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Gloucester Pottery School (101108) 385.j

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Where in Ottawa is Gloucester Pottery School: 


The Gloucester Pottery School is on the lower level of the Shenkman Arts Center,  245 Centrum Boulevard in Orleans, Ottawa’s east-end. It’s just 15 minutes from downtown, 18 minutes from Rockland and just a few minutes walk from OC Transpo’s Orléans Station at Place d’Orléans. The closest major intersection is St. Joseph Boulevard and Place d’Orléans Drive.

Driving Directions:

Directions from West: Take HWY-417 E. Keep left to take Regional Road 174 E toward Orléans/Rockland. Take the Place d’Orléans exit. Turn left onto Place d’Orléans Drive. Turn left onto Centrum Boulevard. The Shenkman Arts Centre is on the left.

Directions from East: Take HWY 17 W. Continue on Regional Road 174 W. Exit at Tenth Line Road. Turn left at Tenth Line Road. Turn right at St Joseph Boulevard. Turn right at Prestone Drive. Turn left at Centrum Boulevard. The Shenkman Arts Centre is on the right.

Shenkman Hours:


Monday to Friday – 8:30ampm-10:00 pm
Saturday to Sunday – 8:30 am to 8:00 pm

The following days are statutory or declared holidays by the City of Ottawa. The Shenkman Arts Centre will be closed on the following dates: New Year’s Day, Family Day, Good Friday, Easter Monday, Victoria Day, Canada Day, Civic Holiday, Labour Day,  Thanksgiving,  Remembrance Day,  Christmas Day,  Boxing Day

Shenkman Arts Center
Shenkman Art Centre lower level floor map with Gloucester Pottery School highlighted 1F
Location in Shenkman Arts Center: 


The Gloucester Pottery School is on the lower level of the Shenkman Arts Center.  If you followed the above driving directions and are travelling East on Centrum Boulevard you will want to turn down the driveway on your left just before you reach the Shenkman Arts Center.  Drive towards the Holiday Inn and park in the lot directly at the rear of the Shenkman Arts Center.  Enter our building through the Shenkman entrance off the parking lot, the entrance is right between 1H and 1J on the map.  You can walk straight ahead past Trinity Galleries turning right just after our Dust Evans Gallery and you will see our entrance. 

Gloucester Pottery School is an incorporated non-profit organization governed by a Board of Directors

The Gloucester Pottery School is always looking for board member candidates and/or volunteers to help the board with specific tasks (Finance, treasury, legal, governance, strategic thinking, etc.).  If you are interested or would like more information please email 

We’d love to hear from you!

Shenkman Arts Center 245 Centrum Blvd. Ottawa, ON K1E 0A1

Admin: 613-424-2888 |  email  

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Kaitlyn Brennan, Executive Director (regarding exhibitions, equipment, teaching opportunities, and artistic events):

Chantale McGrath, Studio Manager (for inquiries regarding studio time, pottery firings, products, courses and programs):

Do you have a suggestion for a class or workshop? Is there a visiting artist you would love to see at GPS? Feedback you would like to share? Or any other questions or comment?  Send us a message.

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