Tuesday, March 28, 2006


Hi folks: I am currently sliding around on a steep learning curve, trying to figure out how to navigate the world of "Blogging". I think I have set up a blog, which hopefully this is, but have not yet organized all aspects of it. Anyway hopefully the future will allow comments and links. But in the meantime here is some news.

Latest news re MCC:

the Credit Union and the Landlord don't seem to be interested in holding onto the store fixtures. The Land Lord is wanting to rent the space very soon. If someone (a volunteer) could pick the stuff up and if someone had a building in which to store it, then maybe it could be saved from being sold for next to nothing. May be if the membership knew of this, there is someone who has a barn or shed that could warehouse it for the time being. There is no money for storage. C H&T will store the records.

The following item is from Letty Last:

I would like to let you know about a couple of rug making activities. There is a rug making (primarily rug hooking) group that meets here in Winnipeg, and details are as follows:Wild & Woolly RuggersMeet first Saturday of the month (except September - second Saturday) September through May1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.Wildwood Park Community Centre271 North DriveFee: $5.00 (to cover the cost of renting the community centre) You pay only if you come.Our group is starting to plan more activities, such as a special dyeing session on April 1 (we are starting earlier that day - 10 a.m.) and learning the technique of making proddie rugs at our May 6 gathering. In addition, interest has been expressed by several members to bring in rug hooking teachers for special workshops. Therefore, I have organized a 3-day workshop in the fall from September 15-17 with nationally known rug hooking teacher, Laurie Wiles from Edmonton. I am attaching the brochure for this workshop.

Following is an (unpaid) ad from John at Ceramic Greenhouse. Some of you out there may know John. If you don't you may be interested in the following.

For the benefit of those that do not know of me; let me introduce myself.
My name is John Sloboda, I am owner of The Ceramic Greenhouse Ltd. We have been in business for well over 40 years. Located at 31 Trottier Bay, Winnipeg, Man. R3T 3R3
Phone (204) 475-1456 Fax 475-6448 E-mail (home)
We are open Monday, Wednesdays, and Fridays, 10am to 4pm. We are able to do this because we do not cater to the general public. Our minimum order is $50, anything below is subject to a 10% service and handling charge.

We are wholesale suppliers to the Ceramic and Pottery industry, schools, teachers and artists.

We are distributors for Duncan Enterprises of Fresno Calif, also Spectrum glazes.of Toronto.
We are dealers for Amaco/Brent. - Pottery Supply House - National Artcraft Co. - Kemper Tools, - Orton - Paasche Airbrushes, etc. etc. More recently Klopfenstein Art Equipment.

In partnership with Remo Mamaril of Ste. Agathe Pottery, we are at present looking for a 5 to 10,000 sq.foot bldg. This building will house the Ceramic Greenhouse, Pottery studios, Ceramic Studios, Retail and wholesale Ceramic and Pottery supplies, and hopefully a gallery. We hope to offer studio space for rent, so if interested give me a call.

At the present time we offer a 20% discount on Duncan and Spectrum glazes when purchased with 3 boxes of clay.

If anyone has an item you would like sent out to other craftspeople send the info to me at j.kelly@shaw.ca.
And if you know of someone who would like to be on the mailing list, ask them to e-mail me.