This is a short list of web links that you might find interesting. Most relate in some way to pottery or craft in general. There are a couple of others that have just been tossed in for fun.
Joan Irvine: The Pop-Up Lady
This is my wife Joan's award winning web site. Joan is a teacher, artist, and children's book author. Her web site is about her books on how to make pop-up cards. Her books have been published around the world in several languages. Joan's site includes a page showing how to make a simple pop-up card.
This is my daughter, Elly MacKay's Etsy site, where her beautiful artwork is available for sale.
Owen Sound Artists' Co-op
I have been a member of the Artists' Co-op since it started in 1994. This large web site has artist profiles, a how-to page, a contest, a featured artist, and much more. My profile page can be found here
This site is about a millennium project a friend and I completed. We created a stone circle about 80 feet in diameter near Georgian Bay, Ontario. We used about 25 tonnes of limestone megaliths. The sun's shadow falls on different stones throughout the year marking the seasons. The site has some sub-sections: The Analemma Project
describes a one year project I undertook to capture an analemma on film above the henge, and The Analemmatic Sundial
shows a 6 meter wide sundial we built next to the henge.
Pinhole Camera Photography
One of my interests outside of pottery is pinhole camera photography. This site features some of my photos, plus information about pinhole cameras.
Another interest is astro photography. This site features some favourite photos that I've taken over the past ten years. Most are aurora photos, plus some other subjects.
This web site is about an amazing garden created by my friends Bill and Dawn Loney. It is also where Keppel Henge is located.
This site is worth a visit on two counts. Makers Gallery features the web sites of several accomplished artists, craftspeople and authors. It is also worth visiting if you are at all interested in first rate web page design. The web master for Makers Gallery, Andrew Goss, has designed all of the sites with just the right combination of efficiency and elegance.
The Pottery Supply House
I have been buying my supplies from PSH for over 30 years. They are located in Oakville, Ontario.
The stoneware clay body that I use is called Plainsman H431. I've been using it for all of my work since 1974. The company Plainsman Clay is located in Medicine Hat, Alberta.
FUSION: The Ontario Clay and Glass Association
For many years, FUSION has been the foremost organization in Ontario for potters and glass artists.
The Ontario Crafts Council
This site is a good resource of information about what is going on in Ontario Craft.
My friends Micki and Steve Smith grow the best (yes, the best) apples in Ontario at their pick your own farm.
Tom Thomson Memorial Art Gallery
This is our regional public art gallery, located in Owen Sound. It has a fine collection of 20th century Canadian painting, especially Tom Thomson's work. It also hosts and organizes an ongoing rotation of exhibitions featuring innovative new work by contemporary artists.
This is fun. Something to do when I'm on the road delivering work.
Key in a word and generate a sentence that is inspiring and/or mystifying!
I'm actually a contributor to this, um... unique site.