All Fired Up

Back in the Saddle

That's right.  Classes start back up again this week, Tuesday to be exact.  And this session I'm doing Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays.  I don't know how that even happened.  Promised myself I'd only do Tuesday and Thursday, must have been some pretty persuasive...

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The last firing of 2017

It's done.  Just turned on the last kiln load for 2017.  I'd be sentimental about it, but I'm glad to see the backside of 2017.  If you've been reading my posts all along, you have an inkling about what I'm on about ... but if you haven't -- it's been a year filled...

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‘Tis the Season   Yes.  It's the season to be jolly, and perhaps, a mite exhausted!  I went to bed last night at 7:30.  Skipped the Friday night hockey game (not such a hardship when it's bloody cold out), had a night cap of sleepy tea, and...

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A funny thing happened …

Those of you who are as old as me will be finishing that opening with 'on the way to the forum' ... but in my case it's actually 'at the craft show'!   The number of people who came out to see me at the "Make it Indie" show...

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It’s better in Ireland …

Honest, that's what I heard for most of the time I was in Ireland -- the Irish telling me how much better certain things are there than here.  So here's my list of what I found to actually be better in Ireland.  I'll probably think of a few more things as soon as this...

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The kiln gods were smiling …

This is going to be a short one.  I have SO MUCH to do before Friday when things need to be packed up and taken to Anja Hertle's for the Northumberland Studio Tour!!!  But, I promised you some pictures yesterday, and here they are ... And of course the bowls! There's...

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How long does it take?

I'm in the Northumberland Studio Tour next weekend, and the question that I will hear most often is "how long does it take you to make" whatever it is a person is interested in ...  So here goes! First, you make the piece (or pieces if you're making a teapot or things...

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Creating a canvas

I spent today trimming and slipping bowls --    And now their all outside, waiting to get into the kiln.  Some are actually sunbathing because it's too damp in the basement right now to get them really dry!  I'm going to need some time to paint all of these with tiny...

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Just say Uncle …

It's never made any sense to me to call out "Uncle" when admitting defeat.  At least not in my family ... I had two uncles when I was growing up, and both were just a few years older than me.  One was Uncle Roy, and the other was Uncle Keith.  I was probably the only...

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Calendar of Events

Pottery Classes here in Frankford!
Practically Potty Studio
25 Hanna Lane, Frankford, Ont.
905-753-2731 or 613-398-1584

She’s everywhere, she’s everywhere — to check the schedule visit our Events Page for more info!

You can also visit the Ungallery in Picton to see Susan’s pottery and work on paper — just click here for more info!

Or, if you’re looking for more functional work go to Grill’s Orchard.  They have a selection of Susan’s mugs and bowls.


Annual Christmas Open House!

Saturday & Sunday, December 2&3, and December 9 & 10
Noon to 5:00 each day
Pottery by Susan McDonald and students!, plus special guest artisans — jewellry, paintings, prints, cards, etc.
Finger foods, mulled wine, and a free gift for the first 50 guests …
Here at the studio — 25 Hanna Lane, Frankford, On.   Call 613-398-1584 or 905-753-2731 for directions!