Friday, February 26, 2010

Check out this sweet art!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Check out these sweet skills!

Monday, February 22, 2010

E-waste to hit developing world hard

Waste from discarded electronics will rise dramatically in the developing world within a decade, with computer waste in India alone to grow by 500 percent from 2007 levels by 2020, a U.N. study released Monday said.

E-waste--a term describing electronics including phones, printers, televisions, refrigerators and other appliances--grows globally by 40 million metric tones a year. Toxins are emitted when it is improperly burned by scavengers looking for valuable components, such as copper and gold.

A report released in Bali on Monday (PDF) by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) predicted that by 2020, e-waste from computers would grow by up to 400 percent from 2007 levels in China and South Africa.

Jim Puckett from the U.S.-based NGO Basel Action Network, which tracks illegal trafficking in e-waste, said Indonesian authorities recently discovered a shipment of nine 40-foot shipping containers of e-waste that had been sent from the U.S. state of Massachusetts.

"They were full of hand-stacked cathode ray tubes, computer monitors, basically. It was old junk that people wanted to get rid of because everyone wants flat-screens now," he said.

He said Indonesian authorities sent the shipment back.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

The sculpture is coming along.
And here is a picture of Cinderella keeping up on her chores!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Visiting Artists

There is nothing like having an artist come to demo and talk for a day or two.
Today we have Jennifer Allen here from West Virginia showing us all her sweet tricks.
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new philosophies, new work, and new crit are always encouraging!

Monday, February 1, 2010

wet clay

Some new pictures of work in progress