Tag Archives: 2015

Miniature Maneki Nekos in Clay

The 3D Printer has been useful in creating a customised impression-maker. One of my projects made with the impression is being fired to bisque presently and I will write about it soon. The pottery wheel, on the other hand, is … Continue reading

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Something Different: Working on a 3D Printer

The first time I ever seen a 3D printer was in 2007 in the University of Western Ontario’s Faculty of Engineering. At that time, like the computer of 40 years ago, it was a costly piece of technology limited to … Continue reading

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Lunar Eclipse Photo Sequence: September 27th, 2015

Below is a set of thumbnails of photographs taken during the lunar eclipse on September 27th, 2015. These are cropped images that were lined up using the layering feature in GIMP 2.8. Click on the picture to view it full-sized.

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First Time Seeing the Milky Way Galaxy

This past weekend (July 17th-19th, 2015), I attended a Star Party in the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada’s designated Dark Sky Preserve in Gordon’s Park on Manitoulin Island. I saw the Milky Way – our home galaxy – for the … Continue reading

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The Teapot Family on Display

The Maneki Neko family has been completed and is on display at the Black Spruce Gallery in downtown Timmins until the end of July.

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50 Shades of Earl Grey Teapot Show

If you are Timmins during the month of July, drop into the Black Spruce Gallery at 42 Pine Street South (formerly Joanne’s Art Centre) to visit the Maneki Neko family in person and see the many other wonderful teapots made … Continue reading

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Maneki Konekos Are Almost Ready…

We had a Thursday evening class on July 02nd and this was a chance to finish up our projects for the summer, and an upcoming teapot show. The Maneki Koneko sugar bowl glazed successfully and is seen here with the … Continue reading

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Will This Work Or Fail Spectacularly?

For several months, I had been toying with the idea of trying melt some gold at the glazing stage of my pottery. I looked online to see if there were any artists that had experimented with gold flakes and glaze, … 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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Canada Pinch Pot Dome Tea Light Lamp Cover in Progress

At the start of this term in pottery class, I planned to make some pinch pot dome tea light lamps, one of which would have a Canada motif to it. I made the ball at the same time the Maneki … Continue reading

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