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Nawal Motawi joins us to talk about her journey from art school graduate to founder of an award-winning Ann Arbor-based nationally known art studio that creates unique handmade tile reflecting the classic styles and craftsmanship of 20th Century American design.
Nawal Motawi founded Motawi Tileworks more than 20 years ago. A University of Michigan art school graduate with a restless spirit and an interest in applied arts, she moved to Detroit to learn tilemaking at Detroit’s storied Pewabic Pottery. She returned to Ann Arbor after a few years and began making her own tiles in a garage studio and selling them from a stand she rented at the local farmers’ market. Today, Nawal is still designing and making tiles in Ann Arbor. Her companies, Motawi Tileworks and Rovin Ceramics, employ more than 30 people. The tiles are sold in over 400 stores across the United States.
The Motawi business philosophy:
We make distinctive ceramics in a healthy way. We share our story. And we have fun.
We believe that we can make the world a better place by making beautiful things for everyday places and modeling healthy company practices.
How do we do this?
We make things that are valued for their design and quality.
We cultivate an intentional workplace culture that fosters constant improvement, positivity and consistently high performance.
Listen to learn how she made the move from her first art classes to a successful business owner, plus her best tips for building a sustainable career in the arts.
Our guests on Metalsmith Benchtalk on Thursday May 21st, 2015 at 3:00 pm PST are ceramic and metal artists Kranitsky and Overstreet.
We invite you to listen and participate in this live interview by logging onto the chatroom on Blogtalkradio.com or by sending a message to Whaley Studios via Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.
The creative collaboration between Kranitzky and Overstreet began in 1985 when a mutual interest in ceramics prompted them to create mixed-media jewelry to raise funds for a kiln. The serendipitous flourishing of this project launched their collaborative venture known then as Lost & Found. Over the years their jewelry has evolved into intricate, narrative brooches which are now in permanent museum collections including the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Smithsonian Collection: National Museum of Contemporary American Craft and the Design Museum Helsinki, Finland. Robin and Kim have participated in many exhibitions over the years and their work is featured in numerous publications. The Kranitzky & Overstreet studio is located in Richmond, Virginia, USA.
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Removing Inanimate Objects from Bodies
"Another type is assault sorcery, in which the sor-cerer uses magic to render the victim unconscious and then insert objects such as needles into the body or removes internal organs. Another form is projec-tile sorcery that involves ‘shooting’ things (such as pieces of glass or wire) magically into the body of the victim. Other forms of sorcery considered par-ticularly powerful use ‘spirits’ of either the dead or the living to attack the victim."
Walt Realer Story
I graduated from Academy Park HS in Sharon Hill. I attended Virginia Stat Univ and Delaware County Community College. I held a number of jobs working for the post office, ups, iron mountain before getting a job with General Electric back in 1992. I worked there for almost 11 years before the plant was closed. During that time in 1996 my mother started the cleaning service. I worked for the company part time just to help out and make a few extra bucks. When my plant closed in August of 2002 I went home and talked to my wife about layoffs and working for someone else. I told her I was thinking of working the business full time. She said she had my back. I spoke to my mother and took on the day to day responsibilities of working the business. I've had a number of clients over years. Iron Mountain being the first. Then came First African Baptist Church in Sharon Hill. Neighbor to Neighbor also in Sharon Hill. Both of which are still clients today. St Paul's Baptist Church, Edward Jones in Springfield. I ran successful campaigns with living social and groupon. Done a lot of residential and commercial work as well. Our services range from carpet cleaning, general cleaning, janitorial service, wood floor restoration, stripping and waxing of tile floors and power washing. We've also done some auto detailing and snow removal from time to time. I was a member of the rotary club of eastwick pa. I coached little league football for the Christopher Arnold Athletic Association
America we need to raise the bar when it comes to anointing someone with the tile parent or even adult. There should be more that has to be done to warrant those titles. I say that because this world is constantly evolving and our kids constantly have to adapt to this but there is one group of citizens who seem still stuck in neutral with no forward movement at all. Those two groups are adults and parents. I especially direct this toward my own community because while many of us are just in calling for change in the way we are seen as well as the way we are treated, we are doing less and less about the things we need to do to affect those changes. Think about it, why anyone would care about changing anything that it clearly appears that those most affected seem not to care about changing. Here’s what I mean.
Best selling author Cara Brookins returns to Rated G Radio tonight to talk about her latest hit "Little Boy Blu" while also catching us up on what her talented family has been up to since our last visit.
You'll he hearing about Cara's touring schedule while maintaining a full time career, as well as creating a new busniess start up focusing on social media management.
Call 323 657-1493 to ask a question!
Check out and BUY all of Cara's books on Amazon by clicking her author page here!
About Cara: "I'm the girl with a book in her hand. If I'm not writing one, I'm reading or plotting one. I also love to build things with wood, concrete, clay, tile, and paper mache. I even built my own house from the ground up with my children. My day job is developing new computer software systems as a programmer analyst. I also love to scuba dive, hoop, swim, ride my bike, listen to music, garden, and spend time in the mountains. I like a little bit of everything and writing allows me to express that."
Ann Arbor, Michigan is the Travel Itch Radio headliner Thursday, March 5, when Laura Berarducci, director of marketing for the Ann Arbor Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, shares insider tips about music, cuisine, museums and more. 8 pm Eastern
Join Charlotte home inspector Preston Sandlin of Home Inspection Carolina as he talks about how to fix a faucet that drips. Dripping faucets are annoying and wasteful. The drip causes an increased water bill and is annoying. If you have the necessary tools and can identify the problem you can fix it yourself. In this podcast the home inspector will tell you how to fix ceramic and compression water faucets, ball faucets, cartridge faucets and ceramic disk faucets. If you would like to save money on your water bill and save yourself a headache listent to this podcast.
The Guest List for Monday, February, 23rd Includes I.A.F.F. - Local 628 President Barry McGoey, White Plains CitizeNetReporter Publisher John Bailey, and Yonkers Tribune's Travel Editor Barbara Barton Sloane
The “featured” BlogTalkRadio program, “Westchester On the Level with Narog and Aris”, opens the Friday, February 20th broadcast day at 10:00 a.m. with New York State Senator George Latimer.
New York State Assemblyman Tom Abinanti attends the show at 10:30am.
Clay Art Center Community Arts Director Ariel Edwards joins us to speak to the fun, curriculum, creativity, and even more fun experience by those attending the Port Chester, New York, ceramic art organization.
Hezi Aris is your host today.
Your participation is shamelessly solicited; share your perspective; ask a question, be heard! Place your call to (347) 205-9201. You are only asked to please stay on topic.
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This is the Audio for the Wicked Housewives On Cape Cod TV Show. Our Guest: Teresa Velardi gives a moving account of her experience with an abusive husband. This episode is called "Abuse to Abundance".
In 1999 having been totally dissatisfied with her own life, Teresa began her journey to her authentic self with a decision to leave an abusive marriage and an unfulfilling position in corporate America. While on her own journey of personal growth and development, this gifted ceramic artist, focused on creating beautiful works of art as a way of connecting back to herself and to God. Her daily writing practice has kept her focused and moving forward as life unfolds before her.
Teresa currently lives in Pennsylvania. Besides creating pottery and writing, she also enjoys spending time with friends & family, volunteering in the community, and is active in her church.
Teresa Velardi is a coach, author, speaker and artist. Her work is published in the Wake Up Women Anthology. Her dynamic coaching program is available on her website as is a free workbook. Please go to www.TeresaVelardi.com