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Art in the Park @ Dinosaur Caves 
Corner of Shell Beach Road and Cliff Ave. in Shell Beach

The first Sunday of month, ending in November, I will be at the Art in the Park @ Dinosaur Caves Craft Fair.

Each vendor is a craft person showing their hand made items. There is everything from paintings to jellies, from wooden items to ceramics, and plenty of good food and music.

My wife and I will be there with my turnings. The park is right on the ocean, and there’s also plenty to see in Shell Beach, just south of the park. Plus, there’s wineries just off 101 on your way up.

Go north on 101 from Pismo Beach and exit on Mattie Rd; exit 191B. At the end of the ramp, turn left under the bridge and immediately turn right to go north. You will see the park in about ½ mile, turn left on Cliff Dr.


Artisans’ Gallery, Pine Mountain Club, CA

I placed traditional bowls in the Artisans’ Gallery this last week, and I will be placing more bowls there as I build inventory up this coming month.

Pine Mountain Club is a reasonable drive from Santa Clarita and San Fernando Valley. There are shops and several good restaurants for lunch or dinner.

PMC organizes various events during the year, such as the Lilac Festival and October Fest.  (

Directions: Coming north on Interstate 5 from Santa Clarita, at approximately 35 miles, get off at exit 205 and head west. (Frazier Park, Mt. Pinos exit) In approximately 11 to 12 miles will be a split in the road. If you go straight, you will end up on Mt. Pinos. Turn right to start down hill on a winding but scenic road. You will come to PMC in about 7 to 8 miles. Go to the next street past the village sign and turn left up the hill. Go straight to the one-way that goes around the pavilion. About ¾ of the way around, the gallery will be on the right, second floor.

Ridge Route Run 2014 Carving

The Frazier Mountain Car Club shuts down the main street of Frazier Park, CA for a day of custom and classic cars. It’s a great show with music, some crafts, and local restaurants.

I do the “Best of Show” platter carving. It’s more significant than a block of walnut with a brass plate and a plastic statue on top. The feedback I get is that it does not get set on a shelf in the garage, but the wife demands that it is hung on a wall in the house. I’m happy about that feedback.

The red panel was the Best of Show for 2014, and it is my model for next year. I feel good about the work the Frazier Mountain Car Club does and the accolades, so I going to ramp up the design and carving for May 25, 2015 (Saturday of Memorial Day Weekend) to be even grander.

Come on up to Frazier Park, just above the famous Gravevine.

(The Best of Show for 2013 was a 1947 Studebaker pickup. A beautiful and daring job of restoring.)