Well —— The snow’s been flying and it’s that time time of year when we reflect on our lives and think about our friends and and family and the people who may not have the opportunities some of us have had. With 50 years of working at what we love most, Connie and I feel … Continue reading Christmas sale November 26-27 and December 3-4
(click for Newsletter) We would like to welcome you to our end of summer sale. We'll have coffee, tea and cookies as well as a few other treats. It's good to be back to a kind of normal again.
I was so lucky....I got to go to Medicine Hat for 10 days to attend a master class with renowned ceramic artist Brendan Tang for a Ceramic Master Class..There were 10 of us in the class-all experienced and we each worked on our own projects with Brendan guiding each of us. Brendan teaches at Emily … Continue reading Ten Days of CONNIE’s summer
I chose this project with the express purpose of learning some new processes or ideas about things I haven't done before. I have built two other bikes back in the 1970's but were simple builds and mostly bolt together projects. The design of those bikes was the most important part. For this project I chose … Continue reading Bob’s Motorcycle
In 1972, after taking a pottery class from Les Manning, a friend from his Alberta College of Art years, Bob Pike created Pike Studios Pottery in the Eauclaire District in downtown Calgary. The lure and challenge of making a living as a potter had drawn him in. It was 1977 when he met Connie Westrom … Continue reading article for okotoks newsletter
Pike Studios has been making art professionally for the past 50 years and has transformed over 350,000 pounds (160,000 K) of clay into useful and decorative pottery, all of which is made in our commercial building and sold in our gallery. We also make art in many other forms such as watercolours, sculptures in clay, steel … Continue reading About Pike Studios
Care of Pottery PIKE STUDIOS-CARE OF POTTERY Stoneware and porcelain pottery cooking vessels produce an even heat and are great to cook with; but they do not have the same thermal qualities as metal, Pyrex or Corel and will not withstand thermal shock (subjecting them to an extreme temperature change). Our pottery has been fired … Continue reading Care of Pottery