Text and Pottery

Never resist a sentence you like, in which language takes it own pleasure and in which, after having abused it…

More Glaze Testing

This week’s glaze testing revolved three new items in my studio. 1. A coffee coloured, black burning a clay 2.…

The White Mug

” Color is a coating applied later on to the original truth of the black and white photograph. ” Roland…

Que séra, séra

A couple of experimental platters bit the dust this week in the bisque fire. They were slab built with asymmetrically…

Pumping the Pinch

In February 2019, I started rock climbing at a local climbing gym (Regina Climbing Centre). I’d never climbed before and…

Eastern White Pines

I’ve had some difficulty glazing this style of mug, because the texture looks very much like stipple/icing. In grey, the…

Fear & Loathing in Pottery

“Sometimes awful things have their own beauty.” Christopher Isherwood Whenever I’m at a crossroad with my creative process I desperately…

Beautiful + Ugly

Are there objective standards of beauty? Is beauty in the eye of the beholder? Must art be beautiful to be…

GLAZING, Oy…

When I was looking for a decent transparent Cone 6 glaze, this is how its expressed in most glaze resourses:…

Handle Making

Top 3 things I like about making Handles: I can rarely make the same handle twice. I make them to…

Subtractive Colour

Came across my the colour wheel that I made in art school in 1989. Many hours spent mixing the exact…

Extreme Texture

I’ve been experimenting with texture this winter. Much of these experiments didn’t go anywhere. Recently, I was very inspired by…

Balance, f**k that s**t!

After days of unintentionally throwing wonky pots and f***ing asymmetrical trimming it finally occurred to me to check the balance…

Handbuilding

I started off in ceramics as a handbuilder. Slabs. Coils. Pinch pots. Slip casting. Handbuilding can create large objects quickly…

Cold December Mornings

A chilly December morning in the studio. Christmas/Hannukah orders are officially in the mail. Thank you Canada Post! Time to…