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April 2017
At this time of year, before the trees surrounding our house leaf out, the sunlight streams in through the windows. Late in the afternoon a patch of sunlight passes over my wheel, and lights up whatever I'm working on.

Soon the cool, shady days of summer will be here in the studio.



The summer birds have started to return to our part of the world, and every day we are noting new signs of spring. Lately I've been working on functional ware for a gallery I sell to in Tobermory called Circle Arts. I've also been making pieces for an exhibition I'll be having late in 2018.

One of my astro photos of a lunar halo is published in the March edition of Sky and Telescope Magazine, and the March/April edition of SkyNews Magazine — on news stands now.

I'm pleased to have several photographs included in a new book on contemporary photography, PhotoViz, by the Berlin based publisher, Gestalten. From the book description, "PhotoViz explores the intersection of photography, infographics, and data visualization. Combining cutting-edge technologies and classic photographic techniques enables us to tell stories and visualize information more powerfully and compactly than ever."

One of my photographs, "Moths to Light" was featured in National Geographic Magazine. Prints of this photograph are available through the National Geographic Print Store. National Geographic also used one of my firefly photographs recently in one of their News Watch items. Another of my firefly photos appears at the end of this engaging TED Talk by biologist, Sara Lewis.

  • Upcoming Events:
    • Photography as an Instrument of Understanding The Bluewater Association for Lifelong Learning, January 4, 2018. I'll be presenting a two hour illustrated lecture in Owen Sound about finding creative outlets, and personal insights through photography.
    • Fifty Years in Clay Jonathon Bancroft-Snell Gallery London ON opening November 7, 2018. This exhibition will mark my fifty years of working with clay as a potter.
  • See you next month!

    Steve Irvine
    484068 Cape Road
    Georgian Bluffs, Ontario
    Canada N0H 2T0
    519-534-2175
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