All Fired Up

The count-down is on!

It's been madness here.  I'm packing up things I forgot I had.  Boxes are piling up in every corner.  We're all confused, can't find the cutlery, the kitchen is in chaos ... and the count-down is on! At the same time I'm getting ready for the big...

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Rumour has it …

There's a rumour going around that we are moving.  It's a rumour no more, we can actually consider that a fact now! You see, I finally have the perfect kitchen: And the perfect bathroom:           You've seen the pictures of the family...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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"...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Calendar of Events

The Showroom is OPEN November 15 to December 20, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, & Sundays — 11:00 am to 5:00 pm.  Make an appointment to come any other time, just call Susan at 905-753-2731 (cell).

Showroom front.

  We’ll be sanitizing and social distancing to keep everyone safe … Look for the RED flag …

Dinner for two!



If you happen to be in Southampton — visit the Art Gallery.  A selection of my work is available there throughout the year!


Susan McDonald

Practically Potty Studio (

229 Concession 6


Ontario  N0H 2N0

Phone is:  905-753-2731 (cell)