Birthday Salutations to our Kilted Potter

Birthday Salutations // if you see this fine gentleman today, wish him a happy birthday. Our own kilted potter, Jason made on another trip round the sun. We love him immensely. He's our rock.đŸ€—Maker and fixer of things, master hugger, he of the fabulous laugh, punmaster splash, great dad, coach, and never one to say no to a challenge no matter what feces comes flying.Never gonna give you upNever gonna let you downNever gonna run around and desert you#happybirthdayjason #jasonitsyourbirthday#RickRollin.Image descriptions for each in Alt Text Posted by Intagrate Lite


Break time!

Happy to be part of your break. Jason will have these ready for the fall because right now he is busy fighting wasps (the attack bug kind) rather than creating. Defending (and fixing wasp damage!) the bomestead is Important Work.Reposted from @almosthippiemum My 5 minutes of peace today while I finished up my newest blog post. This is the best thing I've ever found on Pinterest: Earl Grey Tea Hot Chocolate. Made with creamy earl grey and dark chocolate SO good. And my @chasingfirestudio mug is a pretty accurate representation my mood, even if I wasn't crocheting (I need one that says writing!)Chocolate Hobnob because everyone knows chocolate Hobnobs are the best kind. đŸ€·â€â™€ïž#cuppateaandabiscuit #teaearlgreyhot #chocolate #calgaryblogger #yycblogger #localpottery #swearymug #almosthippie #lessthan5minutes #mumbreak #gardenwriting #chocolatehobnobs Posted by Intagrate Lite


happy anniversary to us

Anniversary Present For You // We were married 21 years ago this month. I find this jarring and surreal since we're only emotionally 21 years old (which is a stretch). We're having a 15% off sale to "celebrate" July 1-24, hurry while supplies last. Link to shop in profile. #yychandmade #yycartists #handmadebuttons #pottery #canadianceramics #anniversary #slippersoles #slippers #sweatermugs Posted by Intagrate Lite



Work work work it // he's working hard to prep for @fibreshindig on April 18! Got some fun stuff cooking. I'm laying on the couch, drinking tea like a sick layabout (this THROAT and HEAD thing urgh) but the studio is still pumping. I'm sketching between cups of tea, because that's what I do when germs got me down. Are you coming to the Calgary Spring Fibre Shindig to party it up among yarn lovers? I can't wait to see everyone after this long winter slumber. #ceramics #handbuiltceramics #fibreshindig #yycevents #yarnfestival Posted by Intagrate Lite


Alberta’s Own in Canmore <3

Jason's Timber Series of wood grain ceramic pieces is now available in the delicious Alberta's Own market in Canmore. This lovely shop features Alberta Makers and Alberta products, and we are so proud to be included! @AlbertasOwnMarket is the perfect place for unique finds, local, handmade, and exquisite gifts for yourself and others..#ceramics #handmade #buyhandmade #albertasown #albertamade #canmore #pottery #Alberta #ceramics #plainsman #buylocal #makerlife #albertapotters #yycpotter #yycpottery #timberseries Posted by Intagrate Lite


cable mug in action!

Reposted from @poppyyarnandfibre – My afternoon tea tastes better from @chasingfirestudio mugs. #communityovercompetition #supportlocal #albertamakers #fibrepeepsarethebestpeeps #handmade #poppyyarnandfibre #albertapottersassociation #cabledeverything – #regrann Posted by Intagrate Lite


APA Show and Sale! Plus cufflinks

We are OPEN! Bridgeland Riverside Community Centre from 10am-4pm in #yyc today only. Check out the one of a kind cufflinks that came out of the kiln last night – Jay had a hard time putting them on the table today. ? #ceramicsyyc #makerlife #albertacraftyyc #AlbertaPotters #knittersofinstagram #pottery Posted by Intagrate Lite


something from Instagram

A peek into the wet box… work in progress.#cablemugs #potteryforknitters #SlowArt #canadianceramics Posted by Intagrate Lite


Spring Fibre Shindig 2017 – packing time

Packing for The Fibre Shindig while Jay does a dance to the kiln gods. Saturday 10-5pm Hillhurst Community Centre in Calgary for all your knitting, crochet, spinning, weaving needs!


Best Dad Ever – The Spiderman Mug

Having a potter for a dad is a big win (especially if you’re six years old and love Spiderman). A custom Spiderman mug for the smallest human in our house. Jay kept this mug a surprise from our little boy, which is a challenge when The Kid is constantly “helping” us in the studio and working on his own pieces beside us. It had to be loaded into the kiln first so it wasn’t seen, hidden on top shelves above view, and glazed all in one very time-consuming session so it wasn’t left on the work table to be seen. When you’re madly in love with your son, it’s worth the work. This mug has been pronounced perfect in every way by The Kid. Best. Dad. EVER.


in progress

Jason has a herd of sheep almost ready for firing! I’ll add some handles tonight, and after another batch, they’ll be into the kiln for the first of two firings. We’ll glaze them up, and back into the kiln they’ll go for their final firing. We have orders coming through Etsy and emails, so we are working to get them out on time. The kiln will be busy for the next two weeks! We expect to repeat the process in June, so if you’ve been waiting to order, don’t wait too long or you’ll have to wait for longer. He’s also working on some “Naughty Mugs” with words that seem to make some blush and some laugh, and most want one. They make me giggle and I’m looking forward to his planned variations – basically signaling to everyone around that they should leave you alone because you have fun things to do instead. We’ll sell them through the Facebook page and on this website once we have the e-commerce module set up because I’m just not sure that Etsy will appreciate the… ahem… language on these beauties. Details on how to purchase the Naughty Mugs aka the sweary mugs will be available once they’re out of the kiln.  


Fibre Shindig Tomorrow!

Jason is busy packing up a herd of sheep and hand carved yarn bowls to accompany all of the buttons, bookmarks, and diz for tomorrow’s sale. We’ll be at the Fibre Shindig Hillhurst Sunnyside Community Centre from 10am-5pm with so many wonderful vendors! We will be joined by vendors selling their handdyed yarns, spindles, roving, and all the accessories and fabulousness that you could ever want or need.


beta test mugs – success!

Fresh from the kiln: I want to keep these mugs! I love exploring new techniques, especially when they yield such lovely results.


sheep mug – in action

#Repost @sahmknits1 with @repostapp.・・・Morning coffee tastes better in my new mug by Mr. @chasingfirecara. I love it! Thank you, Jason! #pottery #sheep #sheepmug


Sheep Mugs

Sheep mugs are fresh out of the kiln! Jay has transferred this image, and glazed these hilarious little sheep so that you can have one with your morning beverage of choice. From one angle, it appears to be a sheep and as you turn the mug, the little yarn ball appears, connected to the back end of our fleecy friend. We will have these 10oz mugs at the Fibre Shindig on April 16! Pick one up for yourself or for the knitter, crocheter, spinner, or weaver in your life.