News from around the studio

lidded jar
February 2019
This is a recently completed piece, part of a series of works that have been ongoing for about two years. It's called, Four Views, and includes a separate stand made specifically for this jar.

The jar is stoneware, fired to cone ten reduction, with a post firing addition of 23K gold leaf, and aluminum leaf. It stands about 42 cm tall altogether.

During the winter months I like to spend time on some longer term projects. It's a good time to do glaze research, for instance, or to work on some new forms or ideas. One thing I'm seriously considering for 2019 is to switch from cone ten reduction firings in my propane kiln to cone six oxidation firing in an electric kiln. Lots to consider!

I currently have work on exhibit in a group show at the Tom Thomson Art Gallery, in Owen Sound, ON. The piece is a large ceramic work in the exhibition, Snowed In: Selections from the Gallery's Collection.

  • Upcoming Events:
    • Art in the Garden July 13th, 10:00 am to 4 pm at Keppel Croft Gardens in Georgian Bluffs, ON. The once a year, not to be missed art event at the remarkable Keppel Croft Gardens.
  • See you next month!

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