Thursday, October 6, 2016

I've Moved

I've moved to a new website/blog

Click HERE to go to that site.

Monday, February 8, 2016

Staying Connected

You may have noticed that my blog posts are fewer and further between.  I still like this way of connecting for many things but there are so many others now available that can fill many of the quick & simple needs.  So I wanted to let everybody know the other places they can find me and info about what is going on in my studio.

First - I've got a new website and will be moving the blog there.  That address is  For now I'm updating the blog in both places, but ultimately, I will just go to the website version.  This platform allows me to make the site so much more than was allowed with the blogger version.  

Social Media:
Facebook - 'SuePariseauPottery'
Instagram - 'SuePariseauPottery'
Twitter - 'suepariseau'
Periscope - 'suepariseau'

Each of these social media platforms works great for different things and I try to use them for their strengths.  I hope you will follow me there as well to find out what's going on between blog posts.

Have a great Monday.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Holiday Sales

These last couple weeks of November and the first week in December are always busy with Holiday sales and this year is no different.  I've been working like a mad woman (not much of a stretch really) on ornaments and a good selection of mugs for my upcoming holiday events.

First up, this coming Saturday - I'll be in Winona Minnesota for the Winona Art Walk.  It's a fun one day event in downtown Winona.  I'll be at the "Gallery For A Day" in the Guildhall of Wesley United Methodist Church at Main & 6th Street.

Also going on now through December 3rd is my online MUGSTRAVAGANZA sale.  During this sale, the lucky folks on my email list get first dibs on my favorite collection of mugs.  Beginning today, I'm opening this sale up to everyone.  So if handmade mugs are on your holiday gift giving list, be sure to check this sale out.

And my last event of the year is my Holiday Pottery Sale on December 4th & 5th at my studio in Farmington Minnesota.  More information on this sale can be found by clicking HERE.

After all these events, I'm looking forward to a little time with family and friends enjoying holiday traditions before heading back into the studio to start inventory for 2016.  

Enjoy your holidays,

Friday, August 28, 2015

Clay & Glass

I've been having a little fun lately with small slab pieces and glass frit.  Here is the latest result.  

The tray is about 3.5" x 4.5" with a stamped texture and green glass frit on the interior.  The edges were cut with a scalloped pastry cutter. Not sure where I'm ultimately going with these, but they are fun little experiments that fill little spaces in the kiln. 

Monday, August 17, 2015

Handbuliding/Raku Class Results

This past weekend was the second session of the two session Beginning Handbuilding/Raku class we held here.  Everybody seemed to have a great time.  There were some really pleasing results, some disappointments and lots of fun.  


Hoping to offer this class again in October. 

Monday, July 6, 2015

Two Versions

One of the great benefits of the 100 mug challenge I did earlier this year was a wide variety of mugs for both the wood kiln and the electric kiln.  It's a great opportunity to try similar glaze themes on different styles to see how the designs work on the different shapes.

This glaze is a satin matte black that I've really just started to appreciate.  On its own, it's pretty boring, but with some wax resist patterns and combined with other glazes - I LOVE IT!

I'm looking forward to trying some other patterns with this glaze in my next firing. 

Monday, June 29, 2015


This is my first summer as a fully self employed person.  I'd previously spent many years working full time doing other things while being a potter part time as well.  Beginning as a young teen I worked summers full time while school was out and upon graduation, began a full time job. Working through the summers my entire adult life as well.'s tempting to spend most of this summer like most the others of my life immersed in my work (though now more enjoyable work).  

However, with a great deal of "OMG, I've become a master slacker" guilt, I've taken more time this summer to just enjoy the time rather than work straight through it.  Though still producing a good quantity of pottery and attending a few events, I've been spending more time just enjoying a summer free of work obligation, lunching with friends, watching the daily changes in the garden, reading the Outlander series and so many things I hadn't the time for in a long time.  I put on "real shoes" a few days ago to go to a funeral and realized I'd spent the last several weeks barefoot or in sandals.  Perfect!

Enjoy your summer in whatever way possible.  They are so short, especially here in Minnesota.

Oh...and a subtle vase let's the flowers be the focal point. The earthy woodfired color adds natural beauty without overpowering or distracting.