20
Apr

Handle It

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

18
Jul

fiddle ornaments

I’m making fiddle ornamentsĀ for a very special place. How many more sleeps until it’s time to go to camp? Kenosee Lake Kitchen Party is home away from home!

25
Jul

sweet underglazed houses

Beta test = need to order more underglazes! I love the watercolour look of these Amaco semi-moist underglazes. The matte + subtle colours appeal to me.

08
Jul

little clay houses

The beginnings of a sweet little clay village. #ceramics

27
Jun

I heart you

Glazing #rainbow hearts, day after US moves to #LoveIsLove and day before the anniversary of #Stonewall. #ceramics

20
Jun

mother o pearl

The Mother of Pearl on this vase is hard to capture but there’s a subtle shimmer of pink and blue in the light. Paired with our garden roses that are a day away from dropping petals. #ceramics #lustre #yyc

13
Jun

fiddler junk = pottery tool

Bonus of living with fiddlers: no lack of strings to make cutting wires! #fiddle #ceramics #pottery

30
May

Alchemy

Our kiln came with many bits, bobbles, and boxes. This MED-MAR Metals bottle has “25%” penciled onto the label, and claims to be Mother of Pearl. It’s been sitting on the shelf with the kiln furniture for years, and today, I had a few hours to run an experiment. I’m assuming that it’s a lustre and I’ve coated a clear glazed ceramic piece with this fluid, and it’s currently firing to cone 018 (750Ā° Celsius) to see what happens. The best part of pottery is the magic of alchemy. Also, the worst part of pottery is the magic of alchemy. I’m hoping for the best.

15
May

melted glass experiment

First firing with the “fixed” kiln had some problems BUT this little porcelain + melted glass experiment makes up for it. Now I’m on the hunt for kiln elements sold within Canada, and I don’t want to wait 6 weeks for delivery again!

11
Apr

from instagram Apr 11, 2015 @ 12:42

The Red Clay Rambler himself, @carterpottery #ceramics #LifeLongLearning

07
Apr

from the studio: April 7, 2015

Hatching ideas, playing with circles and form. #ceramics #creativity

06
Apr

from instagram Apr 06, 2015 @ 18:56

Hatching ideas, playing with circles and form. #ceramics #creativity

05
Apr

from the studio: April 5, 2015

I’m whispering sweet words of love to my Giffin grip. I didn’t realize how long my prep for trimming took until my husband got me this grip to automagically center & secure pots. #ceramics #giffingrip

04
Apr

from instagram Apr 04, 2015 @ 22:26

Circles. #YarnBowl #ceramics