That's My Story written by Lynn Oldshue

 I was interviewed by Lynn Oldshue at the 2017 Fairhope Art Festival.

She writes for an online magazine named Our Southern Souls.

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That's My Song


"Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head"

(originally by B. J. Thomas)



Raindrops keep fallin' on my head
Just like the guy whose feet are too big for his bed
Nothing seems to fit
Oh, raindrops keep fallin' on my head
Keep a-fallin'

Cause I just done me some talking to the sun
And I said I didn't like the way he got things done
Sleeping on the job
Oh, raindrops keep fallin' on my head
Keep a-fallin'

But there's one thing I know
The blues they send to meet me
Won't defeat me
It won't be long till happiness
Comes up to greet...

Banging Hair Styles

Banging Hair Styles

 Click image to see Banging Video

I am simply amazed at how creative and innovative hair styling has become today!

Now, I see everyday people walking around proudly with the most unusual, colorful, highly stylized hairdos one could imagine. People often asked me about the wire hair styles that I create for my female sculptures. I often  hear them say with excitement " That Hair is Banging"!

The Herdew brand started and quickly developed into an artistic expression that sought after a different look for hair fashion and design . 

The concept of Herdew  started during the 90's. Now Banging Hair has become my signature work. To hear art patrons say " Now This is Something Different" is truly a compliment.

I place wire hair implants into the head of my work and place that work into a fiery furnace. This is unorthodox raku and for some, not a ceramic best practice. Few artist are willing to try this technique using wire implants because of the amount of time it takes and the potential loss or damage to the artwork.

It takes on average four hours or more to roll, twist, coil and bang out a style that fits the personality of  each work at hand.

I do not create Herdew styles exactly alike, however I usually incorporate  more than 40 feet of 16 gauge wire on each piece. So how to I do that?  Stay tuned! My next video blogs will demonstrate the following: 

  • Banged....    Hit with a hammer
  • Coiled......    With the needle nose pliers or drill
  • Twisted.....   By hand
  • Braided....    By hand
  • Crimped....   By hand 
  • Nappy Nap...By Hand

Bead Making 101

Bead Making 101


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