Saturday, August 29, 2009

Breakfast Set

Here is a pair of Breakfast sets with Elliptical Tumblers. What better way to start your morning?

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Custom Serving Bowls

This is just a drive by post since I'm super busy getting ready for my next show on Sunday.

Here are three serving bowls fresh out of my kiln.

This first one is Waterlily green with a darker exterior detail at the rim.

The second image is called Winter Sky, a grey/blue almost transparent glaze. This bowl is a smidge larger than the first.

This last bowl was hand altered just slightly to give the rim a subtle oval shape and has a Smokey Blue glaze.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009


I found this video floating around on a few pottery and design blogs and thought I could share it too. Enjoy!

Monday, August 24, 2009

I have to admit... and a little tool talk

Ok I have to admit that I am a bit of a Wino. I may have confessed this before but my addiction has escalated since I burned my fingers sneaking these out of the hot kiln. Once again, it was a custom order request that made me get down to the business of perfecting my wine mugs.

I am one of those 'no advanced planning' kind of potters and I needed to get at these mugs immediately. I wanted to get a really good hand-hugging shape that I have had in my mind for a while and wanted it to be somewhat consistent. I knew that I needed a guide for this rounded shape so I did what I usually do... scavenged my studio for ideas.

I had been saving a bunch of those plastic gift card that just get thrown away once they are used up. They are a study enough plastic with a straight edge that I often find uses for. I took my studio scissors and started cutting different profiles into the cards. I just freehanded the angles since I had a bunch of them. They worked quite well and I found one profile to be almost perfect. Now if I get the urge and energy, I can duplicate this profile into a more sturdy wooden tool. But that is a project for another day.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Chance to WIN Free tickets to Portobello Market

Hey everyone. I have got two free tickets to Toronto's Portobello East Fashion and Art Market on August 30th, 2009. AND... I would like to give them away!!

Leave a comment here and I will make a blind draw on Friday to pick a lucky winner. I will then just pop them in the mail once I get you address.

So, if you love fashion and art (and pottery of course) and plan on being in Toronto on the 30th, leave me a comment for your chance to win!

See you on Sunday, August 30th, 2009!

Portobello East fashion and art market
in the Fermenting Cellar at the Distillery District,
with $5 admission for the public (children 12 and under get in free!),
on the last Sunday of the month from 12pm to 6pm.