Parry Sound potter passing along the joy
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Parry Sound potter passing along the joy

As a child, Tracy Cates knew she wanted to be an artist, but what kind? After becoming a potter, she knew teaching pottery was not her thing. Though teaching pottery was not in her plans, Tracy Cates found teaching kids and adults to be extremely enjoyable. – Sandy McLennan This trio of mugs have a touch of the potter’s Georgian Bay Blue glaze. – Sandy McLennan A beautiful blue pot is decorated with a sea of turtles. – Sandy McLennan The natural colours of Georgian Bay, including rustic, organic browns and greens, are the palette for Cates’ pottery. – Sandy McLennan Ornamental pieces by Cates. – Sandy McLennan The potter designed her large mugs with a wide belly and narrower rim accented by a sturdy handle. – Sandy McLennan Gorgeous patterned pots are glazed in earthy organic hues. – Sandy McLennan Local businesses often order mugs stamped with their own logo from Northwinds Pottery to give to their clients. – Sandy McLennan Though Cates didn’t know what kind of artist she wanted to be as a child, she embraced pottery as an adult after moving to Parry Sound. – Sandy McLennan A mug in progress. – Sandy McLennan Pottery […]

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