Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Wood Fired Pots in Wildwood

Christian Barr and Enzien Kufeld are woodfirers living near Wildwood, Alberta. I first met them at Fred Olsen's kiln building workshop in 1998. Since then, they have lived their passion, building kilns and firing often. They have travelled and worked with some of the best, including Jack Troy.

They are having a sale Sept. 26 - Oct. 4th at their beautiful place located approximately 115 km west of Edmonton on hwy 16 (9 km west of Wildwood), turn south on RR102, 250 metres. GST will be covered by them.

I love their work and a road trip at this lovely time of year seems in order. I just broke a mug yesterday...time to get another. Winter is coming and these would be great vessels to sit, drink something warm and contemplate with.

And for scotch drinkers...

I have a feeling one of these offering bowls will find its way home with me.

All this and much more at Urban Forest Design/Wildwood Pottery.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Moose Jaw, In the Vault

Earlier this month Sask Terra held a social in Moose Jaw which included a trip to the vault of the Moose Jaw Museum and Art Gallery

Recently there had been large donations from Richard Stafford's collection as well and David Thauberger and his wife (sorry, I forget her first name). David mentioned that their recent acquisition was a Hansen Ross pot they bought at a garage sale the day of the opening of A Way with Clay: Folmer Hansen and David Ross.

Above is an image of Cara Gay Driscoll with two of her pots that were recently donated to the permanent collection. Cara is well know for her coiled pots; she took a workshop from Richard Zane Smith years ago and has been coiling away since.

Here's a pic of Heather Smith, curator of the art gallery with a Jack Sures' pot from the permanent collection.