Slip Decoration – Child’s Birth Plate

Slip Decoration – Child’s Birth Plate

Watch Pam applying her unique slip decoration to a Child’s Birth plate (order one here). This demanding technique creates a very distinctive ware with an incredible depth to its surface. Making commemorative plates Applying blue slip to rim Painting slip glaze...
Making our Globe Pendant

Making our Globe Pendant

Our Globe Pendant is cast from a plaster mold in which the continents have been painstakingly carved. The green underglaze settles in the valleys, enhancing the 3-dimensional geographic relief. The transparent turquoise glaze colours the oceans. The resulting is a...
Previous Christmas Ornaments

Previous Christmas Ornaments

Every year, we design and produce a Limited Edition Christmas Ornament in our studio. Here are some from previous years. The current ornament is available for a limited time during the pre-Christmas season. Check availability for purchase. See how these ornaments are...
Making our 2015 Christmas Ornament

Making our 2015 Christmas Ornament

Every year we make a Limited Edition Christmas Ornament. Here is a photo essay of the process of making the 2015 version. It starts with an idea and a drawing Rings carved in plaster Deepest parts are cut first Carving design in plaster Carving stockings and fixing...
Preparing the clay

Preparing the clay

Our clay comes to us dug directly from the pit at the Shaw Brick factory in Nova Scotia A heavy job. The clay comes in 50 lb bags. Tim slices it, dips it in water and puts it in a large garbage can overnight. He runs it through the pug mill three times to blend it. To...
Slip Decoration – Floral Plate

Slip Decoration – Floral Plate

Here Pam paints a bouquet of flowers on a plate using her unique slip decoration technique on one of our hand-thrown plates made with a local clay. Several of her slip-painted creations finish the slideshow. We create custom Commemorative Plates with floral designs...
Throwing a commemorative plate at the wheel

Throwing a commemorative plate at the wheel

We have customers who have bought Birth Plates for each of their children, followed eventually by Graduation Plates and Wedding Plates, and now they’re working on the second generation! All our plates start with a ball of clay on the wheel. Here’s Tim...