Victoria Day Weekend

Taken from Greenspond, looking towards Brookfield.
See my house in the background?

Norton’s Cove Studio is open for the long weekend:
Saturday 9-4
Sunday 9-4
Monday 9-4

Welcome back to all those summer home owners who spend their winters elsewhere!

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Collaboration with Alexis Templeton

Here a few snaps taken at Alexis’ studio while we were making plates together.
Look for finished plates in the spring in four designs:
Starfish | Mussels | Sea Urchins | Sand Dollars
My linocut printing plates are pressed into clay…
I’ve cut around the linoleum, and peel back to reveal the embossed image.
Alexis turns up the edges, and trims and shapes them into plates.
When I leave the studio, the plates are drying in racks with supports to help them keep their shape until they are dry enough to go into the kiln.  Alexis is an expert at glazing her pots, and she’ll no doubt transform these embossed plates into things of beauty.  I look forward to seeing them once she’s worked her magic!

Sculpin Platters

These were just dropped off at the studio. There are four of them here, and Alexis has more at her studio.  They’ll be available at the Christmas Craft Fair at the Arts and Culture Centre next week, along with some other fishes we’ve been frying…



Sculpin | Alexis Templeton and Janet Davis | Clay | $165

 



November 40% OFF

Well, it’s November already, and so it’s time to bump up our fall sale percentage to 40% off all gift-ware.  Here’s what’s still available…

Bath Bombs & Lip Balm: were $5 each, now $3 each

Christmas Stockings were $23 each now $13.80 each

Elfshot necklaces, earrings: were from $25-$40 now $15-$24

Hat was $32 now $19.20 | Green Sprout socks were $26 now $15.60 | Grey Vamps were $20 now $12

Hockey Socks were $26 now $15.60

Books were from $5-34.95, now $3-20.97

Snowflakes were $2 each, now $1.20 each

Cds and DVDs were from $12.99 – $35, now from $7.79 – $21

Stretchy Rings were $30 now $18

Soap was $5 each, now $3 each

Bath Salts were $20/bag, now $12/bag

Caplin Cat Toys were $14, now $8.40  | Jams were $25/set now $15

Fish & Brewis Bread Warmers were $20 now $12, Newfoundland  Recipes book was $4.95, now $2.97

Lelli Unique Wire Jewellery was from $14 to $84 now $8.40 to  $50.40

Dark Tickle Teas and Syrups were from $3 to $7.90, now $1.80 to $4.74

Mugs were $30 now $18 | Bowls were $25small & $60 large, now $15small & $36large

Cream & Sugar set was $50 now $30

Clay magnets were $8 now $4.80each

Printing Clay

I’m posting from the fabulous Alexis Templeton Studio tonight in St. John’s, where I’ll be working on small projects with Alexis until Saturday night.  Feel free to drop in to pay us a visit!  I’ll post some working pictures tomorrow…

Update [31.10.11] I forgot to take pictures!  But we got lots of snowflakes printed and ready for the kiln.  With any luck, they’ll be ready for The Christmas Craft Fair which starts next week!  Alexis will have a booth there, and you’ll also be able to get them at her shop on Quidi Vidi Road and my shop here in Brookfield.

We also printed six dogberry plates… we’ll see how/if those turn out soon!