Hello there!

I have a love/hate relationship with the computer. Since January I have been spending a lot of time on the laptop figuring out financials, doing market research and writing plans. But on Monday, March 15 I got some good news that allowed me to take some time off the...

How I found Centre

As I’ve written about before, learning how to Centre clay on a wheel can be challenging, some people get it right away while others have to work at it, and sometimes you just need to see it from someone else’s point of view. This is a story I tell my students if...

Let’s play!

In Grade Five I got into trouble and was punished with one full week of detention. It was the most trouble I ever got into while I was at school. I know, now you think I was a totally rebellious kid, right? Detention meant standing, facing the wall outside the...

Finding Centre

When you start learning how to throw on the potters’ wheel you have to be taught how to centre the mound of clay. This is the most challenging skill to learn for some people and it’s also a tough one to teach, but it’s the foundation of making your pot – you...

10 is one of my lucky numbers

It’s been quiet here on the Mena Dragonfly website but there’s been lots going on. My family came for Christmas from Ontario and my brothers-in-law were also here from the UK. On Christmas day we had 10 people (and two dogs, ofcourse) at our place for breakfast,...