Classes are Filled First Come, First Served
Wheel and Hand building classes are offered during Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer, too. Classes are held at the Waterloo Potters’ Workshop at the Eby Farmhouse in Waterloo Park. Each course is 8 nights over 9 weeks: six weeks working with clay, one week off for pots to dry, one week to glaze and an exciting final night to review your work and celebrate with classmates.
Please sign up for a winter, spring or summer class, or find a class with one of our member potters offering classes in Waterloo Region: Sculption, Mermaid Springs Pottery, and L'Abbé Pottery are a few.
While these classes are geared to beginners, students with previous experience are welcome. Please note that the wheel class can be physically demanding. If you have back, wrist or elbow issues you are advised to proceed at your own risk.
This course covers essential handbuilding techniques for creating both decorative and functional pieces. You learn how to use slabs, molds, coils, pinch pots, handles, decorative effects and more to create bowls, serving dishes, mugs or decorative objects. With handbuilding you have more time to focus on decoration and play with form. These are useful skills to then combine with the wheel.
Learn to throw on the wheel. Start with bowls, mugs, and progress to plates or larger objects. Learn techniques for creating and attaching handles. If you’re very ambitious you might want to make a teapot!
Class Sizes are Small
Each class has space for 8 participants in wheel and 10 in handbuilding, and we need to fill classes in order to run them, so feel free to bring a friend, family member or fellow enthusiast! Spaces fill quickly, so to avoid disappointment, remember to email or send in a form with payment asap.
How to Register
For all classes, please complete the online form OR you may download the form here. Then send in your payment ASAP as spots are assigned as cheques are received. Make cheques payable to Waterloo Potters’ Workshop or WPW postdated to the class start date. Mail to the address on the form in order to secure your spot.
Contact Dawn at adultclasses(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)waterloopotters.ca. Please allow for a delayed response as it is busy season.
What More Advanced Classes?
Become a member and have access to the specialized classes and workshops for Members.
2019 Class Schedule Winter, Spring and Summer
Each course is 8 nights over 9 weeks. (One week without a class to accommodate firing)
Please note when registering: spots are allocated based on the date your cheque is received. At this time we can only accept payment by cheque made out to WPW. We appreciate your patience.
- Wheel 1 (Wednesdays) – March 20 – May 15, 2019 (Spring Term -FULL)
- Wheel 1 (Thursdays) – March 21 – May 16, 2019 (Spring Term - FULL)
- Handbuilding 1 (Wednesdays) – March 20 – May 15, 2019 (Spring Term - FULL)
- Wheel 1 (Wednesdays) – June 5 – July 31, 2019 (Summer Term - FULL)
- Wheel 1 (Thursdays) – June 6 – August 1, 2019 (Summer Term - FULL)
- Handbuilding 1 (Wednesdays) – June 6 – July 31, 2019 (Summer Term - FULL)
Coming Soon. Accepting a Waiting List with Registration and Payment. (Spaces are filled based on waiting lists and first come first serve registrants who have submitted a form along with payment.)
We are grateful the large numbers of people who have emailed us and/or sent in electronic forms for upcoming classes. However, we can only confirm registration in class once a form and cheque has been received by the Convenor or her Assistant. We appreciate your patience and apologize if you have not heard back from us other than to confirm your registration. This is due to the large number of emails and electronic registrations which are handled on a voluntary basis, with limited resources. Our priority is to process registrations which include a form (electronic or printed version) which is submitted along with a post-dated cheque for the class of your choice. Thank you.
If you see that the class/session you had hoped to register for is now full, and have submitted a form (printed and/or electronic) and post-dated cheque to the mailing address, you will automatically be put on a waiting list and will be given priority placement in the next available class of preference. Unfortunately, we are not able to register people who have only submitted online forms. We are working on an online payment method, which will inform you at the time of purchase how many spaces in each upcoming class are available.
$251.99 per course, includes materials, firing, glazing, use of all tools needed and taxes.
Please use our online form OR download the form here. Then send your fee payment ASAP to confirm your spot (first come, first served). Sorry, we are still only accepting cheques but hope to have online payment available soon!