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Bailey Gas Soda Kiln Firings 

Our Soda kiln has arrived!!

Gloucester Pottery School is growing its number of programs and ways it serves our community.  If you are involved with an organization and would like to partner with us on a program please reach out.



GPS is excited to introduce our new series of soda kiln firing workshops featuring some of Canada's top artists firing atmospherically. Focus on Canadian Artists and members of equity seeking groups.

Community Firings

We have an amazing line up of Demonstrating Artists for this years Conference.  Focus on Canadian Artists and members of equity seeking groups.

Glazes and Slips

As we enjoy having our new soda kiln we are testing and developing a series of flashings slips and glaze for the soda kiln.  

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

Getting Here


Made Possible thanks to the Ontario Trillium Foundation and the Government of Ontario

Gloucester Pottery School would like to recognize the generous support of the Ontario Trillium Foundation for the Capital grant we received from the Government of Ontario. This grant made it possible for Gloucester Pottery School to purchase a 20 cubic foot Bailey Soda Kiln and construct a new kiln shed.

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