Thursday, June 24, 2010

studio shop: Ceramics Friends

Grace and I, well, we share kilns.  We share frustrations and we share good things when they come our way.  We even share glaze recipes.  Yes, Grace and I share many things, because we are studio neighbours and have become good friends in the process.  Grace (aka eikcam designs) will also be having a little 'studio-warming' during our 'studio shop' since she just moved one studio over this past month, re-did the floors and painted and made everything look quite lovely in time for this coming weekend!  She's got lovely jewelry, very cute little bud vases that you can hang on your wall and cool new wall tiles that I'm quite fond of.  Her studio is right beside mine on the ground floor of the building.

We will call Claire of heyday design, the 'queen of mold-making', since she has truly mastered the art of, not only making amazing and beautiful molds, but also of slip-casting her Canadian vintage jar collection into porcelain oh so very thin and lovely.  To watch Claire work often leaves me a little breathless as she effortlessly and efficiently pulls out such delicate and detailed porcelain with such ease.  Truly, remarkable.
Heyday design can be found at the top of the stairs on the second floor at 975 Vernon Drive during our studio shop. 

Laura McKibbon or cul de sac design has been jet-setting herself and her ceramics around the globe these days.  Just back from Australia and heading to Denmark in September, Laura is most known for her silk-screened images onto slab-molded earthenware dishes.  My favourites include the 'canadiana' imagery of canoes  and canada geese but a close second are her silks-screens of branches, birds and doily designs. 
She will be showcasing her work at our studio shop along with Denise from Bronsino on the second floor ( up the stairs, through the door and down the hall) of our studio building!

1 comment:

grace said...

Oh Heather! What a lovely post :) The studio sale was a huge success, don't you think? Congrats on the Cheaper Show - you sold out! Until the next studio sale, I'll see you -- soon.