Friday, December 07, 2007

More things to do on the Island

Last Christmas, my wonderful sister-in-law got us pottery lessons at McQuay Click & Clay. Almost a year later, my mother-in-law, sister-in-law and I have finally been able to get our schedules sorted! We had our first pottery lesson on Tuesday night. Let me tell you, working on the wheel is a lot harder than it looks! Jan, our truly amazing (and patient) pottery instructor makes everything look so easy!

If you are on the Island and are looking for some neat presents or souvenirs, check out McQuay Click & Clay. You can buy some of Jan's lovely pottery, but I think pottery lessons would also make a great gift for anyone on your list!

FYI: McQuay Click & Clay is not limited to pottery alone. You can also find creative Island gifts with photos taken by Jan McQuay. She sells calendars, coasters, puzzles, cards, magnets, placemats, sweatshirts, cloth tote bags and even postage stamps with Island scenes on them.

If you're on the Island this weekend, make sure you attend the Island Singers Concert!
The Island Singers will be presenting Sounds of Christmas on Sunday, December 9 at 8PM in Little Current and Monday, December 10 at 8PM in Mindemoya.

Tickets= $10 at the door.


Anonymous said...

As longtime Island visitors, we enjoy reading your blog. We especially enjoy all the community events and local products and restaurants to mention here. We are seriously contemplating moving to the Island someday. We'll have to wait a few years before we retire though! At least we have our summers to look forward to, as we make a yearly trip to that magical island you now call home.

~A Toronto Couple~

Uncivil said...

That would be so neat to be able to eat your Cheerios out of a bowl that you made yourself!!!!!

Karen MEG said...

What a beautiful bowl! I had a pottery kit when I was a kid and it was tough... I'd love to be able to do more with my hands. It sounds like you had fun with the class!
I'm sure they taught you other things in class, but if the experience is anything like Demi/ Patrick's in "Ghost", well then, I'm all for it LOL!

C said...

A Toronto Couple:
Thanks for popping by and leaving a comment! I've actually met quite a few people from Toronto who have been coming to the Island for years and would like to eventually purchase property here. It's funny, because when I was moving here, no one (out of my family, friends and colleagues) knew where Manitoulin Island was! Someone once asked me if I was moving to British Columbia! LOL!

I can't wait to see what the final product will look like. We still have to glaze our pottery.

C said...

LOL! You know, I was actually thinking about the Patrick/Demi pottery experience from "Ghost"! My experience was a great one, though nothing like P & D's! I think I was more focused on not getting my pottery to be lop-sided or too thick at the top and too thin at the bottom! LOL!

t said...

cute header, chris! i'm going to have to show you how to photoshop someday! chance is too cute! did the kittens not want him in the photo?

hotmommy said...

oh beautiful! you made me one right?! Heh heh! i really would love one you know !

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