Regular Session (Sept to June)

ADULT POTTERY CLASSES

REGULAR SESSION (September to June)

Learn how to make a pot using the potters wheel at the beginner or advanced level from one of our professional instructors. Finish your pieces by glazing and firing them in our high fire gas kiln.

Classes are taught with the individual in mind teaching beginners and advanced students in the same class. Class size is limited to 11 people per class. Students sign up for one class per week and continue for consecutive months as long as interested, with a two month minimum requirement. New students are started as spaces are vacated by a former student. These classes are offered from Sept. to June. (Eight week summer classes are also offered.)

Class times:

Evenings:

  • Monday evening 7 – 9 pm
  • Tuesday evening 7 – 9 pm
  • Wednesday evening 7 – 9 pm
  • Thursday evening 7 – 9 pm
  • Friday evening 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Mornings:

  • Tuesday morning 10:00 – noon
  • Thursday morning 10:00 – noon
  • Friday morning 10:00 – noon

Class prices: 

  • – Class prices are $160/month for 4 classes, (equals $40 per class), plus $8.00 GST, and are charged on a monthly basis at the beginning of each month. When new students start, payment for a minimum 8 classes is collected, $320 plus $16 GST. Once payment has been recieved, there are no refunds.
  • – Prices include one visit per week as practice time, up to 4 hours per paid class. These are limited to gallery hours during non class times, and are not cumulative.
  • – Extra charges apply: on clay, which ranges in price from $35 – $62 per box depending on the clay, with half boxes available at half the price; on tools with an introductory kit costing about $30; and on firings (see below)
  • – An additional $80 per month permits students unlimited practice time, though some restrictions apply.
  • – Missed classes are paid for, but may be made up in one of the other classes during the same month as long as space is available, or exchanged for an additional visit of up to 4 hours of studio time that month.

Firing charges:

  • – Firing charges are extra. Pieces are measured and charged $.06 per cubic inch once they have been glaze fired. No piece will be measured less than 2” in height, and nothing will be priced less than $1.00. This pays for the initial bisque firing, the glazes used, and the final firing to cone 11 in the gas kiln, as well as the labour involved. This price is only available for current students. Former students may fire in the kiln at a rate of $.07 per cubic inch. Firings are not available to the general public.
  • – Pots that damage the kiln shelf in firing will be charged an additional $5- $20 depending on the severity of the damage.
  • – Bisque firings alone are charged 2 cent per cubic inch (does not include glaze or gas firing)
  • – All firing charges must be paid for when picking up finished work.

SIGNING UP FOR CLASSES: Class openings will be posted at https://the-stoneware-studio.square.site/ as they become available. Click on the site to see what spots are available, and what date they start. They will be posted about 2 weeks before the start date. Registration will be from that site and the first person to sign up with payment, gets that spot. Once signed up, you will receive an email with further instruction.

NOTE: We are not keeping a waiting list at this time