Spring News May 19, 2017


Spring is here! and thank goodness it is!
I’m just writing a short note to update you on some TBD happenings coming up this spring…

This Sunday I’m running the 10k in the Blue Nose marathon with the incredible Green Avengers! Yes that’s right, I’m raising funds for one of my favourite non-profit organizations, ECOLOGY ACTION CENTRE! My personal goal is to raise $500 for the EAC. Would you consider helping me and this awesome environmental org.? Any amount will help, be it big or small. Also, I’m having a draw to WIN one of my handmade ceramic mugs, all you have to do is donate and I’ll enter you into the draw – I’ll pick the lucky winner after the big race. Thank you in advance, you are so kind! CLICK HERE TO DONATE!

Our much anticipated seconds sale is happening Sunday May 28th 11am-2pm at Wonder’neath Studio, 2891 Isleville St. Halifax, NS – cash only. Come early!

Toast on the Coast Project
This past winter I had the privilege of taking Joan Bruneau’s ceramic course, Art of the Table at NSCAD U. For our final project we had to create a set or service for 4-6 people and document it in situation. I decided to re-create the camper cup and build crates to carry the cups in. I asked three friends to choose a drink, a toast and come hangout with me on the beach. We had four rounds of toasts, one for each of us. It was a spectacular day for the beach & I had so much fun making this project! I’m so grateful to everyone who helped me with this project…big thanks to: Bethany Riordan-Butterworth, David Walsh, Brendan Anckaert, Joan Bruneau, my classmates, Doug Bamford, Ken Lamb, Scott MacInnis and Jim Cameron. Thanks for watching.

Well that’s it for now. Thanks for stopping by my website. I hope you’re well & enjoying the season.

Warm wishes,

TBD turns 4 years old! & Holiday Show Line-up!

Ahoy hoy,

It’s time to celebrate!! I can’t believe it, my business turned 4 years old on Monday November 21, 2016 & I’d like to celebrate a little.  In appreciation for all the amazing support I’ve received by so many fine folks over the years I’ll be offering 10% off everything on my online shop for the month of November. Shop HERE.


Also, here’s my holiday lineup for 2016 in chronological order:

Halifax Crafters Society’s Winter Market
 – – – The amazing Melissa Marr & I had the honour of creating the HCS poster this year & there will be tote bags available for purchase at the show!!

The Winter Market will take place on December 2nd from 5-9pm, and December 3rd & 4th from 10am-5pm at the Olympic Centre. Admission is free!


Wishbook II – – – Some selected pieces will be for sale at this beautiful pop-up show.

The WishBook opening night soirée will be November 28th from 7-9pm and the pop up will then run until Sunday December 18th with regular shop hours:
Monday-Saturday: 10-6pm
Sunday: 12-5pm
The former gallery space will be filled with 40+ local designers and makers, as well as a few friends from away.



The Local Wishlist

The 5th Annual Local Wishlist is Now LIVE!
Browse hundreds of gift ideas that are either made right here in Nova Scotia or sold at independently owned Nova Scotia businesses. As part of our email list, you’re amoung the first to get a link to the 2016 Local Wishlist.

Click HERE to find a list of all the retailers that carry my work.



Thanks for taking a moment to browse my website – hope to see you out and about this holiday season.


February 8, 2016
Holiday Season Show Lineup

stars bannerGreetings,

I’m going to make this quick. I just want to let you know where you can find me & my handmade goods this holiday season. There are so many terrific events taking place here in Halifax in the coming weeks & I’m excited to be a part of several this year.

Here’s my holiday lineup for 2015 in chronological order:

Wishbook@Fred – – – Some selected pieces will be for sale at this beautiful pop-up show.

From November 27th until December 12th the gallery space in FRED. will be transformed into a holiday pop-up wonderland. This curated event will feature clothing, jewellery and homeware created by 30+ Canadian designers and makers.
~ Hours of Operation ~
Tuesday- Friday: 11 am- 6pm.
Saturday: 10 am – 6pm .
Sunday & Monday: Closed

Halifax Crafters Society Squirrely Season Winter Sale – – – This title is speaking to me.

The Squirrely Season Winter Show will take place on December 4th from 5-9pm, and December 5th & 6th from 10am-5pm at the Olympic Centre. Admission is free!

Wonder’neath Holiday Pop-up Shop – – – Last but definitely not least. If you’re in the neighbourhood come have some cider and check out this cozy show at my studio.

Sunday December 13, 2015
2891 Isleville Street



Also if you’re looking for some local gift ideas check out the Local WishList  by the Local Traveler. There are so many gems on the list and I’m so pleased to be included on the list.

That’s all for now. I wish you & yours a very warm & festive season.

Happy holidays,

christmas cat

October 22, 2015

Come to Sackville, NB this Saturday! Why? well because Sackville is great, that’s a given AND Heart & Pocket Revue is happening 9-5pm at the Legion. Myself and 20+ talented makers will be there with lots of beautiful handmade wares for sale.

heart and pocket sale

Stop by the HEART & POCKET REVUE crafters market to peruse and shop exceptional handmade wares by over 20 Atlantic Canadian independent crafters including:

Anointment Natural Skin Care
Antigonish Bag Company
Patrick Allaby
The Black Duck Café & Bistro
Vanessa Blackier
Therese Bombardier Designs
Bread & Butter Pottery
Kaeli Cook Pottery
Paula Jean Cowan
Field Day Paper
Krista Gunn
Lichen & Lace Hand Dyed Yarn
Rilla Marshall
Denyse Milliken
The MTA Zine Library
Alana Morouney
Jerry Ropson
Shoshi Designs
Anna Taylor
Rachel Thornton
Laura Watson
Tara K. Wells

The HEART & POCKET REVUE is part of A Handmade Assembly programmed collaboratively by Struts Gallery & Faucet Media Arts Centreand the Owens Art Gallery with the participation of Mount Allison University’s Fine Arts Department and Thunder & Lightning Ideas Ltd.


