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School Break Workshops

Keep busy when school’s out with our fun workshops! Give your child a break in their day or attend a family workshop together. 

what to expect at our in-studio workshops

Our clay workshops include materials, kiln firings and glaze. Students will be how to create a hand-built form or to use the pottery wheel, depending on the workshop.

In handbuilding workshops, students will apply underglaze colour to their piece. Successful pieces made in pottery wheel workshops will have a clear glaze applied so pieces will be ready for use. If you’d prefer a coloured glaze, an additional charge will apply.  

As everyone works at a different pace, some students may not complete all the steps in the time allotted. We focus on helping students learn the techniques rather than create a perfect outcome. 

We have aprons onsite or you can bring your own.

The kiln firing and final glazing process can take up to 3 weeks to complete, depending on our current volume of work. 

Unfortunately, clay and the firing process are sensitive and it’s possible your pottery may not survive. Please don’t become too attached to your work as we cannot guarantee the result will be as you expect it. 

Character Workshops

You’ll learn how to sculpt your favourite character in these workshop using pinch pot techniques. 

Slab building Workshops

Start with flat pieces of clay and the possibilities are endless! In our slab-building workshops, you are the master sculptor. You’ll learn the joining techniques needed to make cute and functional ceramics, such as mugs, vases, jewelry holders, and more!

family pottery wheel workshops

Child and caregiver will each have their own station to learn to throw a ceramic vessel on the pottery wheel! We teach the process step by step so everyone will learn the importance of each step in creating a successful piece of pottery. Students will work at their own pace and may complete up to 5 pieces to keep. 

Child Workshop

Youth Workshop

Family Workshop

Important Tips

  • These workshops involve complex sculpture techniques that can be frustrating for younger or less experienced students. Please consider your child’s ability to manage frustrations when choosing a workshop.
  • While it is rare, occasionally some pieces do not survive kiln firing. Items affected by an explosion or damage in the kiln will not be replaced.