Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Hi peoples! Sorry I haven't been keeping up with the blogosphere to well lately. I now have a website: www.kilnhouse.ca please check it out! I am still open at kilnhouse studio Fridays and Saturdays 10-6, and respond quickly to emails that are emailed to my personal account at msbutla@hotmail.com or phone moi at 2502710066. Happy summer lovin!!!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Friday, March 12, 2010

some new big ass planters for my upcoming "rainbow owl and The Spring Collection" show at Peace Gallery North, opening night April Fools Day!

warning-graphic content!

Lady with the rose crown-planter

i waited 2 months for my 10cubic foot bailey kiln to get here, ordered from new york city! it took 8 men to unload this kiln from the truck! then my bro helped me get it into place. it then took 3 different electricians to figuere out all my electricity bullshit! last night was my first successful firing-praise jesus!

ain't she pretty!

meet my new hydrangea Francesca, i love her but she is high maintenance-that's what it takes to look good i guess eh? i am also selling new works from cathy terepocki at http://www.hornofplenty.ca jason larque at http://www.LarqueBYjason.etsy.com sheila at http://www.woolbrain.wordpress.com and amy wakefield at http://www.avwakefield.com

new planter i painted for the fort st. john arts council.

Friday, February 19, 2010

rainbow owl show...


new rainbow owl mugs drying in the sun, awaiting their handles...

new rainbow owl teapots for april show

rainbow owl thinks life is short but also long so find someone to shag, and laugh with...

Friday, February 12, 2010

it's been awhile so here's a bit of an update!
number one. my little character "rainbow owl" has kinda exploded, and i am now having my first solo exhibition at peace gallery north here in fort st. john featuring rainbow owl. it will be for the entire month of april and rainbow owl mugs, tshirts, tumblers and teapots will be for sale! crazy i never knew he would be so popular, but i think people appreciate his authenticity, as he is brutally honest.

and that's when rainbow owl realized he had fucked his own life... (tumbler)

i have been busy preparing for my annual valentines day sale! who cares if you're single, you can celebrate by treating yourself! i made tons of vases and planters and tumblers as you will see here...and they are on sale tomorrow (feb 13th) from 10-6 at kilnhouse, so stop by if you're in the area!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

rainbow owl extravaganza...

so i've created this character named rainbow owl.... he is an ironic, honest, loving, neurotic little wise owl, who also gives cultural commentary on living in the north. he is now on twitter www.twitter.com/rainbow_owl, check him if you like! i started with doing watercolor paintings of him, now i've made him out of clay, and tomorrow i will be unloading a whole series of "rainbow owl mugs" from the kiln, some of the favorites are the ones in which he wears a welding mask or is sitting on a welding truck, this is because although rainbow owl is a therapist, his secret dream is to be a welder ha! the next step is to get some tshirts for both men and women done up. here is a pic of rainbow owl in his ceramic form, also some pics of my sketch book, a nice "ass" drawing, a new "blue jean bird" mosaic", my new show of watercolours at whole wheat n honey, new batch of necklaces and the sunset outside my stude! god i would love to go to spain...just my thought for tonight!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

it's friggin' cold!

i have had the blues lately. it is hard at times to live in the frozen north, where winters last 8 monthes and -20 is considered a warm day and -57 has already happened! and also it is hard to be an artist for inumerable reasons (is that a word?) anywho this is NOT whine-fest 2010, i have a point...and it's coming...
so because of this weather i have spent the last 3 monthes with a sweater on and most days a touque as well and this is INSIDE my studio while i make pots. i love sweaters and it really does help the days if you have something cozy to wear. because of all this i have been inspired to create a new series of cozy mugs named...you guessed it "sweater mugs!", they are puffy and cute, their handles are hollow to add to their puffy-sweater appeal...just imagine drinking piping hot coffee outta one of these babies! oh yes and here are some new mosaics i'm working on with the addition of lace.