Sunday, December 5, 2010

December Hours

Friday, November 26, 2010

A Special Event

ardith one
Canadian Pottery and Crafts
is having a special event
on Sunday,December 12
Lou Hanson, one of our long time potters,
will be in the store from 1pm to 3pm
demonstrating the intricate decorating technique
she uses on her new line, Everything's Coming Up Roses.
She will personalize an exquisite 11"x2" handmade bowl
for you at no extra cost.
(a $20 value)
Come watch her apply the decoration, order a bowl
and join us for coffee, tea and cookies.

All plates personalized on Sunday will be available for pickup on
Monday, December 20th.

Porcelain X-mas Decorations

Lou Hanson's porcelain decorations our now in the store. With their "lace" wings and 22 carat gold halos, they are a perennial favourite item in our store at this time of year. The new animal for this year is the Canadian! We do have a limited supply of the reindeer so come early...don't be disappointed.Camels

Xmas reindeer...with his shiney red nose

Wednesday, November 3, 2010


On Friday, November 12, Yonge Lawrence Village will be celebrating Random Act of Kindness Day. We, at ardith one, encourage all our customers to participate in the day by taking a moment to do a small favour, an act of charity or kindness for a family member, friend or complete stranger. If you pick up one of our cards at participating banks in our area or the store, you can hand them the card and ask them to "pay it forward". Go to for more information or call me at 416-487-7766.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Mirrors by All Fired Up

Dragonfly/Bulrush Mirrow
We just received a great selection of mirrows from All Fired Up. Besides the tiled ones, we also have the small and large version of the multi-coloured Art Glass.
Mosiac Leaves Mirror

Classical Music Mirror by All Fired Up

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Inukshuks by Bill

Inukshuks by Bill Don
Bill has decided to make Inukshuks. He was inspired by them at the Winter Olympics and what they stand for...friendship and mutual dependence. The traditional meaning of "you are on the right path" is very important to him and he hopes these are given in that spirit. The stones for his Inukshuks were gathered on the shores of Lake Huron, Ontario.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Robert Tetu

Shino Glaze Just picked up a small order from Robert Tetu. We carried his work many years ago. We are very excited to have him back in the store and by his new glazes...shino, kaki and midnite. We have a lovely selection of his goblets, mugs, teapots, teacups, tumblers and pates. Come in and have a look...see if you don't agree that his work is special.

Kaki glaze by Robert Tetu

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Lots of new pottery by Jane Snider

Sorry it's been a while since I've updated the blog. Our son and daughter-in-law had twins last weekend and that's been taking up my time. But that doesn't stop the deliveries.Not only do we have a fantastic selection of goblets, mugs, wine caddies, candlesticks, garlic and french butterpots in Jane's colourful glazes but she has added landscape plates. I thinks they are quite beautiful and a great gift at $47.95 each. Winter landscape...detail

Summer landscape plate

We will also receive Lou Hanson's new work on Thursday, Ursula Sommerer's on Friday and Jonathan Harper's on Monday. Lots of inventory coming in for the summer months to satisfy your need for wedding, cottage, birthday, housewarming, and anniversary gifts.
Don't forget...complimentary giftwrapping and a 90 day exchange policy.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Slab Platter by Gary Brierley

Welcome back!

Persimmon and Khaki/Jade Glaze by Robt. Tetu

Robert Tetu and Gary Brierley are two potters we carried many years ago. They have both decided to show their work at ardith one again and we couldn't be happier. We have a good selection of Gary's work and a sample of Robert's in the store right now.
We know that Gary's work will sell because of his traditional glazes plus his pricing is extremely reasonable. Robert is a well known potter and his glazes (the persimmon shown above and a shino) are classic and very popular with our customers. We are looking forward to working with both these potters for many years to come.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Village Day Success...despite the rain!

Despite the rain and threat of rain, our sale was successful. The street festival went on as planned by the Yonge Lawrence Village BIA Co-ordinator, Rick O'Connor. Thanks to all those hardy Torontonians who came out and enjoyed the fabulous bands, good food and great sales.

We still have a selection of SALE items out in the store for anyone who couldn't come out last Saturday and Bill plans to put an outdoor display on the sidewalk this Saturday, the 19th, for anyone interested in Lou Hanson's Ice Cream glazes and the Company Line. We also have a few house numbers and discontinued light switch plates by All Fired Up plus a collection of odds and ends of lines. least 50% OFF!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010


Selected Items
(Seconds, Ends of lines, Discontinued glazes)
N.B. Lou Hanson's ice cream glazes and Company Line are being discontinued.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Dotti Potts Bowls

Dotti Potts


We've just come back from a pick-up at the Dotti Potts studio. Sandra and Gavin had a great selection of items to choose from. We have a good quantity of wine cups and lots of different sizes and designs of slab platters and bowls in that beautiful soft off-white glaze that so many customers love to give as a gift. Come in while the selection is at it's best.


