All Fired Up

There is this story …

And, the story goes like this.  A man goes to the wise man of his village and says he can't take it, his house is toooooo small.  So the wise man tells him to bring his dog into the house with him, then his goat, then his cow, and so on and so on ... then,...

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That was quick!

Wow!  I could have sold those wheels a dozen times over ... who knew?  They're all going to good homes, and will be vacating the premises by Thursday.  Then I'm going to actually wash the floors, clear out the clutter, and get ready for the next...

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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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  We’ll be sanitizing and social distancing to keep everyone safe … Look for the RED flag … if it’s up I’m around!


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Susan McDonald

Practically Potty Studio (

229 Concession 6


Ontario  N0H 2N0

Phone is:  905-753-2731 (cell)