17
Nov

tools

Tools // We talk so much about tools in studio, in our videos, with other artists and ceramic artists and potters. We all have our favourite ride-or-die BFF tools. Jason and I regularly hoard red ribs (the red rubbery tool with a hole in the middle of it, seen in photo). I have a metal bit from a disassembled scotch tape dispenser glued to a chopstick that makes my heart flutter. As a family, the bin of round sponges at our supplier, Ceramics Canada, is a joy – our son once ended up face down and feet up in that barrel as he yearned to reach the bottom through the thousands of sponges. We do like the things that we like. 🖌These days of glazing and painting, we have favourite brushes and chairs as we work through the backlog of pots. The chill in the air is reminding us that we should appreciate every warm day we have, so we are achingly behind our own schedule. Lucky for us, our priority to enjoy these moments outside the studio before the snow flies is something we can take without guilt. Our tools will wait. They are wonderful that way.🖌What are your priorities this week?…[Image description: a charcoal black work surface with clay dust, covered in a variety of pottery tools: ball tools, brushes, a round yellow sponge, a red rib, a silver carving tool, and a small piece of clay.]..#creativeprocess #creativelife #handmademovement #artisanmade #makersmovement #makersgonnamake #etsyartist #ceramics #pottery #AlbertaMade #yycarts #canadianceramics #ipreview via @preview.app Posted by Intagrate Lite

24
Aug

in progress… waiting for bisque

Unglazed work, waiting for the kiln. This bowl and several others will be in Lacombe on Sept 14 at the @PrairieFibreFestival #Yarnbowl #ceramics #AlbertaMade #prairiefibrefestival #canadianceramics #plainsman #readyforbisque Posted by Intagrate Lite

05
Aug

yarn bowl with sedum

Yarn bowl with sedum. The bowl will be coming with me to @PrairieFibreFestival and the sedum will keep doing what it does best: being pretty. #yarnbowl #prairiefibrefestival #canadianceramics #albertamade #albertaceramics #ceramics #potteryforknitters #sedum Posted by Intagrate Lite

17
May

carving yaks

Carve, stamp, clean, trim. FRIDAY PARTY! Yaks, llamas, mohair, alpacas up first then some yarn bowls. The kiln is going to be working overtime this week to finish prep for #edmontonfibrefrolic because each piece gets two runs through the kiln. I love drawing my fibre animal friends on mugs. Collect one of each! #edmontonfibrefrolic #madeinAlberta #canadianceramics #albertamakers #ceramics #yarnbowls #makerlife Posted by Intagrate Lite

12
May

patterns on bowls

Working on a bowl this eve. I love this five petal design yet each is still unique because I freehand carve these babies. Dustmask on, tools sharp! #Yarnbowl #ceramicsyyc #ceramics #wheelthrown #potteryforknitters #pottery #carvedclay #MyHappyPlace #edmontonfibrefrolic Posted by Intagrate Lite