Thursday, June 16, 2011

Getting ready for this weekends big event...

Leigh and Olga painting tea cups BW sm
pottery 24 tea cup gift
commercial drive car free day preparations
postcard combo

*Leigh and Olga hand painting designs onto tea cups*
*Finished tea cups which will be given as gifts to Connectors*
*Commercial Drive themed wares including magnets (new addition!) and mugs*
*Post cards we distruibuted around the neighborhood*

We're having a Kick-off Party to launch our 24 hour fundraiser this Saturday from 7-10pm in the lower hall of 1803 East 1st Avenue (above the Pottery Studio) for Connectors, friends and supporters. Following this a group of committed potters and supportive friends (and possibly you if you're interested) will stay up, around the clock for 24 hours and keep the pottery wheel spinning the whole time! If you would like to come along Saturday evening to the Kick-off Party email: for more info. If you are keen to have a go on the wheel or buy some pottery or just want to come and say hello, come and see us on Commercial Drive on the corner of William St on Sunday from 12-6pm.

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Friday, June 10, 2011

The Significance of Donations

Here it is. This project has been a long time coming, so we're glad to finally share it with the world. We'd really appreciate if you could spare a few minutes to watch this video which we hope will be a useful tool. As the introduction states:

Our goal is to inform individuals new to social enterprise about the financial challenges that social enterprises face. Also, we want to provide viewers with additional understanding of JustWork as we invite you to partner with us. Thanks for taking the time to watch, learn, and act!

Monday, June 6, 2011

12 steps

Making a mug in 12 steps
These are the steps Olga went through in the video below. Looking at them now I feel like I may even be brave enough to attempt a mug for myself one day*... we are finalising a new video which we hope to have up this week so please stay tuned. (These sketches didn't make the cut for the video but might interest you.)
By the way, we now have over 65 Connectors signed up! Well on our way to the 100 we are aiming for!

*Just to clarify my inexperience I am quite a new volunteer to JustPotters and pottery in general - the ladies making mugs for remuneration are very well trained and experienced! Sharolyn

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Thanks CapChurch

A BIG thankyou to CapChurch in North Vancouver for a very warm welcome on Sunday. Leigh and Olga were invited to share with the congregation the work of JustPotters and Olga spoke about what JustPotters means for her as an employee. We were very pleased with pottery sales directly after the service and all of the positive feedback and encouragement. Thankyou again to the people from CapChurch for your support. We hope that you will enjoy many a warm cup of tea, coffee or hot chocolate in your mugs and think of us often when you do!

Here is a quick video we put together for the presentation which shows Olga turning a block of ordinary clay into a beautiful mug, enjoy!