21
Dec

our new studio tool!

It’s end of year NEW TOOL time – Santa brought us a new slab roller 🏼 Thank you @ceramics_canada_calgary for always being THE BEST in advice, supply, and general awesomeness! We can’t wait to get to making. #DreamsComeTrue #MakeItFLAT . . #yyc #ceramicscanada #pottery #slabroller #northstarequipment #ceramics #albertapottersassociation

15
Dec

making slipper soles

Double time – finishing the making of the last slipper sole orders before Santa arrives! Two of us are side by side to get these babies ready and into the mail! Handmade ️ #slippers #slippersoles #slipperseason #handmadeslippers #knittersofinstagram #crochetersofinstagram #yyc

14
Dec

Yarn Bowls @ Yarn Twisters

Yarn bowl drop // I have dropped my favourite yarn bowls at #yyc @yarn_twisters Yarn Twisters, a lovely shop on SE Calgary that is owned and operated by two truly amazing women. They have super large CAULDRON styles and smaller bowls as well for you or someone special on your list. Every single one was carved by hand in my studio. I hope you like them! Thanks to @sahmknits1 for the photo of the display and being 100% great. #yycknitters #shoplocalyyc #yarnbowls #handmadecalgary #yyccrochet

26
Oct

APA Show coming soon!

APA Annual Christmas sale // it’s coming so soon. Please come visit me and all the potters on Nov 5. Free entry and door prizes! . I’ll have yarn bowls, d20 mugs, and some new friends (head pots) plus buttons! . #apa #yyc #yycart #yycmarket #yycevents #pottery #yycpottery

23
Oct

Fibre Shindig Fall 2022!

Thank you! My sweet tween apprentice and I are so grateful to @fibreshindig Fibre Shindig. Clair, Myrna, and the volunteers bring such wonderful people together, and we are so grateful to be included. The new venue is bright and welcoming, and as usual, I spent the day admiring knit, crochet, and woven projects as the fashion of attendees filed in. Oh and also selling pots and slipper soles and buttons . Thank you for everyone that came by the booth and helped our tween work on his booth skills. He is eager and learning. ️ . My own stash is wee but mighty with dreamy yarns from @poppyyarnandfibre @thewoolbaron , a progress keeper from @_ocean_loops , amazing beads by @burntglassstudio (the tween apprentice hasn’t taken his beads off since!!) and beautiful woven ornaments from @ellspins . I also was able to acquire two amazing handknit shawls from Vivienne Rundle that suit me: BRIGHT AND LOUD, and the other subdued in my quieter moments. (I’ve tagged the makers in the photos except Vivienne who I can’t find on instagram) . Did you make it to the show? What amazing things did you find? . . #yyc #fibreshindig #apprentice #fibreshindighaul #communityovercompetition

18
Oct

Sneak Peek

It’s almost here! Fibre Shindig is Saturday Oct 22, 10am-4pm at Genesis Centre. ️ . I’m sanding pots today and so excited that we will have a limited collection of the EXTRA LARGE edition of our popular cabled mugs. We are excited to see you and show you all the things we’ve been making. . Copy/paste this for advance ticket: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/the-fibre-shindig-tickets-443041407777?utm_campaign=post_publish&utm_medium=email&utm_source=even . . . #yycarts #fibreshindig @fibreshing #giftsforknitters #yarmbowls #yyc #yycevents #yycmarkets

01
Oct

sketching preparation

Planning patterns isn’t something I often do. I usually set up a pot in front of me and then carve my garden into the surface. But today I had an idea so I’m sketching it out. STARS STARS STARS. . Do you like the top or bottom illustration better? . # #potteryprocess #drawing #illustration #artisttok #claycarving #ideas #art #yyc #Alberta #pencildrawing #carving

14
Sep

heads, d20, and yarn bowls

New // Wee friend pots, d20 steins, and new rainbow yarn bowls fresh from the kiln! . This work and ME will be at Calgary’s Inglewood Night Market @inglewoodnightmarketyyc in the @albertapottersassociation tent on Fri Sept 16 and I hope to see you there! Artists, food, drink, and a great vibe. 🥰 . . #inglewoodnightmarket #pinchpots #pottery #d20 #d20mug #yarnbowl #yyc

30
Jul

my fave head pots for this release

After // Fresh from the kiln. ️ The skin tones are much richer than I could hope for and I’m so thrilled. The mix between pupil and non-pupil pots is really working for me. I’m now ready to glaze the rest of this batch of sweethearts to ready them for adoption. I will have these at the Inglewood nightmarket in Calgary mid September and in the online shop afterwards. Those red lips on the third friend are so vibrant and I’m here for it but I’m tempted to add some gloss rather than the matte What do you think? . . . #pinchpots #handbuiltpottery #pottery #ceramics #headpots #facepots #faceplanters #littlepots #handbuilding #sculpture #yyc #yycart #AlbertaMade

01
Jul

more skunks

View of The Skunk Rescuer from a previous reel “Toughest Guy”. These babies are now in capable hands of the Alberta Institute of Wildlife Conservation @albertawildlife after wee skunk siblings were seen wandering the neighbourhood over several days. Mama had been trapped and removed, leaving orphans behind. McKenzie Towne in Calgary is a hotspot for skunks! . . #skunk #skunkkits #skunkguy #skunks #yyc #wildlifeAlberta #babyskunk #babyanimals #skunksoftiktok

25
Jun

skunks skunks skunks

Wee skunks, before capture. Mama had been trapped and removed, leaving orphans to wander our Mckenzie Towne, Calgary, Alberta, Canada neighbourhood for days. We captured these kits and their siblings and took them to the reputable Alberta Institute for Wildlife Conservation for care. Yes, they did eventually spray! Not as toxic as an adult 🤣 . . #skunks #skunksofinstagram #skunkbabies #yyc #alberta #wildlife #babyanimals #skunkkits

25
Jun

baby skunks and mama from 2019

Babies! Is one of these babies now the mama to the babies we found last week? Video from 2020 taken on our block in McKenzie Towne Calgary, Alberta, Canada at dusk ️ . . #skunks #skunkbabies #skunkkits #yyc #alberta #albertawildlife #skunksofinstagram

19
Jun

heads in progress

Pillar / in progress, stack o’ heads. I have no idea if this will work, if they will be stable at completion, if they will work functionally or artistically. Yet I can only imagine what fun treasures each will eventually hold and what you will trust each to contain. I’ve been working with a different set of reference models for these three wee pots (they are VERY small) and I am loving the wide smiles and softer cheeks. . . . [image text: a set of three small white clay pinch pots, each stacked on top of each other although you can only see a small bit of the top pot as it is mostly out of frame. They sit on a dark charcoal work surface, littered with sculpting tools and surrounded with clear plastic in the background. Each of the bottom two pinch pots has a serene human face sculpted into it with open eyes, a nose, and lips.] . . #pinchpots #yyc #sculpture #facesculpture #humansculpture #facepot #headpot #pillar #ceramics #pottery #ceramik #ceramicprocess

19
Jun

the skunk video that broke the internet

Toughest guy on the block Wee skunk charging and stomping, showing my neighbour who’s boss! They are now in the capable hands of Alberta Institute for Wildlife Conservation @albertawildlife after wee skunk siblings were seen roaming the ‘hood over several days. It seems Mama had been trapped and removed, leaving these babies behind. McKenzie Towne in Calgary is such a hotspot for skunks! The babies are so adorable even if the adults are stinky. #skunks #yyc #wildlifeAlberta #babyskunk YouTube: https://bit.ly/skunkies

16
Mar

oh those eyes

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. 👁️🏼🏼 #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 ]