We offer a variety of classes, workshops, kids programs and private events 

Our amazing teachers  deliver a satisfying and creative experience for all  students.

 Classes run from  4-6 weeks. Our  workshops feed the creative spirit in you!

You'll be glad you tried it!  There is something for everyone!

 After school programs, summer/winter camps, march break  and Family classes too!

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Workshops

Handbuilding Workshop - Guest Potter : DIANE BLACK

Learn Diane Black's painterly technique and create functional and sculptural works in her handbuilding workshops! 

 

Handbuilding Workshops  

For all levels of experience! ages 14 and up. You will be guided from beginning to finish in each workshop. We provide all the clay and tools and amazing instruction in a warm and welcoming light filled space. Our focus is to make you feel comfortable to explore your creative energy and make something beautiful!  

Some of the workshops may have a theme and will focus on creating a piece specific to that theme

 

Family Handbuilding Workshops! 

Fun for kids and their families! You will be guided from beginning to end and each person will make their very own piece! We provide all the clay and tools and amazing instruction in a warm and welcoming light filled space. Some of the workshops have themes (like mugs or lanterns!).

Kids must be 5+

PA day workshops now available! 

Spin the Wheel!

Back by popular demand!  The one time wheel workshop!  Find out what it's really like to make pots on the wheel.  Grab a friend and make a date for a memorable experience!  This workshop is for beginners, adults and teens ages 14 and up.

 
Wheel Classes 

Beginner 1  Wheel:  4 & 6 week sessions

This class is for adults and teens 14 and up with little to no experience, but also great for returning students. This is an introductory class to wheel throwing. You will learn to wedge clay and to center it on the wheel and then make  cylinders into bowls, cups, and other little treasures.  ENJOY!

Beginner 2 Wheel: 4 & 6 week session 

***Pre-requisite: Students must complete Beginner 1 class 2 -3 times **

This class will build on skills learned in the beginner 1 class.  The focus is on starting  with basic bowls and cylinders. The class will look at improving throwing skills, developing shapes and making lidded pieces.

Beginner  Wheel/Handbuilding COMBO: 6 week session 

This class is for adults and teens 14 and up with little to no experience. This introductory class allows students to get a feel for both wheel work and hand building. Exploring basic wheel techniques from wedging to pulling a cylinder, and hand building techniques - coiling, pinching and slab building to create pots.

Intermediate Wheel: 4 week session 

***Pre-requisite: Students must complete Beginner 2 class 1-2 times **

In this exciting 4-week intensive class you must be able to center at least 2 pounds of clay and pull a pot that is taller than the width. The focus is on pulling up all of the clay from the bottom to use the clay as efficiently as possible. We will create tall cylinders of various shapes, and make lidded casserole dishes. This is an exciting adventure moving forward! 

 

Teen Wheel Class  (4 weeks)

This introductory wheel class is for teens 12 and up with little to no experience. Our qualified teachers will take students from the beginning stages of wedging a clump of mud right through to making a cylinder and then onto making bowls, cups, and other little treasures. Cost: Student Rate  $160 +hst

Mondays  4-5:30  

Adult Summer Camp- 5 days

Back by popular demand with our lovely Emily Dore, potter extraordinaire! This "adult"-only camp is all about some serious throwing, throwing and more throwing!  Decorating and glazing will also be explored in our warm and wonderful studio! A full week of mud making! 

 
Handbuilding Classes

Handbuilding Classes

This is a fun introductory class  for adults and teens. Using only our hands and tools we'll make  unique  pottery.  Example projects will be provided and your own ideas will be encouraged to explore using the basic techniques of coiling, pinching, carving and surface decorating. 

Sgraffito Classes

Sgraffito is an Italian term; a scratching technique used to reveal contrasting layers of coloured clay.  In this class we will handbuild  pots and the apply the  sgraffito technique to create delightful patterns and images.

No experience necessary. Example images will be provided.

