The PEI Potters Studio is a co-operative pottery studio for both new and experienced potters. We offer 10-week pottery classes for beginner and advanced potters three times a year that normally start in January, either March or April and then September. Our studio is open to our members whenever classes are not taking place.
Semi-official reminder that the registration for the next set of classes is 5:30-7:00pm Tuesday April 12th (Corrected -- previously had 15th). Adult classes are $200 + clay ($25/20lb block) and kids classes are $175 + clay. Reclaim (reprocessed) clay is also available at a lessor cost.
Adult beginner classes begin week of April 18th, 6:30-9:30pm:
Tuesdays (Ron) and
Children's classes begin week of April 16th
Ages 9-11 from 10:30am-12:30pm (with Ryan) and
Ages 12-14 from 1:30-3:30pm (with Ryan)
All classes run for 10 weeks so they will finish up by the third week of June. If anyone has any questions, please call Barb at 368-3268.
That was our final tally of money raised with the great folks at Back Alley Music. The money went 50% to the Upper Room Food Bank and 50% to the David MacDonald and Gerry Rutten Music Legacy Fund.
We ended up with about 40 bowls available which was really great. Thanks to everyone at the studio who donated time and bowls in getting this together.
Even before the doors opened at noon one of the bowls was sold and within a couple hours after that they all were gone. People flocked in and I heard many compliments both for the great soups provided by Beanz and the idea of Ron's to team up for this project. Seeing people walking around eating soup from a bowl I personally made, knowing the money is going to a couple good causes, was personally quite gratifying for me.
The band sounded great as well, providing a perfect soundtrack to a rainy Saturday spent indoors enjoying soup.
Stay tuned in the fall. This was so successful and fun to do that we'll definitely be doing it again!
We initially had the date of Soupy Saturday wrong, it's actually going to take place on Saturday March 12 from noon to 3. That's this Saturday! We'll have lots of bowls ready and it will be a great time. Music is being provided by Lil Dave & the Drawstiks, the soup is by Beanz.
A $20 minimum donation will get you a bowl of your choice filled with great soup. After you're done, you can take the bowl home, it's yours to keep. We're really excited about the great variety and selection of bowls we've created for this.
Check here for The Buzz's information on the event.
Youth / Teen
POTTERY IN THE PARK
PEI Potter’s Studio in Victoria Park (small white house next to tennis courts)
Children’s Classes (Ages 9-14)
Classes for children aged 9 -14 re held on Saturdays, either from 10:30 to 12:30 or 1:30 to 3:30. While creative exploration with clay is stressed, both classes provide beginners with the basics of clay preparation, a variety of hand-building techniques, glazing and decoration and an introduction to wheel throwing. Students with previous experience may focus more on wheel throwing. Classes are taught by a professional Island potter and are designed to be fun as well educational. Classes are small in size (maximum of 8) and relaxed and informal in style. In either class participants will get a through introduction to the art of pottery making and have fun while creating their own pieces from start to finish.
Spring session: Registration Tuesday, April 12 from 5:30 – 7:00 PM at the studio.
Saturdays 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM April 16 to June 18 $175 (includes clay)
Saturdays 1:30 to 3:30 PM April 16 to June 18 $175 (includes clay)
For information call Barb at 368-3268.
POTTERY IN THE PARK
PEI Potter Studio
Victoria Park (small white house next to tennis courts)
Classes are taught by professional Island potters and are designed to be fun as well as educational. Perfect for beginners as well as those with some experience, classes are small in size (max of 8) and relaxed and informal in style. Instruction covers the basics of clay preparation, wheel-throwing techniques, and glazing and decoration. Hand-building techniques can also be explored depending on interest. This is a great way to relieve stress and enhance creativity while learning a new skill. Participants will get a thorough introduction to the art of pottery making and have fun while creating their own pieces from start to finish.
Spring session: Registration Tuesday, April 12 from 5:30 to 7:00PM at the studio.
Mondays 6:30 to 9:30 PM April 18 to June 20 $200 plus clay ($25)
Tuesdays 6:30 to 9:30 PM April 19 to June 21 $200 plus clay ($25)
Thursdays 6:30 to 9:30 PM April 21 to June 23 $200 plus clay ($25)