About the Studio

Gladstone Clayworks has 25 members who pursue their love of clay in a creative and supportive artist-run space. Formed in 2003, ClayWorks continues to thrive and evolve with its diverse membership. Our artists show their individually distinctive works in our gallery, as well as in galleries across Ottawa, Canada and internationally. Several members have won awards for their work.

Sharing Our Passion

The City of Ottawa and provincial government regulations now allow us to offer group classes . Our classes offer students the opportunity to learn basic and advanced pottery skills under the experienced instruction of our artists. The first class will run Wednesday nights for 7 weeks starting September 15. It will be for intermediate potters. Interested students should have previously taken two sessions of classes but can contact Barbara Minish to confirm their skill level if they are uncertain.

Studio Features

Gladstone ClayWorks is located in a century-old former industrial bakery building in Little Italy, surrounded by other artists and creative collectives, shops and a vibrant urban neighbourhood. The studio itself is a brightly lit, welcoming and warm space of 1800 square feet.


Our Gallery

Come and visit us, and see our work in our gallery (someone is usually working away, and can let you in). However, our pottery gallery is currently closed to the public due to COVID-19. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. You can view examples of our work on our website www.gladstoneclayworks.ca under our Artists' profiles. Please feel free to contact individual artists using the link in their profile if you are interested in purchasing their work.

Our Upcoming Classes

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Upcoming Class

Hand Building Class

January 5, 2022 6:30 pm - February 16, 2022 9:00 pm

Clay cost: $40 — includes glazing and firing. This cost will be paid directly to the instructor at the first class. Additional clay can be purchased if necessary. Course Description: Hand building is a wonderful introduction to the nature of clay as a medium. Slab, coil and mold forming techniques will be introduced. The student will […]

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