Blackfish is almost home

The show at The Mary Windspeed center was a success, Fantastic crowd, Amazing venue and much appreciation for the invite. If you are ever on the island make sure, you check out the royal museum as well as the have fantastic indigenous art.

I was also excited to find books written on how to create your own indigenous styled art. I am excited to see these at the show. I have done other shows, but this is my first show taking part as a Metis Artist. I am honoured and proud to be a part of such an amazing show at the Mary Winspear Centre in Sydney Vancouver Island.

You will find many artists like to use acrylics for their paintings, some do produce prints, but I have a special attraction to the carving as I love to carve a motif into my work as well. This is known as sgraffito.


My son loves Jello

He loves the texture and creates fantastic interactions with ideas of how to eat it. To date he has tried the trusty spoon, fork, Chopsticksand his hands. 

He also has  simply dumped it on the table and attacking it with his face. Sometimes he wins the Jello eating battle and sometimes the Jellomakes the great escape onto the floor. 

Today he has attempted the almighty straw

I could not stop giggling at the end of the video.

Fantastic Blackfish Pottery Day

I had a great time at the studio today. My family was on the road so i had all the time in the world to get lost in the clay. The best part? The studio was ready to go by 8 a.m and i didn't have to share the studio for three whole hours.

I have many works to complete for the next firing. I have included a glimpse below.

Blackfish Pottery - Out of the Water

Love the way these turned out, Very happy with the colors chosen. 

It's always exciting to see a finished piece and it is always sad when that piece gets chipped.

I am happy with the result and can't wait to see how the others are going to turn out. For now I hope you enjoy. I know I do :-)     

Blackfish Pottery - Almost Home

 Working on these pieces have been a delight and I am almost at the stage of glazing but have been thwarted by the new studio and there glaze supplies. I have 53 test tiles coming out of the kiln next week and i'll finally be able to figure how to glaze these majestic Blackfish pottery pieces for the show at the Mary Winspear Centre in Sidney, Vancouver Island. 

Blackfish Pottery - We have been set free

Killer Whale - Killer Pottery    

I have been away from a working studio for over a year. Sad but true. My studies at university, full time husband and father took precedence over a passion which I have greatly missed. I have been able to find a new studio which will better fit my lifestyle which has offered me a feeling of freedom. Being held captive with so much responsibility I was driving myself crazy and I needed to get to a studio to be with the clay again.

Here is the start of what I have created in my new series. They have yet to be glazed but I will post another picture as soon as they come out of the kiln.

What Vegetable are You?

I Created this game for a project in my Psychology of Motivation class.

What vegetable are you? 

Feel free to tell us what vegetable you are in the comments.