New work from Martha Millard

Check out the amazing new work from Martha.  We love all the fresh new colours.

My pottery is constantly changing and evolving, most is functional although some pieces are purely whimsical. My functional forms are simple with subtle alterations, a little texturing and glazes that blend together seamlessly, pleasing both to the eye and the hand. It is designed to be used and enjoyed daily.  Because each piece is made by hand, no two are identical. This is due to the nature of the clay, the glaze and me leaving signs of the creative process like throwing lines and marks from tools or my fingers.

There is something special about things made of clay.  Each piece unique and imperfect, very much like our selves.

As someone arranges flowers in a vase, arranges food on a platter or wraps their hands around a warm coffee mug, I like to think that I have touched them in some way.

Martha is # 2 on the Tour

MJM POTTERY – Martha Millard

6 Goldie Court

Rothesay, NB

 

 

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We are all getting ready

Check out some of the new work from a few of this years participants

We have painters, jewellers, pottery, furniture maker, sculptures, fibre artists and metal. This year is shaping up to the largest studio tour ever!

Joe & Gudi Pach TerraBijou

“we love to travel around the globe and get always lots of inspirations by other cultures. It shows also in always changing design ideas.”

Bruce Gray

“Visual artist Bruce Gray will be opening his workshop studio to the public for the first time. Enjoy a striking collection of works and tour of workshop and works in progress”

Donna Berry

“I have a fascination with realistic works and this is reflected in the subjects I choose to paint. I am drawn to  scenes with a strong light and shadow system. And even more importantly for me is capturing a mood  and I achieve this by my choice of  hues and tonal values  selected from the color wheel.

Helen Shideler

“For me painting is a celebration of life and how light and color interact.  The real joy is in the challenge and complexity and getting it right. I constantly strive to hold myself to the highest standards. “

Mark the dates on your calendar Saturday and Sunday, June 10th & 11th

We are getting organized for KCST 2016

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Today from Noon -4pm

The 2015 Kings County Studio Tour is finally here 

Today  (Sunday June 14th) from noon to 4pm

We are sure hoping you are able to visit our studios and visit with the 15 participating artists in 12  locations

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Getting to know… Martha Millard

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What time of day are you most productive?

I prefer afternoons to other parts of the day. My other chores are up to date and I can focus on my art. Many days I lose track of time and work well into the evening.

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What new items are you currently working?

Colanders, garlic pots and bird feeders. I recently purchased a clay slab roller – a fun new device – and am looking forward to creating new platters and other functional items.

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Dream vacation? Where would you like to go and why.

We are heading to Iceland and Scotland in the fall. Both countries offer unique history, geographies, people and art.

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What music do you listen to when you are working?

I am fan of 70’s music as well as Blue Rodeo, Jimmy Buffett, Eric Clapton , Jackson Browne and James Taylor. IMG_3254_2 IMG_3253_3

Favourite colour?

Green – the basis for much of my glaze works

Hobbies

I love to read, work in my gardens , kayak and play hockey.

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Special thank you to our sponsors

These people love the arts ….

Their generosity has helped support this year’s Kings County Studio Tour. Please thank them by stopping in and purchasing something at their place of business.

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