Sunday, October 28, 2018

Winter Pottery Classes 2019

The winter class session at the PEI Potters Studio will begin the week of January 7, 2019.  Registration is online and first come first serve. It will open on Monday, December 10, 2018 at 9 am.  The link to the registration form will be posted on this site. For information contact Barb at bajmacdonald@gmail.com or 902-218-2493.

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 Monday, Tuesday or Thursday evening) is at the beginner level and 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 for ten weeks (includes a 20 lb block of clay). Payment is accepted by E-transfer, cheque or cash.

Mondays                     6:30 to 9:30 PM      January 7 to March 11, 2019 (Beginner)
Tuesdays (TBC)         6:30 to 9:30 PM      January 8 to March 12, 2019 (Beginner)
Thursdays                   6:30 to 9:30 PM      January 10 to March 14, 2019 (Beginner)
  
Childrens Classes (Ages 9-14)

A class for children aged 9-14 will be held on Saturday mornings (and afternoons if there are enough students register). While creative exploration with clay is stressed, students will learn the basics of clay preparation, a variety of hand-building techniques, glazing and decorating and an introduction to 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). Payment is accepted by E-transfer, cheque or cash. 
Saturdays: January 12 to March 16, 2019
Morning class--10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Afternoon class--1:00 to 3:00 pm (TBC—if enough students register)       



 

 
 
 

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Art in the Open 2018--Underwater Eden
 
For this year's Art in the Open event on August 25, members of the PEI Potters Studio created a magical undersea world featuring brightly-coloured fish and other sea creatures made of clay in Victoria Park. Here is a photo gallery of the many creations that were part of the display--there was even a visiting mermaid! Thanks to all of the members who contributed to this year's project and to everyone who came to visit the display!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Monday, September 10, 2018

Pottery Class Registration Update

Due to a very quick and overwhelming response, all adult classes in the fall session are now full and registration is now closed. The next session will be held in January and registration will open on Dec. 11 at 9 am.

There are still spaces left in the childrens' class in the fall which is held on Saturdays from 10 to 12 (and 1 to 3 if enough students register).

For further information, please contact Barb at 902-218-2493 or bajmacdonald@gmail.com.

Registration Link for Fall 2018 Classes -- Open this post for active link

Registration Link for Fall 2018 Classes

This post will automatically become visible on Monday September 10th at 9am to enable people to register for the Spring 2018 Classes. 

Monday, September 3, 2018

Fall Pottery Classes 2018


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 Monday, Tuesday or Thursday evening) is at the beginner level and 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 for ten weeks (includes a 20 lb block of clay). Payment is accepted by E-transfer, cheque or cash.

Mondays      6:30 to 9:30 PM          September 24 to November 26
Tuesdays     6:30 to 9:30 PM          September 25 to November 27
Thursdays    6:30 to 9:30 PM          September 27 to November 29
Childrens Classes (Ages 9-14)

A class for children aged 9-14 will be held on Saturday mornings (and afternoons if there are enough students register). While creative exploration with clay is stressed, students will learn the basics of clay preparation, a variety of hand-building techniques, glazing and decorating and an introduction to 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). Payment is accepted by E-transfer, cheque or cash.  

Saturdays:  September 29 to November 24--10:00 am to 12:00 pm (and 1:00 to 3:00 pm if enough students register)
Registration is online and first come first serve. It will open on Monday, September 10, 2018 at 9 am. Please check the post below for the link to the registration form.
For more information please contact Barb at bajmacdonald@gmail.com or 902-218-2493






























Saturday, September 1, 2018

Registration Link for fall classes (opens Sep 10th 9am)

A separate blog post has been set to automatically open on September 10th at 9am.  This has a link to the online registration form for the fall classes.

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Art in the Open Exhibit 2018

Underwater Eden
 

 
For this year's Art in the Open event, members of the PEI Potters Studio will create a magical undersea world featuring brightly-coloured fish and other sea creatures made of clay. Discover the mysterious, hidden beauty of the ocean and the need to protect it from pollution.
 
Our exhibit will be located in Victoria Park in a wooded area across from the studio. Everyone is invited to come and see it on Saturday August 25 from 4 pm to midnight.

 

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Annual PEI Potters Studio Fundraising Pottery Sale

The annual fundraising pottery sale for the PEI Potters Studio will be held on Saturday, August 18 from 9 am to noon at the Confederation Court Mall in Charlottetown. Look for us in the upstairs area near the food court (please follow the signs). Work by studio members and students, as well as professional Island potters, will be available at great prices! The PEI Potters Studio is a non-profit cooperative dedicated to the promotion of the art of pottery making in PEI. 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 Judy at 902-394-0941.

