An Isamu Tower – Spontaneous Intentionality

For years now, I've been stopped in my tracks by the many works of designer-artists, Isamu Noguchi. His play with lines, textures, and shapes capture my imagination like sitting in a Zen garden. I find myself staring endlessly in a blissful state of calm. There's a whole canon of his work that seems to be … Continue reading An Isamu Tower – Spontaneous Intentionality

The Prisoner of the Accretion Castle

During the accretion project, we had a few smaller creative exercises that stimulated some ideas. This one came from following the teacher prompt to make and use a thick slab, which I normally don't do. I couldn't quite feel what to do with it and put it aside to start on other ideas. The slab … Continue reading The Prisoner of the Accretion Castle

Secret Memory Box #7 – Memories Intertwined

As you can read in the mentor's prompt, one of the directives was to use coils; not my favourite method. I had to make it different somehow, as all I could think of was a coil pot. Even if I closed it on both sides, to me it remained only a cylinder; how could I … Continue reading Secret Memory Box #7 – Memories Intertwined

Secret Memory Box #6 – Segmented Brains

I had more fun than I thought I would making pinch-pot spheres. it has been years since I made pinch-pots and I don't remember enjoying it. my mentor showed me a new way of doing it and explained how zen it was. Maybe it's because I'm older now, but I finally got it. Moreover, I … Continue reading Secret Memory Box #6 – Segmented Brains

Come get your hands dirty and have some fun at The Dorval Potters Guild!

Hello Pottery Enthusiasts! The Winter Semester of classes is just around the corner! Come get your hand dirty and have some fun at The Dorval Potters Guild! Registration for winter pottery classes will be taking place on Wednesday December 18th, from 6:30pm to 8pm, in our studio (room S014A) located in the basement of the Sarto … Continue reading Come get your hands dirty and have some fun at The Dorval Potters Guild!

Ring Vessels

I think these would be ideal to put your rings in at the end of the day, or when you are washing your hands. The bowls are pinche-pots, the bases are hand-built. I used a stoneware clay body and fired to Cone 6 in an electric kiln. The glaze is mainly a version of a … Continue reading Ring Vessels

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #157 – Melting 07-030

Melting 07-030: The History: Share what you see and continue the story. This one could also be considered as part of my ships series.... The Meltings are an organic partnership between hand and material... a study of respecting the other's influence and a total abandon to trusting the outcome, whatever it may turn into... the … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #157 – Melting 07-030

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #156: Melting 05-016

Melting 05-016: The History: Share what you see and continue the story. Coiling isn’t my biggest friend, but I had convinced my father to attend the classes with me and he loves coiling, so I decided to try it as well. I wasn’t overly attached to the results and originally intended to smooth out the … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #156: Melting 05-016

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #155: Melting 05-015

Melting 05-015: The History: Share what you see and continue the story. The Meltings are an organic partnership between hand and material. A study of respecting the other's influence and a total abandon to trusting the outcome, whatever it may turn into. The results were always magic! This early experiment was intended to show contrasting … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #155: Melting 05-015

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #143: Adam and Eve

Adam & Eve: The History: Here’s my part of the story. Tell me what you see and start the next chapter… An extension of my melted pot series... I engraved the leather-hard clay on both sides... the opposite side has a short, pot-bellied Adam, with a beard... influenced by some African drawings I saw and … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #143: Adam and Eve