Category Archives: my work

Big Bold Blue

Before Yule I fired one last load for 2014 and took a few photos recently. I love this blue. It’s a recipe of Val Cushing’s that I call VCAA Blue. Cushing passed away in November of 2013 and Ceramics Monthly … Continue reading

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January 3rd, 2015 – Preparing for The Storm

An appropriate title for today as there is a storm warning and I’m returning to the pottery on January 5th to start new work for the year. It’s Day 13 of my vacation and as I near the completion of … Continue reading

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The Real Life

My blog is titled The Life of a Potter, but I don’t write often enough for you to really get a taste of what I do, my creative process, the challenges I face, the fears I have, or the accolades … Continue reading

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Artisan and Craft Shows Right Around the Corner

It’s been a beautiful fall! It was so colourful out here in the woods. Most of the leaves have fallen off of the trees now and only the Beech tree leaves are hanging on, golden brown and rustling in the … Continue reading

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Spring Cleaning All Year Round

I don’t often write pottery blogs, but have meant to all along. We get caught up in work these days, don’t we? Being self-employed isn’t easy. Well, part of it is. It’s really easy to be hard on myself and … 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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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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