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Pottery Adult Class Information Fall and Winter 2018-2019

Pottery Classes 2018-2019

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 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 for ten weeks (includes a 20 lb block of clay). Payment is accepted by E-transfer, cheque or cash.

Fall session:  Registration is online and first come first serve. It will open on Monday, September 10, 2018 at 9 am. For information check www.peipottersstudio.com or call Barb at 902-218-2493
Mondays      6:30 to 9:30 PM          September 24 to November 26, 2018 (Beginner)
Tuesdays     6:30 to 9:30 PM          September 25 to November 27, 2018 (Beginner)
Thursdays    6:30 to 9:30 PM          September 27 to November 29, 2018 (Beginner)

Winter session: Registration is online and first come first serve. It will open on Monday, December 10, 2018 at 9 am.  For information check
www.peipottersstudio.com  or call Barb at 902-218-2493.

Mondays    6:30 to 9:30 PM      January 7 to March 11, 2019 (Beginner)

Tuesdays   6:30 to 9:30 PM      January 8 to March 12, 2019 (Beginner) (TBD)
Thursdays  6:30 to 9:30 PM      January 10 to March 14, 2019 (Beginner)

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Spring 2018 Test Tile Post -- Glaze Reference post

2018 (Spring) Glaze Test Tiles -- Reference post

This is an update to the last test tile post from July 2016 and meant to be a general resource for studio members, we're doing test tiles to show what various glazes look like with one glaze interacting with another.  This is not the complete list and some of the tiles show glazes (e.g. Wax Wing Brown) that have recently been discontinued and we currently don't have any Blue Celadon in stock.  In particular, we're missing interactions with our more recent Turquoise and Temoku Red Gold glazes. 

Our glaze test tile storage area near kiln room. 

The left side of the tile is dipped in (GLAZE A), then the right side dipped in (GLAZE B), ensuring a overlap in the middle of (GLAZE B OVER GLAZE A).  Then the bottom half of the kiln is re-dipped in (GLAZE A).  This means the bottom left patch of the tile shows (GLAZE A) as either a double dip or a longer dip of (GLAZE A).

In the reference below, AB = glaze B over glaze A, and BA = glaze A over glaze B, etc.


Colours in the tiles below cover a subset of the current glazes in the studio (not comprehensive) and fired at a cone 6 temperature.  


  1. Satin white, Blue Celadon
  2. Satin white, Butterscotch
  3. Satin white, Floating Blue
  4. Satin white, Grape
  5. Satin white, Licorice
  6. Satin white, Noxema Blue
  7. Satin white, Nutmeg
  8. Satin white, Raspberry
  9. Satin white, Fog Gray
  10. Satin white, Waxwing Brown
  11. Satin white, Wood Fired 
  12. Satin white, Spearmint 
  13. Butterscotch, Blue Celadon 
  14. Butterscotch, Floating Blue
  15. Butterscotch, Grape
  16. Butterscotch, Licorice 
  17. Butterscotch, Noxema Blue  
  18. Butterscotch, Nutmeg 
  19. Butterscotch, Raspberry 
  20. Butterscotch, Cash Blue


  1. Butterscotch, Waxwing Brown
  2. Butterscotch, Wood Fired 
  3. Butterscotch, Spearmint 
  4. Floating Blue, Blue Celadon
  5. Floating Blue, Grape
  6. Floating Blue, Licorice
  7. Floating Blue, Noxema Blue
  8. Floating Blue, Nutmeg 
  9. Floating Blue, Raspberry
  10. Floating Blue, Blue Jeans (tile error, Blue Jeans too thin)
  11. Floating Blue, Waxwing Brown
  12. Floating Blue, Wood Fired 
  13. Floating Blue, Spearmint
  14. Nutmeg,  Blue Celadon
  15. Nutmeg,  Grape
  16. Nutmeg, Licorice 
  17. Nutmeg, Noxema Blue
  18. Nutmeg, Raspberry 
  19. Nutmeg, Gray Blue Shimmer
  20. Nutmeg, Waxwing Brown 


  1. Nutmeg, Wood Fired 
  2. Nutmeg, Spearmint 
  3. Grape, Blue Celadon
  4. Grape, Licorice
  5. Grape, Noxema Blue
  6. Grape, Raspberry
  7. Grape, Cash Blue 
  8. Grape, Waxwing Brown
  9. Grape, Wood Fired 
  10. Grape, Spearmint
  11. Clear, Satin White
  12. Clear, Spearmint 
  13. Clear, Butterscotch
  14. Clear, Floating Blue
  15. Clear, Grape
  16. Clear, Blue Celadon
  17. Clear, Noxema Blue
  18. Clear, Nutmeg
  19. Clear, Blue Jeans
  20. Clear, Gray Blue Shimmer

