Our Workshops

One Time Potters Wheel Workshops

$65 +tax

Saturday Mar 18, 10am
Saturday Mar 18, 1pm
Saturday Mar 18, 7pm
Saturday Mar 25, 1pm
Saturday Mar 25, 7pm
Sunday March 26, 11am
Sunday March 26, 1:30pm
Sunday March 26, 4pm

Try your hand at the potters wheel in this one- time workshop!

A great opportunity to see if this is your next hobby! or simply cross off your bucket list!

You will be guided through making 2 cups or bowls.  You will get the full experience of centering the clay, building the foundation of your pot to then stretch the sides and see how high you can get it!

Your pots will be finished and fired for you,  in the colour of your choice.  Ready to be picked up within 4-6 weeks.
They will be food safe,  dishwasher,  microwave and oven safe.  

Book your spot today!!

NOTE: To register, click “Register Now” below. You will be guided to our checkout system where you can select your desired date/time from the drop down and click on the + sign if you want to register more than one person. If the class is full, you will not be able to select that date and the button to register will not be clickable.

Mug Workshop

$65 +tax

Saturday March 18, 4pm

Join us to tap into your creativity and make a fully functional mug!

 Amanda will guide you through molding and forming a slab of clay into your mug. You will apply texture and design with the option to use a pottery paint we call slip.

 No creative experience needed, just the ability to have fun!

We have a wide selection of texture options, but if you have something personal that would make a great imprint, please feel free to bring it along.

 They will be glazed in the colour of your choice and fired, ready to be picked up in 4-6 weeks.

Your mug will be microwave, dishwasher and oven safe.

NOTE: To register, click “Register Now” below. You will be guided to our checkout system where you can select your desired date/time from the drop down and click on the + sign if you want to register more than one person. If the class is full, you will not be able to select that date and the button to register will not be clickable.

Garden Decor Workshop

 $65 + tax

Teacher: Amanda Hickey

Sat March 25, 4pm

Calling all gardeners and plant lovers! This handbuilding workshop will provide you with all the materials you need to make the cutest accessories for your garden or indoor plants.  Some fun ideas are toadstool mushrooms, flowers (we will provide the stake so it will stand at the height of a flower), garden gnomes.  The options are only limited to your imagination. 

Workshop details:

– Approximately 2 hours, including instruction

– All materials, templates and tools will be provided

– Firings are included

– Attendees will choose a glaze colour for the instructor to complete or you will have the option to hand paint your piece to have a variety of colours.

Your pieces will be fired, glazed and ready for you to pick up approx. 4-6 weeks after the workshop date.

March Break Camp Days

 $60 per workshop or $110 for full day Thursday

Teacher: Mary Cameron

Bring your kids to get creative and dirty and have a ton of fun doing it!

Our March break workshops are a great way to test the waters and see if making pottery is something they’ll love. 

Wednesday Morning, 9:30-noon – Wheel Throwing

Wednesday Afternoon, 1:30-4 – Wheel Throwing

Thursday Morning, 9:30-noon – Wheel Throwing (for full day clay adventurers)

Thursday Afternoon, 1:30-4 – Nature Friends

Join us for the full day on Thursday or just for the afternoon to make a nature friend to hang out in your room or to brighten up your garden.

Our teacher Mary has prepared some cute samples of what the kids could make – a sloth planter, a garden worm, a dragon.  The only limitation is the kids’ imaginations!  They can make any animal they’d like.    

If you choose to sign up for the full day on Thursday your child will stay with us over the lunch hour.  We will eat lunch at the studio, then head for a walk over to explore the river flats.  If the weather does not cooperate, we have some other tricks up our sleeve to have some fun!  Please bring your own lunch. 

Minimum age of 8 years old for all workshops. 

No experience necessary.

If you have signed up for any of the wheel workshops, please bring a small towel or apron.   Short nails are very helpful.  Most of all be prepared to have fun and get messy!

The art they make during the workshops will be glazed and fired in our kilns.  They will be ready for pick up approx. 4 weeks later.  

All workshops will include everything you need to complete your project:

• clay
• carving tools
• decorating or throwing tools
• coloured slip and/or glaze
• both kiln firings
You will have approximately 2 hours of instructional and creative time. Your pieces will be ready for pick-
up 4-6 weeks after your workshop date. All pieces will be food, dishwasher, and oven safe.

Cost: $65 per person (+tax)

Book a private workshop with your own group!

Minimum of 6 people per group, max. 8 people.

Your time will be spent molding and shaping clay into your own special creation. To individualize your piece, you may add texture using stamps and other random finds we have in the studio. Feel free to bring something of your own to press into the clay to personalize your piece even more!
Options Include:
• mug
• canoe
• succulent planter – either pinched, coiled, or cut out of a slab of clay
• jewelry/ring holder
• garlic grinder plate (make 2 – one for you and one for a friend!)
• sugar & creamer set – the sugar bowl will be a pinch pot; the creamer will be made from a slab, giving you the experience of 2 methods working with clay
• garden stakes
• vase – either 2 small or 1 large
• small dessert tray
• cereal sized bowl
• pinch pot – make 2! (could be used as a sugar bowl, dip bowl, succulent planter, etc.)
• soap dish
• Or – Have your own idea?

Let us know at time of booking and we can discuss possibilities!

Learn the basics of the pottery wheel! For the full experience, I will be encouraging you to make your pots completely on your own (i.e., your hands, not mine). This will give you full pride in the pieces you will take home. I will begin with a step-by-step demonstration, then guide you along the way. In this workshop, you will be able to create a few small bowls or cups.


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