The Creative Journey

Baleia Blu (ba-LAY-ah-bloo) is a study in imperfection. The pieces, the process, the journal entries, the brand–nothing is perfect. I've decided to document the entire creative process here–mess, flaws, and all. (Side note: Email me if you find a typo, so I can fix it.)

From rediscovering the craft, learning new techniques, finding inspiration, designing the brand, developing partnerships, and eventually launching the shop. You can follow the journey–and see if I learn to embrace the mess. As they say, it will all come out in the wash.

The Journal   The Name   


Beyond the Clay

When glaze moves across texture, sometimes there are little surprises–an unexpected pop of color or a graceful drip. Similarly, Baleia Blu has surprised me in how meditative the process is and how much centering the clay has helped center me. When you give creative energy space and time to breathe, you allow for little surprises to come up more often, so I'm highlighting some journal entries below that explore the process and the practice beyond the clay: a little surprise to me.

April 3, 2016: Something New, Yet Old
April 12, 2016: Thinking Bigger
April 12, 2016: First Day of School
August 19, 2016: Throwing Clay in Gotland, Sweden
October 16, 2016: Inspired by Calatrava and Chalayan
April 8, 2017: A New Website
July 14, 2017: A Step Back to Move Forward
July 15, 2017: Todo Saldrá en la Colada.
July 18, 2017: The Shop
July 25, 2017: Seigaiha and Stamp Carving
March 21, 2018: And Round And Round We Go
March 21, 2018: Rituals
April 30, 2018: Prepping for Baleia Blu's First Gallery Night