Oh My Dog, Hot Things!

Its been a long winter but things are starting to heat up again and we did our part with a couple of Raku firings to get ready for this Spring! We’ve been busy all Winter designing new toad houses, building them, and testing out new glazes.  Check out our photos to see them and the new colours!

Our next and first show of the year will be at the Evinrude Centre, 911 Monaghan Road, Peterborough. The dates and times follow.

Friday, April 11, 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Saturday, April 12, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Sunday, April 13, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

$7.00 admission per person (children 12 and under are free).

Hope to see you there!

Life Ceramic

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The life ceramic glaze firing happened on Saturday night. The temperature was dropping, snow had accumulated, but we pushed through it. The results were mixed. Some pieces broke in the cold, but the snow made glaze crackle in unique and … Continue reading


Its been a busy couple of weeks – with our “Goldmine” firing occurring the day before a Gallery showing – all the pieces were quickly packed into boxes and shipped out to their respective foster homes until they find their permanent toad homes with one of our customers. The following piece was photographed before it was sent to the Gallery on the Lake on Lower Buckhorn Lake. It will be on display (and for sale) until the end of August.


This is a particularly unique piece. It was fired higher than our usual 1800F to ~2200F to give it a stronger stoneware body. It was made oversized with a unique spiral twist to the top. The partial glaze reduction resulted in an especially unique glazing result. You can literally see the flames that wicked up the surface of the clay as it was reduced in straw! The underlying copper wash in the grooved spiral helped to create this truly one-of-a-kind piece!