technical tuesday: Using a Clever Pottery Technique to Make a Ceramic Fruit Bowl | Où se trouve: Studio Laroche

How to make a big bowl! Would you be brave enough to do this pottery technique? Check out her bowls and lanterns on her website store:… Step into Studio Laroche, and you will find Catherine, a ceramic artist who designs and makes by hand every piece in her shop.

This video shows you the full process of Catherine making a bowl from wheel throwing a bowl, drying, trimming, bisque, glazing, and firing the final pottery piece. Her handmade pottery is made in small batches in a modern decor styles, so this artisan pottery is not your Grandma’s outdated China cabinet! In a world of mass-produced dishware, handmade pottery adds personality back into your kitchen and home. Her ceramics are the result of a love for art and passion for the craft. She writes “I design small batch collections of ceramic wares inspired by the beauty, simplicity and tranquility of everyday moments. In doing so, my mission is to nurture a healthy, happy way of life through objects that are equally beautiful, meaningful and useful.” Rigaud, Quebec has been home to Studio Laroche since the Summer of 2018. The studio is located in the heart of the town, cozily nestled in one of the oldest buildings in the region. With the shoreline of the river in the backyard and the mountain just a short walk away. If you ever find yourself in Montreal or Ottawa area – consider signing up to one of her wheel throwing pottery workshops where you too can create a ceramic pottery piece from scratch.

More details about pottery workshops and showroom hours are available on her facebook page:… Or if you’re interested in browsing online, you can purchase her pottery online here:

Stop by for a visit: See how the her pottery pieces are made and browse the showroom shelves during open studio hours or by appointment. See you there! ================================================ Visit Studio Laroche on the web ~ (◠﹏◠✿) ✪

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Work-Stop Workshops from Workshop Studios in YYC


Hand building at home with live video instruction

Beginning Monday, March 30th at 2pm

This newly-imagined series of workshops includes a (heavily) sanitized Work-Stop Workshop kit delivered to your door including clay, tool kits, and pickup of finished work to be fired. Ground yourself in creative practice and expand your community while learning basic hand-building techniques from home.

Join us from home for our new live-stream hand building class, designed to spark creativity and foster community while respecting the public health recommendations of our strange new reality.

Over the course of five two-hour sessions, shared live via Zoom, one of our talented instructors will guide you through the basic skills of hand building. You will pinch, coil, roll, sculpt, and carve objects such as bowls, hanging plant pots, serving dishes, boxes, vases, wall hangings, mugs, cups, or small sculptures, and learn decorative techniques like sgraffito. Registration is now live!

Our hearts are with you as you protect your health, care for your families, and navigate new employment landscapes. We hope that the Work-Stop Workshops series will create new opportunities for connection, growth, mindfulness, and play as we ride this out together. Your support and participation will enable us to continue to offer Calgary-based artists valuable employment and an opportunity to share their skills. As always, we are very grateful.

Registration and additional details on their website.



Our regular programming includes wheel throwing and hand building workshops for participants of all skill levels. Held in our upstairs studio, these workshops last six or eight weeks and group sizes are limited to twelve participants.

We look forward to opening our studio to the public again as soon as we’re able. Stay tuned to this page for updates and registration. If you have any questions, please contact us.

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