Posts for April 2017

  • Had some fun filtering the last two jars in the firebox #wufar #robindupontceramics

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  • A question that comes up from time to time is “whether or not I put soda in the kiln during the loading?” The answer is yes but only when I know that I’ll have a quiet spot in the kiln. Here is a picture of the troughs I use to localize the soda. We call them #sodabombs #sodafired #robindupontceramics

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  • After 70 hours of firing it’s 3am and I go to the fridge to get something to eat, there I find care packages for the night crew from my eleven year old daughter. #islaisthebest. And they weren’t just any care packages. Beer, homemade cheesecake, chocolate covered coffee beans, cheese and crackers and pretzels.

    Man I love that girl!

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  • Leroy really likes this plate, especially when it’s covered in egg yolk.
    #robindupontceramics #canadianceramics

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  • Here is the brains of the operation helping bring pots up to the kiln. @eamink Check out her side project #wigginswasharvey’spethamster #robindupontceramics

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  • “Wiggins was Harvey’s pet hamster.”

    Leroy is Robin’s pet dog.

    No matter what the animal, a loyal pet’s love for its owner is unconditional, no matter what the task, the weather or hour. As days turn to weeks, and the clay forms fill the shelves – he’s there in the studio. In the pouring rain, and the wood needs to be chopped – he’s there by the wood stack. In the long hours of the night, when the kiln is still hungry for more fuel, he’s there by the firebox. A wood fire potter’s life is laborious. But what better companion than a pet that does not judge, to share the gratification of unveiling each exclusively hand-crafted object out of the kiln to appreciate the rarity and exceptional surfaces of each piece of pottery. Judge for yourself at www.robindupont.com

    Handmade Marketing happens when Eden puts her wordsmith hat on and has a little fun with advertising and writing. Enjoy!

  • Ahhh…..

    It’s been a long time coming and the firing is under way. #trainkiln #duPonttrain

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  • Last few pieces of this work cycle. We’re putting the finishing touches on the train kiln and we’ll load her up. It’s been a long time since we laid the first brick and we are stoked. #trainkiln #woodfire #wufar #robindupontceramics

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  • Pssst. Your mom phoned and wants a new mug for Mother’s Day. @make_and_do_ceramics spring sale is live. Lots of beautiful pots for your holiday needs. #canadianceramics #sodafired #robindupontceramics

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  • Beauty in the process.

    Back in the studio full tilt these days and feeling fortunate and appreciative of our community, family and friends. Two weeks on the road and so much love and support. Thank you #canadianclaysymposium and #nceca for facilitating it.

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