Adult Pottery Classes & Workshops

The studio space is mask friendly and everyone is encouraged to wear a mask, especially when working near others. Masks are no longer mandatory in the studio.

To register for a course, please download the Adult Classes Registration Form and send completed form to classes@pinetreepotters.ca .

Once we have received your forms we will let you know if there are spaces available and will ask you to please send the fee by Interac e-Transfer to the same email address. If you are unable to use Interac e-Transfer please contact us at classes@pinetreepotters.ca to arrange an alternate method of payment.

Winter 2024 Pottery Classes

Beginner Hand Building - Saturday Afternoons (8 sessions)

Dates: Saturday afternoons, January 6 to February 24th, 2024.
Time: 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Cost for Guild Members: $320.00 (includes tax) - This does not include the cost of clay. Members will supply their own clay (purchased through PTP)
Cost for Non-Members: $435.00 (includes tax). This price includes one bag of clay, plus glazes and firing for pieces made in class. Additional bags of clay, if needed, can be purchased from the guild for $40.
Teacher: Linda Lepone
Class Size: Maximum 10 Students

Throughout this introductory course participants will learn the fundamentals of hand building including: pinch pots, coils, slab work, sculpture, and glazing. A wide range of techniques and methods will be demonstrated and both functional and sculptural work will be encouraged. This course will prepare students to be confident in their creative choices, techniques and handling of clay. Students will get a taste of why so many potters fall in love with this medium!

Intermediate/Advanced Wheel Class - Wednesday Mornings (8 sessions)

Dates: Wednesday mornings, January 10 to February 28, 2024
Time: 10:00am to 1:00pm
Cost for Guild Members: $320.00 (includes tax) - This does not include the cost of clay. Members will supply their own clay (purchased through PTP)
Cost for Non-Members: $435.00 (includes tax). This price includes one bag of clay, plus glazes and firing for pieces made in class. Additional bags of clay, if needed, can be purchased from the guild for $40.
Teachers: Cathy Harris and/or Sheena Griffith
Class Size: Maximum 8 Students

This is an intermediate/advanced wheel class suitable for those with experience on the potters wheel wishing to improve their throwing skills. Students must be comfortable wedging and centering several pounds of clay, as well as throwing and trimming cylinders, small bowls, and plates. During this course we will look to improve the skill level of the participants while working on developing more efficient throwing techniques and focus on throwing larger, more challenging forms. We will work on specific forms: this may include large plates, lids and galleries, tea pots and other multiple piece forms. We will also consider design details, such as handles and spouts.

Pottery Fundamentals - Tuesday Evenings (8 sessions)
CLASS FULL

Dates: Tuesday Evenings, January 9 to February 27, 2024
Time: 7:00pm to 10:00pm
Teacher: Linda Szoldatits
Class Size: Maximum 10 Students

Introducing a fusion of beginner wheel thrown and hand-building projects. Learn how you can turn a simple object thrown on the wheel into a one of kind piece that expresses your artistry and love of clay! Ideas using clay as the medium will focus on textures, image applications, carving, lidded vessels and the freedoms of glazes to create and bring your ideas to fruition.

Beginner Wheel Class, Thursday Evenings (8 sessions)CLASS FULL

throwing at the wheel

Dates: Thursdays January 11 to February 29, 2024 (8 sessions)
Time: 7:00pm to 10:00pm
Teacher: Jillian Lemmond
Class Size: Maximum 8 participants

In this 8-week course you will develop confidence while learning the fundamentals of wheel work. Throughout the course the focus will be on centering, opening, raising walls, throwing cylinders and bowls. Participants will also learn to trim and glaze the pieces they make and fine tune their skills. It is recommended that participants have some minor hand building experience before taking this course.

Late Fall 2023 Pottery Classes & Workshops

Beginner Adult Holiday Ornaments & Decorations (3 sessions)

throwing at the wheel

Dates: Monday November 27, Monday December 4 and Monday December 11 (3 weeks)
Time: 10:00am to 1:00pm
Cost for Guild Members: $160.00 (includes tax) - Members will supply their own clay (purchased through PTP)
Cost for Non-Members: $216 (includes tax) - Includes one half bag of clay, and glazes and firing for pieces made in class.
Teachers: Diane Jupp, Pam Baker and Janice Bassett
Class Size: Maximum 10 participants

Throughout this three-session beginner class participants will create Christmas and holiday-themed ornaments and decorations. A variety of hand-building techniques, as well as utilizing textures and underglazes, will be explored. No prior clay experience is required. Come out and join us for some festive creativity and fun.

Hand built for the Holidays (4 sessions)CLASS FULL

throwing at the wheel

Dates: Tuesday evenings November 21 to December 12, 2023
Time: 7:00pm to 10:00pm
Teacher: Linda Lepone
Class Size: Maximum 10 participants

Throughout this four-week course participants will learn to create holiday themed specific hand-built creations - such as gnomes! The class will focus on specific techniques along with adding glazes. The course will culminate with a couple of completed projects just in time for the holidays.

Introduction to the Potter's WheelCLASS FULL

throwing at the wheel

Dates: Thursdays November 23rd to December 14th, 2023 (4 weeks)
Time: 7:00pm to 10:00pm
Teacher: Jillian Lemmond
Class Size: Maximum 8 participants

Try your hand at throwing on a potter's wheel! Throughout this short four-week course, participants will gain an understanding of how the potter's wheel works, how to centre clay, and create basic forms. This course is intended for those with no prior experience on the wheel. An introduction to trimming and basic glazing skills will also be explored.