25
Jan

my course is coming soon

[igp-video src=”” poster=”https://chasingfirestudio.com/wp-content/uploads/etsy-im-hosting-a-webinar-with-the-alberta-potters-association-@albertapottersassociation-🧡-on-fe-1.jpg” size=”medium”] Etsy! // I’m hosting a webinar with the Alberta Potters Association! @albertapottersassociation 🧡 On Feb 26, I’ll spend an hour taking our 10 years and 1300+ sales on Etsy and show you how to set up your own shop. I’ll walk you through creating listings, setting up shipping profiles, and guide you through fulfilling that first sale. How to create confidence with policies, photos, descriptions, and navigate your new shop including fees, coupon codes, and reading stats reporting. Loaded with a decade of tips and tricks, let me introduce you to this easy online marketplace. How much info can I cram into an hour about something that I use daily? 🧡 LINK IN BIO to the APA website to get your ticket. $5 for APA members, $35 for non-members which includes this webinar plus a membership AND access to previous webinars and content. 🧡 #HowToEtsy #EtsySellers #APA #AlbertaHandmade #AlbertaMade #Pottery #ceramics #canadianceramics

30
Nov

more wee head in progress

[igp-video src=”” poster=”https://chasingfirestudio.com/wp-content/uploads/dramatic-lighting-i-finished-this-wee-pot-on-the-weekend-and-its-drying-under-the-watchful-eyes-of-t-1.jpg” size=”medium”] 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

22
Nov

finished head

[igp-video src=”” poster=”https://chasingfirestudio.com/wp-content/uploads/november-this-head-had-found-its-home-so-im-now-able-to-share-photos.-the-matte-surface-worked-out-q-1.jpg” size=”medium”] 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

09
Oct

in progress, freshly carved

[igp-video src=”” poster=”https://chasingfirestudio.com/wp-content/uploads/carving-my-phone-malfunctioned-in-the-middle-of-todays-impromptu-live-however-this-is-the-end-result-1.jpg” size=”medium”] Carving // my phone malfunctioned in the middle of today’s impromptu live however this is the end result. . . [Image description: White clay bowl with a cut out on the left and a carved floral / succulent motif across the front. The bowl is sitting on a large gold foam rest against a charcoal background.] . . #yarnbowl #wheelthrowing #wheelthrown #carvedclay #ceramics #pottery #potteryprocess #CanadianCeramics

07
Oct

watch me carve

[igp-video src=”https://chasingfirestudio.com/wp-content/uploads/carving-a-leather-hard-ceramic-yarn-bowl-high-speed-version.-after-carving-it-will-sit-and-dry-compl-1.mp4″ poster=”https://chasingfirestudio.com/wp-content/uploads/carving-a-leather-hard-ceramic-yarn-bowl-high-speed-version.-after-carving-it-will-sit-and-dry-compl-1.jpg” size=”medium”] Carving a leather hard ceramic yarn bowl, high speed version. After carving, it will sit and dry completely then visit the kiln for its first round of firing. We will then apply glaze and place in the kiln for the final firing. #ceramics #potteryvideo #ceramicvideo #potteryprocess #yarnbowl #wheelthrown #freehandcarving #CanadianCeramics #makerlife #studiolife #highspeedvideo

15
Aug

wee friend

[igp-video src=”” poster=”https://chasingfirestudio.com/wp-content/uploads/workin-its-gonna-be-34c-93f-again-today-and-im-heading-out-to-lay-in-cold-water-after-this-pot-is-co-1.jpg” size=”medium”] Workin’ // It’s gonna be 34C (93F) again today and I’m heading out to lay in cold water after this pot is complete. How are you keeping cool, friends? ️ [Image description: Freshly created grey clay empty pot with a human face sculpted onto the front. A white clay covered hand holds it in front of a background that contains a hanging brightly coloured pink and turquoise beach towel.] . . #pinchpot #headpot #claylife #plantpot #handmade #canadianceramics #sculpture #facesculpting #facesculpture #facestudy #pottery #ceramic #ceramicpots #handbuilding

