Where ideas come from

I was recently listening to the podcast The Potter’s Cast, about a potter, Angela White Wenger.  She’s doing something amazing, which is capturing spider webs and transferring them to clay.  And I got to thinking, where do all of our ideas come from?  I immediately wanted to go out and try to do the same, but really, it would just be copying her. (and she gets up at dawn to capture these and I’m not a morning person, so I’d have to hope those spiders waited for me)

My ideas are generally gotten from hearing about ideas like this.  They are jumping off points.  I think to myself “well, I can’t do that exact same thing, it’s been done, so what could I do that would be fun and different”.  And off I go.  She lives in Northern California, but her work will be included (maybe in the gift shop?) in the current show at the ROM called “Spiders: Fear and Fascination“.

Tinhouse Woodworking

I have some of my work for the summer at Tinhouse Woodworking along with a few of my artist friends.  They are located in Coe Hill, waaaaay up north.

I’m not sure how it will go this year, but I’m interested in the experiment!

They are located:

5424 County Rd 620 (hwy#620)
Coe Hill, ON K0L 1P0
Phone:  613 334-9466

Hours: Wednesday to Sunday | 10am to 5pm including holiday Mondays.

In case you are in the area near a cottage etc.

http://www.tinhousewoodworking.com/

A special welcome for the Ralph Kitchen Memorial Riders who came to visit us in Coe Hill today. All those Harley’s in one place, WOW how fun is that!

Posted by Tinhouse Woodworking on Sunday, May 27, 2018

Sale at Marshland Centre, Lakefield May 5 & 6

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.

Adding a Decal to a flask

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.

Releasing a fish from a mold

Here is a piece of my garden sculpture at the moment of being released (not from the wild) but from the mold.  It needs to be cleaned, but that doesn’t take long.

Back in the Saddle

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.

Then at the Kawartha Potters’ Guild Christmas show and sale.  December 1, 2 & 3 at 993 Talwood Drive, Peterborough.