I just returned from vacation today to some exciting news. It seems we've been voted Best of Richmond Hill 2015 by Post City Magazine while I was away. Its always amazing to be recognized, and we would like to thank everyone who voted for us, as well as everyone else who has supported us throughout the years.
The summer may be coming to a close, but you won't miss it with the fun we have planned this fall!
From making your own clay minions and bobble heads, to glass fused platters (that are half price!) you won't want to miss anything we have happening. Check out our "Calendar" of events (see link at the top of the page) for scheduled dates/times. Click on events to sign up online.
Hello everyone, I hope the first week back to routine/school hasn't been too hard on you.
While we may be closed this week for our own summer vacation, I know many of you are wanting to get those fall birthday parties scheduled and dealt with, now that school is back on and you can start handing out invites.
Don't despair, I am still checking our email during my escape (I'm only at the cottage and we have WiFi here), so feel free to send me a message with any questions.
Our website is also very high tech compared to last year and you can actually book your party online (as well as pretty much anything else we offer). It has a fancy calendar that tracks everything for us. It's one of the newest additions that both you, our customers, love and our staff do too.
Book your party today with ease!
As many of you who have children know, the first week back to school is a hectic one as you get back into routines. Its typically been a very slow week for us in store, and after working all summer its time we took our vacation. So as we have in many past years, we will be closed for 5 days starting on Labor Day (ie Monday to Friday). We will be open on the Saturday/Sunday before and after this closure. We will be on Summer Hours for the Labor Day weekend (Sept 5/6) but will switch back to our regular hours after Labor day starting on the 12th. If your not sure what the difference is, see the link called "Business Hours" under the Home tab above.
Unlike past years we will also be closed the following Monday September 14th as we are attending school ourselves. We will be meeting up with many of our fellow pottery studio owners from all over Ontario to learn from each other (it's a rather friendly industry we are lucky to be a part of). We hope to learn lots and be able to bring it back and share it all with you.
*For those of you joining us for our After School Program this year, our first session will be Tuesday September 15th.
**If your looking to sign up for a class, book a party or join any of the fun activities we have running this fall, please feel free to use our website to sign up anytime, but especially during our closure. We will be checking email while we are away to answer any questions you may have, but unfortunately will not be able to check our phone messages.
New this year we are offering custom carved ceramic pumpkins. Order yours early to make sure you have time to paint it (and have it fired) with time to still show it off this season. Have your family's name ("The Marks") or your favorite carving from pinterest or something completely unique. Never need to carve a pumpkin so intricately again, this one will be a cherished decoration for years to come.
Only $60 for the large!
You would think it was our birthday this week, since it was like opening presents with each new box of inventory we unpacked. We have so many new items in store that are absolutely fabulous!
New items include: ninja turtles, princess' elsa and anna (Disney's Frozen characters for those not in the loop), princess carriage boxes, butterfly frames, adorable penguins, and so much more!
We also have started bringing in Halloween items (we know its too early) but due to the time it takes to create and get it finished, we wanted to make sure you have enough time to create and display items for the holidays. Check out our new zombie mugs and plates, as well as the mummy mugs! Come in an paint one today!
We have some of the most awesome camps scheduled this summer, and we may not have tooted our own horn enough just yet about some of these. Here is the scoop on what is still coming up this summer that you just won't want to miss!
Our teens and tweens camps have really stepped it up a notch from last year. Our canvas classes are more complex and have some great designs, but our clay and glass camps include techniques and projects that we have never offered in any way shape or form before in store.
Our cool hot techniques camp is by far the one I can't wait for. Kids will be learning crackle glass, freeze and fuse 3D forming, glass lace, scraffito and so much more. Most can be used towards a variety of project options, so campers can choose what it is they want to make within the technique being taught (ie a glass fused bowl, candle holder, sun catcher, etc).