02
Aug

wild hair

[igp-video src=”” poster=”https://chasingfirestudio.com/wp-content/uploads/i-make-heads-so-they-can-grow-hair-i-was-in-grade-four-or-five-when-my-teacher-handed-out-raw-chicke-1.jpg” size=”medium”] I make heads so they can grow hair // I was in grade four or five when my teacher handed out raw chicken eggs, and we drew faces upon them. We then blew them out so they were hollow, and carefully peeled off the top bit of shell. We crafted the fanciest of toilet paper roll pedestals for our eggs, then propped them atop and added soil and grass seed. Adding a bit of water, they were set upon the classroom ledge and we were asked to dig into our wee selves and find patience. Within days, we had the start of grass shoots and within weeks, were able to trim and style our little egghead’s grass hairdo. 🥚 I can only assume this is remnant sweet memory and bliss from that project. You never know what will stay in a young artist’s heart, only to arise again over three decades later. 🥚 . . [image description: Two white plant pots with faces. The left contains a jade plant and the right contains a delicate circular vining plant with multiple strands down the pot’s “face”. They are perched on a white shelf in front of a bookshelf] . . #sculpture #pinchpots #houseplants #handbuilding #KeepArtInSchool #canadianceramics #pottery #ceramics #cone6oxidation

01
Aug

face

[igp-video src=”” poster=”https://chasingfirestudio.com/wp-content/uploads/hot-sunday-and-when-it-is-hot-we-make-empty-heads-in-the-shade-on-the-deck.-its-32-c-here-in-calgary-1.jpg” size=”medium”] Hot Sunday // And when it is hot, we make empty heads in the shade on the deck. It’s 32 C here in Calgary, and I may now just pour myself a cocktail, and go lay in the shade with the hose misting me. Because WOW. ️ . . . #pinchpots #sculpture #facesculpture #facesculpting #CanadianCeramics #AlbertaPotters #plainsmanpottery #handbuilding #ceramics #pottery #studiolife

15
Jul

giant friend

[igp-video src=”” poster=”https://chasingfirestudio.com/wp-content/uploads/big-faces-keep-on-turning-the-latest-pot-in-progress-from-the-very-hot-back-patio.-.-.-image-descrip-1.jpg” size=”medium”] Big Faces Keep On Turning // The latest pot in progress from the very hot back patio. . . [Image description: a grey clay pot with a face with oversized features. ] . #sculpture #portraits #pinchpot #plantpot #ceramics #clay #pottery #CanadianCeramics #AlbertaPotters

11
Jul

from a simple pinchpot

[igp-video src=”” poster=”https://chasingfirestudio.com/wp-content/uploads/faces-the-back-patio-and-i-have-been-making-faces-when-the-days-are-too-hot-to-do-much-else.-im-keen-1.jpg” size=”medium”] Faces // The back patio and I have been making faces when the days are too hot to do much else. I’m keen on larger-than-life eyes, drawing them larger and wider on each pot. Huge eyelids upper and lower, nose and lips coming into reality as I work. The birds sing, and I sculpt until the kiln is eventually full (not yet) and the heatwaves that keep rolling over the city start to calm. These pots are not what I was planning but sometimes the heat takes us where it takes us. . [image descriptions for 4 images: Image 1: grey clay with middle hollowed in the start of a pinch pot. Image 2: two balls of grey clay with the middle hollowed out in a pinch pot, with the ball closest to the viewer smooth and sponged and the furthest rough. Image 3: top view of a grey clay pinch pot plant pot with a somber face. Image 4: front view of a grey clay pinch pot plant pot with a somber face, and the start of another pinch pot in the background. ] . #sculpture #portraits #pinchpot #plantpot #ceramics #clay #pottery #CanadianCeramics #AlbertaPotters

20
Apr

Handle It

[igp-video src=”” poster=”https://chasingfirestudio.com/wp-content/uploads/handle-it-getting-handles-on-waiting-for-mugs-to-dry-the-cycle-continues.-.-.-plainsmanclay-wheelthr-1.jpg” size=”medium”] Handle it // getting handles on, waiting for mugs to dry, the cycle continues. . . #plainsmanclay #wheelthrown #albertapotters #ceramics #clay #ceramicmugs #potterylife #ceramicartist #ceramicsstudio #potteryprocess #CanadianCeramicsStudio #canadianceramics