905-753-2731 susan@potterystudio.ca

I’m sure you’ve heard that before.  “Don’t go away, I’ll be right back.”  It’s kind of what I should have said a month ago!  I have been away — first to the daughter’s wedding, then with a minor hit of pneumonia, and then with my mum with her stuff — but I’m back now!  And there’s an Opening at the Colborne Art Gallery this Saturday.  Josie Radoman is featured with her show “A conversation with Trees”, and three of my pieces are included as part of the regular members show as well:

Pink! 3 pc Teaset.


Fruit bowl.



The last is an ink print … and a very poor picture of it while on the wall (and under glass).  Just didn’t have time to take it out of the frame and take a proper pic!  It’s very etherial … and that shadow you see is just a refection of the photographer (me!).

It’s good to get back at it!  

All of this busyness and activity has left me a little breathless.  My little pea like brain is just starting to dream of pots and paintings again.  It’s just amazing how life (and death even) can get in the way of the flow of the creative process!  I thought I’d be prolific this summer, laze around and THINK of new projects, dream in abstract technicolor, go through boxes and boxes of clay, visit galleries, etc., etc.  Instead I’ve only gone swimming twice (and I LOVE to swim) and haven’t even filled the kiln with a good load of my work.  

Don’t get me wrong.  It’s working out ok.  I still have about a month to the Northumberland Studio Tour.  Lots of time to get ready for the other Fall and Christmas shows, and I can work away even after students come back.  I’ve just had to drop my expectations and that’s not such a bad thing.  Sometimes I wonder where in heck they come from anyway.  You know what I mean?  There’s no one over me with a whip.  

                                                                                         (Me being productive!)

So this is what I’m going to do over the next little bit.  I’m going to just be as productive as I can be and let the chips fall as they may.  Just have to remember that I love mucking about with clay, and that I have lots of good quality paper too, so it’s no big deal if I have an experiment that doesn’t work out.  Sometimes we make a struggle when there is none … or at least I do!

Hope you’re enjoying this fabulous day.  And, if you’re swimming somewhere let me know how the water is.  I may join you!

Susan McD