Pottery Classes

Adult classes are eight weeks long, each class is two and a half hours long and there is a maximum of seven students per class.

Classes are taught at our studio at 37 King St. in Truro. Each eight week session costs $265.00 plus HST.

There are three available sessions each year.

  • Fall - September - November
  • Winter January - March
  • Spring March/April - June

Studio time is available year round and during the summer months pottery wheels can be rented.

Please use the tabs at the top for more details on beginner, intermediate and advanced pottery classes.

Spring 2017 Class Schedule 
Class Day Time
Intermediate/Advanced Saturday 10:00am - 12:30pm
space avail
intermediate/Advanced
 Thursday  6:00pm - 8:30pm
 full
Intermediate/Advanced  Tuesday  6:00pm - 8:30pm
 full
Intermediate/Advanced  Wednesday  9:30am - 12:00pm

space avail

Beginner/Intermediate

 Saturday  2:00pm - 4:30pm
full

Materials and Tools

All of the studio equipment, tools and glazes are available to all class levels. Firing costs are included in the class price. Each student can use up to 11kg of clay without additional charges, if more clay is required (usually it isn't) then a second bag of clay can be purchased at our cost. There is no additional cost for firing the second bag of clay.

If a third bag of clay is required, it can be purchased at our retail clay price, but firing charges will apply. A firing fee of $30.00 will apply.

Please note, studio clay is to be used in the studio during classes, if you wish to work at home, extra clay can be purchased.

If a fourth bag of clay is required, we recommend that you consider setting up your own studio. The focus of the classes is to learn and improve your skills, not to become a production potter.

A typical student will produce twelve to fifteen pieces of pottery (which make great gifts!).

Beginner Pottery Lessons  

Full - Sat afternoon starting  March 25/17.

$265.00 Plus HST for an eight week session.   Click here to enquire.

When you are new to clay, it's important to learn the basics. Our beginner pottery classes take you from simple hand building to working on a potters wheel.

  • Hand building
  • Coil building
  • Slab roller projects
  • Throwing on the wheel
  • Trimming on the wheel
  • Glazing

Once you have completed a beginner pottery course at Thrown Together Pottery you are eligible to rent studio time for self directed projects and wheel rentals during summer months.

Please note: Wheel rentals are only available to students who have demonstrated a solid grasp of basic concepts and have proven themselves to be reliable.

Please view the 'Tools and Materials' tab for details on what is provided.

Intermediate Pottery Lessons Spaces available Sat morning starting March 25/17 10-noon. Space still available.

 

$265.00 Plus HST for an eight week session.   Click here to enquire.

Intermediate students focus on improving the techniques learned in a beginner class. There is more emphasis on wheel throwing but students are free to focus on other methods such as slab building and hand building. Students are encouraged to find their own voice and style.

  • Focus on wheel throwing techniques
  • Trimming on the wheel
  • Lidded pots and goblets
  • Assembly techniques
  • Slip trailing

Please view the 'Tools and Materials' tab for details on what is provided.

Advanced pottery classes

$265.00 Plus HST for an eight week session.   Click here to enquire.

Students taking advanced pottery classes will already have a good idea of what they need to focus on. If you have pottery experience at another studio, please contact Danielle to see if an advanced class is right for you!

  • Pieces requiring multiple thrown pieces - eg. teapot
  • Aesthetics of pottery
  • Mixing glazes
  • Alternate glaze application techniques
  • Focus on individual development

Please view the 'Tools and Materials' tab for details on what is provided.

Materials and Tools

All of the studio equipment, tools and glazes are available to all class levels. Firing costs are included in the class price. Each student can use up to 11kg of clay without additional charges, if more clay is required (usually it isn't) then a second bag of clay can be purchased at our cost. There is no additional cost for firing the second bag of clay.

If a third bag of clay is required, it can be purchased at our retail clay price, but firing charges will apply. A firing fee of $30.00 will apply.

Please note, studio clay is to be used in the studio during classes, if you wish to work at home, extra clay can be purchased.

If a fourth bag of clay is required, we recommend that you consider setting up your own studio. The focus of the classes is to learn and improve your skills, not to become a production potter.

A typical student will produce twelve to fifteen pieces of pottery (which make great gifts!).