Our IGTV Facebook/Instagram LIVE session on May 31, 2020 featured a few nifty things: making a handbuilt tumbler adding texture to that tumbler using a 3D printed stamp to add a stamped feature on the tumbler You can see our recorded session HERE on Instagram. Enjoy!
Sweater Mugs / only three of the cabled mugs left in shop! A rare sale for this weekend to celebrate Frolic, and among the remaining mugs are Jay’s monochromatic favourites, white and grey, and one of my favourites, an icey blue. Seen here is my own because I actually kept one for ME! Today I plan to continue Project Organize This Sh#t as we move our studio out of the house and back to where it belongs, the actual studio space in the garage. Our goose above the kilns is missing us, the mice are running rampant without supervision, and I really miss eating at my dining room table. I am gifted at procrastination (I hold a Masters), so please send messages of “GET BACK TO WORK” and “Stop weeding the garden because that’s not TODAY’S chore”. May this day end with an emptier house, a full studio, and better production days ahead.#ceramics #sweatermugs #handbuilding #plainsmanclay #sale #pottery #canadianceramics Posted by Intagrate Lite
Happy would-be Frolic! / May 30 & 31 10% off automatically on all items in our Etsy shop! Link in bio / please also visit our friends featured on the @edmontonfibrefrolic account. We would normally be gathering together this weekend, celebrating fibre and all things handmade at the Fibre Frolic in Edmonton. Instead, we create apart for now. Many vendors have full online shops and specials this weekend in lieu of the Frolic while we wait to celebrate in 2021, so enjoy! #yarn #fibre #yarnbowls #fibreshow #ceramics #sweatermugs Posted by Intagrate Lite
"Mugs" Etsy Update is now live! This update us full of testers, betas, and one of a kind works. Tomorrow we'll load part 2 (buttons & cats).. Part of this update is the Wood Grain Mug / Tree Trunk 14 oz mug .#ceramic #uniquemug #woodgrainmug #ceramics #pottery #newform #handbuilding #maycocolors Posted by Intagrate Lite
Sunday Live / 11am 1pm EST We'll show you a peek behind the scenes of our product photography setup. We want every image in our shop to show every angle for our customers, have realistic to life colour, and this is how we try to do that…EDIT: Find this episode under our IGTV videos! Unedited from our kitchen..#ceramics #etsy #sellonline #lightbox #productphotography #instagramlive #igtv Posted by Intagrate Lite
Organization // I will get to the business of packing mugs for shipping and photographing items for the shop soon, but first, I am lost in the sorting. Jason made and installed these slick drawers to hold our plethora of tiny supplies. I am now cleaning out our four toolkits (one a giant repurposed EMS kit) and sorting the contents into this ONE location. Sorting stamps. Sorting cutters. Sorting letters. Sorting textures. Sorting miscellaneous tools and molds and IDEAS that we'd long forgotten about. .Jason is installing a third drawer because we have collected so many tools over the years. The Purge is coming because I know some of these supplies are not useful (I have at least seven snowflake cookie cutters!) but I'm grateful for these three drawers for the things we'll keep that we do use so often. Everything in one place, easily accessible, easy to put away. .Welcome to spring cleaning, studio-style. …#studioorganization #studioreorg #ceramics #stamps #shewiththemostartsupplieswins #springcleaning Posted by Intagrate Lite
Tiny things // I had a dollhouse when I was very young and it is one of my first memories. It started a lifetime fascination for tiny worlds. I credit that dollhouse for my love of all things itsy: insects (sorry about that kid-made "ant farm in a jar" that smashed in the basement, Mom!), my love of tiny cluttery bits of beauty, and my imaginary connections to the places in my garden where little worlds could exist. When I have tiny bits of clay left over, I make tiny things. I usually hoard these finished objects on shelves in the studio or in my office, place them in plant pots, or secretly hand them to children if they promise not to eat them (if their guardian agrees). I'm excited about the kittens and Sea Unicorns from this kiln load. I may even share.🐋🦄..#ceramicfigures #miniatures #creativelife #handmademovement #artisanmade #buyhandmade #makersmovement #makersgonnamake #etsyartist #ceramics #pottery #AlbertaMade #yycarts #canadianceramics #handbuilt #clay #narwhal Posted by Intagrate Lite
