Christmas is Only 3 Weeks Away!!

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Votive Candle holders, blue

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Large Bowl

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Plate

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Dip Plate

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Heart dishes

Pottery makes a great gift. My pottery is available in Castlegar at “Yes Please”, “Unwind, More Than A Yarn Store” and “Kootenay Gallery”. In Grandforks at “Gallery 2”. In Trail at “Artisan”.

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Shop Local Sale at Cornerstone Cafe

I’m once again participating in our “Shop Local” Sale on October 13 at the Cornerstone Cafe in Warfield, 10 am – 4 pm. Here are some of the pieces I’ll have at the sale.

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5″ bowl

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6 1/2″ bowl

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Heart dishes

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7 1/2″ light blue & white bowl

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9 1/2″ dark blue & white bowl

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Jewelry holdder.

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Bike plates.

Christmas is Just Around the Corner

We’re half way through September and I’ve been working on getting new stock made for the Christmas season.

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12″ rectangle white plate

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Votive Candle holders, blue

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7 1/2″ plate

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Small trinket dishes

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11″ Rectangle Bike Plate

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Light blue & white yunomi and mug

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11″ Dip plate

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8 1/2″ x 3 1/4″ bowl

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Side view of 8 1/2″ x 3 1/4″ bowl

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10″x 2 1/2″ Bowl

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Side view of 10″x 2 1/2″ Bowl

What do I use it for???

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Small bowls

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Small bowls

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Small bowls – great for a small amount of dip, salsa, peanut sauce, and much more.

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Small bowls and pots – great for nuts, chives, sour cream, cilantro… and more….

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A variety of candle holders.

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Candle holders, use a citrinella candle for on your patio or deck…

I have been a potter for over 40 years. Over the years I have made a large variety of pieces and love making large pieces and small pieces. I have a large variety of pots out in stores and galleries in the Kootenays (Yes Please, Unwind More Than a Yarn Store & Kootnay Gallery; all in Castlegar, Gallery 2 in Grand Forks, and Artisan in Trail). I also have  many pieces in my home studio. In the next few days I hope to share some of the pieces I have in my home studio.

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Mead, wine, port, sherry, liquer goblets. Largest 3 1/2″x 3″.

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Mead, wine, port, sherry, liquer goblets. Or, dessert cups.

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Wine, mead, port, sherry, juice and more…..

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Largest cup: 3″x3″.

Pottery Vacation!

It’s fun to rediscover my pottery when visiting my family. On a trip to the coast to celebrate my sister’s and her husband’s 50th anniversary I was “excited” to discover many pieces of my pottery. At the celebration, my nephew and his wife served many of the appetizers in my pottery. On a visit to my niece’s and brother- in-law’s, when served tea, Michelle said, “I would serve it in your mugs but they are already in the dishwasher. And while at my daughter’s I had fun wandering around her condo finding the many pieces she has.

Almost all of these pieces have been give as gifts because they were old stock that didn’t sell or had a minor flaw that I decided I would not sell, but now when I look at them I am amazed at how well they look in everyday use.

I’m Looking Back

I love being a potter and last night I was going back through the hundreds of photos I have taken of my work. I started to look at some of the pots I made around 10 years ago when I first moved back to Trail and I thought I’d share a few with you.

The kiln is half loaded with a bisque firing so it’ll be a couple of weeks before I have new pieces to show.  I’m working towards our Annual Pottery Show at VISAC Gallery and towards our annual “Shop Local” event at Cornerstone.

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A glaze combination that worked well together, but doesn’t work anymore.

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Another glaze combination I like that I haven’t used for a long time.

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Love the tea set.

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Making a rectangle pot is always a challenge.

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I love the shape of this pot and the way the glaze looks.