Pottery

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This page may not be up to date as the City has closed facilities and cancelled programs to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Please email [email protected] for detailed information.

hand building pottery

With a wide range of programs, the Guelph Community Pottery Centre is a great place for both novices and expert potters. Featuring 10 pottery wheels, a hand building area, two kilns and a large outdoor space, the Pottery Centre is ideal for lessons, open studio sessions, camps and birthday parties. All programs take place at the Guelph Community Pottery Centre, located at 14 Edinburgh Road South in Guelph.

Pottery programs

Please join our skilled and friendly pottery instructors for single or multi-week programs, book a birthday or team-building party or just drop-in to say hi and work at your own pace.

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Pottery pickup

Pottery will be available for pickup two weeks after your last pottery class. Pickup dates are scheduled during Open Studio hours. Please see Open Studio information for details. All unclaimed pottery will be recycled after one month of the scheduled pickup date.

Fee assistance

We offer a subsidy program to help adults and seniors on a limited income stay active with the Fee Assistance in Recreation (FAIR) program. The program helps subsidize the cost for recreation programs, swim passes, or other memberships. People who qualify can receive a discount on registration fees.

Open Studio

Wheels, hand building tables and great selection of glazes are offered during Open Studio. Pottery staff are available to assist participants in studio procedures but will not provide instruction. Pre-registration is not required. Only 12 spaces are available each week. Additional fees for materials, firing and/or glazing.

Purchase a 10 hour Open Studio Pass at the discounted rate of $58.35 (tax not included). Passes can be purchased at:

  • Evergreen Seniors Community Centre
  • Guelph Community Pottery Centre
  • ServiceGuelph, City Hall
  • Victoria Road Recreation Centre
  • West End Community Centre

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Pottery pickup

Pottery will be available for pickup two weeks after your last pottery class. Pickup dates are scheduled during Open Studio hours. Please see Open Studio information for details. All unclaimed pottery will be recycled after one month of the scheduled pickup date.

Private rentals

Come celebrate with us! Create a special outing for your group at the Guelph Pottery Centre. Whatever your function, we will work with you to customize a successful pottery workshop. Past private rentals have included:

  • Corporate team building
  • Children’s birthday parties
  • School trips
  • Wedding parties

All private rentals:

  • Are 90 minutes in length
  • Can include 8-12 participants for handbuilding or 8-10 participants for pottery on the wheel
  • Include an instructor

For more information, please email [email protected]

Pottery sales

The City of Guelph hosts pottery sales twice per year. Join us at one of our Pottery Sales featuring local potters. Choose from a variety of beautifully handcrafted and functional pottery at great prices. Cash, debit and credit card accepted.

Interested in being a vendor? Please email [email protected] for more information.