Pierogis, Pizza and Friends

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Happy New Year!

It’s been a while, so let’s get caught up. Our last exhibition in Lonsdale was crazy wonderful. We saw old friends that we hadn’t seen in years. Our first art dealers, Pam and David Haight from the Rubaiyat in Calgary dropped in for a peek! Imagine.

I did a lot of work on the old blacksmith shop after that. The shop is needing a little TLC, but the forge is ready to go. Can’t wait. Where the wood fired kiln was, is now workshop space. I made myself some supports for paintings, and now I am using them.

We love seasonal food. Pierogis are winter food. Fried pierogis are serious winter food. If you come to our house for pierogis in the winter, be ready for white. Snow and table cloths. Black tie. Good dishes.

Pizza on the other hand is anytime food. If you are lucky enough to have one at Ardo in Toronto you know anytime. I am not going to tell you how long it took me to make the pizza shape support…

Pizza Painting

Etna pizza at Ardo 67 ¼ in. or 170cm long and 20in. or 66cm high

Lorie is an old friend. For as long as I have known her, I have wanted to do a painting of her. She has great character…smile, laugh, gesture and hair. Beautiful. I hope I have done her justice.

I did a painting of Maureen a few years ago. Same reasons.

Lorie Painting

Lorie. 52in. or 132 cm. each horizontal by 34 ¼ in. or 87 cm high

I am doing a spring workshop for the Fusion and the Sheridan ceramics students at Sheridan in late March. More later…

I am busy. Happy. Working. The gallery is still open. Drop in anytime.

Kind thoughts,


Comments 10

  1. Hi Harlan,

    Great to hear from you. This has been a cold winter here in Ottawa and now we are getting a warm break. I hope all is well there in Lonsdale.

  2. I’m glad to see what you’ve been up to! Aren’t friends and food on the very top of our lists? Good work. See you soon, I hope. J

  3. Thanks so much for sharing your news. I’s always good hearing about what you’re up to.

  4. Oh! To have a 67 x 20″ Ardo Etna. Although things are improving by bounds on that front, Hali does not have Ardo.

  5. Perogies are serious food, especially if a black tie is a requirement.
    Filling must be really special!

    Pizza anytime…….looks good enough to eat . How about now!

  6. Harlan, you are a train, an inspiration, and a good friend.
    Buddy once asked me, after visiting your shop with me “Valdy,
    how come you’re such a fuck-up with friends like that?”
    I still have no reply, but it is a valid question.

  7. Love the food, and am pleased that you are happy with the work accomplished in the old blacksmith shop – I look forward to a tour. Happy Groundhog Day, and see you late next month!

  8. Harlan you dont know me .Although I have followed your work and some “production “slip cast items since the middle seventies its only at General in Almonte that I encounter the actual material. i go to your web site like some people retire to a warm /hot bath for relief.PB

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