A light-filled studio in the heart of Ottawa
Hintonburg Pottery opened its doors spring of 2012. Our welcoming space is nestled in the arts community of Hintonburg, Ottawa – featuring many local and regional potters.
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; 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....
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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
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 give to the circle of life, the circle of love, and community.