24
Dec

from instagram Dec 24, 2021 @ 14:40

We are on our annual winter rest, cuddling in as we prepare for Santa’s arrival (that’s how we celebrate!) and reminiscing about the remarkable year we have had. There were challenges but we have been lifted by our friends, families, creative community, and customers. Our creativity has expanded and our expansion of our online presence, and your support of that, has been a gift in these days (years?) of change. As we forge forward, excited about 2022 and ready for what it may bring, we wish you the best over the holidays and hope that your wishes come true. xoxo Jason, Cara, and The Kid (and the studio Goose)

12
Dec

from instagram Dec 12, 2021 @ 13:41

Deadline // The last day to order Heels n Toes slipper soles for 2021 is Dec 14! Our annual winter shutdown starts this coming week until Jan 2 2022, and this gives us enough time to make your soles and send them in the mail before we rest. We make them to order, especially for each customer 🥰 If you’ve been dreaming of making yourself slippers this winter, order before Tuesday night when I flip us into vacation. Etsy shop link is in our bio. Thank you! . . . #yycleather #yycknitters #yyccrochet #slipperleather #slippersole #slipperbottom

30
Nov

from instagram Nov 30, 2021 @ 21:52

Dramatic lighting // I finished this wee pot on the weekend and it’s drying under the watchful eyes of the surrounding faces. This is going to be another exercise in planning a date for bisque firing then delaying it so I can squeeze juuusssst one more head in. I can feel it. I’ve been occupied elsewhere for a couple of days so the heads are just staring and waiting for their numbers to increase. They nag that way when I see them because I want MORE. So many more. . I’ll be back to making yarn bowls shortly for those that like a good throwing video. Noses and bowls are what the future holds. 🏺 . . [Image description: A white clay pinch pot resting on a dusty charcoal gray board. On the pot is sculpted a realistic eyes nose and mouth. It is surrounded by similar pots of varying sizes. The lighting is very drastically shadowed by a bright light from the front right. ] . . #pinchpots #headpots #facesculpture #ceramicart #modernceramics #handemadeceramics #ceramicpots #ceramicplanter #ceramicstudio #ceramics #ceramicsculpture #claylife #pottery #handmadepottery #handbuiltpottery #potteryprocess #potterygram #pottersofinstagram #potterlife #canadianceramics #AlbertaPotters

28
Nov

from instagram Nov 28, 2021 @ 13:33

Make new friends // I’m attending the virtual #CeramicsCongress this weekend and making as I watch/participate. This friend isn’t keen on being photographed as it dries, the lighting is bouncing strange no matter what I try so this will be the only “before” photo until completion. Some pieces are more shy, I suppose. It recovered from a smooshing incident and I’ll post a video with some of the steps that I took to fix the poor bruising. There, there, little friend. You’re ok now. 🤕 . . . [Image description: a white clay pot with a realistic face with eyes, nose, and mouth sculpted on it. The background has several unsculpted pots waiting. All are sitting in a dusty charcoal-black coloured surface. ] . . #pinchpots #headpots #facesculpture #ceramicart #modernceramics #handemadeceramics #ceramicpots #ceramicplanter #ceramicstudio #ceramicsculpture #claylife #pottery #handmadepottery #handbuiltpottery #functionalpottery #potteryprocess #potterygram #pottersofinstagram #potterslife

22
Nov

from instagram Nov 22, 2021 @ 19:41

November // this head had found its home so I’m now able to share photos. The matte surface worked out quite well on this one and I created a little matching dish for watering overflow. Pothos from @bigskyplantco [Image description: White clay pinch pot with a realistic eyes, nose, mouth sculpted on the front. Pot is perched on a matching white dish. Pot is surrounded by variegated pothos plant vines on a wooden slab.] . . #pinchpot #facepot #headpot #planter #pottery #ceramics #AlbertaArtist #CanadianCeramics #CanadianSculpture #Anatomy #SlowArt #handbuilding

16
Nov

from instagram Nov 16, 2021 @ 18:02

Yarn bowl in YEG // This yarnbowl and friends are now at The Fibre Nook in Edmonton! 🥰 I love sending work for those who can’t make it to Calgary for our in person markets. Kitchener mugs, handmade buttons, slipper soles, and sweater ornaments are also available. Please head to visit all the amazing things in their beautiful shop. We are so grateful to be included among their artists. . . . #yarnbowl #shoplocal #handmadeChristmas #YEGYarn #YEGhandmade

