Classes taught by professional potters are held during our terms throughout the year: fall, winter, spring and summer. Students of different levels work together at their own pace to learn hand-building and throwing according to their interests. Current students have priority enrolling each term up to a maximum of six consecutive terms, after which they are asked to re-join as new students during the open registration. We normally experience some turnover each term. To ensure the quality of fired products and reduce kiln accidents, students are permitted to use only clay sold by The Potter’s Studio Inc. and only glazes provided by the Studio. A maximum of two bags of clay is permitted per term. Tools and clay are delivered to students in the first class and orders for these supplies are made during the online registration process. The additional second and final bag of clay may be ordered online throughout the term: please allow a week for delivery.
Late Fall classes will be offered as follows:
Wednesdays: November 1st to December 20th
- Mornings, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
- Afternoons, 2:00 to 5 p.m.
- Evenings, 7:00 to 10:00 p.m.
Saturdays: November 4th to December 23rd
- Mornings: 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
There will be a break from November 12th through November 18thEach class size limit: Minimum 6, max 12 participants
Registration will begin October 1st for current students, and October 4th for the public on a first-come, first-served basis.
Although masks are no longer required at the Studio some students/teachers may choose to continue to wear masks. Please respect the right of others with respect to the choice of whether or not to wear a mask. The Studio also has safety protocols regarding the use of clay facilities. There are no make-up classes. Registration is online only: when registration opens, you may click on "Late Fall 2023 Class Registration" in the drop-down menu under "Classes".
Janet Hinkle: Wednesday Evenings and Saturday Mornings
Janet (she/her) is a mixed-race multidisciplinary artist with a practice rooted in both contemporary fine art and craft. With a fondness for mixing and juxtaposing materials and a practice rooted in shared histories, she is driven to explore concepts involving identity. Pulling inspiration from both mid-century forms and futuristic design, her work manifests as installation, sculpture, gatherings, time-based media, and both human-food and human-flora interaction. She is also one third of studio.docx, a creative team that presents innovative contemporary art in public spaces to create unique community experiences. In addition to her creative practice, Janet coordinates and curates art projects and artist capacity-building programs.
Lindsay Franks, Wednesday Mornings and Afternoons
Lindsay Franks, owner of LAF Pottery Productions, creates pottery that blurs the line between art and functionality. After attending the Ceramics Program at Haliburton School of Art and Design, Lindsay now incorporates elements from her love of the ocean as well as a variety of gem-stones and crystals into her pieces. Lindsay's life motto is "What you put out there, is what you create more of." For her, pottery creates positivity and joy. This is what she wishes her pottery to create for everyone.