Visited Margaret Boozer’s studio over the weekend. Stunning and creative works made of clay that she has dug herself! She possesses complete understanding of the properties of clay and porcelain and the other materials, which she uses to create these gorgeous works. See her website for more images of the many ways in which she uses dirt: www.margaretboozer.com.

Margaret’s also created a community of artists in Mt. Rainier called Red Dirt Studio. She provides studio space for graduate level students, and she holds seminars on the practicalities of being in the art business, something that probably isn’t taught much in art school and doesn’t come naturally to everyone. Most of all, Red Dirt provides a space for interaction between artists, which I think is absolutely necesssary to the creative process.