905-753-2731 susan@potterystudio.ca

Isn’t that the truth!  


I’m in the midst of doing my application for the Northumberland Studio Tour for NEXT September.  Hard to think that far ahead!  And, sure enough, I screwed up on the deadline.  Luckily for me, Brenda Sullivan (Dragon Clay Pottery), called and asked me if I was still applying.  (If you haven’t looked at her work, go to her website!  Love her new work …)  Now it’s the big scramble.  Get the app done, the pics to the specifics of the app (they are different for every darn application I make for anywhere), hand the money over … a potter’s work is never done.  And it’s the details that get me every time!


And speaking of details.  I posted a pic of this teapot in progress.

Here’s what it looks like now.

And here’s the detail.

It’s part of my ‘ancient series’, but I think maybe the detail kind of shows the universe on a pot.  What do you think?  It’s the detail that kind of makes it unique — it’s there, but sort of mysterious.  You have to look for it.  Deep, eh?  


Talking about details.  Here’s a pic of some of the latest student work out of the kiln.  I’m making them very fussy about their finishes, and their waxing.  Haven’t had to take a hammer to one of their pots yet (to get it off the kiln shelf).  That’s a detail I’m really happy with!

Quite a mix of glazes.  Everyone wants to experiment with everything available.  Just a curious bunch …


Hope you’re having a great day!

Susan McD