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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

WINTER 2019 CLASS SCHEDULE

Open Wheel Class - Mornings

Dates: Wednesday mornings, January 16 to March 6, 2019 (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 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, January 16 to March 6, 2019 (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.

Beginner Hand Building Class - Evenings

Dates: Tuesdays evenings, January 15 to March 5, 2019 (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 is an introductory hand-building class. Students will be introduced to the general principles of working with clay. Each week a different technique will be explored, including: pinching, coiling, and slab building. Those students with previous experience will be encouraged to develop and extend skills already acquired. 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.

Handmade Tiles: An Exploration of Surface Decoration Techniques

Dates: Thursday evenings, January 24 to February 28, 2019. (6 weeks)
Time: 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Cost for Guild Members: $180 (includes tax)
Cost for Non-Members: $230 (includes tax)
Teacher: Rhonda Uppington

Learn how to make your own ceramic tiles to incorporate into a backsplash, or to hang on the wall as an original work of art. Different methods to add texture, design and colour to the clay surface will be investigated. Various printmaking techniques will be adapted for use with clay, including: linocut stamps, collagraph plates, silkscreens, stencils, and monoprints. Colour will be added using underglazes and slips. No previous clay experience is necessary. Clay (one bag), glaze and firings are included in the class fee. A $15 materials fee is payable to the instructor.

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.

Wheel Thrown Teapots, Guild Members Only

Dates: Tuesday March 19 AND Tuesday March 26, 2019 (2 evenings)
Time: 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Cost for Guild Members: $55 (includes tax)
Teacher: Cathy Harris

This is an Intermediate level class for Guild members only. In this two evening class, students will learn to create a teapot which is ready to fire and glaze as you choose. Students will throw the teapot elements in the first class and assemble the teapot in the second class. Some preparation for both classes may be required outside of class time, as instructed by the teacher. Clay is NOT provided as part of this class.

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.

Hand Built Teapots, Guild Members Only

Dates: Wednesday March 20 AND Wednesday March 27, 2019 (2 evenings)
Time: 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Cost for Guild Members: $55 (includes tax)
Teacher: Cathy Harris

This is an Intermediate level class for Guild members only. In this two evening class, students will learn to create one or two slab built teapots, ready to fire and glaze as you choose. Some preparation for both classes may be required outside of class time, as instructed by the teacher. Clay is NOT provided as part of this class.

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.