movie day: Making it in Saskatchewan

If you’ve got nothing better to do then you can watch me work and talk a bit about clay. (starts at 11:35 in the timeline.) Click on the image to get to the video.

MAKING IT IN SASKATCHEWAN provides a close personal look at how artists create vibrant, meaningful work throughout this province.

Twelve artists and creatives are featured in the six-episode series. Whether actors, singer-songwriters, writers, photographers, visual artists or designers, all are dedicated to Making It — creating original work, making a go of it in Saskatchewan, and reaching the pinnacle of success in their chosen pursuit.

Huge thanks to Robin Schlaht for his amazing work in this series and for putting up with me!


movie day: Marine Ostinato

Marine Ostinato is a multi media performance that explores creativity, transformation and the beauty of Tasmania’s rugged coastline through pottery, shadow puppetry, video and music. Artist Shannon Garson has brought together 3 artists working in different mediums for this project shadow puppetry, projection art, ceramics and live music.

Marine Ostinato is:
Shannon Garson- concept, drawing, throwing and performance
Louise King – Cello, original music, performance
Jen Brown- projection mapping, multimedia guru
Marine Ostinato premiered at the Australian Ceramics Triennale in Hobart May 2019

movie day: Mary Rose Young, A life in Pottery

In this video we talk to the potter Mary Rose Young, about her career, style and what she loves. About Mary…
She soon identified Art as her favourite subject at school and went on to study at Cheltenham and then Wolverhampton Art College, electing to specialize in Ceramics. In 1982 she was taking her pieces to Bristol every weekend to sell at a street market, in 1983 she set up her first workshop. By 1987 she’d started to attract the attention of shops and in 1989 she started getting orders from American Department Stores.


movie day: Great Basin Pottery


Joe Winter and Paul Herman met and developed a kinship in the art of pottery in 1995. Though a shared desire to develop their craft, they designed and built an anagama wood fire kiln, which they have fired regularly for the last 19 years. Several years ago, they enlisted the help of a young and dedicated potter, Casey Clark who, along with a small group of ceramic advocates have formed a ritual and community around wood fired ceramics in the Great Basin, north of Reno, NV.

During the Fall of 2018, the three ceramicists sat down with artist, Troy Corliss to discuss their history, craft and design process which has evolved around the anagama kiln. This video includes the full interview and video footage from the Fall 2017 firing.