New Potter...Ursula Sommerer

Large Oval Platter, Blue/lime green glaze

Let me introduce you to our newest potter, Ursula Sommerer, from Montreal. She is a graduate of the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design in Fredericton, New Brunswick and of McGill University in Montréal and has won many awards in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia for excellence in design and innovative products.

We just picked up a selection of her porcelain pieces and will be carrying three of her glazes... a blue/lime green combo, a lime green on white and a dark blue. All the pottery has a fish motive which suits the elongated shapes of most of her pieces. They can range from 6" up to 27" wide. I feel confident her work will do really well in the store. We sold a few pieces minutes after I put her work in the window on Saturday.

Square Platter, Blue/lime green combo

Other Glazes by Ursula Sommerer

Lime Green and White Rectangular Platter
Large Rectangular Dark Blue Platter

Friday, March 26, 2010

Melissa Schooley

We received our spring order from Melissa yesterday. It includes many new items...the trays you see below, the oil jars above and appetizer sets. They are all done in her lovely arabesque or jester design in cream with blue or green or the blue/green combo. We also have a sample of her placesettings. ASSORTED TRAYS

4-Piece Dinnerware by Melissa Schooley @ $113.95You can add a luncheon plate to make it a 5-piece set @ $146.95

Friday, March 19, 2010

Anne-Marie Chagnon

We have just received an order of bracelets, necklaces and rings by Anne-Marie. Her jewellery is truly spectacular not only in the colours she chooses but her ingenuity and original combinations. I have been a fan of her work for many years and was delighted when we first brought her into the store. We started with rings, added bracelets at Christmas and are now introducing her necklaces this spring. For all you women out there who enjoy the dramatic, come on in to see the great selection we have.
Samples of colourful glass and pewter Anne-Marie works with in her studio

Monday, March 8, 2010

"Nite Lites" by Lou Hanson

Tree of life
We have a great selection of "nite lites" by Lou. Not only do we have the sheep, cat and tree of life pictured here but there are also maple leaves and an inukshuk. These translucent porcelain night lights are great as a hostess, housewarming or baby gifts. I now have all bathrooms fitted with one and can attest to just how lovely they are.
Cat "Nite Lite"
Sheep "Nite Lite"

Wednesday, February 24, 2010


As some of you might know, our front window was broken on Feb. 14th. We would like to thank all those who took the time to phone the police, email or phone us. We would especially like to say a huge "Thank-you" to our neighbours upstairs who boarded up the window and the two young ladies who guarded the contents so no one could help himself. We don't know who you are but a big hug goes out to you.
Both Bill and I were at the Olympics in Vancouver so Georgina, on her first full day of work, had to deal with the mess. Fortunately, my sister was available to assist her and calm her nerves.Thanks again to all involved including our insurance and glass replacement company who got the new sheet of glass up within 24 hours.

Monday, February 8, 2010


Here's me taking a picture of our window...a tribute to our Canadian atheletes and the Olympic games.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Let the games begin!

With only two weeks to go, the excitement is building. We couldn't be more proud that Canada is hosting the Olympics in Vancouver and wish our atheletes the best to "own the podium". We have just received a great selection of Inukshuks by Alain Bouchard starting at $16.95. They are the perfect gift to take to Vancouver, a party to watch and celebrate the games or as a special overseas souvenir of Canada.
As the logo of the 2010 Olympics, they have been a Canadian icon for many years. The Inukshuk is a traditional stone sculpture used by Canada's Inuit people.They are suppose to give directions to travelers by acting as a compass or guide, to warn of impending danger, to mark a place of respect, or to act as helpers in the hunting of caribou.
We hope our customers enjoy the Olympics as much as we do and cheer on our atheletes!
Go Canada Go!


Wednesday, January 20, 2010

"Cloquettes" by All Fired Up


The order of "cloquettes" should be arriving in the store by next week. They was a very popular item for us this holiday season and although we received them very close to Christmas, we almost completely sold out! Pewter/White Crackle

Cloquettes come with a stand for your desk but can be wall-mounted. They are approximately 4.25" in diameter and battery operated. There are over 20 designs to choose from and cost $29.95 plus taxes. Come in to see our selection.

Mexican Flower Cloquette

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Saturday, Jan. 16th, Store Closed

We will be closed Saturday, January 16th.
Sorry for any inconvenience.
Bev and Bill