The longer days and warmer weather are so wonderful but our summers are so short that we have to get everything packed into them before winter comes, sometime around the end of August!! This year we really didn't get summer until the end of July, making it an extra short one. In among touring BC looking for extra long term and permanent stay RV parks, processing the lovely fruit and veg of summer and trying to fit in visits to the Zoo, Heritage Park, etc I am finding a frustratingly small bit of time to work on my pottery.
A definite style is emerging and an aesthetic that thoroughly enjoys and employs fabric, fabric construction, soft curves, texture, nature and a more polished appearance for my work. The work that I am producing is something I am very proud of, and can be much more confidant in offering it up for sale.
My sister, Janet and I will be offering our work for sale at Beyond And Artisan Marketplace on October 28-30, 2011 (Friday 2pm-9pm, Saturday & Sunday 10am-5pm) at the Blackfoot Inn (5940 Blackfoot Trail SE, Calgary, AB) There will be many other artists there as well with offerings for sale of jewelry, glass, pottery, paintings, photographs, etc. This is the link to the show's website where you can learn more about the show and the artists featured http://www.beyondmarketplace.com/ This link will take you to their facebook page with more photos of the work available http://www.facebook.com/BEYONDMarketplace and this is to their twitter page https://twitter.com/#!/beyondmarket This would be a perfect opportunity to hang out and relax in Calgary as well as do some Christmas shopping for one-of-a-kind gifts.
As a child, I loved playing in the mud and remember making many mud cakes and cookies for my Mom as well as doll clothes, paper dolls, drawings, plaster castings, papier mache mask, etc. I tried fiber art, glass, drawing, etc but when I learned to handbuild in clay, I discovered my medium. Hours can pass in my studio while I try out the myriad of techniques and processes that start with a simple lump of mud. This blog is a means of sharing my work, with it's ups and downs as well as a few of the techniques I've learned.