Category Archives: creative process

The Buddy Game: new Take Two workshops in June

The buddy game: find a partner, and something new naturally happens when you create together. How do inspiration and synergy sound to you? Carol Blackburn and I are teaching together again for two new collaborative workshops “Take Two: Moving Along”, June 26, then 27+28: workshops here in Santa Fe. June 26, Friday’s one-day class combines Carol’s Network Caning…

Slow and Steady Mobility

Hello all! Did you know that sharks need to keep swimming even when sleeping? Water moving through their gills brings oxygen into their systems- they cannot breathe on their own. In a way I’m the same, without the teeth. Movement feeds my spirit and nourishes my psyche. Now I’ve accepted that rather than fight against it, things…

The Confident Yes, or Wonder Woman redux

Do you feel confident about yourself and your work – until you have an audience? Do you routinely close your arms across your chest, or curl up and cross your legs- then realize you often feel defensive and anxious? Do you stride into your studio, full of decisiveness – then lose it when you sit and mull? Remember Wonder Woman? Turns out she…

Meanwhile, much news from Santa Fe!

Hello all my friends! This post is full of news, and I will do my best to add some pictures too: there will be more of those in a few weeks. 1. Big online sale SUNDAY ONLY at my gallery shop! 50% off everything! Enter code SNOW at checkout for your discount! email me if issues….

Holiday BonBons Artful Gift-Making!

Workshop November 15+16 It is November, and the time of the year when most of us think about what to give our pals, playmates parents and sweethearts. If you find the shopping thing daunting, consider coming to Santa Fe this weekend for our annual Holiday Bonbons class! All you need to bring is your gift…

Come Art and Play! Anniversary Year Retreats+Workshops Discounted!

Hello my little chickadees!  The Big Camel is my sign for discounts and specials this year to celebrate my 30th year in business: check them out! From February 2014-January 2015, to mark my first serious retail sale in 1984. Golly. Stay tuned, lots ahead! Well, we’re gearing up for our big season here in Santa Fe. The Santa Fe Opera…

Special Workshop: A Week In Trebizond, July 14-18

Isn’t it time to do something for yourself? Yep. This is the best year for it. Please join us for the 3rd annual “A Week in Trebizond” 5-day Immersive Polymer/ Mixed Media Workshop. Learn new imitative techniques, like Rainbow Jades, Crazed Antiquitories, and Cloud Agates like this: Perfect my classic techniques to recreate the look and feel of carved…

Can you help me with something? or Data! I need Data!

Hello all! Our ongoing quest: to make this a slightly easier corner of the world. We need data. Would you help us? A few questions, would love your answers: Any and all answers are read and appreciated. 0. How would you most like to hear from us: blog, email, newsletter, Facebook posts, etc? 1. Are you…

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,…