Tag: crafts

Pottery (nothing to do with Harry)

I majored in journalism in university but I minored in art. (Well, actually I minored in Dungeons and Dragons, but the university refused to give me credit for it. Go figure.) Of all my art classes, my favorite was pottery. I loved making pots, but as a certain hideously ugly four-kilogram cream pitcher can attest, …

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Photo of the Day: Scottie, Beaming Up

A slipware Scottish terrier, from the “things I found in my mother-in-law’s house series.” The only notation on the bottom is England 83. I don’t know anything else about it, but he’s a cute little feller, ain’t he? What’s that? You were expecting something about Star Trek instead of a picture of a happy dog …

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Donovan Chester: the fiery art and craft of raku

Pottery is a unique form of creative expression, one whose practitioners must be as well-endowed with technical savvy as they are with artistic vision. That’s particularly true of raku, the ceramic form practiced by Regina’s Donovan Chester. Don’s studio was the destination of the third Twilight Tour put on by the Mackenzie Art Gallery this …

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