Upcoming Workshops

The Kingston Potters’ Guild provides a diverse range of pottery workshops throughout the year to bring in accomplished potters and ceramicists from around the country and internationally. Workshops are open to our members and to the general public.

Reduction Firing Workshop - September 29 & 30, 2018

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If you are interested in doing this workshop please email Marc – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Loading: Saturday, September 29, 2:00pm – 6:00 pm
  • Firing : Sunday, September 30, 6:00 am – until finished
  • Unloading: Will be decided by participants on day of loading
  • Cost: $45 per person

What you will need:
You must purchase and use Tucker’s 10-80 or Prostone which are cone 10 clays.
This clay is available now at cost at Black Dog Pottery, 58 Queen St., Kingston (544-7589).
You will need one 25 pound bag (around $17.00 / bag).

Please bring bisqued pots made from your bag of cone 10 clay – a variety of sizes – include two or more taller pieces. Taller pieces maximum height is eight inches. Work not fired in this firing may be fired in future firings at a small cost.

Glazing – Introduction to available cone 10 glazes and application instructions will be arranged according to need. Dates and times will be arranged.

During the firing, there will be a pot luck lunch and then a post firing happy hour down at the café. We will also be running some impromptu demos to make for an informative, fun and social workshop weekend.

Screen printing on clay with Marianne Chénard: October 13-14, 2018

Extend your creativity with screen printing!

This exciting workshop will take place on October 13 and 14 in our studio. Marianne Chénard, a Québec ceramic artist, will introduce us to several methods of image transfer such as relief printing, slip transfer printing, monotype, engraving, silk-screening and other print techniques used in the ceramic process. Through a series of small projects we will explore various techniques, materials, processes and concepts. She has designed the projects to allow us to experiment and explore the relationship between 2D and 3D space. Something new for many of us, just bring your creativity and your lunch!

There will be an opportunity to go out to a local restaurant for dinner with Marianne. We will arrange this during the Saturday workshop.

Check out Marianne's work: note that you can switch to English for the text on the website. 

Details of the workshop

Day 1

  • Introduction to techniques, tools and materials necessary such as frame, mesh, light, emulsion etc.. - Discussion on choice of imagery and ways to create images to silkscreen
  • Demonstration
  • Making a silkscreen frame - Assembling the frame, washing the mesh, and preparing for emulsion  - Applying and drying the emulsion
  • Preparing images - Adapting images for exposure and demonstration of the characteristics needed, resolution and the tools to convert images such as a printer, photoshop etc. - Printing on acetate

Day 2

  • Exposing the screens - Demonstration on how to expose the screen with acetate and other materials : solid objects, various papers and more. - Explanation of details such as light needed, distance, exposure time, cooling, cleaning and drying. Each participant gets to expose her own screen.
  • Printing and transfers - Printing on different materials: leather hard clay, dry clay, bisque tiles and pieces brought by the participants, using several printing media such as underglazes and engobes.
  • Discussion, introduction to decals and conclusio

All materials are provided for this workshop, so this cost is included in your fee. Please use the form below to sign up and send your cheque to Wendy Lowe, 1428 Davis Lock Rd., Elgin ON K0G 1E0, or drop it in the mailbox in the studio.

  • Early bird Members $160 + 20.80 HST for a total of $180.80
  • After September 23 members $170 + 22.10 = $192.10
  • Early bird non-members(after Sept 23) $185 + 24.05 HST = $209.05
  • After October 7 non-members 195 + 25.35 = $220.35

Register now: only 12 places available!

Past Workshops

Maureen Marcotte, March 3 & 4, 2018



Don’t miss this wonderful potter’s workshop where you’ll learn some of the techniques that make her work so arresting. Check out the wonderful examples on her site.

In this hands-on workshop, you’ll use wax resist, sgraffito and underglaze colours to create patterns, designs, and drawings on your pots. Wax resist and slips will be provided. Bring at least a couple of bone-dry greenware pots, white clay is best if possible.  Bring some ideas of patterns and designs for inspiration (I’ll bring lots too) and most importantly, a sense of adventure and playfulness, and we’ll see what interesting designs and colours we can come up with.

Materials List

  1. At least two bone-dry (not leather hard) greenware pots to decorate. White clay is best.
  2. Underglaze slips if you use them. I’ll also be providing some that we use at cone 10 but they’ll probably work at cone 6 as well.
  3. Three or four bone-dry greenware 4 or 5 inch tiles to practise on. I’ll bring some as well, but you may prefer to test colours on your own clay body.
  4. Brushes for applying slip.
  5. Ideas for decorating your pots: sketches, books, photos, patterns etc.

Register as a member of the Guild!
Non-member registration will be accepted after February 4.
There are 15 places.

Members: $50 + HST$6.50 = $56.50
Non-members: 175.00 + HST 22.75 = $197.75


Once you’ve filled out the form, please drop your cheque off at the Guild in the workshop folder or mail it to :

Shelagh Mirski,
36 Lakeland Point Dr,
Kingston ON, K7M 4E7

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