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Below you'll see a list of the classes currently being offered - the registration button takes you to a form where you can sign up for the class you choose. We now accept etransfers - you'll find details in the registration form. If you have a question about a class or the procedure, please contact Lindsay at 613-544-5772 or by email at

KPG studio members may receive a discount for classes, please get in touch prior to submitting payment for cost (current studio members only).

*CLASS FULL* Introduction to Clay – Tuesdays | November 3 – Dec 22 | 6:30-9:30 pm | $250
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Handbuilding and Throwing on the Wheel

  • 8 weeks of pottery classes for adults
  • Tuesdays: 6:30 – 9:30 pm at our studio in the Tett Centre
  • No previous experience necessary
  • Includes everything you need – clay, tools, glaze and firing
  • No access to the studio outside of class time
  • No make-up classes
  • cost – $250.00 includes HST

This introduction to pottery focuses first on handbuilding techniques that are used by expert potters and are relatively easy to master. Handbuilding techniques enable you to have fun and make some good quality pots in a short time. Your projects will vary depending on who is teaching the class.

You will also get a chance to throw and trim pots on the wheel. Your first pot may be a bit “wonky” but you can just have fun with it: don’t set your expectations too high at first. Throwing well requires practice, whereas handbuilding can lead to success more quickly.

Introductory classes include all tools and materials that you will need during class. Introductory students do not have access to the studio outside of class.

Everyone takes this class first at the Kingston Potters’ Guild, unless they have worked with clay before. It is a prerequisite for our other courses.

You can expect to:

  • Learn about the process of going from wet clay to a fired and glazed pot.
  • Learn handbuilding techniques such as pinching, coiling, soft or hard slab construction.
  • Get an introduction to throwing with two classes on the potter’s wheel.
  • Glaze the pots you have made. The teacher will fire them and arrange for you to return after the end of your class to pick them up.
  • Bring home a few small to medium sized glazed and fired pieces after the end of the classes.
  • Have fun and become enthusiastic about working in clay.
  • Develop an appreciation of pots that others make.
  • Class cost includes clay, glaze, firing, and the use of KPG class tools.

As an introductory student, you don’t have access to the studio outside of class time. There are no make-up classes.

After the Introductory Class:

  • some students will go on to our Throwing I class.
  • some students have so much fun with handbuilding that they take the Introductory class a second time.
  • students may also become studio members to continue handbuilding.

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Proposed classes 2020

This is a proposed schedule that may change slightly. You can only register for classes that show on the registration form.

Please email with the subject line of 'Notification List' and we can alert you when we are opening registration for upcoming classes. We are currently running half-size classes to maintain distance in the studio and therefore are filling quickly. We will offer additional classes when possible. We appreciate your patience.

 

Fall/Winter 2020-21

  • Introduction to Clay - Tuesdays: 6:30-9:30 pm Early November start/January start
  • Throwing 1 - Thursdays: 6:30-9:30 pm Late November start/January start
  • Advanced Throwing - Fridays, 9am-noon January start

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