Monthly Archives: June 2011

Making ceramic bottle stoppers

Some of the doodads I featured yesterday were little animal head wine stoppers. I fell in love with them after I saw them on the La Maison Ivre site. Such sweet little stoppers, they inspired me to investigate how to … Continue reading

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Sleuthing for ceramics in Paris

My friend, Pauline, will be on holiday in Paris this year and I told her I’d do a little field work to help her do some planning in advance. She is artist-in-residence at the Port Moody Arts Centre, where I … Continue reading

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Redux — Cooking in Clay: Bean Pots

Note: This post is a reader favorite and because baked beans are so good on a picnic, it’s time to repost it. Take a look at a luscious French Canadian recipe which uses maple syrup. Winter or summer, it’s time … Continue reading

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Greenhouse update & slide show

Ahhhhh, a sunny Sunday! At first, I felt like a mole, squinting my eyes, because Sol has been a stranger the last couple of months. If you are a gardener, I hope your season has gone well, that you have … Continue reading

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Cold Porcelain and Pasta Francesa made from ingredients in your home

Yes, it is smooth. Yes, it is white. Yes, you can fashion things from it. But that is where the similarity ends, because cold porcelain isn’t mineral clay and cannot be fired. It is a modelling compound that you can … Continue reading

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Ceramics news briefs international

On the domestic news front, I had a good week. On Wednesday, an ergonomic assessment was made of my work space and I’ll receive the results soon. Long story short: I’ll either choose a Mac lap top that would sit … Continue reading

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Canadian potteries and ceramic studios

While I was researching something completely different, I came across Industry Canada and the NAICS code for pottery and ceramics, part of a system of categorizing industries. This led me to the Canadian Industry Statistics (CIS) site. Through it, I … Continue reading

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