Artists helping Artists

This blog post is promoting my buddy Heather Smit. I had Heather do a handbuilding workshop at Pinecroft Centre for the Arts and I did a residency with Heather at Starworks last February pre COVID. Heather is an amazing maker and very thorough and dedicated teacher. What can I learn about making a slab cup and a flask you ask? I maintain if you want to be a successful ceramics teacher you should have a solid foundation. That means you should be able to hand build, throw, fire kilns, make and formulate glazes and in these days know how to market yourself and your work. Heather is the complete package. Her 2 hour workshop on Sunday for $20 Cdn is railroad robbery. I've signed up not to heckle her, not to keep her on her toes but to learn what this woman can teach the old dawg. If I learn one thing it is $20 well spent. BTW combining hand building and throwing is a pretty nice marriage. Here is Heather's description of the day VIRTUAL WORKSHOP - Drinking Vessels. March 28, 2021 (1pm EST) Approx. 90 minutes. This soft-slab hand building workshop will cover basic tool and template design for making in multiples. Start to finish flat, footed & belly bottomed mugs, cups and flask demos. Bring a pen, paper and any questions you might have. This is a live workshop, no replay recordings. You'll have to show up for this one. You will receive two emails after purchase. The first will be your workshop receipt. The second will arrive on March 26th or 27th with the workshop link and a list of tool & glaze recipe favs. One last thing, maybe you want to attend but could u$e a break? I've got your back. Send me a quick email. No questions asked, no judgment passed đź’› Now dammit Heather how sweet is this last statement? There are givers and takers in this world. I know where your tent is pitched. Kuddos to you. Artists helping Artists. Be there or be square Pass the collection plate. This is going to be a sermon you don't want to miss.
Flasks for when I can fly again


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I don’t want to live in the kind of world where we don’t look out for each other. Not just the people that are close to us, but anybody who needs a helping hand. I can’t change the way anybody else thinks, or what they choose to do, but I can do my bit.

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Always turn off zoom before changing your clothes
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Anonymous said…
I'm inclined to think that we, the children of the later portion of the 20th century, bought the Emperor's New Clothes when it came to art philosophy. We've accepted a line of thought implying that aesthetics are purely a matter of individual taste and personal whim. Ironically, in so doing, we've laid ourselves open to be led by cheap fad.

Anonymous said…
If the family you came from sucked, make up a new one. Look at all the people there are to choose from. If the family you are in hurts, get on the bus. Like now.

Anonymous said…
The only way to have a friend is to be one.

Anonymous said…
Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: “What!” You Too? I thought I was the only one.

Anonymous said…
Don’t make friends who are comfortable to be with. Make friends who will force you to lever yourself up.

Thomas W.
Anonymous said…
Play safe.

Ceramics Safety

Anonymous said…
Always worth it when you can find a good read.

Harlan House’s book on his 50 years of pottery experience (free download):

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C'Ă©tait tellement ennuyeux !
Anonymous said…
“Inspiration is for amateurs — the rest of us just show up and get to work.”
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