Classes for Adults
About Our Studio
Our teaching studio has 10 pottery wheels and two large work tables for hand-building. You have the opportunity to try your hand at both the wheel and hand-built work. You will have the chance to complete several pieces by the end of class.
Students also learn proper clay management and studio maintenance. Good habits and skills are needed to reduce the accumulation of clay dust in any studio.
All work made in class is bisque-fired, glazed by you, and finally glaze-fired in kilns at the studio. The class fee includes one 20-lb bag of studio clay. Additional bags of clay can be purchased when needed. All studio glazes and firing is included in the class fee.
Privilege of Membership = members get 10% off class tuition
Membership has its privileges! Consider joining our Guild and receive a 10% discount on class tuition. See our Membership page to learn the many benefits of general membership in the Guild. You must be registered as a General, Studio or RAM Member, to receive the discount.
Announcing our Beginner and Intermediate Class Registration for Fall 2021
Members $225 + HST
New to pottery? You need to order a TOOL KIT when registering ($15+ HST)
Not your first class at MPG? Please bring your tool kit from home
(Current COVID restrictions prohibit the sharing of tools in our studio)
Beginner/Intermediate level classes will run:
Intermediate level only class will run:
Interested in learning the basics of wheel thrown or hand-built ceramics? Whether you're a newbie to pottery or have a fair amount of hands-on experience, join us for a class in our teaching studio. Our experienced instructors offer instruction through demonstrations and one-on-one attention. Learn the tips and techniques that will lift your work to the next level. Both beginner and intermediate students are welcome to this class.
The focus of this class will be on adjusting and fine-tuning throwing techniques to get more consistent results. Instruction will be geared toward form refinement and development, including improved trimming of pots to create "quality" pieces vs. "quantity." Alternative decorating or glazing techniques will be explored. Other areas to try will be altering thrown forms, throwing larger pieces and throwing specific forms, such as lids and closed forms.
Class is for INTERMEDIATE levels. Students must have taken at least 3 sessions (10 weeks each) of our Beginner classes, or a previous session of our Intermediate class. Please see course description for additional information.
Advanced Classes - No Advanced Classes are being offered at this time.
Need extra clay for your current class?
Students are provided with one sleeve of clay per session. If you require more clay for your current class session, purchase extra clay here. We offer both new or reclaimed clay.