14
Nov

from instagram Nov 14, 2021 @ 21:18

Heads // And continuing our quest to populate the world with ceramic best friends with potted hair, I have another itsy plant pot drying on the table tonight. Solemnly calm creature, this one. . . . [Image description: A white hand, arm clad in a rust orange sleeve, holds a small grey clay pinch pot in the palm of its hand. The pot has a realistic human face with eyes, nose and mouth. In the background, several other similar larger pots can be seen.] . . #ceramicart #ceramicarts #ceramicartist #ceramicplanter #ceramicsculpture #claylife #ceramicsculpture #potteryartist #pinchpots #handmadepottery #handbuiltpottery #potterymaking #potteryprocess #potterystudio #potterygram #pottersofinstagram #yycart #MadeInAlberta

13
Nov

from instagram Nov 13, 2021 @ 14:13

Smooch // The second series of heads is coming together nicely. Working lips first on this one. Who will it be??? . . . [Image description: a white hand holds a rotund pinch pot made of grey / white clay at an angle. A pile of sculpting tools lies to the side. The pot has a sculpted pair of closed lips on the lower third of the pot.] . #ceramics #sculpture #headpot #facesculpture #pinchpot #keramik #plainsmanclay #potteryprocess #TheHeads

05
Nov

from instagram Nov 05, 2021 @ 10:14

Buttons // sewing buttons on cards to better show off these magnificent glazes in the light. Spice up your project with these little gems of oomph, available tomorrow Nov 6 at Bridgeland Riverside Community Centre in Calgary. . . . #handmadebuttons #ceramicbuttons #albertapotters @albertapottersassociation #yycevents

05
Nov

from instagram Nov 05, 2021 @ 08:44

Say cheese! // Fresh Outta the kiln. . . . #MakeNewFriends #pinchpots #sculpture #yycartists #ceramic @albertapottersassociation #albertapotters

04
Nov

from instagram Nov 04, 2021 @ 21:08

VIDEO Process // Here is one of my little head pots from their first resemblance of a face to the fully sculpted details, to bisque and oxide completion, to the finished glossy piece. This little friend will be with me on Saturday at the @albertapottersassociation show with a small collection of wee friends (many of them are currently cooling – I’ll have photos tomorrow). Please come early for best selection, doors open at 10am and pack your mask and vaccination record. (And your “smize”) 🥰 . . . #pinchpots #potteryprogress #oxide #cone6oxidation #ceramic #albertapotters

03
Nov

from instagram Nov 03, 2021 @ 11:40

Wee Love // I made these wee dishes for precious rings, tidbits, teabags, spoons to gift to people that are meaningful. It’s been a nice little “thanks” and I’ve made extra to bring to the show November 6. I have turquoise fleck, the new copper, and “that purple” for some variation. 🧡 . . . #gift #thanks #handmadeyyc #buylocal @albertapottersassociation

02
Nov

from instagram Nov 02, 2021 @ 17:27

Yarn bowls // Bringing these shiny babies to the @albertapottersassociation sale on Saturday! They are bringing friends. . . #succulentlove #claycarving #yycyarn #yarnbowls #yycevents #ceramics

31
Oct

from instagram Oct 31, 2021 @ 22:01

Halloween // working on some new friends near to the front door tonight while spooky scary skeletons are ringing the doorbell, hollering for treats. Toss some candy, work on a nose, adore a costume, put on an eyelid. This is a pretty fun way to spend a creative night! . Who knows if these will be dry and double fired by Saturday’s show I’m trying. Plus can’t stop won’t stop. . . [Image description: a white hand holding a white clay pot with a face sculpted. In the background is two smaller pots with hollow insides with faces also sculpted on the front.] #ceramics #potteryprocess #pinchpots #plantpots #plantsForHair #facesculpture #clayfaces #headpots #canadianceramicsstudio

26
Oct

from instagram Oct 26, 2021 @ 19:47

Heads // Obsessed. Many of these are sold. More will be available on Nov 6 at the #APASale @albertapottersassociation . . . #MakeFriends #pinchpots #facesculpture #pottery #ceramics #keramic #ceramika #headpot