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Adult Handbuilding Level 1 - $292
Adult
Fall
7 Weeks

In this 7 week class Vanessa will show the basics of handbuilding for both functional and decorative ceramics. The class will experiment with different decorating styles using patterns, applique embellishments, and underglaze colors and slips to enhance the work. Vanessa will bring Duncan and Amaco underglaze to the class to experiment with color. There will be a deeper tutorial in glazing and decorating techniques to enhance patterns and textures on the students work.  No prerequisite. Ages 16 to Adult. Wear washable clothing appropriate for working with clay. One bag of clay included. Please bring an apron or old towel to protect your clothes.

 

Animal Teapot Workshop - $195
Adult
Fall
3 Day

Over a 3 day workshop Jessica will teach the participants how to build animal teapots using the technique of building the form solid, cutting it up, then hollowing it out. The first two days Jessica will go over the process they use to build the animals, give a demonstration of sculpting animal faces and integrating the physics of the teapot into the shape of the animal. The third day Jessica will demonstrate how they glaze the work with the participants. This technique is how Jessica builds all of their sculptures so this learning can be applied to many aspects of sculpting clay. Materials are included.
Saturday, Oct 26 from 12-4pm
Sunday, Oct 27 from 12-5pm
Sunday, Nov 10 from 12-3pm

Gloucester Pottery School will do the 2nd firing of the teapots to be picked up by the students 2-3 weeks later. Requirements “tools, materials” attendees need: wooden sculpting tools, wire cutters, variety of tools to sculpt and add detail. *Due to limited space, refunds only if workshop is cancelled. All participants must use their own bats and take their pieces home.
Child & Adult Handbuild (Parent & Me) - $164
Children
Fall
6 Weeks

A wonderful way to share some special time in this activity with your child or grandchild. The students will learn the basic hand building techniques such as coils and pinch pots. Adults will make their own project.  Cost is per person and materials are included. 4 years to adult.

 No Sunday class Oct 13

One Night on the Wheel Workshop - $55
Adult
Fall
1 Day

Have you wanted to try making pottery on the wheel? Here is your opportunity to enjoy one evening discovering the art of throwing clay. During this 2 hour workshop you will learn to throw one small pot. After the workshop our technicians will trim and fire your piece and it will be ready for you to pick up in 2 weeks. Come and relax while experiencing the joy of clay. This workshop is open to clients 14 years and older. All materials included. $55 +HST each. Additional pots made if client chooses to keep them will be $7 +HST each.

Teen/Adult Wheel Level 1.5 (14yrs+) - $239
Teen
Fall
6 Weeks

This course is aimed at students who have completed Level 1 and wish to advance, but still require more guidance from the instructor for the full 2 hour class. The class will progress towards more advanced forms including covered forms, bowls, and closed-in forms. One bag of clay included. Prerequisite: Be able to consistently centre and throw a cylinder as high as it is wide. Ages:14 to adult. Please bring an apron or an old towel to protect your clothes.

Gingerbread House Workshop (all levels) - $50
Children
Fall
1 Day

Come and create 1 beautiful handbuilt pottery Gingerbread House. During this 3 hour workshop participants will use handbuilding techniques such as slabs, coils and carving to build the house. Once the house is constructed the participants will apply the slip trailing technique to decorate the house. Our technicians will take care of glazing and firing the house in our kilns. Your gingerbread house will be ready 2 weeks after the workshop for you to pick up. (minimum age 7 years) no prerequisite.

Teen/Adult Wheel Level 1 - $239
Teen
Fall
6 Weeks

This program is especially fun for adults and teenagers to experience the challenge and joy of the pottery wheel. The basic Level 1 wheel program is covered. Materials included. Ages: 12 to Adult. Please bring an apron or an old towel to protect your clothes.

No class for 1st session on Saturday Oct 12

Handbuilding 7-13yrs - $176
Children
Fall
6 Weeks

A very exciting and enjoyable program for children learning basic handbuilding techniques. Students are encouraged to express their own creativity with each piece. Returning students are given more challenging projects and materials are included. 7 to 13 years

No Saturday class on Oct 12

No Sunday class on Oct 13

Adult Wheel Level 1.5 - $292
Adult
Fall
7 Weeks

This course is aimed at students who have completed Level 1 and wish to advance, but still require more guidance from the instructor for the full 2 1/2 hour class. The class will progress towards more advanced forms including covered forms, bowls, and closed-in forms. One bag of clay included. Prerequisite: Be able to consistently centre and throw a cylinder as high as it is wide. Ages:16 to adult. Please bring an apron or an old towel to protect your clothes.