17
Jan

Creekside Festival on Jan 21

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07
Jan

i have eyes for you

In progress// First draft for nose, lips, cheeks and ready to move onto those eyes. The finicky work of moving and building up clay is bananas (this is 5x speed!!) but oh so rewarding. These eyes are on the sculpting table first thing tomorrow. 👁️👁️ . . #humansculpture #pinchpot #sculpture #potteryprocess #ceramics #potteryvideo #sculpting #facepot #facesculpting

03
Jan

COMING SOON! In Person market

it’s coming soon!!! Come see us and our fibery friends in Airdrie Reposted from @creekside_yarnfestival Save the date! In just 2 more months it will be time for the 5th annual @creekside_yarnfestival. Join us for some fun and shopping after the hectic holiday season!! Stay tuned in the next few weeks for the featured vendors and floorplan. We have 36 vendors with a wide variety of wonderful goodies. #creeksideyarnfestival #polkadotcreek #creekgardenscrafts #yarnparty #shopsmallbusiness #crochetersofinstagram #knittersofinstagram #weaversofinstagram #makersofinstagram

02
Jan

pinch pots

No Easy Button // My head said “this clay isn’t made for this bashy work, WHAT ARE YOU DOING” and my heart said “PFFFT” and some quote about getting to success faster if you steam through the failures. Or something. My head wasn’t really listening. Pinch pots from super soft porcelain, this could be really cool. Or a learning experience. . We’ll find out later which was right: ️ or 🧠 once these firm up a bit for sculpting faces. . Happy 2023! May your heart’s desires guide you (isn’t the journey the most important part anyway?) . . #pinchpots #headpots #handbuiltpottery #potteryprocess

24
Dec

The Best Christmas Movie Ever

HANS GRUBER HAS FALLEN! Merry Christmas to those that celebrate 🏼 . #DieHard #ChristmasMovie #XmasSpirit #HandmadeOrnament

21
Dec

our new studio tool!

It’s end of year NEW TOOL time – Santa brought us a new slab roller 🏼 Thank you @ceramics_canada_calgary for always being THE BEST in advice, supply, and general awesomeness! We can’t wait to get to making. #DreamsComeTrue #MakeItFLAT . . #yyc #ceramicscanada #pottery #slabroller #northstarequipment #ceramics #albertapottersassociation

15
Dec

making slipper soles

Double time – finishing the making of the last slipper sole orders before Santa arrives! Two of us are side by side to get these babies ready and into the mail! Handmade ️ #slippers #slippersoles #slipperseason #handmadeslippers #knittersofinstagram #crochetersofinstagram #yyc

14
Dec

Yarn Bowls @ Yarn Twisters

Yarn bowl drop // I have dropped my favourite yarn bowls at #yyc @yarn_twisters Yarn Twisters, a lovely shop on SE Calgary that is owned and operated by two truly amazing women. They have super large CAULDRON styles and smaller bowls as well for you or someone special on your list. Every single one was carved by hand in my studio. I hope you like them! Thanks to @sahmknits1 for the photo of the display and being 100% great. #yycknitters #shoplocalyyc #yarnbowls #handmadecalgary #yyccrochet

26
Oct

APA Show coming soon!

APA Annual Christmas sale // it’s coming so soon. Please come visit me and all the potters on Nov 5. Free entry and door prizes! . I’ll have yarn bowls, d20 mugs, and some new friends (head pots) plus buttons! . #apa #yyc #yycart #yycmarket #yycevents #pottery #yycpottery

23
Oct

Fibre Shindig Fall 2022!

Thank you! My sweet tween apprentice and I are so grateful to @fibreshindig Fibre Shindig. Clair, Myrna, and the volunteers bring such wonderful people together, and we are so grateful to be included. The new venue is bright and welcoming, and as usual, I spent the day admiring knit, crochet, and woven projects as the fashion of attendees filed in. Oh and also selling pots and slipper soles and buttons . Thank you for everyone that came by the booth and helped our tween work on his booth skills. He is eager and learning. ️ . My own stash is wee but mighty with dreamy yarns from @poppyyarnandfibre @thewoolbaron , a progress keeper from @_ocean_loops , amazing beads by @burntglassstudio (the tween apprentice hasn’t taken his beads off since!!) and beautiful woven ornaments from @ellspins . I also was able to acquire two amazing handknit shawls from Vivienne Rundle that suit me: BRIGHT AND LOUD, and the other subdued in my quieter moments. (I’ve tagged the makers in the photos except Vivienne who I can’t find on instagram) . Did you make it to the show? What amazing things did you find? . . #yyc #fibreshindig #apprentice #fibreshindighaul #communityovercompetition

18
Oct

Sneak Peek

It’s almost here! Fibre Shindig is Saturday Oct 22, 10am-4pm at Genesis Centre. ️ . I’m sanding pots today and so excited that we will have a limited collection of the EXTRA LARGE edition of our popular cabled mugs. We are excited to see you and show you all the things we’ve been making. . Copy/paste this for advance ticket: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/the-fibre-shindig-tickets-443041407777?utm_campaign=post_publish&utm_medium=email&utm_source=even . . . #yycarts #fibreshindig @fibreshing #giftsforknitters #yarmbowls #yyc #yycevents #yycmarkets

08
Oct

throwing yarnbowls

Throwing a yarn bowl. Note the technique using a piece of scrap paper to seal the opening, creating a vacuum to keep the pot stable as I take it off the wheel. Don’t have bats? No problem! . #yarnbowl #ceramicart #ceramicarts #ceramicartist #modernceramics #ceramica #keramik #wheelthrownceramics #pottery #handthrown #potterybowl #potteryprocess #pottersofinstagram #potteryvideo #potteryvideos #claylife #pottery #functionalpottery #potteryprocess #pottersofinstagram #potterytip #oddlysatisfying

01
Oct

sketching preparation

Planning patterns isn’t something I often do. I usually set up a pot in front of me and then carve my garden into the surface. But today I had an idea so I’m sketching it out. STARS STARS STARS. . Do you like the top or bottom illustration better? . # #potteryprocess #drawing #illustration #artisttok #claycarving #ideas #art #yyc #Alberta #pencildrawing #carving

01
Oct

Fibre Shindig Fall is coming soon

Same great energy, new location. Oct 22 in Calgary at Genesis Centre I hope to see you there! . Reposted from @fibreshindig The playful and cheeky mugs and yarn bowls from @chasingfirestudio will bring a smile to your face!! There are knitting themed ones and quirky faces, alongside hand carved and rainbow glazed bowls. Not forgetting the leather soles to save any slipping in your hand made slippers! Come and see all the fabulousness on Saturday October 22 at Genesis Centre in Calgary from 10am at The Fibre Shindig. #fibreshindigfall2022 #fibrefestival #yycpottery #handmademugs #yarnbowl #slippersoles #knittingmug #yycshoplocal #yycmakers #rainbowglaze #potteryartist #pottery #fibreshindig

14
Sep

heads, d20, and yarn bowls

New // Wee friend pots, d20 steins, and new rainbow yarn bowls fresh from the kiln! . This work and ME will be at Calgary’s Inglewood Night Market @inglewoodnightmarketyyc in the @albertapottersassociation tent on Fri Sept 16 and I hope to see you there! Artists, food, drink, and a great vibe. 🥰 . . #inglewoodnightmarket #pinchpots #pottery #d20 #d20mug #yarnbowl #yyc