Thanks everyone who offered comments about my teapot! While I’m sad that I won’t be able to do perky spouts like that anymore I’m ready to move on to different designs that work better ;P I had made spouts like that that worked (more like a pitcher’s spout) but I think the shape of that teapot had me focused more on where to place the spout and at what angle for it to...
First time vending today!!
thelongwalkback: I’m going down to the waterfront today to sell my pottery for the first time ever - Yay!! Now let’s hope that I can actually sell some stuff (my biggest fear is that I won’t sell anything and this will all just be a waste of time and money… but that won’t happen!).
Ceramic Arts Daily – Handbuilt Pottery Making... →
Today’s video features potter Jeffrey Nichols demonstrating a great technique for a handbuilt teapot spout. In addition to the technique, Jeffrey discusses and gives pointers on what makes a teapot spout function properly. Very excited to try this!
Wabi Scotia Pottery →
My pottery is the result of my experiences in both Nova Scotia and Japan. I aim to express movement… I’ll be posting a bunch of my stuff from the first kiln throughout the day! Have a look and see what I’ve been making. First up (on there right now) are some small flower vases and bowls…
I got an order from a friend for two teapots this summer… yay for commissions but why does everyone like teapots? haha, I don’t enjoy making them… Well, that’s not true. I like all the possibilities of shapes and designs and I love how great they look in the end. It’s the amount of work that it takes for the price that people are willing to pay! So many little...
What to do??
I had an old friend contact me last night via facebook (well, an old friend of my sister’s). She asked, very nicely, if she could come over some time and give pottery a try. She just wants to see if it’s something she would be interested in (her husband was into it for a while). I don’t mind that at all, but my space is so small that if she’s doing something, I have no...
Peer reviewed exhibit...
A nice art store/gallery here is doing a show with the theme “Life on the Farm”… I need to find out what the deadline for submissions is (I just heard about it on Friday) and also think of some ideas! What would you do for “Life on the Farm”? I can imagine there’ll be lots of animals… but I think of veggie gardens, haha, and harvest time!
Oooooh, I get to spend the whole day glazing...
I have the car all loaded up - now for the perilous journey across town to the kiln!!! Crossing my fingers and saying a prayer that everything will be intact when I get there! I’m very excited to glaze everything after :D
Vending application is this morning!
It could very well be official that I’ll be selling pottery along the waterfront this summer. Today is the day!
Neil Gaiman Addresses the University of the Arts... →
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I bought some red clay! It’s “Tucker’s Medium Red”, cone 6 (anyone use it?). I’m excited to try it; I want to mix it with the white clay with this red like ribbons. I’ll post the video where I got the idea from - old dude in Japan uses colored clay, not glazes. Anyways, it’s friday night and I want to go to bed early so I can get up and get back into...
Professional blog is up and running!
If you couldn’t guess, haha, I’ve finally got some stuff finished and back from the studio! I’m happy with some of it, I’ll sell all of it, haha. I decided on the name “Wabi Scotia”. Wabi because my inspiration comes from the wabi sabi philosophy, Scotia because I’m making pottery in good’ol Nova Scotia. Anyway, I’m working hard every day...
I want to make as many things as possible in the next 3 weeks! The studio where I’ve been taking lessons and where I will be renting out their kilns is shutting down for a month (at the end of May). It would be nice if I could get a bunch of stuff made before that happens, just in case I can’t find another studio that will let me use their kiln. And I have to substitute teach for...
I think my least favorite part of making pottery is trimming and finishing. It’s so important, but GOD it’s monotonous and time consuming!