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Get your hands dirty and explore your creativity at Gloucester Pottery School this year!

COVID 19 - In order to safely run the Gloucester Pottery School programs, everyone entering the premises must wear a mask that covers the nose, mouth and chin. If they have a temperature, cough or other COVID symptoms, they cannot enter the GPS premises. There will be no exceptions to this policy.

 

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 2021 Courses and Workshops 

One Night on the Wheel Fridays 6:30pm

Fri, 6:30 PM, 2h30m

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Fridays

Varies

WHEELNIGHT

Have you wanted to try making pottery on the wheel? Here is your opportunity to enjoy one evening discovering the art of throwing clay during this 2.5 hour workshop. After the workshop our technicians will trim and fire your pieces and they will be ready for you to pick up in 2 weeks. Come and relax while experiencing the joy of clay. This workshop is open to clients 14 years and older. All materials included. $99 +HST each.

Price:

$99.00

Adult Handbuilding Wed 1:30PM

Wed, 1:30 PM, 2h30m

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Sep-15 to Oct-20

Kaitlyn Brennan

HANDBUILD. 107

In this 6 week handbuilding class, the student will learn several handbuilding and surface decorating techniques. One bag of clay included. Ages 16 to Adult. Please bring an apron to protect your clothes.

Price:

$315.00

Open Studio Wed 2:00pm

Wed, 2:00 PM, 3h

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Sep-15 to Oct-20

James Thorne

STUDIO.101

This 6 week class is intended for experienced artists that are looking for an opportunity to explore their own ideas and projects on the wheel. This class will be student driven with no set curriculum, but an instructor will be present for supervision. Students must have taken at least one class previously at GPS and they must be able to center and throw unassisted. This class is 3 hours instead of the normal 2.5. Class will take place in studio 2, and following our Covid policies, students must stay in studio 2 for the duration of class. Clay is not included - but must have been purchased from GPS. Each student will be given a $50 glaze firing credit that must be used during the 6-week session, if needed student can pay for additional firings.

Price:

$225.00

Adult Wheel Level 1.5 Fri 9:30am

Fri, 9:30 AM, 2h30m

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Sep-17 to Oct-22

Linda Taylor

WHEEL105.102

Level 1.5: This course is aimed at students who have completed Level 1 and are able to consistently center and throw a cylinder as high as it is wide. This more advanced class will push students to make more technically difficult forms including lidded vessels, bowls and closed in forms. One bag of clay included. Prerequisite: Ability to center and pull walls up consistently, if unsure please contact the school to discuss which class is best suited to you. Ages 16 to adult.

Price:

$315.00

Child Handbuilding Sun 3:30pm

Sun, 3:30 PM, 1h30m

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Sep-19 to Oct-24

Victoria Rodgers

HANDCHILD.102

A very exciting and enjoyable program for children learning basic handbuilding techniques. Students are encouraged to express their own creativity with each piece. Returning students are given more challenging projects and materials included. Only 6 to a class, ages 7-13 years

Price:

$190.00

Adult Wheel Level 1 Wed 7:00pm

Wed, 7:00 PM, 2h30m

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Nov-03 to Dec-08

James Thorne

WHEEL1.108

Level 1: This course is an introductory wheel course. Class duration 2.5 hours for 6 consecutive weeks. The student will cover the basic techniques for the beginner. You will first learn the art of centering the clay which will allow you make different pot shapes. Trimming a foot onto a pot and surface decoration is covered. Recycled clay is included. No prerequisite is required. Ages 16 to adult

Price:

$315.00

Adult Handbuilding Thurs 10am

Thu, 10:00 AM, 2h30m

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Nov-04 to Dec 16

Vanessa Villarreal

HANDBUILD.106

NO CLASS NOVEMBER 11 - In this 6 week class the student will learn the basics of handbuilding for both functional and decorative ceramics. The class will experiment with different decorating styles using patterns, embellishments, and underglaze colors and slips to enhance the work. There will be a deeper tutorial in glazing and decorating techniques to enhance patterns and textures on the students work. One bag of clay included. No prerequisite. Ages 16 to Adult. Please bring an apron to protect your clothes.

Price:

$315.00

Adult Wheel Level 1.5 Fri 9:30am

Fri, 9:30 AM, 2h30m

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Nov-05 to Dec-10

Linda Taylor

WHEEL105.104

Level 1.5: This course is aimed at students who have completed Level 1 and are able to consistently center and throw a cylinder as high as it is wide. This more advanced class will push students to make more technically difficult forms including lidded vessels, bowls and closed in forms. One bag of clay included. Prerequisite: Ability to center and pull walls up consistently, if unsure please contact the school to discuss which class is best suited to you. Ages 16 to adult.

Price:

$315.00

Teen/Adult 12yrs+ Wheel Level 1 Sat 10:00am

Sat, 10:00 AM, 2h

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Nov-06 to Dec-11

James Thorne

TEENADULT.104

This program is especially fun for a teenager or an adult to experience the challenge and joy of the pottery wheel. The basic Level 1 program is covered with a more indepth program for the returning student. Some materials included. No prerequisite is required. Ages:12 to adult. Please bring an apron or an old towel to protect your clothes.

