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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

SPRING 2018 CLASS SCHEDULE

Open Wheel Class - Mornings

CLASS FULL
Dates: Wednesday mornings, May 9 to June 27, 2018 (8 weeks)
Time: 9:00 am to 12:00 noon
Teacher: Pam Pritchard

This course is intended for students who have previous experience with wheel throwing. Students will be able to practice at the wheel and work on projects of their choice, with one on one guidance and assistance available from the teacher. Clay (one bag), glaze and firings are included in the class fee.

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.

Beginner Wheel Class - Evenings

Dates: Wednesday evenings, May 9 to June 27, 2018 (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: Katherine Xanthakis-Pavlou

This course is intended for students who have some previous experience with hand-building, such as the beginner hand building class. 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. Clay (one bag), glaze and firings are included in the class fee.

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.

Intermediate Hand Building Class

Dates: Tuesdays evenings, May 8 to June 26, 2018 (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

This class is intended for students with some hand building experience, such as the beginner hand building class. Students will continue to develop and extend their skills building more complex projects. Different techniques will be explored and applied to both functional and sculptural forms. All work will be fired and decorated. Clay (one bag), glaze and firings are included in the class fee.

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.

Understanding Glazes - Guild Members Only

Dates: Thursday evenings, May 10 to June 28, 2018 (8 weeks)
Time: 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Cost for Guild Members: $224 (includes tax)
Teacher: Jennifer Assinck

This course is suitable for beginners who would like to learn how to make and modify their own glazes, while learning about the function of different glaze materials. We will also cover the impact of kiln firing conditions on glaze outcomes, and how to recognize and fix glaze faults. There will be an introduction to simple software that can enhance personal glaze development. Participants will bring small bisqued pots to the classes, which they have prepared in advance (clay cost not included in class fee). Glaze materials are included in the class fee.

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.

WINTER 2018 CLASS SCHEDULE

Beginner-Intermediate Wheel Class

Dates: Wednesday mornings, January 17 to March 7, 2018 (8 weeks)
Time: 9:00 am to 12:00 noon

Beginner Wheel Class

Dates: Wednesday evenings, January 17 to March 7, 2018 (8 weeks)
Time: 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Beginner-Intermediate Hand-Building Class

Dates: Tuesdays evenings, January 16 to March 6, 2018 (8 weeks)
Time: 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm