905-753-2731 susan@potterystudio.ca

All Fired Up

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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It’s all about the timing …

And boy, did I get mine wrong!   I thought we'd wiz through all of the things that needed to be done when we got here to our new location, that we'd have the showroom dropped off, the studio set up, the kiln room wired and insulated, and so on ... at least by the...

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Built in Redundancy

Got my computer back.  No big deal.  Took a couple of days ... it slowly ground to a halt and I thought it was probably some nasty virus.  Nope.  Turns out the battery was dying/dead.  When I said I hardly use it unplugged the kindly repair...

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Calendar of Events

Time & Location

Nov 01, 12:00 p.m. – Dec 23, 4:00 p.m.

Southampton Art Gallery, 201 High St, Southampton, ON N0H 2L0, Canada

About the event

Southampton Arts proudly presents local POTTERS, THROWERS & CERAMISTS:

  • Murray Fox
  • Shawna Cooper
  • Stephen Corner
  • Susan McDonald
  • Anke Dirks-Wehrmann
  • Susan Nichol


Susan McDonald contact:

Practically Potty Studio

229 Concession 6


Ontario  N0H 2N0

Phone is:  905-753-2731 (cell)

email:  susan@potterystudio.ca