News from around the studio

June 2017
This covered jar stands about 32 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 circular areas have 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.

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."

One of my photographs, "Moths to Light" was featured in National Geographic Magazine. Prints of this photograph are available through the National Geographic Print Store. National Geographic also used one of my firefly photographs recently in one of their News Watch items. Another of my firefly photos appears at the end of this engaging TED Talk by biologist, Sara Lewis.

  • 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