Teal/blue & Charcoal Pots

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7″ bowl

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7″ bowl

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Small bowl – 4 1/2″, Middle bowl – 7″ & Large bowl – 8″

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Tiny bowl – 2″ x 1 1/2″

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Tiny bowl from the side,

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Plate – 8″, bowl & cup

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Plate, & serving bowls

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Plate, bowl & cups

Making sets

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Plate, bowl & cup.

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Plate, bowl & cup.

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Plate, bowl & cup.

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Plate, bowl & mug

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Plate and small bowls.

Summer!

The weather in Trail is very HOT in the summer, so firing my kiln usually has to wait until September when the temperatures start to cool off. I almost have my kiln full with a bisque load ready for when I can start to fire again. Meanwhile, I keep making new pieces.

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Redtangle dish.

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I find I uaually keep some of my very small bowls in my cupboard as I have many uses for them.

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Some new pieces I threw today and a bowl that is trimmed and drying.

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Mugs, mugs, mugs….

Sets

I don’t enjoy making sets like dinner sets, mug sets, nesting bowls, but I do like making small sets that the pieces don’t have to match except for the glaze. I think that a single set is a good gift for someone just starting out on their own, or your Mom or Dad, sister or brother, or the hard to buy for friend..

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This set would be a great Breakfast or Lunch set.

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The plate is 7 1/2″

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Plate is 6 1/2″, This set would be great for toast and juice, sandwich & milk., afternoon snack.

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Soup & sandwich & milk.

6 Weeks of Self Isolation

It’s  a  beautiful sunny morning  and the trees are now turning green with  their new leaves. The past 6  weeks have been “interesting”.  The  first weeks I decided it was a good time to clean my  “studio”,  which I did, although it’s always an ongoing project. My  goal of 20  mugs a month has fallen  by the  wayside as  I decided I needed to conserve my clay or I would run out. I’ve used the time to try some new techniques which are now loaded in the kiln for their first firing. The outcomes of new techniques is a process that sometimes needs to go through several firings. With the warmer weather, I’m looking at taking my kiln shelves outside to grind, spraying glazes on my pots, scrubbing out some empty buckets, washing my tools, larger bats and equipment, and more. My kiln is just about full with a bisque firing, which I hope to do in the next few days, I just have a couple of pieces that I’m waiting for to dry to finish loading the kiln.

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Playing with slip trailing and underglaze.

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Trying some plaques.

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Slip, underglaze and slip trailing.

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New pieces.

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Cassarole dish, just about dry.

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Kiln is just about full.

Busy January!

Clean Wheel

Today was a cleaning day, I’ve been throwing with red clay most of the month. I cleaned the wheel, tools and bats so I can change to my whtie/light colored clays.

Kiln load

The kiln is half loaded.

Mugs

These are some of the mugs towards my goal of 20 mugs in January.

Shallow bowls and wonky vase.

Shallow bowls and wonky vase.

Shallow bowls

Welcome 2020!

This morning, I’m looking at 2020. I continue to have my pottery available in various galleries and gift shops in the Kootenays. “Yes Please” in downtown Castlegar carries a good variety of my pots, “Unwind, More Than a Yarn Store”, has a small selection, “Kootenay Gallery”, located by the Castlegar AirPort, is getting ready for their upcoming fund raiser, “Soup For the Cultured Soul” and I will be providing soup  bowls and some new work for this event. I also have pottery in “Gallery 2” in Grand Forks. In Downtown Trail, I have pottery at “Ye Olde Flower Shoppe” on Spokane St.

I’m looking forward to once again being at the “Kootenay Festival” in July, in Castlegar and after a 2 year break, participating in the “Columbia Basin Culture Tour” in August, and holding my 2nd Annual Christmas Open House in Dec., yes I’m already thinking about December.

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First mugs of 2020.

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Colbalt blue mugs.

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Soup bowls ready for the upcoming “Soup for the Cultered Soul” hosted by Kootenay Gallery in February.

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Pieces ready for Gallery 2 in Grand Forks.

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Yes Please in Castlegar, carries a large variety of my pottery.

Downtown Trail

I’m excited to once again have a gift shop where my pottery can be displayed and purchased in Downtown Trail,  BC. My pottery can be found in Ye  Olde Flower Shoppe on Spokane St.

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Bowls are always a useful gift.

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Dark blue pieces. How about a rice bowl with chop sticks.

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Cream & Sugar in Colbalt Blue, a Charcoal colored serving dish and Earring holder and a Christmas platter.

 

Pottery Open House

I’m hosting my 10 days before Christmas,  Pottery Studio Open House for your last minute Christmas shopping…

Saturday, Dec. 14, 10 am – 3 pm.,

1265 Columbia Ave., Trail BC.

I will be joined by artist Chris Marit: painter, potter, felter and more.

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Cup and bowl

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Yunomis

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Earring holder