technical tuesday/movie day: forgive me my head is not in the game this week.

So i missed technical tuesday, which can happen…but now i’ve almost missed movie day as well. It’s been one of those weeks where motivation is lacking, brain is elsewhere and things are pilling up on my desk/workbench. So here you go a technical video i shot in the studio earlier today showing my process of painting in the underglaze for my drawings. On bone dry greenware i sketch in pencil, then cover with a thin layer of wax emulsion (no latex), then i carve the lines through the wax with a sewing needle. Paint on the black underglaze, wipe back and voila – ready for the bisque!

Process. Adding black underglaze (@amacobrent) to the carved lines. #canadianceramics #pottery #ceramics

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Art Pro Podcast with… me, Carole Epp

I wouldn’t really classify myself as a PRO at anything. I’m stumbling through my life and career trying to figure things out as I go so I find it interesting when others ask to interview me as though I had some type of a system sorted out or special behind the scenes knowledge. The more I know, the more I realize how little I actually know about all things art and career related. But heck I love listening to others talk about the ins and outs of their careers so maybe you’ll like to have a listen to me talk about mine : )

Huge thanks to Jessica Watchorn for the interview it was super fun!

Find out more and follow Jessica here:

instagram: @artpropodcast 

The Fusion Clay + Glass Show – THIS FRIDAY!

our 20th year of high craft clay and glass, the FUSION Clay and Glass
Show at Toronto’s Wychwood Barns opens with a reception on Friday,
October 14th, 6-9pm. Join us in welcoming from the Yukon through to

Lauren Blakey, Alison Brannen, Lee Horus Clark,
Yolande Clark, Carole Epp, Jody Greenman-Barber, Jason Holley, Lesley
McInally, Clint Neufeld, Grace Nickel, Mariko Paterson,
Andrea Piller, Marcelina Salazar, Chiho Tokita, Natalie Wadell, Juana
Berinstein, Michelle Bishop, Diane Black, Carolynn Bloomer, Erin
Candela, Courtney Downman, Christopher Reid Flock, LeeAnn Janissen,
Loren Kaplan, Astrid Kruse, Heather Lepp, Hannun Lyn, Michelle
MacDonald, Heidi McKenzie, Jeannie Pappas, Bernadette Pratt, Bill
Reddick, Heather Smit, Joe Speck, Brenda Sulivan, and Catherine Thomas.

BUILDING YOUR ONLINE PRESENCE: a workshop with yours truly : )

Wednesdays, October 5 to 26, 10 am –1 pm; Sunday, November 6, 10 am – 4 pm

course will survey a variety of online platforms available and proven
successful for artists and other creative professionals. Carole Epp,
founder of Musing About Mud – a blog and Instagram account with over 13k
followers – will cover concepts ranging from marketing and branding to
content production to contextual considerations for dissemination to
practical “how-tos” of online social media platforms. This will not be a
“how to build your website” course, but rather how to use the internet
to grow your business. It is suitable for beginners to those with an
established web presence: Carole will take beginners through the process
of developing an online portfolio – including a website and social
media – introducing and explaining how to use a variety of free online
resources; through this process, she will work with those who are more
experienced to refine each aspect of their online presence so it better
markets them and their work.

Held at Creative Commons YXE, a production space attached to Void Gallery, providing a professional environment and exposure to the workings of a commercial gallery.


The courses are intended for artists
of all skill levels who want to refine their professional practices or
improve their creative business skills. They are suitable for
early-career artists learning new techniques or experienced artists who
would like to receive support and feedback throughout processes they
have been undertaking for years.

Details here: