Thursday, April 26, 2007

Bowls by Gabrielle Kauffman

I just went to pick up a great selection of bowls by Gabrielle. As you can see by the colours in these photos her work is very unique and unlike anything else we have in the store. They make a perfect wedding gift and I tried to pick out a good choice of sizes and prices. The picture below is the display in the store. We always do very well with her work because of the combination of red, browns, gold and a touch of blue. It seems to suit the current decor favoured by so many these days.

Assorted bowls by Gabrielle Kauffman

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Mussels and More

A full compliment of Jan and Mike's shells and bowls are now back in the store. The exquisite shells are not only spectacular but totally functional and can be used in the oven. The detail on the bottom of each shell also very realistic. All their pieces are handmade out of a high-fired stoneware clay and are microwave and dishwasher safe.

New Potter: Susan Robertson

Well, we finally got the whole order from Susan. It got lost in the bowels of the post office and we were felt sure we were not going to get the final box. Susan is our first potter from Saskatchewan. All her work is handbuilt and done in porcelain. Using commercially prepared underglazes she has developed a wide range of colourful and funky designs. We have chosen the four flowers (iris, tulip, daisy and lily) for our mugs and the carrot, green onion and chili pepper for the serving pieces. We also have serving trays that are shaped like a salmon.

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Canoe Dip Set

Daniel Maxwell's canoe dip sets and pates were one of our best selling items at the Cottage Life Show. We are very pleased to have his work in our store this year and look forward to selling many canoes and boats as the perfect cottage gift this summer.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Glassworks by Susan Taylor-Stevenson

We received our first shipment of glass by Susan last week. We are thrilled to be introducing her work into our store. This is quite a departure for us to have such a large display of something other than pottery. Each piece is created by fusing many layers of glass in a kiln for about 8 hours. The glass is then placed in a mold to form the shape and put back in the kiln for another 6 hours. The bowl above is an example of her soft blues, greens and purples. We also have brilliant red with gold and lime green with blue. There is a variety of colours, shapes and sizes to suit many tastes.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Eric Cuip Spring Order

We just got back from Montreal and picked up our spring order from Eric. His new glaze, persimmon and ash is spectacular and the shino glaze is as consistant as it could ever be. We are concentrating on these two glazes for the spring but still carry his mixed glaze (blue and brown), the all blue glaze and his green with yellow.

Saturday, April 7, 2007

The mug rack

Wayne Cardinalli's Order

We went out yesterday to pick up some of Wayne's spring order. He has expanded his line to include some large slab plates with lots of imprints pressed into the clay. This seems to be a direction Wayne wants to take with his larger pieces. We got to see some spectacular containers and vases he hopes to bring into the shop through the first "show" we would have at the store. We are looking forward to the opportunity, hopefully in September. The casserole in the picture above is an example of Wayne's blue and ash glaze which has been very popular for many years. He added "Rosie's red" glaze and ash combination a few years ago and it has taken over as his most popular glaze in our shop.

Friday, April 6, 2007


Welcome the the ardith one blog. I am doing this as an added feature to I hope this will be a lot easier than updating the newsletter page on our website.

We have been in business for 36 years and at our present location for 31. Our purpose is to provide a good selection of functional pottery at affordable prices. I hope to update our customers on a weekly basis about all the new inventory arriving in the store. This spring we are introducing several new potters and glass by Susan Taylor-Stevenson.
We have never carried such an extensive selection of glass before and are very excited to present it to our customers. Her work is colourful and quite a contrast from the pottery.

I have just set up this blog and need to get some pictures taken so you can see what we have in the store. I will get to work at doing this in the next couple of days. Looking forward to this new form of communication with our customers.