21
Nov

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Babies waiting for some clear coat and then into the kiln. They'll emerge bright teal, dark purple, and blue after the magic happens. MAGIC!Glazing is still the scariest part of this process for me because it is an exercise in experimentation, luck, science, and trust. This batch of mugs, I am relatively secure with how these glazes interact at the temperature that we fire to (1200C/2200F) but we still have regions of the kiln that might be hotter or cooler by 50-100 degrees, which will change the resulting colour. If we apply the glaze slightly thinner or thicker, it affects the end product as well and how the glaze breaks, how it feels, how it picks up underlying texture, and the colour tone. And when we mix new batches, we'd better be sure we have the right specific gravity so that it applies correctly or we may end up with a kiln-load of destroyed pots. This balancing trick is why you might see a ceramic artist hold up an piece of their own pottery and admire the glaze because the magic and luck mixed with glaze-mixing skill is an intriguing art in itself that keeps us chasing perfect results. #glaze #canadianceramics #plainsman #wheelthrown #underglaze #howiamaco #ceramics Posted by Intagrate Lite

19
Nov

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New on Etsy – Skull mugs! We listed just one of the set to start. If you'd like more, drop us a line for combined pricing. Posted by Intagrate Lite

19
Nov

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Popup is this SATURDAY!!!! I'll be at @Yarn_Twisters in SE Calgary from 1-4pm with a select collection of cabled and kitchener stitch mugs, yarn bowls, buttons and some itsy sweater ornaments for those special folks on your list! I won't tell if the special folk you're buying for is YOU .Check out the Yarn Twisters latest episode on their Instagram account where they chat about fun things plus talk about the upcoming popup..See you Saturday! #yycshoplocal #yycknitters #yyccrochet #lys #popupshop #yycevents Posted by Intagrate Lite

15
Nov

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This coral though…Mugs for sale, link in bio! #prettyinpink #ceramicsyyc #handbuiltpottery #slabbuilt #slabpottery #ceramics #canadianceramics #pottery #knittermug #knittergift #plainsmanclay #etsy Posted by Intagrate Lite

11
Nov

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D O U B L E S P E E D // Throwing mugs and cups on this very chilly day, working down my to-do list while really wishing that this studio had a fireplace (and was surrounded by palm trees, while we're wishing…)#wheelthrown #ceramics #potteryvideos #ceramicvideo Posted by Intagrate Lite

11
Nov

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I posted two of the cable babies on Etsy. Thanks to @catiecatp for giving us the push to do this. We have been waffling since the spring and today, we jumped off the deep end. (And now I gotta mail Catie her mug that's been sitting on our kitchen table, encouraging us) #mugsforsale #makersgonnamake #pottersgonnapot #cablemugs #buyhandmade #freeshipping #etsy #canadianceramics #knittersofinstagram #pottersofinstagram #madeinalberta #ceramics chasingfireceramics.etsy.com Posted by Intagrate Lite

05
Nov

Yarn Twisters Popup coming Nov 23

Coming soon to Yarn Twisters! November 23 we’ll be in their shop in Calgary (122 Mahogany Plaza SE) with the lovely Jenn from Fibre Goddess to help you prep for your holiday shopping. We will be packing cable & kitchener mugs, yarn bowls, buttons, trinket bowls, and slipper bottoms as well as some itsy bitsy sweaters for your loved ones in case you didn’t get a chance to knit sweaters yourself. Mark your calendars and please come say hi! Posted by Intagrate Lite

28
Oct

Studio dog

Eyebrow communication game is strong today. (But she's not getting out of bed)#Winter #StudioDog #14yearsold #eyebrow Posted by Intagrate Lite

22
Oct

new sock pattern from InkyKnitter

Free pattern from the talented Fran InkyKnitter! I was ever so happy to see the elderly karaoke singer wandering The Press Club again this year after Knit City setup (phew!). These socks are now solidly in my queue. ? ?Reposted from @theinkyknitter – I have a FREE pattern for you all today! This was kind of an improvised, sorta vanilla sock project that was meant to be my easy travel knitting for Knit City this year. But since I am completely incapable of knitting a truly vanilla sock, I added a few small details that turned out rather cute. I introduce Night at the Press Box which is now available on Ravelry as a forever free pattern. The Press Box is the little bar just beside where Knit City takes place, so it's always full of knitters that whole weekend. And it's become kind of a tradition to sit in there on the Friday night after setting up all day to listen to our favorite Karaoke singers that come back year after year. Now allow me to rant about this yarn for a little while. I have been somewhat obsessed with this colorway by @thewoolbaron since I first saw it, and was hoarding it as though it was my precious ever since I managed to snag one at a local show. Now that I've used it I'm quite sure I will buy at least one more when I get the chance haha! …#inkyknitterdesigns #inkyknitter #freesockpattern #knitsock #knit #knitdesigner #knitdesign #knitallthesocks #knitallday #knitstagram #knitter #knitlove #knittersgonnaknit #knittersofinstagram #igknitter #instaknitter – #regrann Posted by Intagrate Lite

20
Oct

Thank you Shindig Friends!

Thank you! Thank you for the chats, the laughing, the dancing, the jokes. Thank you for giving our work loving homes. Thank you for inspiring us. Thank you for letting us talk to your kids and ogle your babies (we should advertise as the "FREE BABY HOLDING BOOTH!") Clair @fibreshindig you put on another amazing show and thank you for including us again Thank you to Myrna @sahmknits1 for your help and to your volunteers that were fabulous from unload to end of day. And now, today, we rest.#fibreshindig2019 Posted by Intagrate Lite

19
Oct

this is what we look like BEFORE the crowds

We're ready at the @FibreShindig so come on down! #yycshoplocal #ceramicsyyc Posted by Intagrate Lite

17
Oct

Glasswork shawl pins from Carolina

I just received beautiful stick pins and shawl pins for Saturday's show from @szaboglasscreations ! One of her gorgeous pins is seen here on InkyKnitter's amazing bulky shawl "Keep On Falling"#fibreshindig2019 #shawlpin #CarolinaIsAwesome #FranIsAwesome Posted by Intagrate Lite

17
Oct

kitchener mugs

Last push before Saturday's show! I have only a small selection of kitchener mugs in this load, so get yer butt to the booth quickly on Saturday if you want one. We're in the big second room in the far corner (our "usual spot"). #ceramicsyyc #ceramics #pottery #wheelthrown #Albertamade #canadianceramics #makersmovement #fibreshindig2019 #kitchenermug Posted by Intagrate Lite

16
Oct

teensy tiny sweater ornaments

My teensy tiny sweater lost a teensy tiny button.Red, blue, yellow, green… what colours will these sweater ornaments be? And what colour will their teensy buttons be?#handmadeholidays #ornaments #ceramics #buttons #canadianceramics #pottery #buyhandmade #makersmovement #treeornaments #MakersGottaMake #handbuilt #ceramicsyyc #makersmovement #yyc #glazing Posted by Intagrate Lite

15
Oct

smashy smashy

Sometimes, things just don't work out.?Bye bye, cracked mug…?Pottery quickly teaches to not get attached. It is almost always easier to remake than to attempt any salvage. (I fail at the not getting attached thing for one-of-a-kind work. Saying goodbye still requires a stiff drink for those) Good thing we have more of these beauties for the Fibre Shindig on the weekend! ?#featsofpretendstrength#fibreshindig2019 #ceramics #canadianceramics #AlbertaMade #pottery #handbuilt #handbuiltpottery #greenware Posted by Intagrate Lite