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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