Author Archives: potbelly@lablanchepoterie.com

And the Winner IS…

As a one-woman show sometimes I drop the ball. Hopefully those I may have kept waiting will be understanding and forgiving of me. Lately life has been hectic. On the last day of our annual summer sale (June 21-22) during … Continue reading

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Pottery in The City

This spring I will be at several art markets and craft shows starting this weekend. I’m pleased to announce that I will be in Ottawa at the “Make It! Handmade Craft Show” on Saturday, April 5 with a great selection … Continue reading

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Petroglyphs, Ancient Language / Sacred Art

It’s Throwback Thursday! Here’s a favorite piece from my past. I made this one while apprenticing at The Blue Door Clay Studio in 2000. I was completely influenced to copy the image from the book I’d been reading – a … Continue reading

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New Year and New Frontiers

The past two years have been incredibly busy in the pottery and for that I’m really grateful. I had a record breaking year in 2013 and that came with a lot of hard work, but work that I love…mostly. The … Continue reading

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Almost Spring!

It’s hard to believe that it is almost spring. We are just 17 days from spring equinox and there is so much snow it could be July before it all melts. Things have been going great the pottery for over … Continue reading

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How I Made My Sign for My Business in 13 Not-So-Easy Steps

#1 Change your business name so you have to make a new sign. It came to my attention that the name Poterie du Lac la Blanche/The La Blanche Lake Pottery, although catchy, was not going to cut it anymore. I … Continue reading

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Too Busy to Write? Oh yeah!

It has been a crazy, busy, productive spring and now it’s the first day of summer; the shortest night of the year. Through it all I have been highly productive and it will continue until Sunday, the last day of … Continue reading

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Busy Bee

As Kurt Vonnegut wrote in Cat’s Cradle, “Busy, busy, busy!”  The phrase Busy, busy, busy is what a Bokononist whispers whenever he thinks about how complicated and unpredictable the machinery of life really is. As I sit and write the heat of the … Continue reading

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Brand New Year

Happy New Year!  Welcome to the first blog of 2012, a year of new opportunities and fresh ideas. I had some special orders come to me in late November and early December so I was working quite a lot as … Continue reading

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St. Brigid School Christmas Gift Sale

A couple of days ago the kiln was full of Yule decorations and terracotta wine cups (some carved and some painted with stripes of bright majolica glazes) and were cooling. What pretties are in there?? We’ll see later on in … Continue reading

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