Medieval Market, better late than never!

  Happy 2011! As usual I am SO far behind in my blog entries, but I’ll try to recap the last few months.  The summer was great! Lots of visitors from all over came to my shop.  My best season yet.   It was a busy fall for me too.  After the Celtic Colours Festival…

Lark Books Likes Me!

I got word last week that an image of my puffins has been accepted into a Lark Books publication titled 500 Raku, to be released in spring 2011.  I’m so happy because I really like Lark and think their books are well done.  I have a bunch of their titles on my bookshelf already.  I…

Warm plates

I am pulling warm pots out of the kiln.  I love the feeling of them and I wish they would stay warm forever! I was holding one and suddenly I had a memory of myself as a little girl siting in my mum’s studio watching her unload the kiln.  Her studio is in the basement…

Summer’s Coming

I’ve been so busy in my shop/studio the last few months, trying to be ready for the tourist season.  It is starting to pick up a bit now, but days are still unpredictable, sometimes lots of cars, sometimes only a few.  I like this time of the season because there are people around but it’s…

Website Updated and Featured Zibbet Interview

Hello, MY WEBSITE IS MODERN!!!! I finally did it!! The old, rickety, archaic looking monstrosity that used to be wildfirepottery.ca has been replaced by something that at least resembles a website made this century.  The rave reviews are pouring in (well at least one) “Your website is very sophisticated but witha touch of whimsy so…

Knee Pots

I thought I’d do a quick posting about how these Moose Bowls are made. I roll out a large slab of clay and cut out some circles.  I use something called a “needle tool”, which looks something like a pen with a large, you guessed it, NEEDLE, attached to the end of it.  Hey diabetic…