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Hand Building Ceramics at Home - Now Open!!!

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Hand Building Ceramics at Home - Now Open!!!

Hand Building Ceramics at Home - Now Open!!!

This 8-week online program will give you the skills to harness hand-building techniques and studio procedures to consistently find your groove in your home studio. 

A comprehensive program for creating 12 hand-built ceramics projects in the comfort of your own home.

The Hand Building Ceramics at Home online course offers a new way to learn as we navigate our way through limited access and much-needed motivation together. 

It is designed for Beginners and Beyond Beginners. 

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Online Courses Coming Soon!

Online Courses Coming Soon!

Over 15 years ago, I was overwhelmed with motherhood and the physical and mental load of caring for my family. I have three wonderful kids - all within 15 months of each other - a singleton and twins and a supportive husband who was dealing with debilitating chronic pain.

As you may imagine, I felt lost in my roles. I searched for solutions and recalled a Bucket List I created when I turned 30. It included several craft disciplines, one in which I had not yet tried – wheel throwing on the potters’ wheel. My goal was to commit to an activity that would get me out of my normal surroundings for one night a week. 

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Remembrance Day Poppies

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Remembrance Day Poppies

This Wednesday November 11 is Remembrance Day. Whether you chose to watch local ceremonies on screen or participate in a community event, know that we are all united in honouring our veterans and fallen soldiers at 11 am. 

To bring awareness of the importance of wearing a poppy, my students will be making felt poppies that can be worn on the lapel. They will research and compare real poppies to the simplified one used in Poppy Campaigns and will create their own version. In preparation for this, I created a few examples and made a few stop-motion videos to show the steps.  

 

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Creative Journeys Follow Different Paths

Creative Journeys Follow Different Paths

In case you don't know yet, I have chosen to create a Learn to Sew & Embroider Course - Knots & Stitches 1O1. For the last few years, I have been teaching these skills in my Craft class and see the students' skills increase by the day. The immediacy of the results is the key to their success. The projects I am planning will allow people of all ages and skills to make satisfying felt crafts that will fill them with the joy of accomplishment.

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What's Andy Warhol got to do with Good Design?

What's Andy Warhol got to do with Good Design?

Have you even wondered what goes on behind the scenes of creating good design? Have you ever pondered why some designs are so satisfying to look at? Do you like filling in adult colouring books, or paint by number oil paintings, or completing embroidery kits? There is a method behind those compelling designs.

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