News from around the studio

July 2018
This large stoneware jar is glazed with a glaze I've been using since the late 1960's.

It was originally developed as a cone 8 oxidation glaze, but it has a broad firing range, and is still stable at cone 10. I fire in a reduction kiln, but there are a few spots in the kiln where the reduction is light, and that's where I put this glaze for best results.

This glaze works well on porcelain, so I've put a porcelain slip on my usual stoneware clay body. The finger marks were made in the still liquid porcelain slip before it set-up on the stoneware surface. I'm putting this jar aside for my exhibition in November, Trusting My Intuition.

A lot of the pieces I'll be working on this month will be put aside for a solo exhibition I'll be having in November at the Jonathon Bancroft-Snell Gallery in London, Ontario.

Three of my works in clay are part of a group exhibition currently on at the Jonathon Bancroft-Snell Gallery in London, Ontario. The exhibition is titled, Anatomy of a Collector, and was curated by Brian Cooke. The exhibition runs until the end of the month.

  • Upcoming Events:
    • Art in the Garden The not to be missed annual art sale at the remarkable Keppel Croft Gardens, this year held on July 14th.
    • Trusting My Intuition 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