Saturday, November 26, 2022

Information on Pottery Classes Winter 2023

The winter session of classes at the PEI Potters Studio will begin the week of January 9, 2023 and run for 10 weeks. 

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 and relaxed and informal in style. 

The class 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 have the opportunity to create their own pieces from start to finish. 

Classes available: 
  • A class for children ages 9 to 14 will be held on Saturdays from 10 to 12 beginning on Jan 7, 2023. Please note that there will be no classes on Feb 18, Feb 25 and March 4 due to the Canada Games and March break. Registration fee is $210 and includes all necessary materials. 
  • Adult beginner classes will be held on Mondays and Thursdays (choose one) from 6:30 to 9:30 pm. The Monday night class will be held from January 9 to March 13, 2023. The Thursday night class will be held from January 12 to March 16. The registration fee is $275, which includes one 20lb block of clay that should last the whole session. Additional clay may be purchased if necessary. All other necessary materials are provided. 
Class registration: 

Registration will take place online. It will open on Tuesday, December 13 from 7-9pm and the link will be posted on this site, www.peipottersstudio.com. 

Due to the small size of our studio we can only accommodate a maximum of 8 students per class. Since there is a large demand for classes, and since Internet speeds differ it has been difficult to ensure that the first come first serve approach is working. So in order to be as fair as possible to everyone, we have decided to use a computer generated lottery system for registration in adult classes. Kids classes will remain on a first-registered basis. 

Once the registration period is over, everyone who has signed up for each class will be entered into a software program that will choose names randomly. Those who have been randomly chosen will be contacted as soon as possible to confirm interest, and payment will be required within 48 hours to hold your spot. After the 48 hour period, any remaining spots will be offered to those next in the randomized draw. 

We accept E-transfer, cheque or cash. For further information, please email registration@peipottersstudio.com.

Wednesday, October 12, 2022

Power back on! :)

Electrical power is now back on to the studio.  I should have posted earlier! :)

Classes will be starting Saturday, Oct 15th, and people in classes will be emailed information. 

Tuesday, October 11, 2022

Still w/o power (as of Oct 10th)

An update to blog followers -- last confirmed Oct 10th, Victoria Park and the Potters Studio is still w/o power now 3 weeks after storm Fiona. Looking at the power outage map from Maritime Electric this morning, the park seems to be the last with lines down with the remainder of the <1000 people in Charlottetown without power being individual issues, so we hope to get power back soon. 

We will remain closed until power is restored. 

People signed up for classes have been contacted by email.  We will resume classes ASAP with adjustments to be arranged.  Take care. 

Friday, September 9, 2022

Update on Pottery Class Registration

Registration for fall classes has now been closed and all classes have been filled. The next session will begin in January. Information on how to register will be posted here by the end of November.

Thursday, September 8, 2022

Registration Link for Adult Classes (Fall 2022)

 

Registration Link for Fall 2022 Classes -- Adult Classes

 

This post will automatically become visible on Thursday, September 8th at 7pm to enable people to register for the Fall 2022 Classes. The link below will work from 7-9pm. Entries will be randomized.  


If, for whatever reason, the link will not open or allow you to register during the registration period (i.e. technical difficulties), please email Barb MacDonald at bajmacdonald@gmail.com.

Registration Link for Kids Classes (Fall 2022)

 

Registration Link for the Fall 2022 Classes -- Kids Classes

 

This post will automatically become visible on Thursday, September 8th at 7pm to enable people to register for the Fall 2022 Classes. Click on the link below. It will stay open till 9pm or until spaces fill up. 


If, for whatever reason, the link will not open or allow you to register during the registration period (i.e. technical difficulties), please email Barb MacDonald at bajmacdonald@gmail.com.

Friday, August 5, 2022

Pottery Classes Fall 2022

The fall session of classes at the PEI Potters Studio will begin the week of September 26 and run for a 10 week period. 

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 and relaxed and informal in style. The class 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 have the opportunity to create their own pieces from start to finish. 

Classes available: 
  •  A class for children ages 9 to 14 will be held on Saturdays from 10 to 12 from Sept 24 to December 3. Please note that there will be no class on October 8 due to the Thanksgiving weekend. Registration fee is $200 and includes all necessary materials. 
  • Adult beginner classes will be held on Mondays and Tuesdays (choose one) from 6:30 to 9:30 pm. The Monday night class will be held from September 26 to November 28 . The Tuesday night class will be held from October 4 to December 6. The registration fee is $250, which includes one 20lb block of clay that should last the whole session. Additional clay may be purchased if necessary. All other necessary materials are provided. 
Class registration: 

Registration will take place online. It will open on Thursday, September 8 from 7-9pm and the link will be posted on this site, www.peipottersstudio.com. Due to the small size of our studio we can only accommodate a maximum of 8 students per class. 

Since there is a large demand for classes, and since Internet speeds differ it has been difficult to ensure that the first come first serve approach is working. So in order to be as fair as possible to everyone, we have decided to use a computer generated lottery system for registration in adult classes. Kids classes will remain on a first-registered basis. 

