This is your last chance.

Warren MacKenzie on Ebay

Here are some beautiful pieces of ceramics being sold for a great cause. The recent events in Japan have been tragic. Potter Ayumi Horie has responded by helping to organize an auction of pottery on Ebay. Ebay link here I was surprised to see a Hamada Shoji vase amongst the items. I think I have mentioned him before in one of my posts and I have an unfinished post about him and teabowls. Shoji vase link here The auction closes in 5 hours so if you have a moment you should check it out. Here is a New York Times article about the auction link. I just wanted to post these images of pieces that I liked from the auction.

Shoji Hamada on Ebay

Ron Meyers on Ebay

I never had confidence in you

First of all before I start this post I would like to say that this winter has to end. It’s officially spring and it’s time the snow went away. It was shocking to see the snow on the ground this week, in the eerie blue light of the morning. So this blog post may be a poor attempt at humour. It is what it is. Well, it was eerie with the snow on the ground.
¬†Okay now to get to the point of this post. Not only did I not have confidence in you to be honest I really never even liked you. Now that may not be surprising to those that know me and I’m fairly certain that you don’t care. I just feel like I need to get this off my chest. Id like to express how I feel about you, I mean how I really, really feel about you… Stephen Harper go fuck yourself! The Government of Canada fell today with a non confidence motion. It was the first that a parliament has ever found the sitting government to be in contempt of parliament. The ‘Harper Government’ has been lying to parliament about the cost of some of their programs as well as facing several corruption issues. One of the bills they had before that where they were under reporting the actual cost of was their “get tough on crime agenda”. Ironically several members of the party are facing jail time for breaking the election laws in the 2008 general election. Here are some Rick Mercer satirical videos about Canadian politics. Let the gong show begin.

A show to go to.

A former student from Sheridan Deborah Freeman has a show you should consider going to. I will probably not be able to get to the opening but it will probably be a lot of fun to attend. She is highly skilled functional potter with work that has a great personality and attention to detail. Deb was a big help to me when I was in my second year at Sheridan. She was in her third year then, she was always available and willing to answer my stupid and repetitive questions. Here is her blog. http://deborahfreemanceramics.blogspot.com/2011/03/handy.html

HANDY: An Exhibition of Functional Craft

March 17 – April 10, 2011

Ontario Crafts Council Gallery
990 Queen Street W, Toronto