COVID-19 Measures

On September 1st, 2021, the Province of Ontario announced it would require proof of vaccination in select settings through an enhanced vaccine certificate and verification app to stop the spread of COVID-19.

Hintonburg Pottery's studio operations haven't been impacted by this recent announcement and at the moment, students, staff and teachers may enter the studio for their courses and workshops without proof of vaccination, based on following our studio protocols (please read below).
As with previous government-mandated COVID-19 closures and restrictions, we are unable to offer refunds in the event that booking cancellations are required in future: 
  • Individuals will be issued client credits for use against future Hintonburg Pottery studio courses and workshops.
  • Client credits are valid until Spring: March 31, 2022.
  • You can manage and redeem client credits online from previous COVID-19 cancellations.
Prior to booking a course or workshop, please read our cancellation policy and refund policy.


    Studio – limited capacity and programming, closed to studio members:

    • Limited capacity available for Adult courses and workshops (ages 14+)
    • We are not currently offering any programming for Children or Teens in Fall 2021
    • Our studio courses and workshops wrap up the first week of December 2021, to prepare for the holiday season 
    • Our Winter 2022 studio offerings begin in January and will be released during the coming weeks
    • We have limited capacity for private group bookings or events

    Shopping – curbside pickup and on street retail only:

    • Online shopping is available 24/7 using contactless payment and curbside pickup
    • Fall 2021 curbside pickup and retail hours: Wednesday to Saturday from 1-4 PM
    • Please wear your mask for curbside pickup and practice physical distancing
    • Custom shop orders are addressed on an individual basis, as we have limited capacity
    • For more information, please view our refund policy

    For more information regarding COVID-19, please visit:

    Thank you for your patience and understanding as we continue to navigate these times.

    – Ginger McCoy and the team at Hintonburg Pottery

      COVID-19 Health Protocols Include:

      • All staff wear mandatory masks in the shop and studio
      • Hands must be sanitized before and after entering the studio
      • We follow COVID-19 self-assessment practices
      • The studio and shop are sanitized and cleaned regularly
      • To date, Hintonburg Pottery has not had any incidents related to COVID-19
      • We are permitted to refuse entry to anyone experiencing COVID-19 symptoms

      COVID-19 Protocols When We're Open For Studio Classes Include:

      Prepare For Your Arrival

      • Bring your own apron/hand towel and/or a set of clothing you don't mind getting muddy
      • Mandatory masks are required for studio entry
      • Hands must be sanitized before and after entering the studio
      • Students must honestly answer mandatory COVID-19 questions required by Ottawa Public Health before entering
      • We are permitted to refuse entry to anyone experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, refer to the Ontario Government online self-assessment tool
      • Do not arrive early for your class, the doors will only open at the time of class

      Upon Arrival And During Your Class

      • Please respect the 6 foot distance when entering the studio
      • Students must go directly to their seats when they enter
      • Designated coat hooks are marked to correspond to wheel numbers
      • Students are required to only clean their wheels–not workspaces or tools–during the pandemic
      • Students choose their glaze choices at their last class
      • Techs glaze students pots to ensure safety protocols

      About Our Studio Space

      • Reduced class sizes
      • Remodelled for wheels to be 1.8 meter (6-feet) distance
      • State of the art, Air Conditioner/Heating maintained regularly - York 4 ton heating cooling package rooftop unit
      • All tools, equipment, and surfaces sanitized multiple times daily
      • Teachers and techs sanitize and clean workspaces before and after each class