  1. Clear, Waxwing Brown
  2. Clear, Wood Fired
  3. Clear, Spearmint
  4. Spearmint, Blue Celadon
  5. Spearmint, Licorice
  6. Spearmint, Noxema Blue
  7. Spearmint, Blue Jeans
  8. Spearmint, Gray Blue Shimmer
  9. Spearmint, Waxwing Brown
  10. Spearmint, Wood Fired
  11. Blue Celadon, Noxema Blue
  12. Blue Celadon, Blue Jeans 
  13. Blue Celadon, Gray Blue Shimmer
  14. Blue Celadon, Blue jeans (redo)
  15. Blue Celadon, Wood Fired
  16. Blue Celadon, Spearmint
  17. Licorice, Noxema Blue
  18. Licorice, Blue Jeans
  19. Licorice, Gray Blue Shimmer
  20. Licorice, Waxwing Brown

  1. Licorice, Wood Fired
  2. Noxema Blue, Wood Fired
  3. Noxema Blue, Blue Jeans
  4. Noxema Blue, Gray Blue Shimmer
  5. Noxema Blue, Waxwing Brown
  6. Blue Jeans, Gray Blue Shimmer
  7. Blue Jeans, Waxwing Brown 
  8. Blue Jeans, Wood Fired
  9. Gray Blue Shimmer, Waxwing brown 
  10. Gray Blue Shimmer, Wood Fired
  11. Gray Blue Shimmer, Floating Blue 
  12. Floating blue, Cash blue 
  13. Grape, Blue Jeans (tile error, Blue Jeans too thin)
  14. Grape, Gray Blue Shimmer
  15. Grape, Fog Gray
  16. Grape, Cash Blue
  17. Licorice, Blue Jeans  (tile error, Blue Jeans too thin)
  18. Licorice, Fog Gray
  19. Licorice, Cash Blue
  20. Nutmeg, Blue Jeans  (tile error, Blue Jeans too thin)
  1. Nutmeg, Gray Blue Shimmer
  2. Nutmeg, Fog Gray
  3. Nutmeg, Cash Blue
  4. Satin White, Blue Jeans  (tile error, Blue Jeans too thin)
  5. Satin White, Gray Blue Shimmer
  6. Satin White, Fog Gray
  7. Satin White, Cash Blue
  8. Fog Gray, Cash Blue
  9. Cash Blue over Grape, Floating Blue over Nutmeg, overlap nutmeg over grape

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Registration is now full

Thank you for your interest--the spring session of pottery classes is now full! The next session will be held in September 2018. Please watch for details on registration and start dates.

If you would like further information, please contact Barb at 902-218-2493 or bajmacdonald@gmail.com.

Monday, March 12, 2018

Registration Link for Spring 2018 Classes

Registration Link for Spring 2018 Classes

This post will automatically become visible on Monday March 12th at 9am to enable people to register for the Spring 2018 Classes. 

Link to registration form is here.

ps. My apologies for the delay in getting this visible to people. LDS

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Registration Information for the Spring 2018 Session of Pottery Classes

The spring session of pottery classes at the PEI Potters Studio will begin the week of April 9th. Registration will be done by through an online form in a separate post that will become visible at 9am Monday March 12th.  Registration will continue until March 20th or until all class spaces are filled. 

Perfect for beginners as well as those with previous experience, classes are taught by professional Island potters and are designed to be fun as well as educational. Classes are small in size (a maximum of 8) and relaxed and informal in style.
 


The adult beginners class covers the basics of clay preparation, wheel-throwing techniques, and glazing and decoration. Hand-building techniques can also be explored depending on interest. The adult intermediate level will focus on creating more complex forms and glaze and decoration techniques.

Classes available Spring 2018:
  • Adult beginner class, Monday evenings, 6:30-9:30pm, Apr 9-Jun 11
  • Adult intermediate class, Tuesday evenings, 6:30-9:30pm, Apr 10-Jun 12
  • Adult beginner class, Thursday evenings, 6:30-9:30pm, Apr 12-Jun 14
  • Children's class, Saturday mornings, 10am-noon, Apr 14-Jun 16
The registration fee for an adult class is $225 (price includes a 20lb block of clay) and for a children's class is $175. 

All classes run for a 10 week period. Registration is online and is first come first serve. For more information please contact Barb at 902-218-2493 or bajmacdonald@gmail.com.