07
Jan

i have eyes for you

[igp-video src=”https://chasingfirestudio.com/wp-content/uploads/in-progress-first-draft-for-nose-lips-cheeks-and-ready-to-move-onto-those-eyes.-the-finicky-work-of-.mp4″ poster=”https://chasingfirestudio.com/wp-content/uploads/in-progress-first-draft-for-nose-lips-cheeks-and-ready-to-move-onto-those-eyes.-the-finicky-work-of-.jpg” size=”medium”] In progress// First draft for nose, lips, cheeks and ready to move onto those eyes. The finicky work of moving and building up clay is bananas (this is 5x speed!!) but oh so rewarding. These eyes are on the sculpting table first thing tomorrow. πŸ‘οΈπŸ‘οΈ . . #humansculpture #pinchpot #sculpture #potteryprocess #ceramics #potteryvideo #sculpting #facepot #facesculpting

05
Sep

a gaggle of heads

[igp-video src=”” poster=”http://chasingfirestudio.com/wp-content/uploads/glaze-day-today-is-finally-the-day-to-sit-back-and-add-colour-to-the-little-pot-heads-head-pots.-the.jpg” size=”medium”] Glaze day // Today is finally the day to sit back and add colour to the little pot heads, head pots. The finished friends will be available at the Friday September 16 Inglewood Night Market where I will be with the lovely Alberta Potters Association tent πŸ₯° See @inglewoodnightmarketyyc for event details! . . . #headpots #bisque #potteryprocess #glazing #ceramics #pottery #sculpture #faceplanters #pinchpot

02
May

eyes are coming

[igp-video src=”” poster=”http://chasingfirestudio.com/wp-content/uploads/making-fine-make-more-of-us-but-can-we-watch-something-other-than-90-day-fiance-while-you-work-no-no.jpg” size=”medium”] Making // fine, make more of us but can we watch something OTHER than “90 Day Fiance” while you work??? No, no we may not. #TrashTv #PotteryProcess #Sculpture #ceramics #clay #pottery #keramika #pinchpottery #facesculpture #humansculpture #pinchpot

02
May

head pots in action

[igp-video src=”http://chasingfirestudio.com/wp-content/uploads/watch-me-start-the-eyes-and-plump-some-cheeks-8x-speed-πŸ‘οΈπŸ‘οΈ-white-ceramic-clay-sculpting-o.mp4″ poster=”http://chasingfirestudio.com/wp-content/uploads/watch-me-start-the-eyes-and-plump-some-cheeks-8x-speed-πŸ‘οΈπŸ‘οΈ-white-ceramic-clay-sculpting-o.jpg” size=”medium”] Watch me start the eyes and plump some cheeks – 8x speed πŸ‘οΈπŸ‘οΈ White ceramic clay sculpting of my latest face pot friend. My reference photo has beautiful plump cheeks and large eyes. I’m excited to flesh out the kids. #potteryvideos #sculpture #ceramics #pottery #ceramicsprocess #facesculpt #keramik #pinchpot

16
Mar

oh those eyes

[igp-video src=”” poster=”https://chasingfirestudio.com/wp-content/uploads/breakfast-with-a-friend-adding-final-touches-to-this-face-pot-this-morning-created-with-guidance-of-.jpg” size=”medium”] Breakfast with a friend // Adding final touches to this face pot this morning, created with guidance of @artgolban during his Sculpture Facial Elements class. This was an incredibly rewarding and challenging class through the University of Saskatchewan, and I highly recommend. πŸ‘οΈπŸΌπŸΌ #LifelongLearning #ceramics #handbuilding #pinchpot #facialelements #facialsculpting #facesculpture #pottery #facepots #yyc . . [Image description: Large white clay pinch pot with realistic face sculpted onto the surface. Face is looking slightly up to the right with a neutral expression and sits on a dark brown table, with pottery tools scattered in the background ]

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

13
Nov

SMOOCH

[igp-video src=”” poster=”https://chasingfirestudio.com/wp-content/uploads/smooch-the-second-series-of-heads-is-coming-together-nicely.-working-lips-first-on-this-one.-who-wil-1.jpg” size=”medium”] Smooch // The second series of heads is coming together nicely. Working lips first on this one. Who will it be??? . . . [Image description: a white hand holds a rotund pinch pot made of grey / white clay at an angle. A pile of sculpting tools lies to the side. The pot has a sculpted pair of closed lips on the lower third of the pot.] . #ceramics #sculpture #headpot #facesculpture #pinchpot #keramik #plainsmanclay #potteryprocess #TheHeads

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

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