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
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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.

Register NOW for Summer classes!

Announcing our Beginner and Intermediate Class Registration for Summer 2021

  • Our 5-week sessions start August 16th    
  • Class size is limited to 6 participants
  • Cost per session       Non-Members  $250 + HST

                                            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:
      • Monday mornings Aug 16 - Sept 20      9am–12 noon
      • Monday evenings   Aug 16 - Sept 20      7pm–10pm
      • Tuesday mornings   Aug 17 - Sept 14      9am–12 noon 
      • Tuesday evenings   Aug 17 - Sept 14      7pm–10pm
    Intermediate level only class will run:
      • Wednesday evenings  Aug 18 - Sept 15     7pm–10pm
            • 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.
    • We will continue following COVID-19 protocols that include mandating the use of face masks/coverings by all students and teachers in our classes and practising physical distancing.

    Beginner/Intermediate Classes

    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.

    Beginner/Intermediate Classes

    Intermediate Classes 

    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.

    Intermediate Classes

    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. 

    Purchase Extra Class Clay Here

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