The Northern Kiln Blog
Our blog features all things Canadian pottery, business and more. Full of fun recipes, interviews and tips and tricks for business.
Carrot Cake with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Buttercream
This past winter I had the best carrot cake I've ever eaten when I was out for dinner at The Aberdeen Tavern in Hamilton, Ontario. This dinner in particular we were out with friends and all of us ordered the carrot cake and we all agreed it was the best we'd ever tasted. Unable to stop thinking about it after the fact, I decided I had to do my best to recreate it at home. It's my best recipe yet!
How To Bake A Number Cake
For our first birthday we created a number one number cake. Topped with buttercream icing, macarons, fruit and sprinkles, this number cake looked professional. Read on to learn how we decorated this delicious number cake.
Boozy Peppermint White Hot Chocolate
One holiday season, years ago, Starbucks had a feature drink: Peppermint White Hot Chocolate and it has been my drink of choice ever since, no matter the time of year! So when I came across a recipe online for making your own hot chocolate with nothing more than milk and a chocolate bar I knew that I had to try it and of course include my peppermint!
Behind The Wheel: Potter Features
Behind The Wheel - Jane Snider Pottery
Jane Snider, based in Ottawa, Ontario is one of The Northern Kiln's top selling artists. Read about her experience, history and inspiration.
Behind The Wheel: Deborah Griswold
Learn more about Deborah Griswold of Fiori Ceramics - how she got started, what inspires her work today and some advice for new potters.
Behind The Wheel: Cathy Lombard
Get to know one of our talented potters, Cathy Lombard. Her ceramic studio and gallery is nestled in the most protected area of the Oak Ridge Moraine, just north of Toronto. Her work is infused with the natural world that surrounds and inspires her.
Pottery & Things
How to Start a Home Pottery Studio
If you’ve been bitten by the pottery bug, you’ve probably dreamed of having a gorgeous studio where you can create in the comfort of your own home. Read our guest post from Kristen Weeden of The Dirt Journal to learn how to set up a home pottery studio!
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?
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?
All Canadian Business
Read about Aurum Skincare, a female-founded Canadian business that has created a beauty product with natural birch water harvested from the forests of the Yukon. What's more Canadian than that?! 🍁
Mother/Daughter Duo: Me&You Handmades
You might have seen the beautiful scrunchies handmade by Me&You Handmades in my All Canadian Mother's Day Gift Guide. I came across their adorable hair accessories as I was searching for local Canadian businesses to include in the Gift Guide. As soon as I saw that they were a Mother/Daughter Duo, I wanted to hear more
The Clay People - Mother/Daughter Potters
This Mother's Day, read about Lynn and Mary of The Clay People - an unstoppable Mother/Daughter potting duo. Their handmade pottery is made in their small studio in the Canadian prairies. Learn about how they got started, what inspires them and how they make the mother/daughter relationship work.