Winter 2023 Classes
*Registration opens Monday, November 27 at 7:00pm
Classes are held once a week. Evening classes are from 6:30pm to 9:00pm.
Afternoon classes are from 1:00pm to 3:30pm.
Classes Start: The week of January 8, 2024, and go for 10 weeks with a one week break after week 8 for firing.
Class Fee: $315 (includes tax, 1 bag of clay, firings, glazes, and supplies) for instructor-led classes
Payment: May be made by credit card online.
Class Size: Maximum of 9 students
*NOTE: mask wearing will be at the discretion of individual teachers.
Winter Classes 2024
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Beginner ThrowingA beginner wheel class is for those who have no experience with clay or it has been a long time! Clay, tools, resources and two firings of each piece are supplied as part of the class fee. A beginner class may also have members with more experience who are working on their skills and/or the day and time are the most convenient. Everyone learns together and from each other. *Please note the Instructor will not adjust the lesson to accommodate more advanced potters in this class.
Beginner PlusThis class is for beginner potters who have taken 1 or 2 classes previously, are fairly comfortable centering and are looking for a bit more of a challenge while still developing their skills in throwing.
Intermediate ThrowingAn intermediate class is designed for those who already have some clay experience, can centre clay on the wheel, and make a cylinder. The skill level and experience usually varies amongst the class members. The teacher provides demonstrations and support to make more advanced projects such larger pieces, teapots, and lidded pots. Usually the class members participate in deciding the topics to be covered. *Please note prior throwing experience is required for this class, and the instructor will not adjust their lesson plan to accommodate beginners.
HandbuildingA hand building class is for both those new to clay or hand building and those who have past experience. The beginners learn the basic skills – a different one each week along with a project to practice the skill. Those who have experience may follow along with the beginners or work with the teacher to develop new skills, enhance surface decoration of the pots. Some students have independent projects. Students will learn the basics of handbuilt pottery, such as making slabs, coil building, and pinch pots.
Studio ClassThis class is for potters who have taken several classes and are able to work independently. Students may hand build and/or throw. There will be no instruction provided. However sessions will be hosted by Guild members. They will be there each week to offer trouble shooting or suggestions. Students will have to come with their own projects in mind and ready to execute. There is a supportive work environment amongst the participants. Students can work independently, but also learn and discuss with others if they choose.
Lidded PotsHave experience with clay? This class is for the potter who is looking to explore the options of creating lidded pots. Potters must have at least 2 throwing classes, and are comfortable centering clay and looking for next steps in skill development.
Children's HandbuildingA class for children to learn the basics of handbuilding pottery. Fun projects will be guided and executed, varying from class to class.
*Please note all types of classes may not be offered each season