Pottery Courses in the Ottawa Area

Some of our members who teach are listed below as well as a list of schools and community centres that might offer courses.
Members who wish to list their courses can e-mail admin(at)ottawaguildofpotters(dot)ca.

Almonte Potters Guild

The Almonte Potters Guild offers a range of evening adult pottery lessons, as well as studio memberships ( Available 24/7).
Kids birthday parties and Corporate clay sessions also available. Various workshops are scheduled throughout the year.
For more information please contact The Almonte Potters Guild at (613) 256-5556 or, email: sroston(at)rogers(dot)com

Carleton Place with Victoria Jenkins

Pottery classes for beginning and experienced potters at the studio of Victoria Jenkins at Carleton Place.
For information and registration contact Victoria at avjenkins(at)rogers.com or (613) 257-2588.
Information and photos of Victoria’s work at victoriajenkins.com

Gladstone Clayworks Cooperative

Gladstone Clayworks Coop offers both group classes and private classes. The cost of private classes range from $30-$100 per class. The group classes cost about $25 for each class. Group classes last for 8 weeks making them about $200 total. The exact price may vary from teacher to teacher.
If you are interested, please email classes@gladstoneclayworks.ca so that we can put you on our mailing list for notification of upcoming classes. For further details, please visit our website.

Gloucester Pottery School

Shenkman Arts Centre, 245 Centrum Blvd Ottawa, ON K1E 0A1
Classes for all ages in wheel and handbuilding are available as well as classes for children 6-12yrs in handbuilding only.
Studio also available at an hourly rate.
For the latest information, visit www.gloucesterpotteryschool.com or call 613-580-2763.
Registration: 613-580-2787

Hintonburg Pottery Shop earthen vessels clay studio

Owner Ginger McCoy is pleased to welcome you in her friendly studio/boutique. You will find handbuilding and/or wheel classes for adults, children as well as one-day workshops and open studio hours.
You can register online or call 613-979-8240.
70 Hinton Ave. N
Ottawa, Ontario K1Y 1A2

LOAM Clay Studio

LOAM Clay Studio is a new pottery studio that opened in Ottawa’s vibrant Hintonburg area. It is located at the corner of Hamilton and Armstrong. The studio offers pottery classes and workshops for all levels. LOAM also rents studio time to potters with some experience.
Visit our web site to see a full description of classes: loamclaystudio.ca
To register, send an email to info@loamclaystudio.ca or call 613 722-CLAY (2529) or 613 244 2037
LOAM Clay Studio
7A Hamilton Avenue North
Ottawa, Ontario K1Y 1B4

Mud Pies Pottery classes in Wakefield, Quebec

Mud Pies Pottery offers private parties, camps and ongoing classes in hand building, wheel, sculpture and mosaics. For more information seewww.mudpiespottery.ca

Pottery classes with Debbie Gilmer in South Mountain

Treat yourself or an adult you love to private or semi-private lessons in my new studio. Classes are planned with each participant to meet their learning goals.

  • 10 hrs private…….$275 per person
  • 10 hrs semi-private……$200 per person

Materials/firings provided to create up to 15 pieces of finished work. Additional clay & kiln firings available. Classes run 2 hrs. each week for 5 weeks. Times set to suit my students.

Instruction by Debbie Gilmer “My goal is to enable your creative child to come out to play and to help you to learn the principles of good hand-built and wheel thrown pottery in a fun, relaxed environment”.

Contact 613-989-5397 or deb(at)gilmerclayworks(dot)ca to reserve space.

Information and photos of Debbie’s’s work at http://www.gilmerclayworks.ca/

Pottery Classes with Debra Ducharme In her Glebe Studio

Debra has been a full-time Production Potter and Educator since 1979. All the Pottery Classes are held in her production pottery studio. The group classes include a variety of hand-building projects which focus on coil, slab, sculpture & an opportunity to experience the wheel. The private and semi-private classes focus primarily on wheel-throwing.


  • #1 – Small Group Lessons: 3 or 4 adult students $125.00+GST: a combination of Hand-building & Wheel-throwing.
  • #2 – Semi-private Lessons: 2 students on the wheel $145.00+GST
  • #3 – Private Lessons: “one on one” on the wheel $195.00+GST
  • Special Event Workshops: Children’s Parties: 6 Maximum – $25.00+GST Each
  • Adult Parties/Workshops: 6 Maximum – $30.00+GST Each

Instruction available for all levels and ages; small class size.
Class fees include all materials & 2 firings.

For Registration please contact Debra by phone 613-236-2512 or e-mail debra (at) decalaw (dot) ca

Community Centres and Art Schools

Classes in pottery are often available at the following locations. Check your local community centre, go visit the facilities, talk to the people involved to find the place that’s right for you.

The Guild does not offer courses, but has several member workshops during the year.


1895 Russell Rd.

411 Dovercourt Ave.

A full slate of classes for children and adults. Learn to throw on the potters wheel, handbuild pots, sculpt, or a combination of techniques.
Also courses for parent and child to take together.
Full details and registration on line or call 613 564-1058 or 613 233-8713
175 Third Avenue.

245 Centrum Blvd. Ottawa. ON. K1E 0A1

180 Percy St.

1701 Woodroffe Ave.

35 George St.

260 Sunnyside Ave.

10 Prescott St. Kemptville, Ontario

515 Cambridge

815 St- Laurent Blvd.

HSTA offers full time certificate and diploma studies in ceramics as well as week long courses in ceramics and pottery.

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