Firing Time Blog


March already?

Wow, that was a quick three months! There’s been lots of activity here in my Cobourg studio over the winter which has helped pass the time quicker.

My courses have been full, I’m pleased to report and the throwing classes seem to be taking precedent over the hand building at the moment. That’s no bad thing as I love throwing!

Exciting news – I finally opened an Etsy store after much procrastination! I have only 7 items on there at present so we’ll see how that goes. You can find it as FiringTime.

I had an order for a baby plate (and he just happened to have been born on my birthday, karma I say!) and this has lead me to add a new product line to my repertoire. I had all on not to put a hole through the middle for a clock! Had to hide my hole cutters!

It also prompted me to realise that I no longer wanted to make the hand and feet impressions so after 16 years I have stopped. The time just felt right. That’s all for now.

Back in the studio

So, the new 6 week hand building course started yesterday. I kept it easy for week one so we made pinch pots and they turned out beautiful! One lady made a rose inspired bowl and I can't wait to see it glazed! Looking forward to next week when we'll be...

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Feeling invigorated

Well, I'm back from holidays and feeling invigorated! Looking forward to hosting the new classes starting 14/15th September. All the details are posted in upcoming classes so check them out there if you are interested in taking a 6 week course. Places...

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Display unveiled

Well, the commemorative display is installed in school now! All finished and ready for the big unveiling next Monday May 25th! Can't wait to see the children's' reaction to their little masterpieces! The parents will get to see it at Funfair on 28th May....

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Display update

With all the pieces made now for the display, I just have to stick them all onto the boards. All 450+ of them!! The kids have LOVED making their individual tiles and they look fantastic! Can't wait to see it all assembled now.

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School display

Well, the first two tile making sessions at school went great! The kids loved it and made some fantastic pieces for Manitoba and Alberta! Can't wait to get them fired!!

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Happy New Year 2015

Happy New Year everyone! Hope you all had fun over the Christmas break! I have come back with renewed vigor as I've got a really exciting 6 months ahead! It started with an appearance on Rogers daytime TV yesterday! I was demonstrating clockmaking (link to...

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Happy Christmas to all!

So December is now upon us and everyone is thinking about the Christmas season. The shows may be over for me now but there's still time to order a clock, tooth pot or impression if you're quick! I'll be finishing firing on Tuesday 16th. Please call me if...

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Classes for 2015!

New classes for 2015! Starting the first week of January, book your place early! See workshops page for more details. They make a perfect Christmas gift too!

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Upcoming shows

Presqu'ile show started this past weekend and is on until Nov 9th . Looking forward to being part of Make It Indie this coming Saturday at the Lions CC. If you're free come and see my new freestanding clocks! You can also see them in Dragonclay 2 gallery...

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