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:


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 (6 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.

Recommended 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. His interests include wheel throwing, hand building and sculptural work.

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Intermediate and Advanced throwing and handbuilding

Instructor: Jennifer Whitehead
When: March 10 to April 28, 2020 Tuesday evenings 6:30-9:00
Where: Gladstone Clayworks Pottery Co-op, 949B Gladstone Avenue, Ottawa
Cost: $315 (tax included)
Clay cost: $35 — includes glazing and firing. This cost will be paid directly to the instructor at the first class. Additional clay can be purchased if necessary.

This class will focus on refining and developing throwing and handbuilding skills and on developing each student’s skills and aesthetic. We will work on throwing large bowls, pots with lids, ways of making handles and spouts. During the handbuilding component we will work on creating sculptural elements and on exploring methods of decoration including slipwork and sgraffito.

The goal of the class is to enable the student to refine and develop skills and to encourage individual artistic development. The class will be limited to six students with a great deal of individual attention and problem solving. At least one throwing course is recommended but exceptions may be made based on previous experience.

About the Instructor

Jennifer Whitehead has a Ceramics Diploma from George Brown College. Over the last 25 years she has taught pottery at Riverdale Farm, Upper Canada College, various independent studios and at Gladstone Clayworks. Her focus is always on encouraging experimentation in the studio and she feels sharing her enthusiasm for making has been a privilege and a pleasure.

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No PayPal account required. Enter credit card info below PayPal login form.

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.

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