Steve Irvine
Welcome to my web site.

I started making pottery 55 years ago, and I've been earning my living as a full-time potter for the past 49 years.

The work that I make is mostly one of a kind stoneware. I prefer to let forms and surfaces develop and evolve from firing to firing. I hope you'll find some interesting images and informative text.

stoneware vase
A piece fired in an electric kiln to cone 6. The decoration is a bit of math and art. It is just one continuous line travelling around the pot, and intersecting with the moths. Since it's just one line the pot surface is divided into only two parts; inside and outside the line. I call this piece, "Night Energy."

This stoneware jar has a vitreous black slip that was carved with a diamond tipped stylus.

stoneware vase
I like a lively, colourful surface on my work and I spend a fair bit of time doing glaze research to find new, interesting glazes to work with.

This stoneware vase has cobalt glazes with a darker cobalt glaze to accent the floral pattern. An over glaze in wood ash gives some additional movement and interest to the surface. The vase was fired to cone ten, and stands about 33 cm tall.

Lidded Jar
A lidded square jar with a black glaze, and post firing applications of 23K gold leaf, and aluminum leaf. Stoneware, it stands about 35 cm tall.

stoneware vase
This stoneware vase has a saturated iron temmoku glaze, with a slip trailed pattern in chrome green. I like the subtle shifts of colour and surface in the iron glaze that happen during the firing.

Lidded Jar
This stoneware vase was made through a combination of altered thrown parts, and hand building. The pattern was made by carving through a vitreous black slip on the surface.
Steve Irvine
484068 Cape Road
Georgian Bluffs, Ontario
Canada N0H 2T0