All Fired Up

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'! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BuxT-ZpqH4w   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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Commiting hari kari …

Arrgghhh!  Made three big beautiful platters -- and I mean BIG!  They were all trimmed, almost dried, and I applied slip to the middle (was going to paint trees around the rim).  The two largest cracked.  I thought the first one cracked because of the way I flipped it...

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Don’t go away …

I'm sure you've heard that before.  "Don't go away, I'll be right back."  It's kind of what I should have said a month ago!  I have been away -- first to the daughter's wedding, then with a minor hit of pneumonia, and then with my mum with her stuff -- but I'm back...

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Holy Crap, Batman …

Yup, that's how I feel.  Like crap -- not psychically, or emotionally -- the kind of crappiness that comes from a full-blown summer cold -- or whateve this is.  Eyes hurt, throat hurts, monster headache, etc., etc.  Had some toast and am drinking all of the stuff that...

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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.

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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!