Price:

$275.00

Teen/Adult 12yrs+ Wheel Level 1 Sun 10:00am

Sun, 10:00 AM, 2h

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Nov-07 to Dec-12

TBD

TEENADULT.105

This program is especially fun for a teenager or an adult to experience the challenge and joy of the pottery wheel. The basic Level 1 program is covered with a more indepth program for the returning student. Some materials included. No prerequisite is required. Ages:12 to adult. Please bring an apron or an old towel to protect your clothes.

Price:

$275.00

Surface Decoration Tues 10am

Tue, 10:00 AM, 3h

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Sep-14 to Oct-19

Various

SURFACE.101

A 6 week workshop where each week the 3-hour class will be taught by a different artist demonstrating a different surface decoration technique. The purpose of each class is to learn that week's technique through demonstrations and by doing it yourself. The forms decorated are a byproduct of the learning experience and may not be fully resolved - please expect to explore new techniques but not necessarily perfectly finish wares. Ages 16 to Adult. All materials included

Price:

$380.00

Adult Handbuilding - Pots for Houseplants Wed 10am

Wed, 10:00 AM, 2h30m

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Sep-15 to Oct-20

Kaitlyn Brennan

HANDBUILD.102

In this 6 week handbuilding class, the student will learn several handbuilding and surface decorating techniques to create a variety of vessesls for houseplants. One bag of clay included. Ages 16 to Adult. Please bring an apron to protect your clothes.

Price:

$315.00

Adult Wheel Level 1 Thurs 6:30pm

Thu, 6:30 PM, 2h30m

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Sep-16 to Oct-21

James Thorne

WHEEL1.102

Level 1: This course is an introductory wheel course. Class duration 2.5 hours for 6 consecutive weeks. The student will cover the basic techniques for the beginner. You will first learn the art of centering the clay which will allow you make different pot shapes. Trimming a foot onto a pot and surface decoration is covered. Recycled clay is included. No prerequisite is required. Ages 16 to adult

Price:

$315.00

Adult Wheel Level 1 Sat 4:00pm

Sat, 4:00 PM, 2h30m

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Sep-18 to Oct-23

James Thorne

WHEEL1.104

Level 1: This course is an introductory wheel course. Class duration 2.5 hours for 6 consecutive weeks. The student will cover the basic techniques for the beginner. You will first learn the art of centering the clay which will allow you make different pot shapes. Trimming a foot onto a pot and surface decoration is covered. Recycled clay is included. No prerequisite is required. Ages 16 to adult

Price:

$315.00

Adult Handbuilding Wed 1:30pm

Wed, 1:30 PM, 2h30m

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Nov-03 to Dec-08

Kaitlyn Brennan

HANDBUILD. 108

In this 6 week handbuilding class, the student will learn several handbuilding and surface decorating techniques. One bag of clay included. Ages 16 to Adult. Please bring an apron to protect your clothes.

Price:

$315.00

Adult Handbuilding - Pots for Desserts Wed 10am

Wed, 10:00 AM, 2h30m

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Nov-03 to Dec-08

Kaitlyn Brennan

HANDBUILD.104

In this 6 week handbuilding class, the student will learn several handbuilding and surface decorating techniques to create a variety of vessels for desserts including a cake stand, pie plate, treat box. One bag of clay included. Ages 16 to Adult. Please bring an apron to protect your clothes.

Price:

$315.00

Adult Wheel Level 1 Thurs 1:30pm

Thu, 1:30 PM, 2h30m

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Nov-04 to Dec 16

James Thorne

WHEEL1.109

Level1: NO CLASS NOVEMBER 11 - This course is an introductory wheel course. Class duration 2.5 hours for 6 consecutive weeks. The student will cover the basic techniques for the beginner. You will first learn the art of centering the clay which will allow you make different pot shapes. Trimming a foot onto a pot and surface decoration is covered. Recycled clay included. No prerequisite is required. Ages 16 to adult.

Price:

$315.00

Thrown and Altered Tues 1pm

Tues, 1:00PM, 2h30m

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Nov-05 to Dec-10

Evelyn Leon

THROWALTER.101

This six week class is perfect for students that are looking to push their wheel thrown pieces beyond simple forms and also push themselves creatively. Students will start by creating pieces on the wheel and then over the course of six weeks will manipulate the form and combine with handbuilt elements. The class will include learning to design and plan ahead, surface decorating techniques such as Mishima and inlays, and playing with sculptural elements to enhance students' designs and ideas.