Waiting // This glaze kiln is taking forever. It is ramping up to 1200 degrees C (2200 F) to melt and magicify these luscious glazes. It takes 12 hours to get to temperature, then 12 hours to cool and time absolutely slows when the kiln runs. I can't wait to see some of the experiments in this batch!.#sortofagianttoasteroven #HotStuffLiterally #creativeprocess #handmademovement #artisanmade #buyhandmade #makersmovement #makersgonnamake #etsyartist #ceramics #pottery #AlbertaMade #yycarts #canadianceramics #kiln #kilnfired Posted by Intagrate Lite
Glazing // Today we glaze the mugs and buttons from April and May for a firing on Sunday or Monday. I have a variety of scale mugs that I beta-tested for size and form in this load, and I'm excited to see the end results emerge this coming week. The colour choices are a bit wacky since these are one of a kind pieces, which gives me some freedom to try out colour combinations that have been brewing in my imagination. Cable mugs are in this batch too for our amazing pre-order supporters! We also have three cable mugs that will be listed on the site this coming week for first-come first-serve ordering. There will also be a tiny narwhal. Because we have a tiny narwhal. 🐋🦄How are you spending your long weekend?#ceramics #glazing #scalemugs #mermaidmugs #pottery #albertacraftyyc #AlbertaMade #canadianceramics Posted by Intagrate Lite
MM // We made little heart dishes on our Sunday live session today. These are drying on the racks now and waiting their turn in the kiln at the end of the month. Our mugs from the previous two weeks of lives are currently in the bisque kiln for their first firing, and the preorder cable mug colour requests are closing May 12 in our Etsy shop. After that, we're glazing them whatever colour *WE* want. Have a wonderful Sunday, friends and family! Posted by Intagrate Lite
Handles // Here's a clip from one of our Sunday morning LIVE sessions, discussing the handles on our mugs, how they are created, and our thought process on why they look and feel the way they do. We will be back again Sunday May 10 at 11am MST / 1pm EST (and again trying Facebook and Instagram LIVE at the same time) Fill your beverage of choice in your favourite mug, and please join us for our 30-45 min session! #ceramicvideos #extruded #potteryvideos #handles #mughandles #extrudedhandles Posted by Intagrate Lite
Weekly Shenanigans! // now live every Sunday at 11am MST / 1pm EDT Keep us making, keep us cracking jokes, keep us demonstrating "proof of life". We'll be doing an Instagram live every Sunday for 30-45min or so, demonstrating whatever we're making as we fulfill orders and get our mojo flowing. Bring questions, bad jokes to share with the class, and whatever you're day drinking! See you Sunday!#SundayLive #ceramics #pottery #yyclive #ceramicsvideos #handbuilding Instagram: chasingfirestudio Posted by Intagrate Lite
Buttons? Yes! I have added buttons to the Etsy shop, and they have been added to the 10% off sale. For Calgarians that can do pickup in the SE, please use coupon SOUTHCALGARY to remove shipping fees. Let me know when purchasing when you can pickup and we will do contactless curbside. Thank you for your continued support!#ceramics #yycsmallbusiness #buylocal #buyhandmade #makersgottamake #makermovement #slowart #buttons #sale #yyc Posted by Intagrate Lite
Product Photography in our kitchen We have been spending our Sunday mornings hosting Instagram and Facebook LIVE from our studio. On May 24, 2020, we took everyone behind the scenes to watch how we create our photos for our Etsy shop. LINK HERE–> Correction: we use compact flourescents, not LEDs as mentioned in that video. We hope you enjoyed the video! If you have any questions, drop us a line at cara at chasingfirestudio dot com or through Instagram.com/chasingfirestudio
Monday LIVE! We show you our studio goose, the kilns, the CHAOS that is our studio while it had been unused as the furnace waited repair, and we do a small kiln load. Happy May Long! Access the video on IGTV here. Oh my, you can tell we are not sleeping because of our sick elder dog! Please ignore our dark circles, puffiness, and tired eyes. We got her comfy inside the house with our son, and then came out to load the kiln with the younger dog.