Just thought you might all like to see what I’ve been up to in the pottery studio these days. These are a few pieces that I finished recently – mainly platters, my current obsession. My cupboards are overflowing, and I could serve a 10 course meal at an Italian wedding with all the platters I […]
This is one of my favourite art shows, and the largest of its kind in Canada. Over 500 artists and artisans fills Nathan Phillips Square for the one weekend each year early in July. There’s everything from established artists to undiscovered students. It’s a fun, friendly show, and best of all – it’s free! Here’s […]
I’m going to my weekly pottery class tomorrow. I’ve been taking pottery for many years now, sometimes a little more seriously and sometimes a little more casually. This time it feels different, though. Kind of heartbreakingly different. Heartbreaking in a really good way. Like when something unexpected and beautiful happens that makes your heart crack […]
I wanted to share another of my recent pottery projects. After I had enough hearts to decorate the wall on my deck, I decided to make a few serving bowls for my table. Here’s one I love – a hand built shallow bowl with applied daisies. This is made from
I am a bit of a frustrated artist. Kind of messed up for an engineer, but there you go. I have dabbled over the years in several artistic odds and ends. I’ve tried some painting (see my watercolour in This Artist Fits My Budget), had lots of fun with photography, and even tried my hand […]
Have a look at these charming Indian inspired elephant salt and pepper shakers by designer Jonathan Adler – a Christmas present from my good friend Cathy. They are a whimsical and stylish reminder of my backpacking days in Asia when I first fell in love with
Here is the final roundup of our top picks from this years One Of A Kind Christmas Show and Sale. These artists offer a great selection of unique handmade gifts – look them up online if you’re not in the Toronto area. Maybe it’s time to treat yourself to something special!
Our roundup continues of some of the great finds from the One Of A Kind Christmas Show and Sale here in Toronto. Have a look for some great gift ideas!
Here are some more highlights from our visit to the One Of A Kind Christmas Show and Sale. From rhinestones to reconstructed clothing, there’s something for everyone!
I have a bit of a tableware “thing”. There is really no limit to the number of gorgeous plates and serving pieces I could fall in love with. Despite my overindulgence in this area, one thing I have always been short of is a set of appetizer plates. It’s not really a necessity, but I […]