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Sunday, December 13, 2009

Holiday Spice!

Portobello was fun, we met great people and sold lots of pots! We had a sweet spot right by the window, which gave us a nice bit of extra shelf space (something we always need). All the rest of the stock is now at the shop and the studio and we are just firing a couple more kiln loads before taking a holiday breather.

I went shopping at the Farmers Market Holiday Market on Saturday (which was huge and FANTASTIC) and was tipped off about this bus ad, today I spotted one on Broadway and snapped this picture:
which was pretty exciting! Hopefully I can get a better one, but still, wow! This is part of a holiday ad campaign for Granville Island. http://www.granvilleisland.com/gifts
They came by the store a month or so back and borrowed some things they liked for a photoshoot, and now-cups on a bus! I kind of wish I'd kept this one...

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Portobello West this weekend!

Lots of delicious pots, fresh from the kiln! Come and check out the awesome Portobello West market, we'd love to see you!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Portobello West coming up soon!

Ware being glazed prior to glaze firing.

We are working like mad to get lots of stock ready for the holiday season! We are doing one holiday sale this year, namely Portobello West, which is a local art, craft and fashion show held in the spectacular Rocky Mountaineer train station. We will also be making sure there are lots of goodies on hand at Kingsmill Studio Pottery and The Gallery of BC Ceramics. As usual we will be at Kingsmill the first week of the month, so please drop in and say "hi".

Transporting green ware from Kingsmill to the Cartwright Studio in the back of the van.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Back at "The Mill".

Hi there, here's hoping you had a wild and wonderful Hallow'een!

I can't believe it's already November! And as it's the first week of the month, Keith and/or Carole will be in the Kingsmill Studio Pottery shop until the 7th. Shop hours are 10-5, please pop in and say "Hi" if you are down on Granville Island.

We are gearing up production for the holiday season, we will be stocking up at Kingsmill and the Gallery of BC Ceramics, and bringing a tasty selection of stylish pots to the Portobello West market on November 28th and 29th! (Oooh, that's coming up fast!!)

Our website is still under construction, but a lot further along. Check out the progress at poplarstudio.ca

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Black-White 100

Well, this is a bit late, the show is coming down on the 29th, but if you are down on Granville Island before then, check out the "Black-White 100" members show at the Gallery of BC Ceramics. All pieces are by members of the Potters Guild of BC and are strictly black and white, or just black, or just white. Anyway, you get the idea. It's a dramatic looking show in the bright white gallery space and there is gorgeous work on display, some from clay artists who are not regular Gallery of BC Ceramics exhibitors.

Keith chose this event to debut his new bowl design:

And I made some "formal" cuddle cups.

In other news, we are getting a new roof on our studio! The process is pretty noisy and dirty, but it will all be worth it this winter when the rain only rains outside. Yes, that will be good.

Picture by Keith, post by Carole.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

The Net Loft on The Express

Johanna and Zach from Shaw Cable's program The Express, were down on Granville Island today doing a spotlight on the Net Loft Building. They did interviews at Edie's Hats, Little Dream, and The Kingsmill Studio! Keith threw bowls, and chatted with Johanna about the history of the shop and it's mandate of allowing the public to see artists at work. Carole acted as spotter for cameraman Zach to ensure that he didn't back over anything breakable in his quest for the perfect angle.
The segment will air on The Express, Shaw Cable, Channel 4 on Friday Sept 4 at 3pm, 6pm, and 10pm, and will repeat throughout the weekend and Monday.
We don't have a TV, so we'd love it if someone could record it for us!

Monday, August 31, 2009

Workin' at The Mill this week.

When I first started working on Granville Island, I worked at
Blackberry Books, I think I was maybe 19. I used to love going to
Bob Kingsmill's shop, watching him create his wonderful pieces, and chatting. When Keith and I started seeing each other, many years later, I commented I thought his work had a similar sensibility to Bob's and found that he was a fan too! It was such an honour to be asked to join the shop in 2004, and we feel so lucky to be a part of it.

The first week of the month is our week at the Kingsmill Studio Shop. The store is shared by four potters, Bob Kingsmill who has been on Granville Island since it began 30 years ago (!), Don Hutchinson, Darlene Nairne, and Keith. Each of them minds the shop and makes work there for one week of each month. Now that I am making some pieces I have them in Keith's space and I help out at the shop during his week.

We'll be at The Kingsmill Studio, 1620 Johnston St, from Sept 1-7, and the shop is open 10-5 every day-sometimes later. Please drop by and say "Hi!", watch some pots being made, and check out our newest work.


Sunday, August 23, 2009

Felicitous Salutations!

Hello! Welcome to the Poplar Studio's brand new blog!

We are in the process of relaunching our website and eventually this blog will become the 'updates and upcoming' section of it. In the meantime, we will use it for basic studio info while the site may be up and down. Please bear with us as we redo the site with current products, pricing and information.

You can email us any time at info@poplarstudio.ca Please let us know if you would like to be added to our email list. We will notify you of the relaunch and also of various events we are participating in throughout the year. We will not share your info with anyone else.