Had an awesome kid in for Open Studio last night. She’d been in the kids’ camp this week, and loved it so much she insisted that her mom bring her back for more. She was so well-mannered I could have keeled over from delight, and very independent. I just gave her a block of clay and some slip, asked if she remembered where the tools were (she did), and she just dove right in. On the wheel, no less!
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My name is Maaike Charron, and I'm a potter in St. John's, Newfoundland. I started fiddling around with pottery in summer 2006, when I was told volunteering in the local clay studio would get me free studio time. I mostly taught myself, spending a lot of time poring over books, magazines and websites, and occasionally pestering the more advanced (but very helpful) potters around me with questions. After about two years, I decided I'd gotten good enough to go into business for myself. This blog, started after my first big craft fair, was created to document the process of becoming a wondrously succesful craftsperson. (Or it will document How Not To Do It. We'll see.) View all posts by maaikecharron