Once the registration period is over, everyone who has signed up for each class will be entered into a software program that will choose names randomly. Those who have been randomly chosen will be contacted as soon as possible to confirm interest, and payment will be required within 48 hours to hold your spot. After the 48 hour period, any remaining spots will be offered to those next in the randomized draw. 

We accept E-transfer, cheque or cash. For further information, please email bajmacdonald@gmail.com

Friday, July 8, 2022

Annual Fundraising Pottery Sale August 20

The annual fundraising sale for the PEI Potters Studio Coop will be held on Saturday, August 20 from 9 am to noon at The Farm Centre, located at 420 University Avenue in Charlottetown (building in between Sobeys and CBC). Work by studio members and students will be available at great prices! 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 contact Barb at bajmacdonald@gmail.com.

Saturday, March 26, 2022

Update on Pottery Class Registration

Registration is now complete and all classes are filled. The next session will begin in late September, 2022. Exact dates, as well as information on how to register, will be posted by mid August. For more information please contact Barb at bajmacdonald@gmail.com. Thank you!

Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Registration link for Adult Spring 2022 Pottery Classes

 

Registration Link for Spring 2022 Classes

 

This post will automatically become visible on Wednesday, March 23rd at 7pm to enable people to register for the Spring 2022 Classes. Click on the link below. 


If, for whatever reason, the link will not open or allow you to register during the registration period (i.e. technical difficulties), please email Barb MacDonald at bajmacdonald@gmail.com.

Registration link for Kids Spring 2022 Pottery Classes

 

Registration Link for Spring 2022 Classes -- Kids Classes

 

This post will automatically become visible on Wednesday, December 22nd at 7pm to enable people to register for the Spring 2022 Classes. Click on the link below. 


If, for whatever reason, the link will not open or allow you to register during the registration period (i.e. technical difficulties), please email Barb MacDonald at bajmacdonald@gmail.com.

Sunday, February 27, 2022

Pottery Classes-- Spring session 2022

In anticipation of Covid restrictions lifting, we are planning to hold pottery classes at the studio again this spring! 

If all goes well, spring classes will begin in mid April and run for a 10 week period. 

Classes available: 
  • A class for children ages 9 to 14 will be held on Saturdays from 10 to 12 from April 9 to June 18. Please note that there will be no class on May 28. Registration fee is $175 and includes all necessary materials. 
  •  Adult beginner classes will be held on Mondays and Tuesdays (choose one) from 6:30 to 9:30 pm. The Monday night class will be held from April 11 to June 20 (please note there will be no class on May 9). The Tuesday night class will be held from April 12 to June 14. The registration fee is $225, which includes one 20lb block of clay that should last the whole session. Additional clay may be purchased if necessary. 
Class registration

Registration will take place online. Due to the small size of our studio we can only accommodate a maximum of 8 students per class. 

Since there is a large demand for classes, and since Internet speeds differ it has been difficult to ensure that the first come first serve approach is working. So in order to be as fair as possible to everyone, we have decided to use a computer generated lottery system for registration in adult classes for this next session on a pilot basis.  Kids classes will remain on a first-registered basis.  

The spring 2022 class online registration will open on Wednesday, March 23rd from 7-9pm and the link will be posted on this site, www.peipottersstudio.com. 

Once the registration period is over, everyone who has signed up for each class will be entered into a software program that will choose names randomly. Those who have been randomly chosen will be contacted as soon as possible to confirm interest and payment will be required within 48 hours to hold your spot. After the 48 hour period, any remaining spots will be offered to those next in the randomized draw. We accept E-transfer, cheque or cash. 

Co-op membership

Once adults have completed a beginners’ class, they are eligible to join the studio as a co-op member, with a $10 co-op fee and an annual fee of $240. We are currently at full capacity so any interested person would be added to our waiting list instead of being added right away. New members are admitted in April of each year based on open spaces available. 

For further information please contact Barb at bajmacdonald@gmail.com.

Wednesday, February 2, 2022

Winter pottery class session cancelled

Due to the small size of our studio and the continued restrictions on gatherings when physical distancing cannot be maintained, it will be necessary for us to cancel the winter classes completely. We will stay tuned to the guidelines from the Chief Public Health Officer and hope that we will be able to offer a session in the spring, tentatively from mid-April to mid June. We will try to provide a further update in mid-March on exact dates and registration details. If you have any questions, please contact Barb at bajmacdonald@gmail.com.

Sunday, January 9, 2022

Update on Winter Classes

Due to continuing concerns about the spread of Covid-19 in PEI, we have decided to put a hold on our winter classes until further notice. We are considering cancelling them completely and beginning the spring session a bit earlier than usual. Due to the small size of our studio and the difficulty of ensuring physical distancing for groups of over 5 people at a time, we feel it would be best to postpone. We apologize for any inconvenience or disappointment this may cause. A further update will be provided on this blog site by February 1.