About Us

Hintonburg Pottery Ottawa Canada

A light-filled studio in the heart of Ottawa

Hintonburg Pottery opened its doors spring of 2012. H/P is nestled in the arts community of Hintonburg, Ottawa - featuring many local and regional potters.  H/P is a local treasure trove of beautiful pottery, a place where community members gather, create and explore together.

Our studio offers more than amazing pottery; our earthen vessels clay studio offers classes, workshops, private events, kids camps, adult camps, and fundraising opportunities for local charities like the Parkdale Food Centre. We also rent our studio space to experienced potters to enjoy creating independent work. Our light-filled studio is staffed with friendly and experienced instructors and technicians encouraging creativity and inspiring ideas.

Our earthen vessels clay studio offers 11 Japanese Whisper wheels, banding wheels, assortment of clay tools, a slab roller, 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

Hintonburg Pottery Kitchissippi Times

Kitchissippi Times, October 2019

Our logo

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 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 belly of the jug, you will notice a gold coloured spot; this is the seed.

This litte golden nugget represents our true inner self that exists within all of us, deeply protected inside. We hold this nugget of who we are, inside our earthen vessel.

We can nurture this inner self in many ways. Many people while exploring their creativity draw closer to who they are and what gives them 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 be 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 give to the circle of life, the circle of love, and community.

Hintonburg Pottery Logo with Vision