Our New Studio Front

         Finished

Alberta’s First Arts and Culture Day

Celebration at our Studio.

Saturday Sept 20th, 10 to 4

Sunday Sept 21, Noon to 4

Saturday Sept 27, 10 to 4

Sunday Sept 28, Noon to 4

Our sale will be on between the two weekends by appointment or by chance.

Sorry, no coffee or cookies during the week. Ph 403-652-5255

     20% off All Stock On Hand

September Sale

2008

This summer has been a busy one for us. Connie travelled to Australia and received her diploma from the Australian National University and had the opportunity to visit some of the galleries and museums in Sidney, Canberra, Melbourne and Cairns. She met many interesting people and stayed at some of their homes. A highlight of her trip was a day snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef. Bob worked on the front of the building most of the summer and also built a steel patio set, a table with hand made tiles with two chairs.

    In October,Connie has been asked to teach two pottery workshops, one in Yellowknife and one in Ft McMurray.

     Since returning, she’s been busy making a new butterdish, (a combination of a butterbell and the French butter dishes she makes) lots of low and wide bowls, casseroles, tiny teapots, salt cellars, platters, two new mug shapes, and as always, trying out new glazes and designs to eventually bring into production. We have lots of stock on hand and are ready to have a great sale.

         For those of you that had the opportunity to make a bowl at the last sale, they are glazed, fired and ready to be picked up. Myrna Campbell will be at our studio from 11 to 3 each Saturday of the sale helping you make a patterned slab bowl if you want to try. There is no charge unless you want the bowl glazed and fired, then it will be $10. Our friend Callie will be demonstrating on the potters wheel for both weekends. Our friend Shon will have her jewelry for sale at regular prices. For a special treat, Callum Graham who will be playing classical guitar each Saturday afternoon until 3. We have tea, coffee and cookies and lots of great conversation. There are tours of the studio and demonstrations.

    We enjoy meeting all of you at our sales and we’re always striving to make them more enjoyable and more of an event you will look forward to attending. We have more coupons for some of the High River businesses we would like you to try out. High River is in transition right now with the pressure of growth coming from Calgary and it is becoming more and more a nice place to get out of the city for the day. We look forward to seeing all of you. Come to High River for some fun.             Bob & Connie

It takes a deep commitment to change and an

even deeper commitment to grow. (Ralph Ellison)

After 3 or 4 years of dreaming and wishing,  the front of

the studio is basically finished. There will be some added features that will be the finishing touches, like railings,  benches and lighting. It’s been a long hot summer finishing the front and now I can take a break and get back to

making some of my tables and boxes. ( after a great gate project I’m doing) My wish is this building will be

‘Building No. 1’ in the new High River Arts District. This dream has been a 5 year journey so far and  things are beginning to happen that could make this a possibility.

We are planning more events at our studio and did a test run on having a ‘Raku’ firing on Sept.6 (Alberta Arts and Culture Day).  With only one month’s notice from the Alberta Government, The Arts and Culture Council of the Highwood, in conjunction with the High River Culture Centre and many volunteers and a very generous participation by ‘Evolution by Greenboro’ (who hosted a kids paint-in and a live mural painting as well as food, music and libations for a wonderful artists reception), pulled off and incredible day with approximately 15 different venues all celebrating arts and culture. We had about twenty participants at the ‘Raku’ firing and at least 100 visitors. Everyone had a great time and it will be bigger and better next year.   Bob Pike

Bob’s Patio Set