Saturday, 15 November 2014 00:00

Member Spotlight: Wanda's Creative Clay

Business Name & Address

 Wanda's Creative Clay - 252 Soudan Ave

Brief description of your business

 Wanda's Creative Clay is a clay studio for kids of all ages. We target fine motor skills, patience, team bonding, social skills, imagination and even work a little on math and colour recognition all in a comfortable setting.

When did you open in Mount Pleasant Village?

 December 2006

Why did you pick Mount Pleasant Village?

 I live in the area and love the street.

What is the most meaningful comment you've received since you've opened?

 That my program is "Wandaful" and that I "make children love clay.

What specialty sets your business apart from competitors?

 We are a Guinness World Record Holder for the World's Largest Sculpting Lesson. We work with small or large groups and we try to make every experience a positive one for every child/person coming into the studio.

What were you doing before you opened your business?

 I ran an aftermarket brake parts warehouse in Detroit Michigan. 

What has changed about your business since you first opened?

 We started offering school break camps where the kids experience building a larger clay project. We also launched our newly designed Wanna Be Wanda kits. They are clay kits for birthdays, gifts, rainy days or to take to the cottage. They come with a video backup teaching the lesson start to finish.

What do you enjoy most about your business?

 I love helping children reach their goals. It is incredible to build a feeling of confidence and pride in someone and watch them grow.   .

Any exciting news or events happening in the next 6 months in your business?

 We're very excited to announce the launching of Wanna Be Wanda, specialized clay kits. And we will be adding team building to our list of offerings, both in our studio and in your venue.

What's a fun fact about your business?

 We often have our African Gray parrot Kramer join a class or two. And if you're really lucky, you'll see Oliver and Gertie, the two cutest pugs in the world there too.

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Cyndy Calder - 1955-2017

It is with great sadness that we share with the community the passing of Cyndy Calder, owner of "The Bead Goes On". Cyndy passed away peacefully at Princess Margaret Hospital after a brief battle with cancer.

She was a vibrant personality and a vital part of our community. She will be greatly missed by her colleagues, friends & customers in the Mount Pleasant Village. Our hearts go out to her family. 

A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, March 18th from 2-4pm at Cedarbrae Golf and Country Club at 55 Mac Frost Way in Scarborough. Condolences, photos and memories may be offered at www.aftercare.org

The Bead Goes On

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