and kids and flowers everywhere…. Happy times. FIRST! Those of you who clicked through for yesterday’s post, my apologies, I’d been testing…

New work 9.25

Hello you all! My studio is a buzzing beehive of activity getting ready for Paradise City in two weeks. Today, rather than many brooches, here are three necklaces to show you. For everything you see here, there are ten new things that will be at the show. Come say hello, booth 207. Paradise City Arts…

New Work, 9.15

Fall has arrived in northern New Mexico. Nights are cold, and the fragrance of piñon and cedar smoke waft through the evening air. Days begin crisp, and warm up later – but with a forecast for heavy snowpack this winter and the aspens just beginning to turn on the mountains, we are ummer has finally…

Lumeria: New Work, Summer 2012

As Santa Fe’s high season continues, and the blessed monsoons have come to cool and moisten the high desert, I’ve been getting deep into the creative process as I get work together for the Paradise City show in October. Cygnii 1 Brooch,   polymer, acrylic, glass    2012         3.25″ x 1…