News from around the studio

sunset heron
August 2017
At this time of year my wife and I usually go for a walk in the evening, about an hour before sunset. The light is often lovely at that time of day, and some of the wild animals become more active. There's a small beaver pond about a kilometre west of our home which is our usual destination. On a recent visit a blue heron flew off through the sunset as I approached, and created this brief moment of beauty.

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.

Most of my work this month will be going to the Owen Sound Artists' Co-op, and I'll be saving a few gallery pieces for a show I'll be having next year.

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:
    • 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