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Bill

About Bill

I love working with clay. I love building when it is small, mostly handcrafted and beautiful. I love to imagine, create, help and teach. I love to communicate through photography and writing. Traveling is great, especially Mexico, and yet, I love the place I live. Most of all, I love my family.
A SPICY POSOLE OF ALL THINGS CANELO. NEWS OF THE CANELO PROJECT AND THE HANDCRAFTED BUILDING MOVEMENT; ATHENA AND BILL STEEN AND THE STEEN FAMILY; TALES AND IMAGERY FROM THE U.S./MEXICAN BORDER; DISPATCHES FROM INTERNATIONAL FRIENDS: LOCAL FOOD AND MUSIC; IDEAS AND PLANS FOR THE POST PETROLEUM AGE.

The Interns of Community Rebuild

Looking back at our project with Community Rebuilds, it’s obvious that the program would in now ways be the same without the interns. Each project has 8 that have been selected with an application process that involves a Skype interview. read more »

Posted by Bill at 11:26 am in Buildings, How-To, Projects, Southwest, Travel, Workshops | Tagged , , , , , | 3 Comments

Community Rebuilds – Moab, Utah

We’re back in Utah once again, this time in Moab. If you don’t know Moab this is red rock country. It’s where you find the reality of all those southwest photos of red rocks, great formations, arches, ancient wall arts, read more »

Posted by Bill at 5:53 pm in Buildings, Canelo, How-To, Southwest, Travel, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 9 Comments

European Teaching Tour – June and early July, 2013

Over the past year or so I’ve been trying to juggle/understand the process of how one manages the digital world of the internet, social media, blog and writing with the larger, all inclusive world beyond computer.  Luckily I have plenty read more »

Posted by Bill at 10:02 am in Uncategorized | 8 Comments

Visiting Counter-Culture Icons, Lloyd Kahn and Lesley Creed

Lloyd Kahn is one in many million when it comes to the fascinating people we have met In the course of our lives.  Our friendship with him has been largely built around the books he publishes. His company, Shelter Publications, read more »

Posted by Bill at 6:28 pm in Buildings, Canelo, IPhoneography, Travel | 16 Comments

The Return of White Sonoran Wheat

“The abandoned flour mills throughout Sonora,” said the Mexican anthropologist Guillermo Nuñez Noriega, “are the equivalents for Sonorans of the pyramids in Central Mexico.” Fulbright Fellow Maribel Alvarez of Tucson pointed out that although this comparison may seem lopsided, given read more »

Posted by Bill at 7:43 pm in Food, International, Mexico, Photography - Digital Imaging, Rio Sonora, Southwest | 21 Comments