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Art Shows in 2021? Nope.

I’m sure you are not surprised to hear that the craft sales and art shows I’ve attended as a vendor over the past few years are not running this year. Before the pandemic hit, I stood in the parking lot … Continue reading

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Variety is the Spice

“Describe how you’ve felt over the past 16 months in 16 words – one for each month of this pandemic.” Concerned, Uncomfortable, Worried, Anxious, Scared, Angry, Sad, Impatient, Doubtful, Disappointed, Bored, Content, Hopeful, Optimistic, Expectant, Enthusiastic! That is quite the … Continue reading

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Where I Was. Where I’m Going.

Well, hello again! I have not written a blog here since 2015, but I decided to start writing again as things have changed so much for me especially because of the pause that the pandemic has given me. I have … Continue reading

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Impossible Task?

I think I may have set out to do the impossible when declaring earlier this year that I shall make regular blog posts so you REALLY get an idea of “the life o a potter.” With ironic laughter I say … Continue reading

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For the last two weeks I’ve been trying something new. I’ve planned it so I can spend entire days in the pottery studio without the stress of extra things to do besides making pottery. It’s lovely! And it’s because I’ve … Continue reading

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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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String of Days. January 6 – 10.

Monday night – up very late looking at assisted care info for my parents and writing a lengthy email to my siblings. Tuesday – slept in until 8 a.m. It’s -29 C on the lake today. Too cold to make … Continue reading

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Cold Snap

Yesterday it snowed, then rained and then snowed again. The temperatures dipped down below -20 Celsius. Currently it is -21 C with a windchill of -30 C. The first thing I usually do in the morning is eat a bowl … 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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