This summer has been interesting, challenging, heart wrenching and also beautiful.
Some of you may recall that I have been dealing with the loss of a family member. You can read more about that experience here.
Parts of this summer have been downright dark and heavy, but I have been actively working on lightening things up and dwelling in a more positive emotional space.
My creativity, and pottery has helped pull my mind out of some dark places during this experience, and what better time than now to make my first lamp!
What do you think of my new lamp?
I am also excited to let all of my readers know that my first solo art show for pottery will be opening this weekend at the Oxford Gallery in Nova Scotia. The name of the show is ‘The Myth of Family’ and I feel truly grateful for the opportunity to share my work.
I am hoping to have a video posted next Saturday of my exhibit so that I can share that experience with those of you that are kind enough to visit this blog. If you want to make sure you see the video, you can subscribe to my blog here to make sure you get an email notification of that and other blog posts that I make.
It is a busy and exciting time here at the Alchemist’s Studio and I want to take this opportunity to thank all of my regular reader’s for joining me on this adventure. Your support means everything to me and helps propel my work to new heights!
I’m sorry for your loss. Best wishes in your new venture!
Thank you so much for your kind comment John. I hope you are having a great week.
The lamp is lovely! Congrats and best wishes with your show!
Thank you so much Teressa! I hope you are having a wonderful week so far!
As always, you do such beautiful work. The lamp is gorgeous. Good luck with the show!
Thank you so much for your kind compliment and wishes. I hope you have been having an amazing summer!!
I love the color of the lamp.
The colour gradually changes by light as if it reflects the mind of someone who observe it.
Thank you so much for your very kind words! I have been wanting to combine the light that seems to come from some of the raku pieces with actual lighting. That is one of the things I love the most about raku, how the colour changes in different lighting. I hope you are having a wonderful week!
You have a lot of skill
You are very kind! Thank you! I hope you are having a good week!
Your work is truly beautiful and I am very sorry that you have lost a loved one. Very excited about your show. Big congratulations. Love Joni
Thank you so much Joni for your kind words and congratulations. It means so much to have this opportunity, as does the support and encouragement of wonderful people like you. I hope you are having a spectacular week!
Your lamp is beautiful and luminescent!
Thank you so much Mark! I appreciate your kind comment and hope you are having a great day!
Beautiful lamp 😊 Love the magic of colors on it ❤❤❤
Thank you so much Krishna, so great to hear from you as always! I hope this week has been full of blessings for you!
Oh WOW, lamp art–it’s beyond gorgeous, and of course I love the colors. Resonates with not just light, but LIFE after loss.
Thank you so much for such a beautiful and kind comment. Raku and light have such a beautiful symbiotic relationship! I hope your week has been wonderful so far!
I love EVERY piece you make 🙂
The glaze finishes are so deep. One can swim In them. Best of luck with your show.
Thank you for your kind wishes. I understand exactly what you mean. I sort of want to dive into some of the pieces! I hope you are having a great day!
I think that, the day I’m rich, I want all 🙂 Your work is “un enchamtement” 🙂
I am humbled and honoured to hear this. I think the day I become rich, I would love to give pieces away to the people who love them the most 😉 I will keep you posted if my lottery numbers ever happen to come up 😉
Oh thank you !!!!! I’m serious 🙂
The loss of a family member is wholly horrible. I hope you are giving yourself time and space to heal. Your work must help — it is absolutely lovely and I wish you great success with your show!
Thank you so much for your kind comment and wishes. It is a struggle to make space for healing and keep forward momentum and inertia, but I am working on finding that balance. I hope you are having a wonderful week so far!
Beautiful lamp – reflecting colors of a sapphire sky. Good luck at your show!
Thank you Eugenia! I really appreciate you!
You’re most welcome and thank you. 😉
I find distracting yourself with creative endeavors really is the best way of dealing with the sudden loss of a loved one- or being gradually ghosted by one. Alcohol not so much.
haha! I agree with you, though I can’t say that I have not tried both 😉 With the second one I find I have usually woken up feeling emotionally worse, and then physically horrible too, so it does not happen much these days.
Yeah art therapy is always preferable to drug therapy 🙂 plus u have more to show for it afterwards.
haha! Yes! Art therapy all the way 😉 I hope you are having a great weekend!
Blessings on your show!!! I like the lamp.
Thank you so much for the kind blessings! I hope you are having a week full of them!
Love the lamp! Congrats on the art show! I can’t wait to see the video.
Thank you so much Julia! I was able to get some footage yesterday when setting up and hope to put that together with some more from the evening of!
Cool! I can’t wait to see it!
I am just editing the video now! Hope to have it up later today!
Cool! I’m excited to see it!
Hoping to have it up a little later today!
Congratulations on your show! I like your lamp. Let there be light!
Thanks for your kind comment! Let there be light indeed! I hope you are well 😉
Great skill! Good luck on your show.
Thank you so much for your kind words! I hope you are having a great week!
It’s hard to get over the heaviness, but we all eventually do with time to be left with the sweet memories we shared. Your first lamp is beautiful🧡
Thank you Florence! I am trying to focus on the sweet memories and good times shared. I hope you are having a wonderful week so far!
I am so proud of you. You are one of the people I thought about when I wrotr my last blog. That you have found what makes you happy and have pursued that dream. I am sorry about your loss..am going over to read that when I get home. But wanted you to know rhat having your first show is amazing!! ❤
Thank you Claudia! Your comment and that post are amazing too, and guess what? So are you! Your positive kind spirit is an inspiration. Your comments always make my day better!
Its beautiful, and the colors effect is magnificent. Wishing you all the best for your exhibition.
Thank you so much Nilesh! I really appreciate your comment and kind wishes. I hope you are having a wonderful week!
Pleasure is all mine. Yes I am having great fun:))
So exciting! Congratulations!! Looking forward to seeing your exhibit video, and I love the movement of color in your lamp!!! To reach the mountain tops, we must tread through the valleys. Much love ❤️.
Thank you Doree! I love the last part of your comment and it is so true in my experience. I hope you have a weekend full of views from the mountain top 😉
I love it! You too!
Good luck and have a wonderful time at your art show.
Thank you! I hope you are well!
Thank you! I hope you are well!
Stay strong my friend 😉
And your pottery is divine 😊👍🙏💙
Thanks so much for your kind comment Craig! Means a lot to me. I hope you have had an awesome weekend 😉