Adrienne Gradaur and Zach Quin have been making good use of the sunny days in Saskatchewan. Look how far they have come in their new kiln build – the flue arch is up and curing. You have to give these two young potters a round of applause. The bricks they are using are heavy and much larger than those in the plans that were used for the School of Art’s new Bourry Box kiln. But as anyone reading this knows, if you are a potter with a studio at home and a young family, you take what you can get your hands on and make it work! They are doing just that. Can’t wait to see where the pair will be in another couple of weeks.
If you are around Lloydminster and want to lend a hand, even for a few hours and you know what you are doing, track them down. You can also contact them through Smiling Cow Pottery. Well done you two. So proud of you.
I went to the UK as a Commonwealth Scholar in 1990 and received my PhD from the University of Leicester in 1993. After three decades of university teaching, I retired to devote my time to the study of raptor behaviour. I am particularly interested in Ospreys and am working on a long term project on third hatch survival and siblicide in these raptors. My blog is a result of a fascination with my local wildlife and the desire to encourage others to love and care for birds! I live on the Canadian Prairies and prior to the pandemic travelled a lot. I am questioning the use of aviation fuel at the moment as we all strive to help our planet. My early research was in politics and art including British public statues exported to Southeast Asia and Vietnam Resistors that contributed much to Canadian ceramics. Books and articles were published on those subjects over a period of 3 decades. Now I am working on books for children so they can learn about the challenges our raptors face.
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