Paul Palul Rideout

Biography

PALUL could be called a Renaissance Man. He has balanced art and science for over 70 years. He has worked in laboratories across the country and simultaneously created a body of art work that illustrates his development as an artist and a person. The auto-biographical book, VISION-QUEST: A SAGA OF THE 1960s, presents the dramatic story of a young man trying to find himself in the turbulent sixties.

Paul PALUL Rideout is considered a "Master Ceramic Artist" and currently lives in Redding, CA with his wife, Allison and a fifteen-pound cat named Spaz. Besides writing, his interests include art, teaching, chemistry, gardening and philosophy.
To see some of his art and more in-depth information, visit his website at PALUL.COM.

Palul: The need to create is a natural instinct for man. In both writing and clay I try to find and explore those qualities that have a common human appeal, universal ideas and symbols that transcend time, languages, locations and cultures. I am fortunate to have found two mediums that bring my passions for art and science together. Like the clay itself, I expect my ceramic pieces to last thousands of years. Writing, although more ephemeral, has the potential to reach a wider audience as it lives in the changing media of the times.

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Books

Vision-Quest: A Saga of the 1960s
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 101,730. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Artists
"A wonderful, introspective yet entertaining romp through the 1960s as seen through the eyes and sensitivity of an artist, yet interpreted and recounted by a scientist with a great respect for nature and native culture." -George Winship, The Village Wordsmith. Layers of adventure, romance, cultural shock, psychology, philosophy fill this off-beat, but true, journey of awakening in the sixties.
Raku Basics
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,330. Language: English. Published: December 23, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Fine art
This is a basic book on the Raku process, a fast-firing technique popular with ceramic artists and collectors world-wide. There are lots of photos illustrating the methods of the Raku process as well as photos of the author's skill in this technique. Palul has been using this process for over forty years.
Pollen Grains
Price: Free! Words: 2,410. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry, Nonfiction » Philosophy » Metaphysics
Pollen Grains consists of 28 poems dealing with growth and transformation. It is thought provoking as well as entertaining. Palul starts with detail and moves to the general, invoking those ideas that are transcendent.
Poems of Consequences
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,450. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
A book of poems by Palul. These poems are reflective of the human condition and its ever changing states. With wit and a poking humor, Palul gets his message across.

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