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Clay Play Social Pottery

6-12 yrs
Rochelle Davidson

Join us for afterschool clay social class. Personal creativity and ideas guide the pottery projects and techniques to make them real. Please bring a smock.

Fri 3:30pm – 5:00pm
Sep 15 – Nov 24
$132/11 sessions


Wheel Throwing – Beginner and Intermediate

Rochelle Davidson

In a focused and creative class, start with coiling and pinching methods, then learn and practice basic wheel techniques. Learn about clay forms, aesthetics and notions of beauty. The emphasis is on skill acquisition versus production through guided pricing. Basic finishing and surface treatments will be covered. Students purchase clay from instructor.

Sat 11:30am – 2:30pm
Sep 16 – Nov 25*
$216/9 sessions (*no class Oct 28, Nov 11)


Wheel Throwing and Pottery Design Advanced

Rochelle Davidson

Explore combining thrown and handbuilt clay forms, based on your own designs. Surface treatments and glazing covered in response to students’ pottery designs. Pre-requisite: able to throw 1,000 gram+ cylinders and bowls consistently. Students purchase clay from instructor.

Wed 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Sep 20 – Nov 29
$264/11 sessions


Teen and Adult Pottery

13+ yrs
Kate Metten

Each student will develop basic handbuilding and wheel throwing skills. Clay included in fee.

Mon 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Oct 16 – Dec 11*
$128/8 sessions (*no class Nov 13)



Learn new skills, practice specific techniques on the wheel or troubleshoot glazing and finishing challenges. Private one hour lessons are scheduled during studio drop-in times. To register contact 604-257-8130 (press #1). Instructor will be in contact to arrange lesson time.
$39/per session


Rochelle Davidson has a BFA and B.ArtEd from UBC and has worked in clay for over 20 years. She has participated in workshops at ECUAD, Shadbolt, NCECA and MISSA. She has been an Artist in Residence, developed and taught public school clay programs, and community centre classes. Rochelle has participated in shows, craft sales and East Van Culture Crawl.

Kate Metten is currently a Visual Arts student at Emily Carr University. She has studied with the Buschlen Mowatt Scholarship program at Concordia University and at Penland School of Crafts. She has been working in clay for ten years and sells her work on commission at local craft shows.