ShprixieLand on TV! April 18, 2012 15:21Check out the little televised plug we got today by clicking here. You can also check out the Make It page to see the rest of the fabulous designers. See you this weekend Vancouver! If you take a picture of this with your phone you can show it at the door to get 2 for 1 admission!
Boats, Bowls, Blog and More. April 16, 2012 21:22 5 CommentsIt seems we've been living on perogies and easter chocolate for the last couple of weeks but now as our last kiln load of pottery fires and we find ourselves surrounded with new work we feel like it's all been worth it. We're so excited to get to roll out our new designs for the Vancouver Make It show this weekend. We've had so many ideas brewing all winter and some of them we've seen to fruition while others are still being developed (hopefully we'll have those ready for the Calgary Lilac Fest at the end of May). One of our new favourites is our sushi boats! They come as a set with chopsticks and a fish shaped dipping dish that swims along side. We must have been fantasizing about being in Vancouver all winter because we've made lots of sushi sets. We've even started introducing our ever popular owl decals into them. We spent a lot of time drawing this winter and at last those drawings have made it onto our pots. The shelves are filled with rice bowls, noodle bowls and soup bowls (which come with their own clay spoon) as well as mugs and tumblers. All of this we're presently packing up and getting ready to take with us to Vancouver for the Make It market which happens this weekend from Friday, April 20th to Sunday at the Croation Cultural Centre, 3250 Commercial Drive. Oh Yeah. Did I mention Wee Little Dishes? Yeah we made a pile of those too.
Shprixie News and New Pots March 29, 2012 22:05It has been ages since we last posted!! We've had quite the busy winter this year. Much of our time has been spent working on house renovations. Early in the New Year we discovered that the kitchen sink had been leaking, most likely for a few years, and that the water had been seeping under the kitchen cabinets and flooring. We had to gut the entire kitchen and replace a bunch of the flooring to get rid of the black mould that had infested the place.
This seemed like an awful thing at the time, but as Heath was working on it we had the idea that if we moved the kitchen across the room, we would be able to double the size of it (5ft. of counter space is awfully small for someone who loves to cook). This also would give us the added bonus of being able to look out of the window at the mountains and the lake whilst washing the dishes, instead of staring at the ugly wall behind the sink. It would also mean that the sofa would be moved so that when you sat on it you would also be looking out the windows at the mountains, rather than the old view of the ugly kitchen. A win win situation really! The only real drawback was that we lost some of the precious winter. We happen to love the snowy blowy season around here because it is the time that we get to play and experiment the most with clay. There is nothing better than being in the studio with the little wood stove chugging away, drinking hot tea, and listening to some captivating audio book, while outside there is a blizzard blowing about. But there will be another winter next year! Now that spring is upon us we have had to put the renovations on the back burner for now, and concentrate on making work for all of our upcoming shows. The first big one that we have is one of our favourites. We'll be heading to Vancouver in April for the Make It Show. If you've never been to one of these and you are in the Vancouver area we seriously suggest checking it out. There are over 100 artisans, designers, and crafters selling so many unique and fun items. There is live music and a fully licensed bar! It feels more like a party than a craft fair!! If you take a picture of this with your phone you can show it at the door to get 2 for 1 admission!
We've been working hard these last few weeks making all kinds of pots with new images on them. Here's a little sampling of what we'll be bringing with us.