Author Archives: potbelly@lablanchepoterie.com

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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Alarming!

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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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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