This year’s Victoria County Studio Tour is approaching fast. Once again I will be participating as a guest artist at Janet Tysiak’s studio with Janice Addison. We had a lovely time last year and I met so many different people. The studio Tour is all over the Kawartha Lakes, and Janet’s studio is in Fenelon Falls.
I just came back after a week away in Doylestown, PA from a course with Lisa Naples. She is a ceramic artist that I have long admired and I had a wonderful time. We were there a week and the seven other participants (along with me) all making our choice of sitting animal sculptures. We didn’t know what the others were making until we got to the class. There was a kangaroo, a sea otter, a ram, a chipmunk, a bird and three foxes! I was one of the foxes.
I learned so much from this course and look forward to making many more animals in the coming months. I highly recommend not only this course, but just taking a course once in a while. It doesn’t even have to be in the discipline that you work in. A couple of years ago I took a linocut course and it was a revelation!
I’ll have my work at the Marshland Centre at 64 Hague Blvd in Lakefield on May 5 & 6. I’ve made lots of new pieces, which I’m pleased with. Take a drive as the weather is finally getting better! There are lots of different artisans, including wood turners, gourders, weavers, sewers as well as a number of potters.
I just loved making these funny little flasks/vases. I decided to try out some underglaze decals that I purchased from China Clay Art recently. What fun it was using them. I used the bits and pieces from one to decorate some heart jewellery.
Sometimes a break is good for the soul. I needed time to create something different and I worked on some linocuts in August and took a break from clay.
I’m back working with a vengeance now, as I have two shows coming up in November and December. Here are a couple of images of work from the first bisque firing.
The two shows are the weekend of November 18th and 19th. The first one is Christmas at the Marshland Centre is at the Marshland Centre, at 65 Hague Blvd., Lakefield. Lots of different work at this show, not just pottery.