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!

Items at the Kawartha Potters Guild

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Here is a collection of items available at the Kawartha Potters’ Guild’s Gallery . These were the items that we took to the Guild’s Annual Christmas sale. It was a good weekend and we enjoyed doing demos on Saturday and … Continue reading

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

Late November update

It’s finally up – this clip was filmed in September, aired in October and was posted online in November and NOW featured here:

It will have a long term home on our ABOUT page.

Also – Christmas is coming and if you are looking for some of our work, we can be found at:Locations:
The Avant Garden Shop in Peterborough
The Bird House Nature Company in Orillia
Elmhirst’s Resort in Keene
The Gypsy Barn in Peterborough

Events:
Thursday November 21st 11-3pm- Craft Sale at the Seasoned Spoon
Thursday November 21st
5:30-8pm – Customer Appreciation Night at the Avant-Garden Shop
Friday November 29thth – Sunday December 1st
– 18th Annual Christmas Pottery Show and Sale  at the Peterborough Lions Community Centre, 347 Burnham St.
Friday December 13th30 Craft Show from 12-7pm at the Peterborough Public Library

We are also planning on featuring some of our work on our website for direct purchase from us – so keep that in mind too! we hope to have it up soon!

Goldmine

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.

Goldmine

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!