News from around the studio

carved jar
May 2022
This is a carved piece I've been working on recently. It's made from a white stoneware clay that is very much like porcelain. The pattern is first drawn on the piece using a soft pencil, and then dental tools are used to do the carving. This is sort of a return to the kinds of things I made early in my career when I made a great many pieces in carved porcelain.

This month the jar will be glazed and fired. I'll use a glaze which shows the carving well. I hope I can show you the finished piece next month!

Lots signs of spring are showing now. May is a beautiful month here, with the greening of the landscape, and flowers everywhere. My wife and I go for walks every day, and it's a pleasure to see the changes in nature take place throughout the year.

I have frequent updates about my work on Instagram. While there, please have a look at my Instagram photography page as well, @within2km

I had a conversation 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!

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