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…

Of turtles and sheep

You may (or may not) recall the sheep: There are six. They have attitude. They were made by Maaike Charron of Blue Dragon Clay. I found them at the local Craft Council Seconds Sale and brought them home to live with us. They are also quite curious and charismatic sheep and they have wormed their…

Deep breath

After finishing Tori-iru, my studio was utterly and completely trashed. There was no flat space that was uncovered, including the floor. Scraps of fabric, batting, paints, threads and heaven knows what else were everywhere. I took a day to sort things out again and to breathe deeply and let my mind relax. When my mind…

Merde. Pardon my French.

I have heard it said that one of the tricks to creating good art is to know when to force a piece into the shape that your mind’s eye has created and when to let it take on a life of its own. I generally don’t have a problem with this, but then, I generally…

Eye of the beholder

I have two pieces on the design wall at present and both are further along than you might think. As a rule, I dislike showing works in progress on the blog, not because I fear plagiarism (there are plenty of other more appealing folk out there from whom thieves might steal) nor because I fear…