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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Think Big 1 and 2 starting January 5th!

Ben Carter and Molly Hatch
are running a new session of THINK BIG! and Think Big 2 at the same
time! So if you missed out on
the opportunity to take one of these in the past, your opportunity is
here to take the series you missed starting January 5th, 2017!
All content available through March 30, 2017. Remember, you get to work at your own pace!
How does the E-Series work?
Each week Ben Carter or Molly Hatch host a themed
conversation built around a topic that will help you discover ways to
find new audiences, market your business and sell your work. These
interviews are available at your own pace and will be released once a
week for six consecutive weeks. After all the lectures have been posted,
you will STILL have an additional six weeks to access course
information and bonus materials to continue work AT YOUR OWN PACE!
Participants are encouraged to discuss the videos each
week with a prompted discussion group online. Through the discussion
board you can connect with other members of the series and reflect on
questions and new ideas that come up for you each week. Molly and Ben
will be watching the group discussions and joining in to add our
experience with the topic. The discussions are ongoing and accessible
throughout the entire series, so you can participate at your own pace,
regardless of your time zone.
In addition to the weekly interviews and discussions
downloadable worksheets will help you work through topics each week and
generate task lists for getting your goals achieved! The worksheets are
for you to keep and work through as you engage with the course material.
By the end of the six weeks, you will have gathered new thoughts and
ideas, and you will have a clear direction moving forward in your
creative business–on to BIG THINGS
Find out more here.

what’s been up lately….fusions, general hardware…craft ontario…make and do…a weekend of #canadianceramics

Hey Everyone,

I hope you can forgive the fact that a week went by without our usual emerging artist/monday morning eye candy and such posts. It’s been a crazy busy time around here lately. Rather then try to play catch up I thought I’d let you guys in on what’s been going on around here lately.

This past weekend I was in Toronto for the Fusion Clay and Glass Exhibition. Bringing together artists from across Canada it was a weekend filled with some of the great ceramic work that our fine country has to offer. I’m pleasantly exhausted and returned home feeling inspired and appreciative of those in our community that work tirelessly to bring events and artists together like this. Celebrating it’s 20th Anniversary this year the Fusion Clay and Glass Exhibition is known for the diversity and talent that it presents year after year. I highly encourage Clay and Glass artists from all over Canada to take note of this prestigious event and to reach out to the organizers to get involved for next year.

#canadianceramics Family picture at Fusion
such an incredible space at the Artscape Wychwood Barns

While in Toronto I always try to stop by and visit some of my favorite pieces at the Gardiner Museum.  Lovely to see some of Edmund DeWaal’s pieces there this time. And they also have a sweet exhibition on mapping the influence of Scandinavia Design in Canada highlighting both older as well as contemporary works by artists across the craft disciplines not just ceramics. If you have a mid-century chair obsession (as i do) then it’s a show worth catching.

Also took in the opening reception for Clint Neufeld’s new exhibition at General Hardware Contemporary and the opening of the new (incredible) Craft Ontario retail and exhibition space.  

I also had to steal a few minutes to run over to Harbourfront Centre to see the Lindsay Montgomery exhibition that was on in their vitrine gallery. She’s one of my favorite Canadian artists right now so I was pretty excited to get to see the work in person.

And fellow make and do ceramics member Shane Weaver gave us a tour of his latest project: dex(terity) lab. More on that very soon as he will be opening his doors to the public in November…very exciting to see such a beautiful ceramic work and retail space in Toronto. Every city needs one of these!

Okay….so that was just Toronto…

I’m also super excited to invite you to the Void Gallery exhibition of make and do ceramics which opens runs  from October 12th to November 6th. This is our first exhibition as a collective. A reception will be held Thursday, October 20th, from 7 to 9pm. Please stop by if you’re in the area or you can view/purchase work online as well.

 I’m sure I’m missing things I need to say… I especially want to thank all those that were involved with making this trip our to Toronto so amazing. It was the break from the routine and the inspiration I needed. xoxoxo carole