About Us

Hintonburg Pottery Ottawa Canada

A light-filled studio in the heart of Ottawa

Hintonburg Pottery opened its doors in May of 2012. Our bright welcoming space is nestled in the arts community of Hintonburg, Ottawa.

It's a local treasure trove of beautiful pottery pieces, a place where community members gather, create and explore together.

Hintonburg Pottery offers more than amazing pottery; we offer classes, workshops, private events, kids camps, adult camps, and fundraising opportunities for local charities like the Parkdale Food Centre.

Our light-filled studio is staffed with friendly experienced instructors and technicians encouraging creativity and inspiring ideas.

Our clay studio offers state of the art Japanese Whisper wheels, slab roller, banding wheels, assortment of clay tools, fully equipped glaze room with over 40 colourful glazes. And much more....

Check us out in the New York Times!

We hope to see you in the studio soon where a warm welcome awaits you!

"Friendly and welcoming, the instructors and staff at Hintonburg Pottery pride themselves on offering a positive and nurturing learning environment, where all levels and abilities can explore, get messy and learn to trust themselves as they build confidence while having fun taking new creative risks." – Kitchissippi Times, October 2019

Kitchissippi Times, October 2019

Our logo explained

Hintonburg Pottery's logo is a reflection of our studio vision.

The jug is the earthen vessel that represents humanity. We are all earthen vessels holding and sharing energy and giving life. The colour red is chosen to represent the fire and passion of life.  The belly of the clay jug is textured with round swirls to reflect the circle of life, of love, and community.

Within the swirl on the belly of the jug, there is a gold coloured mark; this is the seed of our true inner self. 

This little golden nugget is there to represent our true inner self that exists within all of us, deeply protected inside. Often times hidden from ourselves even. 

We can nurture this inner self -this golden nugget in many ways. Many people while exploring their creativity draw closer to who they are, to  give/open to their passion and purpose in life.

At Hintonburg Pottery the process of creativity guided in a nurturing space has the ability to strengthen and empower individuals to have a stronger voice within our communities.

The final symbol of our studio vision, is the clay jug tipped slightly forward. This tipping forward states we are ready, we are able and we are willing to give ourselves to others. Through this act of pouring out, we complete to the circle of life, the circle of love, and community.

Hintonburg Pottery Logo with Vision