We are pleased to be offering the following classes. To sign up, choose the course you are interested in and fill in your name and email address in the form at the bottom of the page. The total amount will show below your details. When you click Submit, the form will take you to our PayPal page where you can pay by PayPal or the credit card of your choice.
You may sign up online with the payment process below, or visit us at 993 Talwood during our Gallery opening hours and pay in person. Online, we accept PayPal, Visa and MasterCard, and you can pay with cash, cheque, debit or credit card in person. We also accept payment over the phone for Visa & MasterCard during business hours.
We have a bursary application!
"To encourage and develop an interest in ceramic arts in those who may not have the resources to participate in our programs."
So anyone who is interested in our programs, may apply for a bursary. Of course, not everyone will qualify and we have limited funds to distribute. To apply, you can download the application form.
Members are asked to please pay in person with cash or cheque in order to save fees, and receive your full discount.
To avoid disappointment, we ask that you register early for a class to guarantee your spot. Please note that no reservation is secured unless accompanied by a payment. This is to ensure fairness in class availability as all of our classes are becoming very popular and are filling up quickly. Payment can be made in person or online through the form below.
2018 Spring Session
All classes are $327.70 (including HST) unless otherwise stated.
For beginners and those looking for more practice.
- Wednesdays - Afternoon, 12:30 - 3 p.m. (June Goodwin)
- Wednesdays - Evening, 6:30 - 9 p.m. (June Goodwin)
- Thursdays - Evening, 6:30 - 9 p.m. (Carolyn Cisco)
Pottery for Relaxation NEW!
Our newest class, which we call Centering: Yoga, Meditation & Pottery, is for those who need to slow down a little. Wheel work is being cited again and again for its meditative properties and ability to help our minds focus away from the stress of our every day lives. This class combines wheel throwing, meditation techniques and simple yoga stretches to help you relax. Our teacher is both an experienced potter and a certified yoga instructor. Focus will be on relaxation, but work will be produced and materials, as usual, are included.
- Fridays - Afternoon, 12:30 - 3 p.m. (Janette Fronz)
Pottery 2 requires that the student has taken at least 1 Pottery 1 session (or equivalent) and can center on their own. Pottery 2 focuses on making larger forms and different surface decoration techniques.
- Tuesdays - Afternoon, 12:30 - 3 p.m. (Darlene Malcolm-Moran)
Pottery 3 requires at least one session of Pottery 2 or multiple sessions of Pottery 1 (or equivalent, or recommendation from teacher). Students must be able to center at least 1 kilo of clay and throw a cylinder to at least 5" high. Students should be self-directed and be willing to address problems or questions directly with the instructor
- Tuesdays - Evening, 6:30 - 9 p.m. (Scott Walker)
- Thursdays - Afternoon, 12:30 - 3 p.m. (Margrit Beesley)
Handbuilding - Flex Clay
Do you just need a few refreshers or some techniques for different surface decorations or building? Our evening hand building class can be registered for all 8 weeks or alternatively for any three.
- Thursdays - Evenings -6:30 - 9 p.m. (Heathyr Francis)
After School Sessions
- Wednesdays, 3:45 to 5:30 pm (Priya Harding)
This eight week course is for 7 to 12 year-olds, handbuilding clay pieces and learning to throw on the wheel. $190 (no HST)
Teens Throwing Class
- Tuesdays - Afternoon, - 3:30 to 5:30p.m. (Priya Harding)
We ask that parents please fill out our Emergency Contact Form here. You can fill it out and bring it with you on the first day.
The price of $230 (no HST) includes all clay, firing and glazes.
Please note: There is a subsidy available for qualified applicants. (This is for children under the age of 19 only.) For more information please contact the City of Peterborough, Subsidy Program details or call Recreation Division at 705-742-7777 ext. 1827.
This is something that you must discuss with the City, as we ourselves can’t apply any subsidies directly.
All Family Clay Days are from 1:30pm - 3:00pm. We ask that you please register and pay 48 hours ahead of time to ensure your place. Price is $33.90. per person (incl.HST). We encourage parents to register with their children to make things together (parents can make a different project than the children). However Family Clay is open to anyone over six.
Projects can be changed without notice and to the student's wishes within reason.
- Saturday, April 14, 2018
- Saturday, May 5, 2018
- Saturday, June 2, 2018
- Saturday, July 14, 2018
- Saturday, August 18, 2018
Bring a Friend
Bring a Friend starts promptly at 7 - 8:30pm. Price is $39.55 per person (incl.HST).
- Friday, Jun 15, 2018
- Friday, Jul 20, 2018
- Saturday, Aug 18, 2018
Girls' Night Out
Girl's Nights Out start at 7 - 8:30pm. Price per person is $39.55 (incl.HST).
- Saturday, Apr 14, 2018
- Saturday, May 12, 2018
- Saturday, Jun 2, 2018
- Friday, Jun 22, 2018
- Saturday, Jul 14, 2018
- Friday, Aug 17, 2018
Our Teachers for this session
- Pottery 1 - Wed aft/even - June Goodwin
- Pottery 1 - Thurs eve - Carolyn Cisco
- Centering - Friday mornings - Janette Fronz
- Pottery 2 - Tues aft - Darlene Malcolm-Moran
- Pottery 3 - Tues eve - Scott Walker
- Handbuilding - Thurs aft - Margrit Beesley
- Handbuilding - (also inc beg sculpting) Thurs eve - Heathyr Francis
- Teens Throwing Class - Tues aft - Priya Harding
- After School Class - Wed aft - Priya Harding
- All Girls Night out, Bring a Friend, Family Clay classes - Heathyr Francis
Sign up for our 2018 Spring Session
Refund Policy: No refund will be given for a course, class, program or workshop if notice of withdrawal is not received at least 10 days in advance of commencement. All refunds are subject to an administration fee of 20%. Any refund can be transferred to another class or towards the purchase of items in the Gallery.
Paypal: A $20 fee will be charged for any charge backs on PayPal due to customer's error.
Prepayment with Registration is required for all classes and workshops. If cancelled due to insufficient enrollment or for other unforeseen circumstances, the registered participant’s payment will be returned. Participants may choose to transfer their payment to another class or items in the Gallery.
Bursary for Kawartha Potter's Guild programs: Established in 2016, the Kawartha Potters Guild Bursary encourages students to develop an appreciation for the ceramic arts. The Kawartha Potters Guild is committed to making quality ceramic arts education accessible to all; regardless of age, culture, gender, ability, or financial circumstances.
If you qualify as a low or middle income family (based on CRA standards), you may be eligible for full or partial bursaries. (see information above)
Class Evaluation Forms: Instructors will hand out these Evaluation forms during the course session. It is very helpful for us if you fill them in and hand them in to the front desk or to the instructor at the end of the class or session (if you are taking a course of lessons). This helps us improve our teaching and the content of the courses.