Pottery classes and programs

The City of Guelph has been offering classes, workshops and open studio for more than 20 years. The Guelph Community Pottery Centre studio, located at 14 Edinburgh Road South, is equipped with 10 electric pottery wheels, two kilns, and all the essentials for creating pottery.

Children, youth and family programs

Pottery Family Night

Get creative with your family and have fun together in our Pottery Studio! Learn some basic techniques in hand-building forms and try the wheel together. All family members will have the chance to participate and create projects. One adult must register with child(ren) up to age 12.

Ages: 4+ years
Fee: $35.00 per adult, $20.00 per child

  • Friday March 29, 6 to 8 p.m. (program code 221251)
  • Friday July 19, 6 to 8 p.m. (program code 222488)
  • Friday August 16, 6 to 8 p.m. (program code 222490)

Clay Creations (parent and child)

No matter your level of experience, these two classes will be fun for both parent and child. This not meant for parents to help their child create something. Rather, it is a time to be together, each learning how to create in clay. We will make creations using hand building techniques including pinch pots, slab and coil building. Expect to bring home lots of treasures times two!

Age: 4 to 12 years
Fee:
$51

  • Saturday March 30, 9:30 to 11 a.m. (program code 221226)
  • Sunday March 31, 9:30 to 11 a.m. (program code 221227) – class cancelled Sunday, April 21

Kids ‘N’ Clay Adventures

In this action packed class, your adventurous young potter will construct coil pots, build pinch pots, and conquer the potter’s wheel. Participants will conclude their adventures with a final day of glazing, and return to claim their project after it has been fired.

Age: 7 to 12 years
Cost: $105.96
Number of classes: 6

  • Thursday April 11, 5:30 to 7 p.m. (program code 221242)
  • Saturday April 13, 9 to 10:30 p.m. (program code 221243)

Teen Pottery

Learn to throw on a potter’s wheel and have fun with exciting handbuilding techniques. Use these techniques to create mugs, bowls and a wide variety of objects. Exercise your imagination and practice your new skills to create meaningful objects and master the potter’s wheel.

Age: 13 to 18 years
Cost: $105.90
Number of classes: 6

  • Wednesdays starting April 17, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. (program code 221268)

How to register

Register online at regexpress.guelph.ca or call 519-837-5699.

For more information

Contact Tonie Sacchetti at 519-822-1260 extension 3530 or tonie.sacchetti@guelph.ca.

Adult and seniors’ programs and workshops

Pottery for Beginners

Learn to manipulate clay as you master the basics of wheel work, hand building, and glazing. Let your creativity flow with simple projects as you discover the potential of clay.

Age: 18+ years
Cost: $119.76
Number of classes: 6

  • Tuesday May 7, 5:30 to 7 p.m. (program code 221296)

Pottery on the Wheel

Learn to work with clay, pottery tools and equipment through various handbuilding and wheel thrown projects.Participants will work at their own pace with instruction and guidance to help create decorative and useful objects. This class is for all levels of ability.

Age: 18+ years
Cost: 199.60
Number of classes: 8

  • Mondays starting April 1, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. (program code 221256) – class cancelled May 20
  • Tuesdays starting April 9, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. (program code 221257)
  • Wednesdays starting April 17, 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. (program code 221258)
  • Fridays starting April 26, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. (program code 221259)
  • Fridays starting April 26, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. (program code 221260)
  • Fridays starting January 4, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. (program code 214758)
  • Tuesdays starting July 2, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. (program code 222495)
  • Tuesdays starting August 27, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. (program code 222496)

Pottery Wheel and Handbuilding

Learn to work with clay, pottery tools and equipment through various handbuilding and wheel thrown projects.Participants will work at their own pace with instruction and guidance to help create decorative and useful objects. This class is for all levels of ability.

Age: 18+ years
Cost: $199.60
Number of classes: 8

  • Thursdays starting March 28, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. (program code 221252)
  • Thursdays starting May 16, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. (program code 221253)
  • Thursdays starting July 11, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. (program code 225075)

Pottery Workshop for Seniors

Get yourself familiar with clay, the potter’s wheel and glazing through various handbuilding and wheel thrown projects. You will work at your own pace with instruction and guidance to help create decorative and useful objects. This class is for all levels and ability.

Age: 55+ years
Fee:$199.60
Number of classes: 8

  • Mondays starting April 15, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. (program code 221255) – class cancelled May 20

How to register

Register online at regexpress.guelph.ca or call 519-837-5699.

For more information

Contact Tonie Sacchetti at 519-822-1260 extension 3530 or tonie.sacchetti@guelph.ca.

Open Studio / Guild

Wheels, handbuilding tables and a great selection of glazes are offered during Open Studio. City of Guelph pottery staff are available to assist participants in studio procedures but will not provide instruction. No registration necessary. Only 12 spaces available each week, so come early! For experienced potters only. Additional fees for materials. Buy a 10 hour pass at a discounted rate.

Age: 18+ years
Fee: $6 per hour or $50 for for a 10 hour pass, plus clay and firing fees.

Open Studio is cancelled on all long weekends.

Participants are expected to follow studio procedures.

12 spots available at a time. First come, first serve

  • Tuesdays, April 2 to June 25, 2019 from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Saturdays, April 6 to September 28, 2019 from 1 to 5 p.m.
  • Wednesdays, July 3 to August 28, 2019 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.