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The New Studio March 07 2019

 

And just like that, a whole year flew by!

We moved from Hamilton to Torrance, from Torrance to Bracebridge, and after a rocky start we have finally settled into our new home. And not a moment too soon because 2018 was just a tad too much...just a smidge. Really, way. too. much.

BUT at our new home in Bracebridge, we're growing roots and we've been able to create a beautiful ceramics studio that will serve as both a workspace for me and a small gallery to invite the public into. It's an incredible space, built between November-January, and we're putting the finishing touches on it now, building ware shelves, work tables and a casting table to fit the space. In the summer, the garage door can be rolled up to let the air and sunlight in (pass the mosquito netting, please!).

This first year back, I'll be juggling studio work with full-time parenting. Our toddler is walking now and is so curious and full of crazy energy. He wants to put everything in his mouth and talk to everyone he meets. He's amazing. I know a few other potters who are balancing pots with parenting, and it seems to become a bit easier once the kiddos are in school (only 3 more years to go!), but I'm excited to see how the two roles can overlap. There will be times when I'm pulling my hair out, I know, but I want my son to see both of his parents pursuing their passions and building their dreams. Hilarity will ensue. A few things (but not many) will get crossed off the to-do list. I will most definitely not have my shit together, but it's going to be so fun!

 

 


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Thanks, Toronto! City of Craft Wrap Up & Upcoming Spring Shows April 22 2015

The 2015 craft show season kicked off for me last weekend with City of Craft! We had a great turn out and gorgeous spring weather. It was nice to see some familiar faces, both vendors and shoppers, returning for this year's show. It was also the 8th year that City of Craft events have been happening (do I have that right? incredible!) based on the tireless efforts of founding members Becky, Leah and Jen, and of the very sparkly dynamo, Kalpna and volunteer coordinator headmistress, Michelle. Big ups to you guys!

Next up, I'll be in Kanata, just outside of Ottawa, for Handmade Harvest Spring. People have been raving about this high quality show and there are often lineups out the door, so I'm really looking forward to being there as a first time vendor. Hey, Ottawa! Come say hello!

My online shop will be re-opening at the end of this month! New pots are being photographed this week and will be added very soon. I am so excited to debut the new spring items! 

In other news, I am happy to report that I'll be adding a new stockist this spring in my hometown, Port Carling, Muskoka! More details on that to come. After hibernating in the studio all winter, this spring season has already brought some amazing things my way. Here's to dusting off the cobwebs and getting busy!

Cheers,


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