New for 2023: the Plate Project begins with a Sale!
Dinner plates and side plates in 3 patterns only. I will be introducing these with a sale of 15% off the regular price on January 28 (noon) to January 29 (midnight). The regular price will be $70/dinner and $46/side. Dishwasher safe. Absolutely no oven. I am doing something different with these: I am making them to order. So there will be a 3-6 week delivery window on your order. The pop up sale is an incentive to get your order in now, during my quietest months. They will be availabe after at the regular price all year, save the October to December window. (Bowls will be available at a later date, just not now.) Samples can be seen in my Williamsburg store and at the Ottawa Farmers' Market on Sundays at Lansdowne.
MUGS & BOWLS UPDATE JANUARY 28.
I suggest signing up for the newsletter so you don't miss out. ALL of my work can be seen by going to the Catalogue in the main menu above. There are a number of Collections offered below. I have hidden all that has been sold, so if you don't see it, it is no longer available.
The store in Williamsburg will be open by chance or appointment for the next while. I am around most Tuesdays to Saturdays.
Please feel free to phone me (613-816-9034) and make an appointment. I am here just not working on a schedule. Happy to be here for you if I can.
I am back at the Ottawa Farmers' Markets on Sundays in the Aberdeen Pavilion at Lansdowne, 10 to 3, beginning January 8 and running through April.
Enter your email at the bottom of this page in the SIGN UP box. You must subscribe, I don't automatically do it for you even if you've purchased. I send special promotions and notification of shop updates to newsletter subscribers, and as you know a lot of what I make sometimes never happens again. That's why it's still interesting to me 33 years in the game.
No doubt there are things that need some tweaking, but mosey your way through the menus, check out my blog posts, the links to my social media, and the About Me for background information on my career. I think you will find it a fun journey. Enjoy, Diane Sullivan, MFA.
Free Delivery, Curbside Pickup, Free Shipping and SALES!
FREE SHIPPING is applied to all purchases over $400.
FREE DELIVERY I am happy to offer free delivery to those living within Ottawa, the burbs or South Dundas for purchases over $50. Your address will trigger this option at checkout, and I will be in touch to confirm delivery time.
FREE PICK UP is also available at the Williamsburg store. Use this if you want to grab it online first to guarantee it's there for you when you come to the store. Enter the discount code FREEPICKUP at checkout, you won't be charged shipping and I will know the piece is sold and hold it for you.
E-TRANSFER PAYMENT is now an option in the checkout process. Just click Bank Transfer and follow the instructions.
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ARABESQUE POTTERY: THE BACKSTORY
My earlier work sought to decipher decoration’s meaning and relationship to our current world. In 1996, I created Arabesque Pottery, a studio line of functional and non-functional forms that complement my larger one-of-a-kind pieces. I make the work on the potter's wheel or by hand building slabs of clay then decorate when the clay is still wet either by carving in to the clay or applying a print transfer technique.
‘Arabesque’ literally means ‘arab-like’ and was coined by Europeans to define movements in the arts influenced by Islam. You’ll find an arabesque in poetry, dance, music and architecture. I am using it for the visual reference to an architectural detail known as an arabesque, or in layman’s terms, a ‘curlicue’, which you will find in a lot of my work. The arabesque suggests the beauty and continuity of life.
In 2006, I had the great pleasure of traveling to China for a residency. The result of that visit has been the return to larger scale sculptures, now incorporating figurative references. And I still create the pottery line. Both the sculptures and the pottery have historical references to European and Asian ceramic history as well as everyday Canadian life.