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Brantford Potters Guild Pottery Workshops

Saturday Oct 14 9:00 am until 4:00 pm  Wooden mould making.

  • Participants will choose from three different forms and have that form made on a table saw.
    They will then sand and finish the wooden moulds.
  • Demos of different ways to make the slabs.
  • Nancy and Donn will then demonstrate the forming of the clay pieces on the moulds.
    Cutting and rolling of the clay will be discussed and presented. 
  • Students will then make their own pieces from the wooden moulds they made and will
    set them out to dry. We will demonstrate different decorating technique for the slab pieces.
  • Slide show will be presented of other Potters work in Slab building,
  • Donn will bring a few pieces of his slab work as examples. 

Sunday Oct 15 9:00 am until 4:00 pm  Hard edge slab building.

  • Donn will demonstrate three different techniques of hard edge slab building, a jar,
    a bottle form and a cut edge slab heart box.
  • The students will then cut out their own forms and designs and assemble their pieces
    with the guidance of Nancy and Donn.
  • We hope to have the pieces complete by the end of the day.
  • Completed pieces will be taken to Donns studio in Troy to dry and bisque fire in
    preparation for the reduction glaze firing at the studio.
    Those who do not finish their pieces will have to make arrangements
    to bring their piece to the studio.
  • Depending on the drying we will set the date of the glaze firing.
    Half of the class will come in the morning to glaze and load,
    the other half in the afternoon to glaze and load.
  • We will set the date for the glaze firing and opening so that we can see the
    results and discuss our progress.

ClayWorks Studio is located at Unit #3 111 Sherwood Drive, Brantford. link to map

Register early online with PayPal  scroll down
or by cheque payable to  Brantford Potters Guild
Mail cheques to --- BPG Registrar, c/o 20 Brisbane Blvd, Brantford, On, N3S 4L2

MINI WORKSHOPS  Thursday Evenings 6:30 to 9:30 ($90 for 3 Nights HST incl)

1 Adult and Kid(s) Oct 5, 12 and 19
Hey Parents, Grandparents and Guardians, now is your chance to muck around
with your kids and spend some quality time learning about clay! Individual and
work on cooperative projects, clay basics, and FUN!

2 Surface Decoration- Oct 26, Nov 2, 9 all levels, bring pots or use slabs.
Are your pots boring? Tired of the same old glaze treatments?  Explore screen-printing,
transfers, scraffito, underglaze techniques and more! Learn about brush work and using slip.
Come prepared with leatherhard and bisque pieces to work on, or be prepared to work on slab tiles.

3 Hand-building! Nov. 16, 23 30   all levels
From pinch, slab and coil building to figurative sculpture techniques, expand your clay-working
experience with some time away from the wheel. Learn techniques to make your own
stamps and texture tools.



Pick from 1 to 3
Thursdys 6:30 TO 9:30

Choose from
1 Adult and Kid(s) Oct 5, 12 and 19
2 Surface Decoration- Oct 26, Nov 2, 9 all levels, bring pots or use slabs.
3 Hand-building! Nov. 16, 23 30   all levels


OCT 14TH / 15TH
9:00 TO 4:00


BPG Members $160
HST included



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