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Adult Pottery Classes & Workshops

Classes and workshops are offered in various areas for all skill levels (beginner, intermediate and advanced). Classes are offered to members and non-members, and can also be organized upon requested themes.

Types of classes include:

  • hand building
  • wheel work
  • sculpture
  • decorating techniques
  • glazing techniques
  • Raku firings
  • special themes

FALL 2017 CLASS SCHEDULE

Sculpture

Dates: Tuesday mornings, September 12 to October 31, 2017 (8 weeks)
Time: 9:00 am to 12 noon
Cost for Guild Members: $236 (includes tax)
Cost for Non-Members: $295 (includes tax)
Teacher: Ed Keith

This class is suitable for both beginners and experienced potters. Students will begin or continue to explore using clay to create 3-dimensional forms. All work will be fired and decorated. Interested students will have the option to work with clay and glazes suitable for Raku. This session may include a Raku event, at the teacher's discretion.

To register, please download the Adult Classes Registration Form and e-mail the completed registration form and Interac e-Transfer to classes@pinetreepotters.ca.

If you are unable to use Interac e-Transfer please contact us at classes@pinetreepotters.ca to arrange an alternate method of payment. top

Beginner Wheel Class

Dates: Wednesdays mornings, September 27 to November 22, 2017 ** No class November 15** (8 weeks)
Time: 9:00 am to 12:00 noon
Cost for Guild Members: $236 (includes tax)
Cost for Non-Members: $295 (includes tax)
Teacher: Pam Pritchard

This course is intended for students who have some previous experience with hand-building. Students will learn to center clay on the wheel, to construct cylinder and bowl forms, to trim green ware, and to glaze bisque ware. Students who have previous wheel experience will be encouraged to throw larger forms and to consider form and line.

To register, please download the Adult Classes Registration Form and e-mail the completed registration form and Interac e-Transfer to classes@pinetreepotters.ca.

If you are unable to use Interac e-Transfer please contact us at classes@pinetreepotters.ca to arrange an alternate method of payment. top

Intermediate Hand Building Class

Dates: Tuesday evenings, October 3 to November 28, 2017 ** No class November 14 ** (8 weeks)
Time:7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Cost for Guild Members: $236 (includes tax)
Cost for Non-Members: $295 (includes tax)
Teacher: Linda Szoldatits

Students will continue to develop and extend their skills building more complex projects. Different techniques will be explored and all work will be fired and decorated.

To register, please download the Adult Classes Registration Form and e-mail the completed registration form and Interac e-Transfer to classes@pinetreepotters.ca.

If you are unable to use Interac e-Transfer please contact us at classes@pinetreepotters.ca to arrange an alternate method of payment. top

Surface Decorating Techniques    ** MEMBERS ONLY **

Dates: Wednesdays - September 20 to October 25, 2017 (6 weeks)
Time: 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Cost for Guild Members: $180 (includes tax)
Teacher: Rhonda Uppington

This class is for members only. After the first class, students will bring their previously thrown or hand-built greenware pieces to class, where they will apply surface texture and decoration. Techniques covered will include: texturing with found objects, sgraffito (slips & underglazes), slip decoration, mishima, and water etching.
It is recommended that students bring their own Hake brush(es) for slip application and a sgraffito tool.

To register, please download the Adult Classes Registration Form and e-mail the completed registration form and Interac e-Transfer to classes@pinetreepotters.ca.

If you are unable to use Interac e-Transfer please contact us at classes@pinetreepotters.ca to arrange an alternate method of payment. top