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Monday, January 24, 2011

A New Year, New Work

Here we are in January once again and I am wondering where the fall went. When I last blogged I was proudy writing about my Throwing Bootcampers. I then headed off to Medalta International Artists in Residence (see http://www.medalta.org/miair/index.html) for an 11-day Salt and Soda firing workshop with Cathi Jefferson of BC. This was an amazing experience. Here are a couple of pics from that workshop.

The fall progressed with Studio Tours and Fall sales, Fair November and the Art Gallery of Hamilton Art Sale as well as a very busy holiday season at AllSorts Gallery, the new artist cooperative I was part of starting (see www.allsortsgallery.com). The year culminated with my Annual Holiday Open House and Pottery Sale which was a great success. The introduction of colour into my functional work was well received over the past year and I will continue to incorporate new designs.

So it is January and I am working on some very special commissions including communion chalices for a local church. I finished up the year with a commission for a layer dip set for the mother of a friend from University. As with all commissions it is great to stretch one's creativity that little extra bit and do something a little different! Until next time ...dip anyone?????