Located in scenic Lanark Highlands, Eastern Ontario, Canada

drawing by Linda Grenier


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Contact MERA:






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Creating at MERA and Stone Labyrinth

The Creative Arts at MERA happen in both professional and social groups. You are welcome to join any group or start a new one!  The only requirement for attendance at ongoing groups at MERA is that you are a current MERA Member. Please click here for details about how to become a member.


MERA Stone Labyrinth Click here for information


Fibre Arts

Weekly workshops on Thursday afternoons from October to May.  

Knitting: Thursday mornings - bring your knitting or crochet and join us for tea.More info ...

Weaving: Thursday mornings. Free community warps available.More info ...

MERA Schoolhouse Weavers: a cooperative group of professional weavers. More info...

Quilting: an informal group meets every Wednesday afternoon, 1 - 3 pm. More info ...


Pottery Studio

The MERA pottery studio is open for potters to enjoy and learn in a co-operative milieu. We have 4 electric kick wheels made by Don Marshall, a slab roller, pug mill, and electric kiln. Space is limited - each pottery member has 1/2 of a shelf, and space on the drying racks. So it is very important to clean up after yourself, and to work with consideration to others.


Everyone using the studio must be a MERA member, have an orientation to the studio, and work with others in the studio, until they can work safely on theor own.

Pottery costs a yearly $50 studio fee for studio upkeep and $35 for each bag of clay. Each studio member is also responsible for a studio job. Or, you can pay an extra $50/month fee rather than taking on a monthly studio job, if you prefer. 


Members of the studio work on individual and group projects.  As part of our group work we hold workshops for area schools as requested during the school year, teaching them clay skills, and fire work for them.


To learn more about the MERA potters and current studio activities contact Lyndal Neelin at lyndal.neelin@gmail.com or 613-278-1656


visual arts

Visual artists and people interested in exploring the visual arts are invited to join the Arts Circle which meets at the MERA Schoolhouse from 9:00 to noon on the first and third Friday morning of each month. MERA also welcomes individual artists and groups of artists who would like to exhibit their work at MERA. More info ...


Stained Glass

Ongoing classes from beginnner to intermediate. Check the website often!


Book Club

Book Club meets on the fourth Tuesday evening each month from September to June.


Professional artists associated with MERA

Please help us fill in the names of people whose professional talents have been part of MERA's activities over the years. Contact us with any names you think should be here.

  • Ankaret Dean - Artistic Director at MERA
  • Isadora Spielmann (potter)
  • Anne Chambers (potter)
  • Ellen Good, Mary Donnelly, Lise Loader (MERA Schoolhouse Weavers)
  • Artists on MERA Award of Excellence selection committee
  • Gwen Frankton
  • Maureen O'Brien
  • Catherine Blake
  • Marie-France Nitski
  • Margaret Martin
  • MERA Potters
  • and many more