Visiting Alexis Templeton’s Studio

This Saturday past, Alexis held the first of her two Bring a Friend Events. The next one is April 28th (that’s next Saturday – put it in your day planner!). There was clay, coffee and exceptional chocolate, as well as a chance to see a craft studio, which always fascinates me. It’s a voyeuristic sort of…

Last Day – The March of Mugs

It’s a beautiful, sunny day here in St. John’s, Newfoundland. There is a real feel of spring in the air and if you’re not out in it already, you should GO! If you’re on of those people who requires a destination for an excursion, may I suggest that you swing by the March of Mugs…

Clay Day

Yesterday evening was Katherine’s ninth birthday party and we celebrated at the Devon House Clay Studio, operated by the Craft Council of Newfoundland & Labrador. I wasn’t about to post all the photos here, so I made a collage. If you follow this link, you will see the full collection in greater detail. A few…

Cabin Fever

I’m not entirely sure what happened. I thought things were going well. Everyone seemed happy. There was balance. There was unity. Early this morning I wandered into the studio and saw this: I thought it was simply a generous offering at first. You see, the turtles are evidently used to more exotic foods than are…

Beach Firing

Each summer, the members of the Craft Council Clay Studio hold a beach firing, where they fire an astounding array of pottery pieces in a huge pit at Middle Cove Beach. Some are wrapped in seaweed and all are left to the amazing vagaries of smoke and fire for several hours. It’s a fabulous time…

Smaller sheep

This past week has been somewhat chaotic, as kids are on Easter break and my regular schedule and clarity of mind have been, well, completely and utterly absent. Normal life (including predictable working hours, regular meals and a consistent workout schedule) returns tomorrow, thankfully! On an unrelated note, I picked up these little clay sheep…

Robot knits a scarf…..

I suspect that most knitters have a warm-up project. When you get up in the morning and your hands have that slightly thick and sleepy feel and are disinclined to leap into action, you need a forgiving item on which to knit to nimble up. It has to be something worth doing, of course, but…