COVID-19 Measures

On June 8th, 2020, Ontario Premier Doug Ford announced that certain regions will be allowed to re-open for business under the jurisdiction of various public health authorities. As part of Ottawa Public Health's phased re-opening of certain Ottawa non-essential businesses, Hintonburg Pottery will be re-opening under certain conditions.


Our studio will look and feel different from past years, including smaller class sizes and updated studio measures.

Here's an update on our evolving COVID-19 protocols:


  • Masks are mandatory for entry into the studio.

  • Hands must be sanitized before entering our space. 

  • You must bring your own towel and apron if desired. We will not be supplying these at this time. 

  • Please arrive at the specific time of your class. Doors will not be unlocked until the exact start time of your class.

  • Please bring a plastic bag to store small personal items (phone, watch) to be kept under your table/wheel during class.

  • Do not enter our store or attend a class if you have been experiencing identified COVID-19 symptoms. If you are unsure how to evaluate, here are two online resources to assist you.


Alterations to our Studio/Classes

  • Reduced class sizes. No more than 10 people can be present within the studio at all times.

  • Removed a wall and remodelled our studio to allow 6-feet between each working space.

  • Cleaning service completed in June 2020 on our air conditioning system (air vented outside the building)

  • Our 'Cabin' space is no longer available for student use.

  • Our cleaning protocols have been revised to ensure all tools, equipment and surfaces be sanitized after every session.

Adults Classes

  • Students will no longer be required to wedge clay. Our technicians will prepare all materials needed for the class.

  • All glaze classes have temporarily been removed due to high risk of cross contamination. Students will learn the process and choose their pots colours.

  • There will be no student clean up. 

  • As a result of the above measures the class time is reduced by 30 minutes.

Kids Camps

  • Students will be provided with their own storage tray for tools to be used throughout the duration of camp.

  • "Introduction to the Wheel" has been temporarily removed from the curriculum.

Ottawa Public Health COVID-19 Information

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Please stay safe.

Although the situation is improving, we recognize that the situation could change rapidly. We'll continue to monitor developments and adjust our policies and procedures as new information and/or governmental guidelines become available. We can't wait to see your creativity (safely) blossom in the studio once more!

We reserve the right to refuse service and entry to anyone who chooses not to follow these guidelines.

We reserve the right to cancel any class at any time due to issues arising from COVID-19

Hintonburg Pottery is located at

1242 Wellington St. W, Ottawa, ON K1Y 3A4, Canada 

Contact us at 613-725-6909 or
Curbside pickup hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

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