technical tuesday: Using a Clever Pottery Technique to Make a Ceramic Fruit Bowl | Où se trouve: Studio Laroche

How to make a big bowl! Would you be brave enough to do this pottery technique? Check out her bowls and lanterns on her website store:… Step into Studio Laroche, and you will find Catherine, a ceramic artist who designs and makes by hand every piece in her shop.

This video shows you the full process of Catherine making a bowl from wheel throwing a bowl, drying, trimming, bisque, glazing, and firing the final pottery piece. Her handmade pottery is made in small batches in a modern decor styles, so this artisan pottery is not your Grandma’s outdated China cabinet! In a world of mass-produced dishware, handmade pottery adds personality back into your kitchen and home. Her ceramics are the result of a love for art and passion for the craft. She writes “I design small batch collections of ceramic wares inspired by the beauty, simplicity and tranquility of everyday moments. In doing so, my mission is to nurture a healthy, happy way of life through objects that are equally beautiful, meaningful and useful.” Rigaud, Quebec has been home to Studio Laroche since the Summer of 2018. The studio is located in the heart of the town, cozily nestled in one of the oldest buildings in the region. With the shoreline of the river in the backyard and the mountain just a short walk away. If you ever find yourself in Montreal or Ottawa area – consider signing up to one of her wheel throwing pottery workshops where you too can create a ceramic pottery piece from scratch.

More details about pottery workshops and showroom hours are available on her facebook page:… Or if you’re interested in browsing online, you can purchase her pottery online here:

Stop by for a visit: See how the her pottery pieces are made and browse the showroom shelves during open studio hours or by appointment. See you there! ================================================ Visit Studio Laroche on the web ~ (◠﹏◠✿) ✪

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call for submissions: THREE opportunities to exhibit with Charlie Cummings Gallery!

Summer is Served: Plates call for submissions

This summer Charlie Cummings Gallery will host Summer is Served: Plates, an exhibition exploring the dinner plate, one of the vessels most closely associated with cooking and serving in the home or dining out and with celebrating with family and guests. This exhibition will be via both invitations and submissions showing four individual plates from each participant and will be online only. We are pleased to invite artists to submit plates for consideration for this exhibition celebrating this vital functional ceramic object.

Deadline: midnight Eastern, May 31st, 2020

Exhibition calendar and details:
May 31 – Submission deadline
June 19 – Notifications sent
July 9 – Plates Ship-by Deadline
July 16 – Plates due at gallery
August 1-27Summer is Served: Plates online
May 2022 – Unsold plates returned

Cup: The Intimate Object XVI call for submissions

This fall Charlie Cummings Gallery will host Cup: The Intimate Object XVI, the sixteenth installment of our iconic annual cup show. This year the exhibition will once again be via both invitations and submissions showing five individual cups from each participant and will be online and installed in our brick-and-mortar gallery. We are pleased to invite artists to submit cups for consideration for this exhibition celebrating the most intimate and beloved of functional ceramic objects.

Deadline: midnight Eastern, June 28th, 2020

Exhibition calendar and details:
July 5 – Submission deadline
July 20 – Notifications sent
August 21 – Cups Ship-by Deadline
August 24-September 4 – Cups due at gallery
October 5-October 31Cup: The Intimate Object XVI online
February 2021 – Cups returned

Our Lives in Clay call for submissions

In December Charlie Cummings Gallery will host Our Lives in Clay, exhibition exploring the iconography of the ceramist and a life immersed in the culture of handmade ceramics. The kiln, the potter’s wheel, the warm cat on your lap, the faithful studio dog at your feet, and a favorite cup on the studio table are symbols of a clay artist’s life. The neatly arranged rows of cups on the shelves of a beloved cup collection are immediately recognizable to collectors who choose to fill their lives with handmade ceramics. Tables full of gorgeous wares and sculpture the speak of ceramist’s booths at art festivals and the bountiful collections found at ceramics galleries. These images describe a life lived in appreciation of enduring things produced by human hands with great time investment and skill to be used an enjoyed intimately in the home and proudly shared with all who will touch them and all who will listen. This exhibition will focus on self-referential ceramics that celebrate and examine the life we’ve chosen working with clay.. The exhibition will be via both invitations and submissions showing three individual ceramic works from each participant and will be online only. Pottery, sculpture, and clay prints are welcome. We are pleased to invite artists to submit works celebrating Our Lives in Clay.

Deadline: midnight Eastern, September 13, 2020

Exhibition calendar and details:
September 13 – Submission deadline
October 23 – Notifications sent
November 11 – Work Ship-by Deadline
November 18 – Work due at gallery
December 12-January 7Our Lives in Clay online
July 2021 – Cups returned

Send questions (not submissions) to [email protected], or call 352-514-8821.

Full submission details are posted HERE.



🍁Forage Studios Decal Special🍁

Forage Studios is a having Decal Printing Special of sorts to keep the printers purring and the laminator, glaminating your decal designs.

So, in order to keep the lights on here and your ceramics lookin’ their fine decaled selves, I set aside a portion of the next shipment of supplies to dedicate to this little special. Instead of the usual $25 CAD + shipping per page, prices will drop to $20 for a very short time or until the page count is reached. (For those of you in the US, currently this price in USD is about $14.05 + shipping… what a deal!).

There are some guidelines though and they are as such. Many for understanding:

• Minimum of 2 sheet per order
• Maximum of 5 sheets per order
• Pages must be print ready and no alterations will be made. The usual color calibration efforts will be made for you, but any extra graphic work will be subjected to the regular $15/ page fee.

If this steal of a deal is of interest to you, please navigate to the link into my IG profile (or head to and get yourself over to the Copy and Paste page where you will find all sorts of info to get you going. Then drop me a line to and I can set up for your files for you so they are ready to go! (The shipment from Germany should be here next Monday or so.).
As a small business established to serve other small businesses, I super appreciate your help staying afloat during this current state of uncertain affairs.

Much decal love,
Mariko and her hairy assistants ❤️

Garth Johnson live object study class this friday online!

Join Garth Johnson tomorrow (Friday, March 27th) at 1pm EST for a live experiment (link below).

“This semester, I FINALLY got to teach my dream class… an object study class for Syracuse University, taught at the Everson with objects from the collection. Thanks to Covid-19, I no longer have access to the museum, so I’m having to lean on special guest scholars, artists, and collectors. Syracuse University and the Everson Museum of Art are making the session available live via Blackboard Collaborate Ultra to anyone who would like to join. This week, we’ll be talking ’70s studio pottery. I’ll keep doing this throughout the quarantine, even if it lasts longer than our class”

To join, just click this link at 1pm on Friday. You don’t need to install any software or sign up for any accounts. See you on the interwebs!…/414564fc1a1040b7a1efebe381d1d4f6