For all levels of experience. 

  

 

Whimsical Creations

This class is for adults and teens 14 and up interested in learning the techniques of hand building: using only the hands and simple tools to build pots. Work with artist Maria Moldovan to create inspired and whimsical figures, flower pots, creatures or garden sculptures in themed classes. Basic hand building techniques - coiling, pinching, slab-building will be explored in this class.

Handbuilding- Special Series 

This class is for adults with some pottery experience. We will explore and build on the basics of handbuilding, texturing and composition. Example projects will be provided and your own ideas will be encouraged using the basic handbuilding techniques of coiling, pinching, rolling and carving the clay and surface decorating.

This course will take you through all the steps on making your very own teapot! 

 

 
Kids Programs

After School Program

Our  after school program provides kids the experience of working in a professional pottery studio. Our focus is creating a warm welcoming space for kids to enjoy exploring their creative ideas with clay without critical judgement, to encourage one another and grow their self confidence. We will be doing hand building and some work on the potters wheel too! Previous experience is not required.

**Pro-rated rate is automatically given to those booking after the program has started. 

 Fridays 3:30-5:30pm   Ages 8+

 

Kids Camps! 

Our camps are designed to provide kids age 6 + a unique  experience to create in a professional pottery studio. Previous ceramic experience is not required, we will provide you with all the guidance and quality instruction for the many creative projects planned. The goals of our camps are to provide a stress free environment to inspire creativity while nurturing self-confidence that leads to a satisfying learning experience. Our studio is large enough to accommodate different age groups as well as a dedicated room known as the cabin for eating and hanging out. We will be exploring the art of hand building and sculpting and an introduction to the  potter’s wheel. Everyone leaves happy and satisfied. Come join the fun!

SUMMER Camps 2019:  Monday to Friday  9 - 12  or 12:30-3:30

Age 5 and up . Cost $250.+hst.

MARCH BREAK Camp 2019: Monday to Friday

Mornings 9 - 12  &  Afternoons 12:30- 3:30

Age 5 and up . Cost $250.+hst.

WINTER Camp 2020:  2 day camp - Jan 2 -3 mornings  9 am to 12 pm

                                         2 day camp - Jan 2 -3 afternoons 12:30- 3:30  

Age 5 and up . Cost $100.+hst.

Teen Wheel Class  (4 weeks)

This class is for teens 11  + with little to no experience. This is an introductory class to wheel throwing. Our qualified teachers will take students from the beginning stages of wedging a clump of mud right through to making a cylinder and then onto making bowls, cups, and other little treasures.

Cost: Student Rate  $160 +hst

Mondays  4-5:30

Family Handbuilding Workshops! 

Come with your daughter, father, grandma or friend!  You will be guided from beginning to end and each person will make their very own piece!

We provide all the clay and tools and amazing instruction in a warm and welcoming light filled space. Some of the workshops have themes (like mugs or lanterns!). Kids must be 5+

PD DAY  -Family Handbuilding Workshops! 

Bring your kids or come together!  You will be guided from beginning to end and each person will make their very own piece! Two time slots available. 

 
 
Private Events

PRIVATE PARTIES 

Book your private group or office party and come get muddy and create with us!

-Choice of handbuilding or wheel project. 

 -Min 6- up to 25 ( 10+ workshops are customizable)

- Cost: $75+hst per person includes everything from the clay to an apron!  (10+ group price varies) 

-Includes cozy private room for your refreshments.

Call or email for more information - our cheerful staff will answer all your questions....

Kids Birthday Pottery Parties

Come get muddy and create with us!

Kids can enjoy our sunny space and create a wonderful piece of pottery. 

Ages: 5 -14yrs 

Time: 1.5 hour workshops with guidance (includes time to paint their pottery with lots of colour!)

 Fee: $220 +hst includes 6 kids (+$20 per extra child) 

Pick a pottery project like ice cream bowls, magical lanters, funky mugs and more!