Children's Pottery Classes
2021 Children's Classes
All Classes for Children are Currently Canceled
It is unlikely that on-site classes will be held in 2021 due to COVID safety protocols. We hope to start classes again in the new year. To be notified when classes are being offered, complete the Notify Me! form below.
Handbuilding classes suit ages 7 and up. A minimum 6 and maximum 10 students per class.
Wheel classes require hand strength and therefore minimum age 10 is required. Parents are not allowed in this class due to space. Minimum 6 and maximum 8 students per class.
Refund Policy: We can refund fees before the start of a session, less a $20 service fee. Please email childclasses@waterloopotters for more details.
Fees are for each course, and cover all materials, including clay and firing. HST is required for students aged 15 and up.
Refund Policy: Classes canceled due to Covid-19 will be refunded in full. Normally, we can refund fees before the start of a session, less a $20 service fee. Please email email@example.com for more details
Hand Building Class for Ages 7 and Over
This class will allow your child to use different techniques and methods to create wonderful works of art. Using a variety of tools and their imagination your budding potter will dazzle you with their creations. A minimum 6 and maximum 10 students per class. Parents (and grandparents!) are able to register for this class, too.
Wheel Class for Ages 10 and Over
This class will provide your child with an opportunity to work with an electric pottery wheel to create their beautiful pots. Your child’s instructor will guide them through the basics of ‘throwing’ clay. Children must be 10 or older to participate to ensure their hands are big enough to centre and control the clay. Minimum 6 and maximum 8 students per class.
Take Home Your Creations!The last day of class the students decorate their pieces with different colour 'underglazes'. The pieces are then left to dry for a week, after which the workshop will fire all the pots in a kiln (a bisque firing) to remove the moisture in them. The pots will then get covered in a clear glaze and fired again at a higher temperature so they shine and the colour is protected. A date for picking up pots will be provided after registration, usually a couple weeks after class is over, or alternate pickup can be arranged. Unclaimed pots are donated to our Celebrate Summer fundraiser for childrens' charities, or disposed of.
Teachers Who Love Clay
Our instructors are members of the workshop with a passion to share their love for clay with your child. Most are full time potters or have been members of the workshop for many years and have lots of experience teaching children's classes, many seeing the same students grow in skill year after year.