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

08
Oct

throwing yarnbowls

Throwing a yarn bowl. Note the technique using a piece of scrap paper to seal the opening, creating a vacuum to keep the pot stable as I take it off the wheel. Don’t have bats? No problem! . #yarnbowl #ceramicart #ceramicarts #ceramicartist #modernceramics #ceramica #keramik #wheelthrownceramics #pottery #handthrown #potterybowl #potteryprocess #pottersofinstagram #potteryvideo #potteryvideos #claylife #pottery #functionalpottery #potteryprocess #pottersofinstagram #potterytip #oddlysatisfying

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

01
Oct

Fibre Shindig Fall is coming soon

Same great energy, new location. Oct 22 in Calgary at Genesis Centre I hope to see you there! . Reposted from @fibreshindig The playful and cheeky mugs and yarn bowls from @chasingfirestudio will bring a smile to your face!! There are knitting themed ones and quirky faces, alongside hand carved and rainbow glazed bowls. Not forgetting the leather soles to save any slipping in your hand made slippers! Come and see all the fabulousness on Saturday October 22 at Genesis Centre in Calgary from 10am at The Fibre Shindig. #fibreshindigfall2022 #fibrefestival #yycpottery #handmademugs #yarnbowl #slippersoles #knittingmug #yycshoplocal #yycmakers #rainbowglaze #potteryartist #pottery #fibreshindig

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

10
Sep

all the love

With this ring // I present a delivery system and keeper for wedding rings for two amazing women who pledged themselves to each other this weekend. My sister’s joy was everything. ️🧡 One bride wore red, one bride blue, and they both wore rainbow accents. This dish incorporated all. Rings were tied to the dish with golden and red ribbons and delivered to the wedding arch during the beautiful ceremony by a very proud ring bearer. My heart is overflowing with the gift of being part of such an important moment in their lives. 🏳️‍ May you have a lifetime of happiness in your marriage, my sweet darlings Mikynzee & Joannie. Kind and devoted hearts, now one. ️🧡 #ringdish #wedding #LGBTQ2Swedding #ShePutARingOnIt

05
Sep

a gaggle of heads

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 🥰 See @inglewoodnightmarketyyc for event details! . . . #headpots #bisque #potteryprocess #glazing #ceramics #pottery #sculpture #faceplanters #pinchpot

15
Aug

from the barns

Walking salt lick: This is barn life at #AHAA T1 Championship Show in #Olds. That’s LER Twice As Good (Goodie) using me as his personal walking saltlick. I’m not sure I’ll switch careers to groom just yet but it sure was fun hanging in the stalls with @topspotstables and their amazing geldings. . #appaloosa #horse #barnlife #LER #gelding #geldingsofinstagram #saltlick #manitobahorses #appaloosasofinstagram

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

02
Jul

loading the kiln

Kiln loading day! // Here are the first two layers in the kiln of greenware, sometimes starring my hair because it’s VERY deep and I have to reach far inside with my short arms. Hoping to fire this batch later this week . . #kilnvideo #kiln #ceramics #potteryprocess #pottery #keramik #kilnloading #potteryvideos #ceramicvideos #makerlife #artprocess

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

26
Jun

a stack o heads

Pillar progress // I finally completed the asymmetrical finishing touches on these faces and I am letting the pillar pots dry. They will join the other waiting heads in the kiln through first bisque firing then a second glaze firing sometime this summer. Working out on the deck with a temporary sculpting studio was a refreshing change of pace although the clay dried quickly, giving my timeline a shortening. The birds singing, sounds of children playing, and the sweet scent of lilacs on the wind? What a lovely day to make pots. . . . #notskunks #pinchpots #facepots #headpots #ceramics #ceramik #clay #pottery #potteryprocess . . [Image description: Three rounded white clay pinch pots stacked upon each other, each with a different neutral peaceful face sculpted upon it. Each of the faces have eyes with pupils, a nose, and lips with fleshed cheeks. They are positioned on the right of the photo on a faded wooded table.]

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