Who We Are

Angela McKay, Natalie Prévost and Becky Webster DeLeo after a long day at a Fall Pottery Sale in Forbes Family Hall at the Manulife Sportsplex in RIM Park.

Angela McKay, Natalie Prévost and Becky Webster DeLeo after a long day at a Fall Pottery Sale in Forbes Family Hall in the Manulife Sportsplex at RIM Park.

We are a Cooperative

The Waterloo Potters' Workshop is a non-profit co-operative organization situated in the Jacob Eby farmhouse in Waterloo Park in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.

The workshop allows members an opportunity to join together and share their ideas and energy to run the cooperative.

Activities

Pottery classes are offered during the year. There are introductory pottery classes for non-members and advanced classes for members of the Workshop.

Our bi-annual pottery sales draw people from all the Waterloo Region.

We contribute to our community by organizing Empty Bowls, a fundraiser for the Waterloo Region Food Bank, and Celebrate Summer, a fundraiser for local children’s charities.

We showcase the exceptional pottery made by members of the Waterloo Potters’ Workshop at our annual juried show, Earthborn.

Aims and Purposes

  • To encourage an interest in, and knowledge of, the making of pottery.
  • To provide for its members a well-equipped studio.
  • To provide facilities for educational purposes, such as classes and workshops.
  • To provide an outlet for sales of pottery made by members to help them defray the cost of classes and materials.

Our History

The Waterloo Potters’ Workshop began as a Centennial Project in 1967 when the City of Waterloo put out a tender for community groups to make use of the Jacob Eby farmhouse in the centre of Waterloo Park.

The Workshop was founded by 9 members and has grown to over 100 members.

Waterloo Potters’ Workshop Word Cloud that resulted from a survey of members asking them what they valued about our cooperative.

Waterloo Potters’ Workshop Word Cloud that resulted from a survey of members asking them what they valued about our cooperative.