George Orbelian’s Blog Posts

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Kuraoka + Lieber Exhibit


Pope Francis’s Encyclical

Spent some of today reading the text of Pope Francis’s Encyclical – a very impressive document. There is so much that he shares that is incredibly accurate – beautifully and courageously delivered. Read the document in full here


Story about Tom Lieber:


One afternoon I went to visit Tom at his home studio on a hillside amongst redwoods in San Geronimo, CA (West Marin, County). It was a crisp fall day after an early season rain and the wet redwood forest was fragrant.  I climbed a hillside of stairs to the top level  of the house Tom […]

Tim Ferriss – Mastering Any Skill

Tim Ferriss

Working with Aurora Robson

Aurora Robson

Recently I had a chance to work with Aurora Robson, more coming soon.

In Trim

When surfing became a part of my life over forty years ago, my approach continued down a familiar path – how do I understand this endeavor better, where is the edge, what might be improved? Working with metal while building and racing motorcycles familiarized me with a higher standard of precision and accuracy than was […]

In Conversation with Dick Brewer

In conversation with Dick Brewer, coming soon.

Kathryn McBride

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My friend Kathryn McBride introduced me to clay and was instrumental in my decision to become an art major at San Francisco State University. Kathryn was a graduate student in the ceramics department and graciously invited me to the studio, showed me how to throw, introduced me to the instructors (Joe Hawley, David Kuraoka, and Charles “Bud” […]