29
Feb

scale experiments

Here be Dragons… or at least some dragonscale. I was watching @epicfailstudios drink out of her scale mug and now I want to make more but different shape. So today I'm playing a bit, ripping up paper templates and trying some different techniques. This scale is upside down because after I made the form, it turned out that I liked it upside down better. Sometimes upside down is how ya gotta flip things so they make sense, right?#studio #pottery #experiment #yycartists #ceramics #plainsmanclay Posted by Intagrate Lite

12
Feb

There Be Potters

I had a wonderful time! Great company, fabulous host, and smart artists. What's not to love? Reposted from @coffeeandceramics Great little meet up this month! We talked pots, cookies and future plans! Hopefully you can join us next month for Coffee and Ceramics! Posted by Intagrate Lite

06
Feb

slippersoles

Punchin' holes for your feet / Saving your soles / sizes babe to woman folk and big dude#HandmadeSlipperSoles #SlipperSoles #LeatherWork #SoManyBlistersBecauseWeLoveYou #slippers Posted by Intagrate Lite

02
Feb

mugs from away

Happy Groundhog Day! My dearest @thedrawinghedgehog tells me that it is also National Hedgehog Day. To celebrate these incredible animals and my wee friend Pinecone (the only hedgehog that I have as a personal acquaintance), I'm spending my day with my @hedgepig_pottery hedgehog mug. I'm always joyful to share my space with this little sweetheart. #buylocal #AlbertaMade #AlbertaPotters #Hedgehog #wheelthrown Posted by Intagrate Lite

01
Feb

Cleanup 2020

Cleanup 2020 continues. I'm rearranging everything on "my side" of the studio while Jay unburies his workbench. I've posted to pottery friends for organization suggestions because our amazing assortment of tools has outgrown my portable toolkit. I'm rediscovering some incredible items during cleanup, and I suppose it's suitable that our kilns and reference material are only slightly younger than we are. I'm also amazed at how much we have crammed into this 22' x 12' space. When there's a will (home studio!!), there's been a way. I'm extra impressed that there are six tables jammed in here now that everything is cleared off and we're attempting to move things so they suit our busier workflow. How is this many tables even possible? Maybe this is a creative tardis..?.Tomorrow, we add… drawers? Shelving? A tool storage solution. Whatever that looks like. A magical trunk, perhaps. We'll see. #homestudio #ceramics #potterystudio #ceramicstudio #2020purge #organize #WhatTheHellAreWeDoing Posted by Intagrate Lite

29
Jan

Cleaning

2 0 2 0 // taking it all apart to put it all together again. We got home a week ago, so this is our New Year cleanup. If no one sees us again, we're lost under all this crap. #homestudio #januarypurge #studiocleanup #ceramics #ceramicsstudio #potterystudio #wheresthedog Posted by Intagrate Lite

26
Jan

sketchbooks

All of my sketchbooks have in-progress drawings of fish right now. Real ones, imaginary ones, cartoony ones, realistic ones. Live for a month with near daily swimming among fish (and often multiple times per day), and it makes my brain want nothing but to be back among creatures of the sea and that watery peace. A sergeant general fish hasn't come up to my face to say hello for over a week and I'm quite forlorn about the whole thing. I suspect that my pots might be covered in fish after our annual "Clean This Terribly Messy Studio" event this week as we prepare to hurl ourselves into 2020, inspired and ready to get some fun new things on our shop shelves. #puertomorelos #watercolorpencil #ink #inprogress #fish #watercolourpencil #fishdrawing #art #artpractice Posted by Intagrate Lite

25
Jan

Creekside Fibre Festival

I got to be a shopper at the @creekside_yarnfestival and the ever inspiring Angela @hedgepig_pottery had this little guy to remind me what is important in life: MAKE. CREATE. Be happy! I loved to get in longer visits with all my fibre friends and my potter friends with leisure rather than quick "hi!" at shows since I'm usually a vendor and tied up. It was a treat. I am in love with our communities, and I enjoyed milling among the crowd today rather than my norm, hanging in one spot in a booth! Keep being awesome, people. I adore you. #airdrie #yarn #pottery #AlbertaMade #fibre #ceramics #handbuiltpottery Posted by Intagrate Lite

