Artist/Representative: Shirley Phillips
Map #: 109
Open for Studio Tour (May 24, 25, 26 2019 – 10-4pm): Yes
Open for Friday Night Party (May 24, after 4pm) : No.
About the studio:
Clay allows me to create with texture, colour and oodles of shapes.
I love to see where the ” What If ” experimenting will take me and the clay.
I fire my pottery pieces using 3 separate methods:
* Smoke Firing – Layers of sawdust, my pottery pieces, branches, dried plants, seaweed, along with sprinkles of salt and colourants are placed in a metal barrel. The top layer of kindling is set aflame and the contents smoulder for 24hrs. or so. Results are mottled grey to black surfaces with flashes of colour on the surfaces of the pots.
* Wood Firing – Placed in Gordon Hutchens firewood burning Anagama Kiln, my pottery pieces will collect wood ash on their surfaces during the 3 day firing and then this ash will melt forming a glaze on the pots. Luscious shades of salmon, green, yellow and toasty browns will grace their surfaces.
* Digital Electric Kiln- My Stoneware pottery pieces are glazed in vibrant turquoise, green, gold, purple, chocolate brown and other colour combinations. I also melt Beach Glass on wee dishes.
Nature always inspires me with its constant changes of textures, form and colours.
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes, with help
Washroom Available: No
Payment Types Accepted: Cash,Cheques,Credit Cards,eTransfer