Classes

two-hands-21-e12974350129412-300x197Gladstone Clayworks co-op offers both group classes and private classes.

If you are interested, please email us so that we can put you on our mailing list for notification of upcoming classes.

We also occasionally bring in professional potters to give workshops. If you would like to be notified of these, subscribe here.

The members of Gladstone Clayworks have varying levels of experience with pottery. If you are interested in a group or private class take a look at the gallery page to see samples of our member’s work and a brief description of each member’s experience with pottery. Each teacher represents her or himself and not the coop. For private classes please email us and we will put you in contact with a member.

The default class payment is through paypal – if you prefer not to pay online, please register through the website (enter your name and contact information) to hold your spot and then email us to arrange how you would like to pay for the class.

Upcoming classes:


Honing your skills on the Wheel with Marie Hennessey

Instructor: Marie Hennessey
When: Tuesday evenings 6:30 – 9pm from October 29  to December 17, 2019
Where: Gladstone Clayworks Pottery Co-op, 949B Gladstone Ave, Ottawa
Cost: $315 (8 weeks – tax included)
Clay cost: $35 (includes glazes and firing) paid directly to instructor at first class. This 8 week course will hone your throwing skills in centering and forming basic shapes as well as explore new decorative techniques with slip and glazes.
Experience: at least one throwing class

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This class is limited to 6 students to provide as much individual attention as possible.

About Marie Hennessey

Marie embraced clay in the 90’s through community classes which ignited the path to a career as a maker, instructor and studio technician. A long time member of the Ottawa Guild of Potters, Marie has served as chair on several committees and is a repeat contributor to the infamous Great Bowls of Fire bowl donation. Marie also managed the pottery studio at the “Firehall”… at the Old Ottawa South Community Centre for 10 years. Ceramic study has been through courses, workshops, mentorship and self directed over 25 years. Outside of oxidation ware, Marie has experience in raku and wood firings. Having found her niche instructing classes to both children and adults in Ottawa, Marie is a member of the Gladstone Clayworks Pottery cooperative. It is here where she continues to explore the beautiful craft of ceramics.

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Pottery Introduction: Wheel Throwing and Hand Building – January 7th to February 25th, 2020

Instructor: Sinjin Dixon-Warren
When: Tuesday evenings 7pm– 9:30pm from January 7th to February 25th, 2020
Where: Gladstone Clayworks Pottery Co-op, 949B Gladstone Ave, Ottawa
Cost: $265 (8 weeks – tax included)
Clay cost: $35 (includes glazes and firing) paid directly to instructor at first class.

This six week class will introduce the basic processes of pottery, including hand building, wheel throwing, trimming, making handles, and glazing. The focus will be on making functional bowls and mugs.

Come join Sinjin and learn the creative art of pottery!

For more information please email: gladstoneclayworks@gmail.com

Clay cost $35 tax included (10 kg bag, includes glazes and firing) paid directly to the instructor at first class.

Optional tool kit $25 tax included paid directly to the instructor (please pre-order by email to sinjin.dw@gmail.com).

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This class is limited to 6 students to provide as much individual attention as possible.

Location: Gladstone Clayworks Cooperative, 949B Gladstone Avenue, Ottawa K1Y 3E5

Cancellation and Refund Policy: If a registered student drops out after the first class they will receive a refund of $150, provided they give notice no later than 48 hours before the second scheduled class.

Notice must be sent to gladstoneclayworks@gmail.com.
There will be no refunds if a student cancels after the second class.

About Sinjin Dixon-Warren

Sinjin has been actively making pots since 1985 when he first took an evening class at Central Technical High School in Toronto. He has been a member of Gladstone Clayworks Cooperative since 2013 and he is a regular participant in the Ottawa Guild of Potters Christmas Sale.

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