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Artists Journal

Fired my kiln!

All my new pieces came through fine, this was a bisque firing, they will have to go in once more!

Hills of Erin Studio Tour

In 2013 the Hills of Erin Studio Tour celebrates their quarter-century milestone. The Tours 25th anniversary promises to be an exciting time for hosts, artists and visitors.
For more information about this years tour and next years schedule of events please visit our website and let us keep you informed

Headwater Arts Festival

Juried Show & Sale, Opening night Gala Thursday September 20, 6:30 pm. For more information go to

Hills of Erin Studio Tour

My studio will have a guest artist each weekend. A self guided tour of artist studios showing a wide variety of mediums. Enjoy the lovely hills and villages of Erin and Hillsburgh. Free admission

entered "Warrior Woman" for the juried exhibition in the Wellington Gallery

Here at the cottage we have internet access, this is a good time to update my computer! Have started a new piece with some of the clay. Peggy just fired a kiln with all sorts of new glazes, good to see.

Visit to the Glass and Clay Gallery

today we drove to Kitchener to pick up some clay. On the way we dropped off brochures in Elora and Fergus. Both The Headwater Festival and the studio Tour are coming up fast.
There is a great exhibition at the gallery, every kind of pieces Jack Sures produced in 50 years of working with clay. Large vessels and platters wall pieces, prints and drawings.
I bought a new heavily grogged clay and started an abstract piece using one of my reclining figures.

just finished a sculpture

This one is of a sleeping woman, not Georgina. I used red clay, it was built hollow, this needs patience as the clay keeps sagging in the beginning.
Today Susan Powell has organized a booth in Erin as part of Rhythm and Ribs Fest. One of my sculptures is there and I have volunteer duty this afternoon.
Yesterday we had a party at Greg's house in Erin, Headwater Festival brochures and volunteer sign up sheets to be filled out, getting ready. September will be busy.

Getting ready to enter a juried show

The deadline is August 15, I have to decide what to enter, consider what i will need for Headwater, for the tour, also how to present the pieces. This is sometimes difficult, but so important.

duty at the Wellington Arts Gallery

Today I am spending my time minding the gallery, checking up on my sculptures in the sculpture garden and thinking about my next piece! Just had Purolator call and also a costumer, so not too bad a day.
This August day is hot and humid again, here we have air conditioning, so it's bearable.

Filling out my Entry form

The due date is on the 17., so I will get my C.D. and entry form for the Headwater Arts Festival ready. I shall apply with my sculptures. Yesterday I visited the Rennan Isaacs Gallery in Guelph. There is a phantastic exhibition there right now of Stuart Oxley and Neil Shacross - Printmaker - Painter, Painter - Printmaker. This makes me want to do some prints again, maybe from my life drawings. They would go well with my sculptures.