So, I spent the past week at my grandmother’s in Lachute, making little outings for hikes and galleries and things. On the way from Ottawa airport to her place, I stopped at Capital Pottery Supply to see what I could see. Picked up some trimmers, a lid-master, some underglazes, a serrated rib, and a slip-trailer with a few nibs. While I was there, I saw a poster for 1001 Pots, “the largest ceramic expo in North America”, which I have to say I had never heard of before.
As it was in Val-David, QC, all of an hour’s drive from my grandmother’s house… well, how could I not go? On the third day of the trip, we set out to see the show.
It was amazing.
Pics to prove it:
I came out of it with a ring, a teacup, and a little vase. And then regretted not getting something from the smiley flower pot’s line until I came across a smiley mug in a tourist shop in Montreal, which I snatched up on the spot.
 Sharp trimmers! Not some rusty, dull thing a million students have been using for the last five years! Oh, jubilation!
 I actually wasn’t planning on buying underglazes at all, but they were on sale… I got two shades of purple and two shades of green, and when I get around to it, I want to see what they look like on the black stoneware.
 I like to use them for scoring, but the only one at the studio keeps disappearing.
 Expensive, but should make Bug production a lot faster.