From the Director, Rosemary Swan:


"It is so important that the child has time to play and be creative. Only through this process do the skills for everyday life develop. In over 30 years of teaching pottery I have watched children’s problem solving ability, attention span, creative endeavour, and self esteem increase through their pottery making pursuits."


At the Gloucester Pottery School we can tailor your school field trip to fit your curriculum. Click Here: Ceramics Application for the Ontario Provincial Grade Level Curriculum 

Cost is $15.50 per handbuilding participant (no HST). Pricing is for school age groups only, including local community organizations: brownies, girl guides and scouts.

ONSITE

  • Onsite – your group comes to the Gloucester Pottery School located on the lower level of the Shenkman Arts Centre at 245 Centrum Blvd, Orleans ON
  • Cost is $15.50 per participant (no HST).*
  • A $31 non refundable deposit may be needed to reserve your booking payable by credit card, cash, or cheque.
  • A minimum charge of 15 participants
  • Group size is up to 30 participants per workshop.
  • 31+ participants would be divided into 2 groups.

OFFSITE

  • Offsite – the Gloucester Pottery School instructor/s come to your location with supplies and present the workshop in a classroom or designated space.
  • Cost is $15.50 per participant (no HST).*
  • Pricing is for school age groups only, including local community organizations: brownies, girl guides and scouts.
  • A $31 non refundable deposit may be needed to reserve your booking payable by credit card, cash, or cheque.
  • A minimum charge of 20 participants
  • Group size is up to 30 participants per workshop.
  • 31+ participants would be divided into 2 groups
  • As of Jan 1, 2020 all offsite workshops will incur an offsite fee of $150+HST per workshop date.
  • If our instructors must return to your school multiple times to accommodate a large number of participants, the offsite fee will be charged for each date booked.
  • Multiple workshops on the same day in the school will be done in one designated classroom or space. The students will rotate through the designated space.
  • For schools located more than 15-30 kilometers from our location a travel time fee of $64.79 +HST will be added to the invoice, the travel fee will be charged for each date booked.
  • Schools located more than 30 kilometers will be considered on a case by case basis.

Please call 613-424-2888 to book during business hours Monday to Friday 8:30am – 2:30pm, or fill out the field trip request form below.

Handbuilding Activity

  • Activity will have an approximate instruction duration of 1.25 – 1.5 hours  
  • Each child will create an individual clay project while learning about handbuilding pottery techniques such as: pinch pots, slab or coil building.
  • Pottery will be fired and glazed by our technicians and ready to pick up 2-3 weeks after booking date.

*FOR MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS, AGES 12 YEARS AND UP, WE CAN ORGANIZE ON THE WHEEL SESSIONS AT THE GLOUCESTER POTTERY SCHOOL FOR GROUPS OF 8 PARTICIPANTS. PLEASE CONTACT US FOR PRICING.

Field Trip Request Form

We will contact you to confirm your request between 8:30am – 2:30pm, Monday to Friday

Any questions? Please call 613-424-2888 or email birthdays@gloucesterpotteryschool.com