Transformations with Life #3: Creeping Donavan

This pitiful succulent was laying half out of its plastic pot when I found it in the hardware store garden centre. It needed some love. I wasn't sure it would to survive being transplanted, much less be able to stand being formed and bent with wire. I gently added fresh earth around it and placed … Continue reading Transformations with Life #3: Creeping Donavan

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Transformations With Life #2: The Potted Pixie

This simple succulent is elevated and transformed, as is the small tea bowl, now reborn as a planter. The pot now lives into a second life with purpose as the home of this baby plant. Something about how she stands in the pot, full of mischief and reaching to get out and conquer the world, … Continue reading Transformations With Life #2: The Potted Pixie

The Prevailing Form of Ceramics in Montreal Today – Part 1

My original research question is changing continually as I get more and more into it. This is the current wording of my research question: "Is the bowl the most popular form of ceramic art in Montreal today and if yes, how might it have become so?" The results of my original inquiry have led me … Continue reading The Prevailing Form of Ceramics in Montreal Today – Part 1

Transformed With Life #1

I recently opened a box full of ceramics bowls I made a few years ago, because someone asked me for one they saw on Arts M.Perron. They wanted to use it for something entirely different than I originally planned for it. I conceived it as a tea bowl. Their alternative usage inspired me to look … Continue reading Transformed With Life #1

What is your favourite form of ceramic art?

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My Favourite Art Supplies – Ceramist’s Brushes

Brushes & applicators: I found that Calligraphy Brushes & Bamboo Brushes worked the best and I indulged in a variety of big ones. They hold much more glaze and helped me achieve more uniform coatings when I wasn’t dipping the bisqued pieces. They also allowed me the finer tips for greater details when wanted. You … Continue reading My Favourite Art Supplies – Ceramist’s Brushes

My Favourite Art Supplies – Tools of the Trade

Pottery Tools: Warning: If you are a guy, you will probably geek-out on all the gadgets available. Most of these things are used for marking and carving, so you can get crafty and find or make your own. OR You can get these awesome starter kits: 1- niceEshop 30pcs Clay Sculpting Tools Pottery Carving Tool … Continue reading My Favourite Art Supplies – Tools of the Trade

My Favourite Art Supplies – Adding the Flavour To The Fire

Glazes: These were usually private mixes from the studios I worked in. I never asked for the recipes. When I graduated to the private studio, under the mentorship of porcelain master Marie Cote, I used her clear glaze as the base for all my experimentation and mixes. It was the most robust and versatile glaze … Continue reading My Favourite Art Supplies – Adding the Flavour To The Fire

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #287 – Figurine #2

Figurine #2 The History & The Influence: Confessions of a Plagiarist, sort of… Another dancer seemingly stuck to a tile. She emotes a very different feeling; one of sadness and confusion. Perhaps I shouldn’t have fused her to the tile. Perhaps I should have put a thicker layer of glaze under her, so she could … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #287 – Figurine #2

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #286 – Figurine #1

Figurine #1 The History & The Influence: Confessions of a Plagiarist, sort of… There’s often music and dance in my sculptures and here I wanted some dance. This is inspired by several dancers in my Happiness series and by Matisse’s paper cutouts. If I were to be completely honest, I feel there are lots of … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #286 – Figurine #1