Large Tumbler by Susanne James, Canadian Potter.
Susanne James has been busily designing some new items over the long winter months and has come up with a couple of great new items! One is a tall tumbler, that comes in several colours, that is large enough to hold a beer. The beauty of a ceramic tumbler is its insulation value — it will help to keep that beer cool for longer than other mugs. Of course it will also keep any other beverage cool or warm as well. A great gift idea for Dad for Father’s Day.
Soap dishes by Susanne James, Canadian Potter
How about a nice decorator item for the kitchen or bathroom sink area … a soap dish that keeps the soap elevated a bit to keep it dry when not in use. This will make the soap last longer while decreasing the messy soap dish clean up that happens when water pools under the soap. Choose your colour when you order.
Tall Birdhouse by Susanne James Canadian Potter
If you want an attractive addition to your home that will attract some feathered friends to your neighbourhood then why not purchase one of Susanne James’ new birdhouses? They come in different sizes to attract different birds and can be hung on the wall or from a hook.Click here to buy now
Small Birdhouse by Susanne James Canadian Potter
Christmas Ornaments by Susanne James
Four of our artists now have Christmas decorations and ornaments available. A great way to add a bit of a fresh look to your home or tree this year. They also make wonderful hostess gifts for the many times you will visit friends and family over the holidays .. take a look! There are more on the website. Just go to Susanne James, Studio Rose, Barbara Joy Peel and Erin Lynch’spages.
Brass Stamped Christmas Ornaments by Erin Lynch
Christmas Ornament by Barbara Joy Peel Canadian PotterSnowman Long Plates by Studio Rose
Wall Plaque by Susanne James
Drop in to the Summer Exhibition Gallery at 115 Bobcaygeon Road and have a chat with Susanne James, potter, about her pottery techniques and designs. Perhpas you are a knitter and want to know about her yarn bowl that will keep your wool clean and close at hand? Or how about her platters that have real pine boughs emprinted into them? If you don’t have time to stop in then take a look online at www.MadeInHaliburton.ca.
When Susanne James is not busy selling cottages in the Haliburton Highlands she is busily at work in her pottery studio creating a variety of functional stoneware items including the incredible dragonfly mugs that are the prize in May 2012′s draw for those who sign up for the www.MadeInHaliburton.ca newsletter or “Like us” on Facebook. Susanne has a passion for dragonflies and sees them as the “good bugs”, ones that are welcome especially when those nasty biting bugs appear. After all the dragonfly consumes these nastier creatures and thus, the more the merrier. All of her functional items for the home are dishwaher, micro wave and food safe. Each item is handmade and one-of-a-kind. Thus, don’t expect these two dragonfly mugs to be exact replicas of one another as they were not made from a mold. Most of her pieces are wheel thrown but she has a few square or rectangulare pieces that she hand builds. For the platter shown on the left she brings twigs from the forest into the studio and uses them to duplicate mother nature’s designs precisely.
In addition to functional items for the household Susanne likes to knit and thus, has created an innovative series of knitting related pottery items. The best known of these items is her knitting yarn bowl. Great way to keep your yarn clean and close by. Her other items include mugs with a cable knit pattern on the side and needle and spindle holders.
Susanne took her first pottery course at the Haliburton School of the Arts 20 or more years ago and has taken many additional courses since. While she has dabbled in other artistic media she is most taken with pottery. She loves the texture of the red clay she works with and the aroma of cocoa bean shells that it gives off as she works in the studio that has been created for her in her home. Her firing is done in an electric kiln.
Susanne is a very active member of the Arts Community in the Haliburton Highlands. She is a member of the Arts Council~Haliburton Highlands, a board member of the Rails End Gallery and Arts Centre, and a participant in the Tour de Forest, a studio tour that takes place on the August long weekend each year. Take a look a a sampling of her work at www.MadeInHaliburton.ca.