Setting Your Table for Thanksgiving with Pottery

Setting Your Table for Thanksgiving with Pottery

Add art and functionality to your Thanksgiving meal with handmade pottery from local Canadian artists.  Unique shapes molded from clay meet colourful glazes to offer one of a kind dishes that are guaranteed to start a conversation.
What Are Garlic Scapes and Can You Eat Them?

What Are Garlic Scapes and Can You Eat Them?

You might have heard of garlic scapes, seen them called for in a recipe or come across them at the farmer's market. But what are they? How do you use them? And what do they taste like?
How to Photograph Pottery

How to Photograph Pottery

Instructions for any potter (or maker) to take professional looking product photos and lifestyle photos of their pottery.  Considering your lighting, background and staging.
Canadian Strawberries & Pottery Berry Bowls

Canadian Strawberries & Pottery Berry Bowls

Grown in every province across the country, Canadian strawberries are at their peak in June and July. Consider purchasing a handmade ceramic berry bowl from a local Canadian potter.  Our pottery berry bowls offer a beautiful and functional design allowing you to rinse and drain your berries and take them right to your table.
Self-Care Sunday

Self-Care Sunday

What's a part of your self-care routine?  Mine includes comfy robes, cats and warm mugs of tea.  I like to take the day for yoga and gardening and guilt-free snacking.
Avoid Shipping Delays with These Shipping Tips & Tricks

Avoid Shipping Delays with These Shipping Tips & Tricks

As we all know, e-commerce has been booming since the pandemic and carriers have been overwhelmed with the volume of packages.  Do you remember April  2020 when Amazon cancelled Prime delivery?!   I have hopes that the system is better poised to handle the volume of online orders this year but it is still best to shop early, especially with the holiday season just around the corner.
Where To Take A Pottery Class

Where To Take A Pottery Class

Bored after months of lockdown?  Looking for a safe activity where you can get your hands dirty?  Or maybe you want to gift someone with a new experience!  Either way, a local pottery class is the perfect solution.  Browse our list of local Ontario pottery classes.

Not my mother’s pottery….or is it?

Not my mother’s pottery….or is it?

In the 1970’s you could collect stone coffee mugs at participating gas stations. They were often decorated with pastoral scenes of the Quebecois countryside. My mother started bringing these home and then me, as a new driver, would get another mug when I began filling my car up with gas. In the 1980’s I started collecting stoneware from the Bronte Post Office Gallery in Oakville, ON. The artist was so prolific that by the time my children came along I had a vast set of matching stoneware - dinner plates, dessert plates, salad bowels, mugs, a water jug, tea and coffee pots. I was surprised my dining hutch did not collapse under the weight. But as in most things, trends change.
Where to Buy Handmade Pottery in Canada

Where to Buy Handmade Pottery in Canada

Whether you’re looking to acquire your first piece or are expanding your collection, learn about the many places you can buy handmade pottery in Canada.
How To Care For Your New Pottery

How To Care For Your New Pottery

Pottery is very durable and meant to be enjoyed.  Ensure to follow our care instructions to increase the longevity of your pottery pieces.  Pieces sold on The Northern Kiln will be marked with the applicable symbols if they are food/dishwasher/microwave/oven safe.  If they do not bear these symbols, do not use for food/dishwasher/microwave/oven.