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Classes

Learn with us!

Pottery classes are a great way to relieve stress and enhance creativity while learning a new skill! Participants will get a thorough introduction to the craft of pottery making, have fun and interact with others while creating their own ceramic pieces from start to finish.

About our classes

The Guild’s pottery classes normally run for 8- or 10-week sessions, and normally start in September, January, and March.

We strive to get registration available at least two weeks before classes begin.

Classes are kept small, with an absolute maximum of 10 students; most classes are capped at 8. All classes require a minimum of 5 students enrolled to proceed.

Most classes are open to the public, and most of those classes are open to beginners. Some additional classes and workshops are periodically made available exclusively to Guild members.

Unless otherwise noted, you must be at least 18 years old to join a class.

(Similarly, Guild membership is only available to adults.)

What about kids’ classes?

Unfortunately, the Devon Pottery Guild doesn’t normally offer kids’ classes during the September–June season. We have run summer sessions for kids in the past, and may again in the future (at least one instructor has expressed interest in running a kids’ summer pottery camp in 2024), but nothing is confirmed at this time.

Registration process

If a class is open to registration (whether there are spots available, or a waitlist), you’ll find a toggle to show the registration form in the card for a corresponding class below.

All registration is on a first-come, first-served basis, and is processed using Google Forms. Payment in full by e-transfer is required at the time of registration.

Keep an eye on our facebook or instagram accounts to be notified when our next round of registration opens.

Beginning & Continuing Pottery Class with Intro to Wheel (Mon) Full!

class description An introductory class for beginners, focusing on handbuilding in preparation for wheel work. Will learn about how to handle clay and how the clay itself works; includes building, trimming and glazing. Preference will be given to those who completed the Wniter 2024 class first.

Details
Mon, 11am–2pm w/ Rebekah White
Dates
Apr 22–Jun 10
Registration details
$240 / $265(non-member)
max. 8 participants

Handbuilding for Beginners Full!

class description Consists of fundamentals of handbuilding, utilization of slab roller for slab work, using extruder, various tools and molds and combining slab work with the wheel. Also an introduction to using a wheel for thrown pieces. Students will create a number of functional pieces from pinch pots to a variety of platters and decorative pieces. Preference will be given to students continuing from the Winter 2024 class.

Details
Tue, 6pm–9pm w/ Liz Stormes
Dates
Apr 9–May 7
Registration details
$150 / $175(non-member)
max. 8 participants

Beginning & Continuing Pottery Class with Intro to Wheel (Sun) Full!

class description An introductory class for beginners, focusing on handbuilding in preparation for wheel work. Will learn about how to handle clay and how the clay itself works; includes building, trimming and glazing. Preference for this class will be given to those who continued from the Winter 2024 class.

Details
Sun, 6pm–9pm w/ Rebekah White
Dates
Apr 7–May 26
Registration details
$240 / $265(non-member)
max. 8 participants

All classes are held downstairs at the site of Devon’s first school, just east of the current Robina Baker School, at:

5 Jasper Court S
Devon, AB
T9G 1H3