August 5, 2014

(((Midsummer News Flash!)))

Hello.


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.

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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.

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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.

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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/

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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!!

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Thanks.
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!!

xox,
Therese

 

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!!!

xo,
Therese
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!

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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.

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And…

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!

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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!

xo,

Therese

 

 

December 12, 2013

Well it’s been one month since the website launched and it’s been great – thank you everyone for your comments, feedback and love in general. As we are in the midst of the holiday season I thought it would be a good idea to tell you that the shared artist studio I’m apart of is having a Pop-up shop for the holidays on Saturday December 14, 2013 from 11am-5pm, located at Wonder’neath Artist Studios 2891 Isleville Street in the north end of Halifax. There will be a variety of handmade items for sale, including pottery, molded fruit-shaped candles, jewellery, screen-printed cards and more. Come by for the great finds and stay a bit for the hot cider and fine company! Here’s the Facebook link for more info.

Happy & healthy holidays everyone.
xo,
Therese

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November 12th, 2013.

Welcome to Therese Bombardier Designs! I can’t believe it’s been almost a year since I started my business and what an incredible year it’s been. I want to take a moment to thank all of my amazing family, friends, peers and professional relationships who’ve helped me come this far. I know I wouldn’t be able to do it all alone – so thank you from the deepest part of my heart for your continued love, support and help along the way.

I’m so happy to finally be on the inter-webbie! Have a look around, check out the goods and feel free to report back to me with any questions, comments or requests. I’m always happy to hear from you. I’ll be updating this blog with upcoming events and special news when the occasions arise. Please check back or if you’d like subscribe below for updates.

Tootle-loo for now!
xo,
T

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