knitnut.net: Homemade pottery

Here’s the rest of the pottery we made at Chandler Swain’s Pottery Camp.  Mostly I see these pieces as funny little wobbly things that we made with our very own hands. Their charm lies in their obvious lack of proficiency. The day we picked them up, I made stuffed green peppers for dinner and I ...

knitnut.net: How I spent my summer vacation

GC and I spent last week at Chandler Swain’s pottery camp, on the banks of the Mississippi River in Blakeney, Ontario. There were nine of us at camp, including Chandler and her dog, William. Chandler is my favourite potter, and I’ve collected a variety of her pieces over the years. I have teapots, plates, pitchers, ...

knitnut.net: I need your advice

I’m thinking about applying to UBC to do a master’s degree in creative writing. I could do it part-time, through distance education. I’m feeling conflicted, though. Part of me says “If you want to write, just write. You don’t need a master’s degree.  Just write.” That same part of me also questions the logic of ...