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...

‘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,...

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 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 —...

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...

There are a few things I hate …

One of them is making glazes.  I know that some potters think of it as a great adventure.  I think of it as three days of drudgery (because that’s how long it takes if you leave it until you are out of everything!).  I got into this mess way back...