12
Jan

something from Instagram

I've had my swim gear on almost every day of 2020 (literally). I've started drawing and planning this artistic life as we head into the year now that I feel rested. I'm maneuvering the rocky waters, many self created, but I'm also remembering why I do it all: the joy of creating. The joy of connecting with others. The thrill of the creative chase..Just keep swimming, little fish.#vacation #creativeliving #reconnect #makersmovement Posted by Intagrate Lite

05
Jan

visiting with our artist friend Jordi

I just ran into Jordi, one of my favourite artists that is visiting #PuertoMorelos He is on his way to the beach to sell his completely handmade jewelry, his wire and tools in his backpack. He and Silvia of @silmarilart work hard on these one of a kind magnificent items. I love the #chainmail and still wear a ring of Jordi's that I purchased years ago, and Silvia's earrings are my daily wear. If you see him, please take a look! His work is normally only on the beach from 4-6pm although tonight Sunday only will be found on a table in the central square in #PuertoMorelosMexico art market so that you can take home a special souvenir too.#buylocal #buyhandmade #artistssupportingartists #cancun #playdelcarmen #chainmail #qualityjewelry @jordielpelegri Posted by Intagrate Lite

02
Jan

20 for 2020

What's on your 20 for 2020 to-do list? I made a list "101 Things To Do in 1001 Days" a decade ago. The timeline was long but also very achievable to plan for more complex items. I threw crazy things on the list, and a strange thing happened. They started to become reality. I started to make them happen. When friends mentioned embarking on an epic road trip, I voted for Yellowknife because visiting the North West Territories was on my List. We did it. I learned to knit because of that list. I read award winning books, swam more often, saw live music, strengthened relationships, tried online friend making, visited Banff, but also bought all new underwear, sheets, and tried a pedicure. I threw all sorts of things on the list and then watched myself manifest.Today, I'm looking for a smaller list of 20 things for 365 days. What's on your list? #HopeIsNotAStrategy #20in2020 Posted by Intagrate Lite

01
Jan

December 1 second every day

D e c e m b e r S u m m a r y // it was full of art, friends, family, making, fixing, hockey, sun, and food. All in all, yes. #1secondeveryday (Christmas Party photo is from @_ocean_loops because I went, laughed, and didn't grab any photographic evidence) Posted by Intagrate Lite

31
Dec

throwing while distracted

D i s t r a c t e d // throwback to throwing while distracted. Jason and our friend and neighbour, Tony, were in studio as I made the forms for the kitchener mugs. Our meandering conversation danced from the upcoming January 2020 ACAD market (we would have 9 days to prep. Ceramics needs weeks, not days), then to the resurgence of vinyl (enthusiast @lyleaspinall received a shout out). We argued about the existence of a comic book store on Southland and MacLeod Trail in #yyc. Hot flashes in men with empathy for women after a bout of medication side effects, and our suspected senility with not a good memory among us on this sunny day rounded out the convo. I was more focused on the chat than the pot, and I acquired a wobble due to my lack of focus. I should know better, but I enjoy companionship in the studio, and your mug will sometimes show the evidence.?Happy 2020! May you have the companionship you want, the laughter you need, and the good health we all desire.#ceramics #wheelthrown #wheelthrowingvideo #plainsmanclay Posted by Intagrate Lite

27
Dec

Mexican pottery

Latte con vainilla en hermosas tazas de cerĂ¡mica is Vanilla latte in beautiful ceramic mugs.#LifeIsBeautiful #caffeinated #ArtIsEverywhere@lecafedamancia Posted by Intagrate Lite

21
Dec

Our Year In Colour

Our Year In Colour // yes, we know we have a thing for blues. #yearincolour #OneOfUsIsColourBlind #ceramicglaze Posted by Intagrate Lite