Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Registration Update: Winter 2016 classes

All adult beginner classes in the winter session are now full--please watch for details on the next session to begin in mid-April.

There are still openings for the childrens' classes on Saturday mornings and afternoons beginning on Jan. 9. If you are interested please click on the link to the registration form, or call Barb at 902-218-2493.

Monday, December 28, 2015

Online Registration: Winter 2015 Classes

Update Dec 29: Adult classes full, spaces left in kids classes

Registration for the Winter 2015 Classes takes place online.  This blog post should become visible automatically on December 28th, 9am.

To fill in the online form with your information, please click on this class registration link.

The form will be left open until all spaces in all classes are filled or January 4th, whichever comes first. 

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Winter Classes: Information, Registration Information

The winter session of pottery classes at the PEI Potters Studio in Victoria Part, Charlottetown will begin in January.

Registration is online and is first come first serve except for spaces reserved for returning students and those who have received gift certificates.

Registration will be open from December 28 at 9am until January 4th.  Please check this blog (http://www.peipottersstudio.com) for a separate post that will be visible December 28th 9am with a link to the registration form.

For more information, or to purchase a Christmas gift certificate, please call Barb at 902--218-2493.  Gift certificates for the winter class sessions can be purchased until December 21st.

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Raku Workshop - November 8 2015

First notice that our co-op will be hosting a Raku workshop on November 8th, 2015. More details as they are confirmed.

Workshop normally open to co-op members and the public on a cost recovery workshop fee to pay for materials and the instructor.

Raku is a process where the clay is heated up quickly using a propane gas burner, taken out of the kiln chamber while red-hot and then placed in a container vessel with organic materials (e.g. straw), which catch fire and consume the local oxygen so the glaze is in a reduction environment. This results in glazes from bright green to copper oranges and reds. Any part of the piece not glazed can turn black from the carbonized organics.

The Journey to Mastery: Paintings and Pottery (art show Oct 14-24)

The Potters Studio is pleased that many of its co-op members are taking part in a joint art gallery show, in partnership with members from Lysette Sampson's painting group, @ The Guild in downtown Charlottetown.

Show pen from noon to 5pm Tuesday-Saturday from noon to 5pm.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

PEI Potters Studio Collaborates in Group Show at the Arts Guild

A special collaborative group show called The Journey to Mastery: Painting and Pottery will be held at the Gallery at the Guild from October 14 to 24. This show, featuring pottery by members of the PEI Potters Studio and oil paintings by students in Lysette Sampson’s Art Class, will offer a visually appealing combination of painting and pottery that all will enjoy.

The show is being held this year to help celebrate the 20th anniversary of the creation of the PEI Potters Studio. Over the years, studio members have developed excellent skills in both wheel-thrown and hand-built pottery, producing an amazing variety of quality pieces, and this special show is an opportunity to showcase their work.

Lysette Sampson’s art class consists of students of varying skill levels in oil painting. Lysette trained in Montreal and has been teaching in Rustico for more than 20 years.  At present she teaches 20 adults, all of whom produce excellent work.  Several members of her class will be displaying their work during this exciting group show.

An opening reception will be held on Wednesday, October 14 from 7 to 9 pm and the gallery will be open from 12 to 5 pm from Tuesday to Saturday.  For more information check http://www.theguildpei.com/gallery.

Monday, September 7, 2015

Update on Pottery Class Registration

Registration for the fall session of pottery classes is full as of Sept 7, 2015. If you have questions please call Barb at 902-368-3268.

Monday, August 10, 2015

PEI Potters Studio Annual Fundraising Pottery Sale

The hugely popular annual fundraising pottery sale for the PEI Potters Studio will be held on Saturday, August 22 from 9 am to noon(ish) at the Confederation Court Mall (first floor near Shopper's Drug Mart) in Charlottetown. Work by studio members and students, as well as professional Island potters, will be available at great prices! Come early to be sure to get the best selection!

Funds raised from the sale will help the studio provide opportunities for children and adults to learn about and enjoy working with clay. For more information call Barb at 902-368-3268.

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Fall 2015 and Winter 2016 Registration Information and Registration Link (NOW LIVE)

Fall 2015 "POTTERY IN THE PARK" Registration Information

PEI Potters Studio, Victoria Park (small white house next to tennis courts)

Fall 2015 Session online registration form opened after Sept. 1, 6pm  and stays open till to Sept. 11, 6pm.  

Note that payment is through Interact online email money transfer.  If you have problems with the online form or the payment process, please contact Barb at 902-368-3268.

