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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 2018 CLASS SCHEDULE

Open Wheel Class - Mornings

Dates: Wednesday mornings, September 12 to October 31, 2018 (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, September 12 to November 7, 2018 (8 weeks)
Note: No class on Halloween (October 31)
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

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.

Dates: Tuesdays evenings,September 11 to October 30, 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

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.

Glazing Techniques - Guild Members Only

Dates: Thursday evenings,October 18 to November 29, 2018. (6 weeks)
Note: No class November 15 (PTPG sale week)
Time: 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Cost for Guild Members: $155 (includes tax)
Teacher: Cathy Harris

This class is for Guild members who would like to improve their glazing outcomes when using studio glazes. This 6 week class will cover dipping, spraying, sponging and brushing on glazes, as well as exploring surface decorating techniques. Participants will bring thrown or hand built pieces, which they have prepared in advance, to the classes. Clay cost is not included in the class fee. Glazes 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.