Our Workshops

One Time Potters Wheel Workshops

$65 +tax


Saturday Aug 13, 10:30am
Saturday Aug 13, 2pm
Saturday Aug 13, 4:30pm
Saturday Aug 27, 2pm
Saturday Aug 27, 4:30pm
Saturday Sept 24, 10:30am
Saturday Sept 24, 4:30pm

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.

3-Footed Mug or Succulent Planter:

$65 +tax

Handbuild the cutest 3-footed mug or succulent planter! Have ever wanted your very own, custom mug? Something you reach for every day for your morning jolt? Or maybe you are looking to create the perfect new home for your green friend? Either way we have you covered!

Workshop Details:

  • Saturday August 27, 10:30am
  • Approximately 2 hours, including instruction
  • All materials, templates and tools will be provided
  • Firings are included
  • Attendees will choose glaze colour for instructor to complete

We will carefully care for your creations through the kiln firings. They will be glazed and ready to be picked up approx. 4-6 weeks after the workshop date.

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.

Gravy Boat

$65 +tax

Saturday Sept 24, 2pm

Want to create a show stopper at this year’s Thanksgiving dinner? Let’s create a gravy boat or small pitcher that will be the star of your festive table.

We will carefully care for your creations through the kiln firings. They will be glazed and ready to be picked up approx. 4-6 weeks after the workshop date.

Workshop Details:

  • Approximately 2 hours, including instruction
  • All materials, templates and tools will be provided
  • Firings are included
  • Attendees will choose glaze colour for instructor to complete

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.

Christmas Ornaments

Wednesday November 16th: 9am, 11:30am, 2pm

Cost: tbd – depending on your group size

Description:

Let’s get festive! Gather your friends, family or co-workers and make custom holiday ornaments. This workshop will allow you to make up to 6 one-of-a-kind ornaments. Commemorate a special occasion (baby’s first Christmas, first holiday married, etc.), or add to your collection with something made by YOU! These ornaments also make the perfect gift tag.

Workshop details:

–      Approximately 2 hours, including instruction

–      All materials, templates and tools will be provided

–      Firings are included

–      Attendees will add texture and colour to their ornaments

–     Each person will make 6 ornaments

This is the ideal workshop for your work Christmas gathering!  Contact me to discuss pricing for your group.

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.

Kid Summer Workshop Days

Full and Half Day Options Available

Kids Wheel Throwing Workshop

Tuesday July 26, 1:30 – 4pm
Tuesday August 9, 9:30am – noon
Tuesday August 9, 1:30 – 4pm

Learn the basics of how to throw on the pottery wheel. It is harder than it looks, but super fun and addictive! The creation outcome of this workshop is unknown, but the wheel promises to be the messiest and most fun of all the pottery adventures.

Please bring a small towel or apron.

Your pots will be finished in the glaze colour of your choice and fired for you. Ready to be picked up within 4-6 weeks.

 Details:

Cost: $60

Min age: 8yrs

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.

Afternoon Creative Pottery Workshop

Thursday July 28
Thursday Aug 11
Friday Aug 12

How to turn their ‘play in clay’ into sculptural and functional objects.  The kids will explore the various handbuilding techniques: including pinching, coiling and slab building.  Students will learn how to add texture to clay and have the option to embellish their creations – limited only by their imaginations! 

Your pots will be finished in the glaze colour of your choice and fired for you. Ready to be picked up within 4-6 weeks.

Details:
1:30 – 4pm
Cost: $50 +tax
Min age: 8 yrs

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.

Full Day of Pottery Fun!

Thursday July 28
Thursday August 11
Friday August 12

The kids will spend the morning exploring and experiencing the pottery wheel! (see the full description above for more details). Please bring a small towel or apron to wipe messy hands.

The lunch hour will start out eating lunch at the studio. Afterwards we will head for a walk over to explore the river flats or around town. If the weather does not cooperate, we have some other tricks up our sleeve to have some fun!

The afternoon will be spent in our Kids Creative Pottery workshop. Learning how to turn their ‘play in clay’ into sculptural and functional objects. They will explore the various handbuilding techniques: including pinching, coiling and slab building. Students will learn how to add texture to clay and have the option to embellish their creations – limited only by their imaginations!

If you need extended before or after care, please let me know and we can accommodate for a small fee.

All creations will have the glaze colour of your choice added. Then we will fire them in our kilns, ready for pickup approx. 4 weeks after the workshop date.

Details:
9:30am – 4pm, 6 person limit
Cost: $110 +tax
Min age: 8 yrs

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.

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.

HANDBUILDING EXPERIENCE:
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!

WHEEL EXPERIENCE:
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.

 

Zenfire Pottery St Marys

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