About the Studio

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

Our Passion

Pottery classes are offered on Teaching Tuesdays, with four sessions offered each year where students learn basic and advanced pottery skills. Private lessons are also available. We are open to the public during our fall Open House, spring participation in Doors Open Ottawa and during other community events.

Studio Features

Gladstone ClayWorks is Ottawa’s only co-operative pottery studio. We are located in a century-old 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, warm space of 1800 square feet. It has easy ground-floor access with parking right outside the door.


Our Gallery

Our studio offers a pottery gallery open to the public, by appointment or by chance. Come visit our gallery to view our members work.

Our Upcoming Classes

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Upcoming Class

Intermediate and Advanced throwing and handbuilding

March 10, 2020 6:30 pm - April 28, 2020 9:00 pm

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, […]

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Upcoming Class

Beginner Pottery Class

May 5, 2020 6:30 pm - June 23, 2020 9:00 pm

Focus on learning or improving your wheel fundamentals – centering, opening, stretching and shaping in a fun and supportive course.  This 8 week course will focus on wheel thrown pottery with some time on handles, feet and handbuilt additions to your pieces.  You will be guided through steps to find your personal approach in a […]

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