Childrens Class (Ages 9-14)
A class for children aged 9-14 will be held on Saturdays (choose either the morning or afternoon class). While creative exploration with clay is stressed, beginners will learn the basics of clay preparation, a variety of hand-building techniques, glazing and decorating and an introduction to wheel throwing. Students with previous experience may focus more on wheel throwing. The class is taught by an experienced potter and is designed to be fun as well as educational. The class is small in size (maximum of 8) and relaxed and informal in style. Students will get a thorough introduction to the art of pottery making and have fun while creating their own pieces from start to finish. Registration fee is $175 (including clay)      

  • Saturdays:  September 25 to November 28, 2015
    • Morning class--10:30 am to 12:30 pm
    • Afternoon class--1:30 to 3:30 pm 

Adult Classes
Classes are taught by professional Island potters and are designed to be fun as well as educational. Classes are small in size (maximum of 8), relaxed and informal in style. The class (choose either Monday, Tuesday or Thursday evening) covers the basics of clay preparation, wheel-throwing techniques, and glazing and decoration. Hand-building techniques can also be explored depending on interest. 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. Registration fee is $225 (includes a 20 lb block of clay).
  • Mondays     6:30 to 9:30 PM          September 21 to November 23 (Beginner)
  • Tuesdays     6:30 to 9:30 PM          September 22 to November 24 (Beginner)
  • Thursdays    6:30 to 9:30 PM          September 24 to November 26 (Beginner)

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

PEI Potters Studio 20th Anniversary Celebration

Everyone is invited to attend an open house at the PEI Potters Studio in Victoria Park to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the founding of the organization. The event will be held on Saturday August 8 from 2 to 4 pm (rain date August 15) and will include studio tours, demonstrations and light refreshments. For more information call Judy at 902-892-9064.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Upcoming Raku Workshop: June 6th (open to co-op members and non-members)

The PEI Potters Studio is hosting a Raku workshop on Saturday June 6th.  Tim Isaac will be helping with the Raku firing.  Check out Tim's website for more information about Raku, his bio and pictures of recent work.

Workshop fees are $25 for co-op members and $35 for non-members.  This gives opportunity to use the provided glazes, Tim's help and the fuel for the firings.

Please bring a limited number of bisque fired pieces.  We will try to make sure everyone gets a chance to put a few pieces in and then any additional pieces will depend on time, size and opportunity.

Co-op members can sign up on the blackboard in the studio and bring cash or cheques to the workshop.  Please contact Barb at 902-368-3268 if you're a pottery non-member and wish to come to the workshop.  

Spring classes now on!

Spring classes now on!

The spring session of classes starts this week and all of the adult and childrens' classes are now full. The next session will begin around the third week of September. If you are interested, please check back in August for further details, or call Barb at 902-368-3268.

Monday, April 6, 2015

Spring Classes, Online Registration Form

Spring pottery class registration opens Mon April 6 at 6pm and runs to April 10th or until all spaces filled. Note that the form below will be closed to new entries once all spots filled.

Link to online registration form: Please click here. 




Sunday, March 29, 2015

Registration for spring classes opens April 6th, 2015

Online Registrations Open Online Mon April 6th, 2015 (6pm)

 Due to requests from students and issues with previous registrations, we're going to pilot an online system for registration for the spring 2015 pottery classes. This will open Mon evening April 6th (after 6pm) and remain open until April 10th or until all spots are filled.  

(Note: this post originally indicated registration would open Apr 1st, but due to personnel issues, we have to push it off till Apr 6th.)

There will be on online registration form (linked on this blog on Wednesday) and payment will be accepted through an Interact email money transfer.  Alternate arrangements can be made if the Interact email money transfer is not possible.

Spring Pottery Classes (April - June 2015)

The spring session has been greatly affected by the recent series of snowstorms and roads to the studio being closed for long periods.  Adjustments are being made for the Monday and Tuesday students (most affected) and the term has been extended for the Thursday to Saturday students.

Due to the class adjustments, no spring 2015 class is available on Monday evenings and the new session will start and end later than earlier years.

Spring 2015 Classes Available
  • Adult class, Tuesdays, 6:30-9:30pm, April 21-June 23
  • Adult class, Thursdays, 6:30-9:30pm, April 23-June 25
  • Children's class, Saturdays, 10:30am-12:30pm, April 25-June 27
  • Children's class, Saturdays, 1:30-3:30pm, April 25-June 27
If there is enough extra demand for an additional class, we will try to arrange for another instructor and a class either Friday or Saturday evening. 

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Pottery classes spring 2015

Pottery Classes--Spring Session 2015

The spring session of pottery classes at the PEI Potters Studio in Victoria Park will begin the week of April 20 and run for a 10 week period. Classes are available for adult beginners on Tuesdays or Thursdays from 6:30 to 9:30 pm. Depending on interest a beginners class may also be held on Monday evenings starting April 27. Classes for children ages 9 to 14 will be held on Saturdays from 10:30 to 12:30 or 1:30 to 3:30 beginning April 25. Please note that registration is first come first serve except for spaces that have been reserved for returning students and gift certificate recipients. To register and for more information, please call Barb at 902-368-3268 by April 10.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Winter 2014 classes - extra Friday classes

Update on Class Registration

All of our adult classes are now full for the winter session but we are investigating the possibility of holding an additional class on Friday evenings. There are still openings for children ages 9 to 14 in the Saturday morning and afternoon classes beginning Jan. 17. Our next session will begin in mid-April. For more information, please call Barb at 902-368-3268.