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Brantford Potters Guild Adult Classes


Fall registration open on September 1, 2019.

All evening classes are full.


$270 (HST incl) 10 x 3 hour classes.

Have you always wanted to try pottery?  BPG ClayWorks Studio is the place for you! We offer classes for beginner to advanced students, allowing you the opportunity to learn the art of clay through weekly demonstrations and hands-on exploration. The BPG Curriculum (download here) and experienced teachers will guide you in your quest to create works in clay using wheel-throwing and hand-building techniques.

Our instructors have many years of varied experience, and they are skilled in sharing their knowledge and secrets. Instructors encourage students to ask questions, to experiment, and to grow their skills as individuals and groups.


Fall 2019 Classes


Monday afternoon





Instructor: Linda Takacs

Starts: September 23, 2019

Ends: December 2, 2019*

Wheel-throwing and handbuilding. Open to potters of all levels of experience.

*Important notes: No class on Thanksgiving Monday (October 14, 2019)

Tuesday evening



Instructor: Mary McDonald

Starts: September 24, 2019

Ends: November 26, 2019

Wheel-throwing and handbuilding. Open to potters of all levels of experience.

Wednesday afternoon

1-4 pm


Instructor: Rosalie MacNeil

Starts: September 25, 2019

Ends: November 27, 2019

Wheel-throwing and handbuilding. Open to potters of all levels of experience.

Wednesday evening




nstructor: Judy Dean

Starts: September 25, 2019

Ends: November 27, 2019

Wheel-throwing and handbuilding. Open to potters of all levels of experience.


You might also be interested in our 3-week mini classes. 

Who can register?

  • Classes are open to potters of all levels of experience, unless otherwise noted
  • Must be 16+

When can I register?

  • Registration opens a few weeks before the term starts. Keep an eye on this page, or subscribe to our mailing list to be kept in the loop.
  • Registration is on a “first come, first served” basis, and spaces cannot be held. Classes that are undersubscribed 1 week before the first class will be cancelled. 

What is included with my course fee?

  • 30 hours of instruction on wheel and hand building techniques; classes with a large number of beginners will have both a lead instructor and an experienced assistant instructor
  • access to Guild library of pottery/ceramic videos, books, and magazines.

Can I practice before/after/between classes?

  • You can purchase an optional Student Membership which will give you access to the studio during the 10 week term of your class. Access is generally available 24/7 except when there are scheduled classes, workshops or guild meetings.

What is the Cancellation Policy?

  • You may cancel your registration 15 days or more before the first class, and receive a full refund.
  • No refund for cancellation 14 days or fewer before the first class, but you will receive a credit for the next session.
  • Please cancel as much in advance as possible, as classes often have waiting lists.
  • Classes have minimum enrollment requirements, and it is possible that an undersubscribed class will not run. Should this happen, you will be contacted (by email) one week in advance of the class and offered a space in an alternate class (if available), or a full refund of all fees paid.

What should I bring to class?

  • notebook and pen
  • a towel or an apron and wear old clothes and flat shoes, because you’re going to get a bit dirty! (Note: long finger nails may hinder working on the wheel and/or may be damaged by throwing.)
  • your favourite tools (new students can purchase an “essentials” toolkit during registration).
  • cash to purchase clay ($20 per bag, which includes glazing and firing. Important: ONLY clay purchased at the studio can be fired at the studio.)
  • Clayworks is a FRAGRANCE FREE studio. Please avoid using scented products before/during your time in the studio.


Not sure if pottery is for you? Come to a try-out!

During registration for each term, we host several "try-out" sessions at ClayWorks studio. There is no cost to participate, and everyone is welcome. While we hope that you'll decide to join us for a class, there is no obligation at all.

Fall term tryout dates:


How do I get there?

  • Clayworks studio is located at 111 Sherwood Drive, Unit 3, in the east-most building of the Brantford Artisan's Village complex.
  • Click here for a map.

For information about classes & camps for children and youthclick here.

For information and registration for Monday Night Mini-Sessions and other special events and workshopsclick here.

Still have questions? Email us!


Adult Class

Fall registration opens on September 1. 

No pre-registrations can be accepted.

10x3 hour classes. All classes are 16+.


Practice Time

Student Membership allows 24/7 access to the studio only during your current term and when classes or workshops are not in session.



You can pre-order your tools so that they will be ready for you to use during your first class.



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