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:

Basic intro to wheel throwing and hand building – September 4 to October 23, 2019

Instructor: Colette Bourgoin
When: Wednesday evenings 6:30 – 9pm from September 4  to October 23, 2019
Where: Gladstone Clayworks Pottery Co-op, 949B Gladstone Ave, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, K1Y 3E5

Cost: $315 (8 weeks – tax included)
Clay cost: $35 (includes glazes and firing) paid directly to instructor at first class.


Never worked with clay? Or you have taken one or 2 beginner’s classes? Our Basic intro to wheel throwing and hand-building workshop is perfect for you! This 8-week workshop will introduce you to ways of creating with clay! Learn basic wheel-throwing and handbuilding techniques to create functional or decorative forms. Learn trimming, handles, fun decorating techniques as well as basic glazing.

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

Cancellation and Refund Policy If a registered student drops out after the first class, they will receive a refund of $150.00, provided they give notice no later than 48 hours prior to the second scheduled class. Notice must be sent to the Gladstone Clayworks ( There will be no refund if the student cancels after that.

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If class is full, please email us to be added to the waiting list.

About Colette Bourgoin

Colette Bourgoin, is a multi-media artist specializing in ceramic art, painting, drawing and sculpture.

To create her signature pieces, Colette uses alternative firing techniques that come from as far away as Japan and China such as Raku and Saggar. She is constantly striving to perfect and acquire non-traditional techniques, which makes every firing a treasure chest to be revealed.

Colette teaches hand-building, throwing for beginners, alternative firings (Raku and Saggar)

Colette can be contacted at

Examples of student’s work


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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

Registrations start September 1st

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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