Price:

$315.00

Child Handbuilding Sat 10:30am

Sat, 10:30 AM, 1h30m

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Nov-06 to Dec-11

Vanessa Padilla

HANDCHILD.103

A very exciting and enjoyable program for children learning basic handbuilding techniques. Students are encouraged to express their own creativity with each piece. Returning students are given more challenging projects and materials included. Only 6 to a class, ages 7-13 years

Price:

$190.00

Child Handbuilding Sun 3:30pm

Sun, 3:30 PM, 1h30m

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Nov-07 to Dec-12

Victoria Rodgers

HANDCHILD.104

A very exciting and enjoyable program for children learning basic handbuilding techniques. Students are encouraged to express their own creativity with each piece. Returning students are given more challenging projects and materials included. Only 6 to a class, ages 7-13 years

Price:

$190.00

Surface Decoration Tues 2pm

Tue, 2:00 PM, 3h

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Sep-14 to Oct-19

Various

SURFACE.102

A 6 week workshop where each week the 3-hour class will be taught by a different artist demonstrating a different surface decoration technique. The purpose of each class is to learn that week's technique through demonstrations and by doing it yourself. The forms decorated are a byproduct of the learning experience and may not be fully resolved - please expect to explore new techniques but not necessarily perfectly finish wares. Ages 16 to Adult. All materials included

Price:

$380.00

Adult Wheel Level 2 Wed 10:00am

Wed, 10:00 AM, 2h30m

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Sep-15 to Oct-20

Shaina Lipsey

WHEEL2.101

This course is for students who have completed two to three courses on the wheel and who can consistently throw a cylinder, evenly, as high as it is wide with 2-2.5 lbs of clay. Emphasis will be placed on improving throwing skills, finishing details and exploring surface decoration. One bag of clay included. Prerequisite Level 1.5. Ages 16 to Adult Please bring an apron or an old towel to protect your clothes.

Price:

$315.00

Thrown and Altered Fri 6:30pm

Fri, 6:30 PM, 2h30m

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Sep-17 to Oct-22

Evelyn Leon

THROWALTER.101

This six week class is perfect for students that are looking to push their wheel thrown pieces beyond simple forms and also push themselves creatively. Students will start by creating pieces on the wheel and then over the course of six weeks will manipulate the form and combine with handbuilt elements. The class will include learning to design and plan ahead, surface decorating techniques such as Mishima and inlays, and playing with sculptural elements to enhance students' designs and ideas.

Price:

$315.00

Teen/Adult 12yrs+ Wheel Level 1 Sun 1:30pm

Sun, 1:30 PM, 2h

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Sep-19 to Oct-24

Emily Dore

TEENADULT.103

This program is especially fun for a teenager or an adult to experience the challenge and joy of the pottery wheel. The basic Level 1 program is covered with a more indepth program for the returning student. Some materials included. No prerequisite is required. Ages:12 to adult. Please bring an apron or an old towel to protect your clothes.

Price:

$275.00

Open Studio Wed 2:00pm

Wed, 2:00 PM, 3h

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Nov-03 to Dec-08

James Thorne

STUDIO.102

This 6 week class is intended for experienced artists that are looking for an opportunity to explore their own ideas and projects on the wheel. This class will be student driven with no set curriculum, but an instructor will be present for supervision. Students must have taken at least one class previously at GPS and they must be able to center and throw unassisted. This class is 3 hours instead of the normal 2.5. Class will take place in studio 2, and following our Covid policies, students must stay in studio 2 for the duration of class. Clay is not included - but must have been purchased from GPS. Each student will be given a $50 glaze firing credit that must be used during the 6-week session, if needed student can pay for additional firings.

Price:

$225.00

Adult Wheel Level 2 Wed 10:00am

Wed, 10:00 AM, 2h30m

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Nov-03 to Dec-08

Shaina Lipsey

WHEEL2.102

This course is for students who have completed two to three courses on the wheel and who can consistently throw a cylinder, evenly, as high as it is wide with 2-2.5 lbs of clay. Emphasis will be placed on improving throwing skills, finishing details and exploring surface decoration. One bag of clay included. Prerequisite Level 1.5. Ages 16 to Adult Please bring an apron or an old towel to protect your clothes.

Price:

$315.00

Child Handbuilding Thurs 4:30pm

Thu, 4:30 PM, 1h30m

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Nov-04 to Dec 16

Emma Gauthier

HANDCHILD.105

A very exciting and enjoyable program for children learning basic handbuilding techniques. Students are encouraged to express their own creativity with each piece. Returning students are given more challenging projects and materials included. Only 6 to a class, ages 7-13 years

Price:

$190.00

Teen/Adult 12yrs+ Wheel Level 1.5 Sat 1:30pm

Sat, 1:30 PM, 2h

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Nov-06 to Dec-11

James Thorne

TEENADULT105.102

This course is aimed at teens and adults who have completed Level 1 and wish to advance, but still require more guidance from the instructor for the full 2 hour class. The class will progress towards more advanced forms including lidded forms, bowls, sets, and closed-in forms. Prerequisite: Be able to consistently centre and throw a cylinder as high as it is wide. Ages:12 to adult. Please bring an apron or an old towel to protect your clothes.

Price:

$275.00

Teen/Adult Handbuilding Sat 2:00pm

Sat, 2:00 PM, 2h

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Nov-06 to Dec-11

Emma Gauthier

TEENADULTHAND.102

This program is especially fun for a teenager or an adult to experience the challenge and joy of handbuilding. Materials included. No prerequisite is required. Ages:12 to adult. Please bring an apron or an old towel to protect your clothes

Price:

$275.00