Pottery Classes and Workshops

Potter's Wheel

 

 

2020 Schedule:

You will find Workshops on the Events Page — and we have a guest teacher for sculpture in May and some special pottery adult day camps for the summer in 2020!

 

All of the beginners classes are full, but send me an email and I’ll put you on the waiting list.  Cancellations are always a possibility!  susan@potterystudio.ca

Beginners Hand-building:

  • Tuesdays, March 10 to April 28, 6:30 to 9:00 pm (8 weeks $260.00 plus $40 for bags of clay used.) — Full

  • Thursdays, March 12 to April 30, 6:30 to 9:00 pm (8 weeks $260.00 plus $40 for bags of clay used.) —  Full

  • Wednesday, March 11 to April 29, 1:00 pm to 3:30 (8 weeks $260.00 plus $40 for bags of clay used.) — Full

- No Beginners Throwing in this session

 

Continuing Hand-building:

Tuesdays, March 10 to April 28, 1:00 pm to 3:30 (8 weeks $260.00 plus $40 for bags of clay used.) — 2 spaces

 — for people who have completed the beginners hand-building and would like to work on more complex forms.

 

There is a $50 deposit required to hold your space for any of the classes.  It is refundable if you let me know at least 14 days before the start of class — minus a $5 administrative fee.  You can etransfer the deposit once I have let you know that there is actually a space still available.  Please make all correspondence through email — susan@potterystudio.ca — and not through FB.  FB messages/queries disappear into the ethers or get so far buried that they are not seen at all.  Thanks.

 

May & June:

Sorry!  No classes for new students at this time (check the schedule at the end of March) — BUT you’ll find classes for beginners in Owen Sound at the New Owen Sound Workshop space (just a few steps from the Owen Sound Artists Co-op).  Check out www.osworkshop.ca for details.  

 

INSTRUCTIONS!

HAND-BUILDING:

What will you do in a beginners hand-building class?  
We will start off with pinch pots to make small bowls, then move onto coiling big bowls, and finish off with slab work (serving trays, soap dishes, etc.)  You will end up with finished pieces worthy of gift giving!

What should you wear?
Old clothes.  The clay doesn’t stain and can be washed out, but you’re better off wearing something you don’t mind getting dirty.

What should you bring?
If the weather is sloppy, you’ll need shoes for the studio.  It’s a good idea to bring an old towel, and some people like an apron.  I will provide all of the tools you’ll need to work with the clay.

The most important thing?  CUT YOUR NAILS!

 

THROWING:

What will you do in a beginners throwing class?  
Most of the time will be dedicated to learning how to center the clay — and from there we will be making cylinders, which we will turn into small serving dishes and cups.  It will take at least 6 weeks to master these simple forms.

What should you wear?
Old clothes.  The clay doesn’t stain and can be washed out, but you’re better off wearing something you don’t mind getting dirty.

What should you bring?
If the weather is sloppy, you’ll need shoes for the studio.  It’s a good idea to bring an old towel, and some people like an apron.  I will provide all of the tools you’ll need to work with the clay, but you are welcome to bring your own or purchase some from me.

The most important thing?  CUT YOUR NAILS!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Spring Session is posted on the ‘Classes’ page!  Are you ready?

(Want to visit the showroom — you can do that any time — Just let me know you’re coming and I’ll make sure it’s ready for you!)

Looking for pottery lessons?  Go to the Classes page!  Summer workshops are already listed on the Events page … get your name on the list!

If you happen to be in Southampton — visit the Art Gallery.  A selection of my work is available there throughout the year!

Practically Potty Studio (potterystudio.ca)

229 Concession 6

Tara-Arran-Eldersley

Ontario  N0H 2N0

Phone is:  905-753-2731 (cell)

email:  susan@potterystudio.ca