Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year

We wish our customers all the best for 2009. We will be closed Thursday, January 1st and re-open Friday, January 2nd at 10am.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Christmas Hours

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

It's that time of year again. Next Friday, Nov. 7th is the start of the Fall Cottage Life Show at the International Centre on Airport Road. As always, we are looking forward to seeing both our regular customers and meeting new ones. Both Bill and I will be in the booth all three days. We will be introducing the stunning wall plaques by Dawn Detarando and Brian McArthur to the Cottage Life crowd. (You can go to July 28/08 to check out a couple of tiles). We are bringing the work of Barb Howe, Wayne Cardinalli, Lou Hanson, Dotti Potts, Eric Ciup, canoes by Daniel Maxwell (our top seller at the last two shows) plus a selection of milk bag pitchers and berry bowls. We will also have pottery and wooden marquetry Christmas decorations and, as always, the beautiful photographic cards by Geof Burbidge that represent cottage country so well.
Come by and say "Hi". Our booth number is TP11. The show hours are:

Friday, Nov. 7th......12 noon till 9pm
Saturday, Nov. 8th......10am till 6pm
Sunday, Nov. 9th........10am till 5pm

Friday, October 24, 2008

Delivery by Melanie Collum

We've just received an order in by Melanie. We have lots of oval slab plates in three sizes with her northern landscapes plus a selection with her inukshuk motif. Her small dishes can be used for olive oil/balsamic vinegar dipping sauce or for soap. We will be showing her work at the Cottage Life Show in November.
Slabwork by Melanie Collum

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Rings by Anne-Marie Chagnon

Pewter Ring with Turquoise glass stone


Breadwarmers by Amaranth Stoneware
Slabwork by Maggie Murdock

Large casserole by Eric Ciup-Persimmon and ash glaze

We just come back from Montreal and brought our fall and Christmas order from Eric Ciup. We are concentrating on his persimmon and ash glaze and his shino glaze. As the week passed we also received orders from Maggie Murdock, Barb Howe, Amaranth Stoneware and our newest addition to our store, jeweller, Anne-Marie Chagnon from Montreal.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Daniel Vargas Glass

We now have a great selection of Daniel's "Lettuce" glass vases in all colours. They are approximately 7'' in height and are $45.95 each.

Friday, August 29, 2008

Summer's over

We've come to the end of summer and the Labour Day weekend is here. We have a new potter to add to our list...Glen Gagnier and his partner Ali Ross, who's work we carried many years ago. I am extremely excited about their pottery. The glazes are spectacular and it is beautifully thrown. Glen is well known for producing some of the most exquisite pieces of functional pottery in Canada. Ardith One is very proud to be carrying their work.

Pottery by Glen Gagnier and Ali Ross

27" Platter

Monday, July 28, 2008

Voyager Art Tiles

We have received a new shipment of tiles from Brian McArthur and Dawn Detarando. Our focus is on the cottage theme as you can see by the Muskoka chair below. They are beautifully done and there is a definite "group of seven" feel to many of the images, like above. They make an ideal gift when visiting a cottage this summer.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Village Day Success

Our pottery sale and Village Day were both a great success. The weather held out for us with just a few sprinkles of rain. Dedicated customers came early to keep us company while we set up all the great sale items outside on the sidewalk. Both regular customers and people who came out to enjoy all the street festival activities took advantage of our great sale. At 50% to 75% off, it's not to missed. We appreciate all who came and look forward to next year. Congratulations to Rick O'Connor for all his work on Village Day, an annual event sponsored by the Yonge Lawrence Village Business Improvement Area.

Thursday, June 5, 2008


It's that time of year again. Saturday, June 14th. Our one day only pottery sale. We have a great selection of discontinued glazes and seconds at up to 75% off. We do not officially open until 9 a.m. but since we are setting up outside on the sidewalk, customers can come early and pick out items. We have a dedicated few who arrive early to make sure they see everything. Please note that sales are final on these items. If it is a gift, you can purchase a box at a nominal price. It's always a fun day and will take place rain or shine. Don't miss out on these great deals!

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Kim Henderson's Fish

Talk about happy fish! Kim has brought in an fabulous assortment of fish to hang on your walls.
This is just one of them. Great for the bathroom, kitchen or just about any room in your home. Kim also does our matchboxes. They come in an assortment of colours and two sizes, small and large.

Match boxes by Kim Henderson

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Another Successful Show

The Spring Cottage Life Show was, again, a great success. Saturday was the most crowded and extremely busy for us in the booth. The canoe dip sets and pates were the hit of the show. They are the perfect cottage purchase and many were buying just for themselves. We sold out both Friday and Saturday. Looking forward to the fall show in November. Many thanks to Judy for her help over the years. I will miss her at future shows. She was wonderful to have in the booth with me through those long show hours.
Slabwork by Melanie Collum

Wednesday, March 19, 2008


We want to wish all our customers a Happy Easter and a joyous Purim. We will be closed on Friday, March 21, 2008. Enjoy the long weekend with family and friends.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Spring Cottage Life Show

This year Ardith One will have booth # TP 22 in the Trading Post. We are looking forward to seeing a lot of customers. We will have the most popular item at the fall show, the canoe pates by Daniel Maxwell, at the booth again. We sold out in the fall so don't be disappointed and leave it to the end of the show. We will have boxes there if you are giving the "canoe" as a gift. The show hours are Friday, 12 noon till 9, Saturday, 10 till 6 and Sunday, 10 till 5. Come by and say "Hello". It's always nice to see our customers at the show.

Monday, February 18, 2008

New Potter

We have just received our first shipment of pottery by Maggie Murdoch. Maggie was mainly known for her mosiac work but is now producing pieces that don't represent any particular flora or fauna but certainly have that botanical feel to them. She is using many combinations of production (wheel-thrown, slab, coil and carving), glazes (cool blue/grey, acid green and coral) and methods of application(dipping, pouring, spraying and brush) to produce this unique work. We are very excited to have her pottery in our store. It's definitely different from anything else we have.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Barb Howe X-Large Serving Bowl

Valentine's Day Gifts

Mugs by Melissa Schooley

Pottery by Melissa Schooley arrived in the store yesterday. There is now a good selection of her mugs, teapots, cream and sugars if you're thinking of something different for Valentine's Day. We also got an order in by Barb Howe featuring her new rich dark brown glaze. We had it at Christmas for the first time and our customers really liked it. It will have to replace her copper red glaze because she could no longer depend on it.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

The New Year

Well the new year is here...we've put away all the Christmas decorations. We are looking forward to a great 2008. We have the Cottage Life Show at the end of March and our sale on Village Day in June. We will be attending the By Hand trade show at the end of January and always look forward to meeting new artisans. Although trade shows are not our main source of pottery, we can always see at least one new craftsman from out of province whose work we might not have the opportunity to view otherwise.
Vase by Alex Kastulin, approx. 14" high