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Miniature Show Next Month at Black Spruce Gallery (Shared from “A Northern Blog…”)

Here is the beautiful thing about living in a smaller community like Timmins. You get to meet really neat people like photographer and gallery owner Katelyn Malo. Katelyn will hosting the Tiny Art Exhibit in Timmins at the Black Spruce … Continue reading

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Tiny Scenery

Some 3D printed trial miniatures, which I designed using Tinkercad.Although each model printed in less than a half-hour, designing each one took three to four hours. The pencil sharpeners in the picture give an idea of scale. Each model has … Continue reading

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Linocut Prints for Sale at the Great Canadian Kayak Challenge Festival

I set up a table in the Arts and Culture tent at this year’s Great Canadian Kayak Challenge Festival, being held at the Mattagami Historical Conservation Area Participark this weekend. I have an assortment of linocut items – cards, bookmarks, … Continue reading

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Dark Sky Lantern Part 3

The dark sky lantern was completed over a month ago, but I hadn’t gotten around to posting more updates. Here it is after t stained an Aurora Borealis motif on it before covering it in clear glaze. I used a … Continue reading

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Beach ball and Japanese Fishing Float Salt & Pepper Set

The pottery class I’m in is putting on another show this July at the Black Spruce Gallery here in Timmins. The theme is “Summer”, and the objective is to make something that represents summer to us. We can play around … Continue reading

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The Maneki Koneko Sugar Bowl Gets Some Colour Added

The Maneki Koneko sugar bowl survived the bisque firing in the kiln and is ready for staining. The creamer is still at the greenware stage, but is now dry enough to fire. The sugar bowl has been stained as a … Continue reading

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Maneki Koneko Sugar Bowl

Last week I formed the rest of the Maneki Koneko Sugar Bowl, starting from the feet up. All four limbs were pressed into the yarnball bowl… And a “twisted yarn” piece was added to cover up the loose ends of … Continue reading

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Maneki Koneko Sugar Bowl & Creamer: Part 2

This week, after letting the yarn ball set, I began working on making into a sugar bowl, starting by slicing off the lid. Unlike the teapot, which had been bored through with a cookie cutter, I used a peanut butter … Continue reading

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Maneki Koneko Sugar Bowl & Creamer: Part 1 

When I designed the Maneki Neko teapot back in February, I had also drafted designs for a Maneki Koneko (kitten) sugar bowl and creamer designed to look like a kitten with a ball of yarn and a kitten with a … Continue reading

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More Bits, Pieces, and Parts Thereof – a Large-scale Project

It’s been nearly two months since I updated “Bits, Pieces, and Parts Thereof” (see:¬†https://gaelicnisei.wordpress.com/2015/03/21/bits-pieces-and-parts-thereof/ and https://gaelicnisei.wordpress.com/2015/02/06/colour-test-in-acrylic/ for reference). This is a large-scale painting, made up of 15 separate canvases, and will be on display in the Porcupine Art Club’s themed … Continue reading

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