The Bear Tiger

Acrylic on canvas, 12×16″ I used to see bears fairly often where I grew up in the interior of British Columbia.  Once, as a kid, I had to call my dad to come and get me as I was riding my bike home and a black bear would not move out of the road.  I…

I can paint?!

I have been trying to figure out how to write this post for a few weeks now.  I have ventured into new territory (again) and this time it seems a bit scary to share.  I have started painting.  With real paints and brushes.  And it is going ok!  I love paintings. I collect paintings. Good…

Glazing plates and my commute to work

I glazed the plates from my last post the other day.  It was a stormy day, and although my studio is only across the street from my house (the street being the WORLD FAMOUS Cabot Trail) it was a pretty windy and wintery day and I felt like I had blown in from the seas…

My Love for you will never Tapir off

Yes, that’s right, I love you all, all of you who come and visit my blog and that love will never die. (Well, except for the spammers that try and post comments…they aren’t getting any love from me!)   Happy New Year and Happy Valentine’s day too, for that matter. Speaking of Valentine’s Day, I’d…

Making plates

I’ve been in the studio making plates…lots and lots of plates! Here’s a little video to show you part of the process: (Please excuse the shaky camera, I was filming it with my ipad, so only had one hand free.) A photo of some drying plates: I get excited looking at how many I have…

The Making of a Raku Bear Box

The making of a Polar Bear Box in photos.  Some of the steps are missing photos but I will try and outline the process. The pictures will give you an idea of how I do it and if you want to read the ramblings in between them then you’ll learn even more! Most of these…