May 1, 2015



You’re invited to my studio’s 2nd Annual Seconds Sale on May 2nd!! We’re going to have great deals on pottery, jewellery, screen prints, Mother’s Day cards and more. Hope you can make it out.

Cheers to spring!


Spring Seconds Sale 2015 poster


January 26, 2015

Valentine sale 2015


Happy 2015! Here’s to more LOVE!

I hope you had a great holiday, filled with all the love, joy, rest and cookies you could handle and that you’re now off to an energetic start in the new year! I’m thrilled to invite you to my Pre-Valentine’s Day 30% Off Sale happening today until Monday at midnight on my website. This is a perfect time to place orders in time for me to make them for Valentine’s Day. At the checkout use the promo code: LOVE2015 to receive 30% off your total, then select Free Local Pick-Up or you can choose to pay for shipping. I cannot guarantee the shipping with arrive before Valentine’s Day, it depends on your location, but I can guarantee the Free Local Pick-Up will be on Friday Feb. 13 just in time for Valentine’s Day. If you have any questions please feel free to email me at info@theresebombardier.com (mailto:info@theresebombardier.com) and I’ll get back to you as soon as possible. xoxo, Therese

August 5, 2014

(((Midsummer News Flash!)))


So many things to update you on….where to start? Hmmm.

Help please. I launched an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign!
I am so thrilled to have been accepted to attend the Clay Course at Haystack Mountain School of Craft on Deer Isle, Maine, from August 10th – 22nd. The course is a two‐week ceramic workshop with instructor David S. East, Chair of Ceramics at the Maryland Institute College of Art. I’m seeking help to fund half of my costs to attend a Clay Workshop at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts. This workshop is a dream opportunity for me. I hope you will consider funding my campaign.

Indiegogo campaign Haystack

Recently I took a work-vacation from the ocean to the great lakes. I drove with a friend from Halifax stopping in Montreal first. Next stop was Kingston, On for my first outdoor show. It was a beautiful weekend and I was lucky enough to have my sister, brother and a couple of friends help me out for the weekend. My brother had a tent next to mine which made everything so much easier and a ton of fun. It was really great to meet new people and see a new city. Kingston is a super friendly place that really reminded me of Halifax in a lot of ways. After the 4-day show, I made my way up north with three of my dearest friends, that came from three different Canadian cities, for a camping trip. I stopped in Barrie to drop off some work to MacLaren Art Centre on my way to visit family in Wasaga Beach. I finished off the trip with lots of warm and fuzzy family visits all over Ontario.


Kids Pottery Class. Last week I taught a kids pottery class at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia. The students learned all kinds of handbuilding techniques and even had a chance to try throwing on the wheel. I had to share this photo of a cat plant pot – a lot of the students loved cats! My kind of kids.


Youth Project – HFX Pride – Pink Triangle Studs
In collaboration with my super smart, super sweet friend Rena, I created and donated these pink triangle stud earrings for The Youth Project to give as gifts in exchange for a donation at Halifax Pride this year. If you missed your chance to score a pair of these beauties at the Pride Parade, you can still make a donation to The Youth Project and receive a pair. Here’s their link: http://www.youthproject.ns.ca/



The Herald Magazine.
I’m very thankful to Nicole Trask for featuring my work in the July issue of the Herald Magazine. Coincidentally, one of the newest studio members at Wonder’neath was also featured for their architecture design work! Thanks Herald Magazine!!


It’s been a busy summer so far but a really great one. I have a few things up my sleeve for the Fall so check back or watch for the next update. Thanks for reading and supporting my endeavors.

Have an amazing summer!!



May 6, 2014

Mother's day poster

I’m having a 40% off sale on my online store all day, all night, this Friday May 9th. Just use the promo code: mother at the checkout.

NEW: You can now view samples of all the different colours of glazes I use so choosing is made easier! Also, there is now an option to  choose ‘local pick-up’ if you’re in the Halifax area & you won’t be charged for shipping!

Happy Mother’s Day & Happy Spring!!!

p.s. I dug around for an old photo of my mom & found this gem of a shot!  Below is my super-mom, sister & me back in the 80s – I’m sure they’ll appreciate me sharing it with you, haha!

photo 2

May 1, 2014

Spring is here! Even if it mostly still feels like a mild winter (at least in Halifax), here’s some news that will hopefully warm your heart a bit. Recently I was invited to be part of the Vases Show at the Gardiner Museum Shop in Toronto. I was really honoured and wish I could visit the museum to see all the other amazing work being displayed. If you’d like more details about the show here’s the poster.

Vase Show Invite


My wonderful Wonder’neath Studio is having a Spring Sale on Saturday May 3 11am-5pm located at 2891 Isleville St. in Halifax. We’ll have loads of handmade delights such as pottery and pottery ‘seconds’ (‘seconds’ are pottery items that have been dis-continued or have flaws that are priced to sell! We only do this once a year so come and get ’em!), terrariums, paintings, drawings, cards and more! Just in time for Mother’s Day too. Come by if you can, it would be a pleasure to see you!

Sale poster web

These babies are ready for their new homes, come and get 'em. xo

These babies are ready for their new homes, come and get ’em. xo

Happy Spring!





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