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An Extraordinary Story – Ceramic Tiles

This winter I had the pleasure of partnering with the ever so talented Illustrator/ Artist Veselina Tomova, along with 89 grade three students at Elizabeth Park Elementary and a gaggle of teachers. Together we created a series of ceramic tile installations. The kids blew my mind with what they made, how well they listened and … Continue reading

Come see me at the Christmas Craft Fair!

Come see me at the Christmas Craft Fair!

The Craft Council’s 39th Annual Christmas Craft Fair is coming up this week! I’ve been working non-stop in the studio to prepare for it, since it’s the biggest craft event of the year and a place a craftsperson should be seen at. The Craft Fair happens November 14-18 at the St. John’s Arts & Culture … Continue reading

Creativity runs in the family

Creativity runs in the family

Like mother, like daughter — or so it goes. I’m proud to announce that my mom and I will be having a booth at the Christmas Craft Fair this year! Her creative venture with textiles, Red Cove Studios and my business, Wendy Shirran Ceramic Art, will be presenting collaborative pieces made by two Shirran ladies! … Continue reading

Beach Blaze, Ceramics Cooked

Beach Blaze, Ceramics Cooked

I just realized I’d forgotten to post this! The Clay Studio, where I work, had its annual Beach Firing Fundraiser at Middle Cove last month. We dug a large fire pit, wrapped ceramics in seaweed and other natural combustibles, covered them and set them ablaze over the course of an afternoon. The result was a … Continue reading

My work featured in downtown shop!

My work featured in downtown shop!

After a long first year settling into a new life and new job back home in Newfoundland, I’m finally back to producing at a rate I’m happy with. Between my work and my life, it’s been a whirlwind of a year, with not as much time as I’d have liked for producing my own creative … Continue reading

The Ancient Art of Pit Firing

The Ancient Art of Pit Firing

This weekend, on August 11th, the Clay Studio holds its biggest event of the year: the 11th Annual Beach Firing Fundraiser. This is my second summer as Clay Studio Coordinator, running this event. I really love being involved in this not just because it’s a great way for the clay community to gather, but also … Continue reading

Washing off the clay

Washing off the clay

It’s been such a busy summer working at the Clay Studio, not to mention my own personal clay projects.  Sometimes you just have to clear your head and wash the clay off. Lucky for me, I live 20 minutes from this great swimming hole with natural falls. You can take a quick dip on lunch … Continue reading

Tumbling Turbots & Upcoming Exhibition

Tumbling Turbots & Upcoming Exhibition

I’ve finished my “Tumbling Turbots” piece! It was juried (and accepted!) for the upcoming Craft Council’s Annual Members Exhibition, as part of their 40th Anniversary Gala at Devon House. The deep porcelain footed bowl is handpainted with turbots against a playful, dizzying swirl. I chose a black and natural theme when glazing this piece. Come … Continue reading

Bonavista Bound

Bonavista Bound

This weekend, I’m back in my hometown of Bonavista, Newfoundland, with all the traditional scenery:  icebergs, fishing boats, fields and oceans. I’m spending time with my family and drawing inspiration from reconnecting with “home” after so long away. I was particularly inspired by meeting a seafaring relative who’ll soon be off to Greenland on a … Continue reading

My Cup Runneth Over

My Cup Runneth Over

I’ve been working on a new project this past month and a half, as part of a fundraiser for The Clay Studio, where I work. The Craft Council of Newfoundland and Labrador is a non-profit, so part of my job involves fundraising through special events to keep our lovely little studio running. It’s all about … Continue reading