We provide private pottery lessons, seasonal pottery studio memberships, wheel throwing, beginner pottery, preschool classes, children's classes, and youth classes. See our Spring 2019 Pottery program offerings below.
Adult Beginner Pottery *NEW*
Thursdays 6:30-9:00 pm
April 11 - June 20
$364 PTABSP19 (11 weeks)
This class provides a hands on introduction to the potter's wheel. The focus is on basic skills such as wedging, learning to center clay on the wheel, throwing simple forms, trimming and glazing techniques. Some hand building techniques will also be introduced to complete pieces thrown on the wheel.
Instructor: Jocelyn Jenkins
Beyond Beginner: Lids, Spouts and Handles
Tuesdays 6:15-8:45 pm
April 9 - June 18
$440 PTBBSP19 (11 weeks)
Design and integrate lids, spouts and handles into your wheel thrown pots. We will work on lidded vessels, jugs, mugs and teapots.
Instructor: Carolynne Pynn-Trudeau
Private Pottery Lessons
If you are interested in private/semiprivate pottery lessons or a special event, please contact us at oscaprograms [AT] oldottawasouth [DOT] ca
Pottery Studio Hours
Complete studio hours are posted in the pottery studio. The studio is available for members to use when there are no classes in the pottery studio. Studio hours will be posted in the studio. As much notice as possible will be given when special classes are to be held outside scheduled hours. Memberships are available to those with previous pottery experience. Membership includes a storage shelf, use of pottery facilities, equipment, glaze materials, and all firing.
Our Pottery Technician
Jocelyn Jenkins is the studio technician here at the Firehall and also teaches a variety of classes and camps with OSCA. She is a fixture at the Firehall Pottery Studio where she has shared her love of clay with people of all ages for many years. Jocelyn creates whimsical projects that challenge her classes to pour themselves into their work. Jocelyn is also a functional potter whose work can be seen several times a year in shows and sales in the area. Through her work she attempts to forge a connection with her audience.