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News from around the studio

cone 6 vase
June 2021
A large vase that came out of my kiln at the end of last month. I was happy with the way it turned out, and plan to follow up on this glazing technique. It involves painting a liquid latex resist on the green ware, painting on a coloured slip, and then removing the latex resist. During the glazing there are lots of possibilities of working with the pattern.

I've been getting some good test glaze results recently from my cone six firings. New surfaces and colours of test glazes can often suggest new forms to try. It's interesting how the creative process works sometimes with a back and forth development of ideas.



Summer weather has made a welcome return to our part of the world. With the current situation of self-isolation, my wife and I are taking long walks along our rural roads, and creating at home. All the best to everyone for happy, healthy days!

I have frequent updates about my work on Instagram.

I had a conversation last year with Paul Blais for his podcast The Potters Cast. We talked about my life as a potter, and the joy of new challenges. Here is a link to the podcast interview.

See you next month! Keep well!

Steve Irvine
484068 Cape Road
Georgian Bluffs, Ontario
Canada N0H 2T0
519 534 2175
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