News from around the studio

July 2017
This covered jar stands about 35 cm tall, and was fired to cone 10 reduction. Most of the surface is a pebbly textured glaze that I developed many years ago. In contrast, the middle area has a mat black glaze, and a post-firing application of 23 K gold leaf.

I'm putting this jar aside for an exhibition of my work in November 2018 at the Jonathon Bancroft-Snell Gallery in London, Ontario.

Summer time in our part of the world revolves around outdoor activities like morning walks, swims in the lake, and picnics on the shore. I'm still at work in the pottery each day, and finding some new forms, and techniques.

The owners of the Circle Arts gallery in Tobermory recently stopped by the studio to pick up a wide selection of works for their summer season. I've also just delivered a large selection of work to Bayberrys in Southampton, Ontario.

I'm pleased to have several photographs included in a new book on contemporary photography, PhotoViz, by the Berlin based publisher, Gestalten. From the book description, "PhotoViz explores the intersection of photography, infographics, and data visualization. Combining cutting-edge technologies and classic photographic techniques enables us to tell stories and visualize information more powerfully and compactly than ever."

  • Upcoming Events:
    • Art in the Garden July 8th, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The once a year, not to be missed sale of art and craft at the amazing Keppel Croft Gardens in Big Bay, Ontario.
    • Photography as an Instrument of Understanding The Bluewater Association for Lifelong Learning, January 4, 2018. I'll be presenting a two hour illustrated lecture in Owen Sound about finding creative outlets, and personal insights through photography.
    • Fifty Years in Clay Jonathon Bancroft-Snell Gallery London ON opening November 7, 2018. This exhibition will mark my fifty years of working with clay as a potter.
  • See you next month!

    Steve Irvine
    484068 Cape Road
    Georgian Bluffs, Ontario
    Canada N0H 2T0