All Fired Up

Gotta try it!

Seems to be that's my motto ... an opportunity comes along for exploration and I've got to try it.  Doesn't matter whether I have any experience in that medium.  It's just let's go! And, it's happened again.  One of the members of the Shoreline Artists...

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A very tiny version of Hell …

Yup, that's what computers are ... at least that's my story for the past few weeks.   First, I got some kind of virus -- which lasted longer than the common cold, and the computer went in for a giant clean up, browsers cleared, favorites deleted -- along with my...

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Why did I stop?

I was overwhelmed.  It happens to people who work or think about work 16 hours a day ... and that's what happened.  Some of you know that I had a health food store in Port Hope for a number of years (10 year anniversary when I gave it up I think). ...

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‘Twas the winter …

This photo was taken mid-day somewhere between Southampton and Port Elgin.  Can you believe it?  What a friggin' winter this has been!  This was yesterday ...   You haven't heard from me in a while, blog wise at least.  I know, it's not like...

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Today’s the day …

Broke down and cleared the Christmas clutter today.  Usually I get right to it on New Year's Day but for some reason I couldn't make myself do it.   I went crazy this year and actually put up 4 (yes, really, 4) trees of various sizes around the...

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The newbies are stepping up!

What a week!  It's the second week of my six week class ... and these newbies have been prolific!  You should see the work I have on the shelves -- just waiting to dry out and get into the kiln.  We've been working on bowls -- first pinch pots and then...

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It begins today!

Boy, that didn't take long!  The first class starts today ... have some things to clear away in the studio before they get here (have some big bowls to do, finishing up a block of a new colored clay!), have to find some good music for everyone to work to, and...

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What a shock!

True.  I am shocked.  One ad on Facebook for upcoming classes, and the evening classes filled in ONE DAY, and the daytime class is filled now.  It's the most amazing thing!  So I had to clean up the studio ... and I'm making glazes tomorrow. ...

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Just about ready to start classes!

What a ride this had been!  First, we get here for one of the hottest summers on record (everywhere, not just here of course) which slows down our projects, then Mr. Mac has an accident and attempts to put his eye out (luckily he missed, just broke his cheekbone)...

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Susan McDonald

Practically Potty Studio (

229 Concession 6


Ontario  N0H 2N0

Phone is:  905-753-2731 (cell)