About Us

Experience is the teacher of all things

– Julius Ceasar


My Darling Humans, 


As much as my potter’s heart hates to see a flattened curve now is the time to do our part.


Following the guidelines of our health sector, and the call for a provincial health emergency we will be shutting down all of our class and public access. Any parties and pottery night experiences that are booked to happen in the next two weeks will also be cancelled. We will be doing our best to contact you individually over the weeks to come. 

From March 17th and on classes are cancelled indefinitely. The studio will be open at modified hours to help with questions, concerns, pickups and if you’re making or decorating at home, drop-offs. These hours will be posted on our website. Students! If you are making at home there will be no firing fees in April for you. We will save your last couple of classes for you. I don’t know how or when but we will make sure you get your time in the studio. 



Here’s a reminder of our policies:


Cancellation and refunds

1. Rebook: If you have already paid for a future course we will assist you to rebook into the future. Depending on when things return to a new normal you may be asked if you are open to fall classes.

2. Convert to Gift Voucher: We can also convert your purchase into a gift voucher which would be valid for two years. This would allow you to apply it to a future course, clay, tools, a pottery night experience or purchasing pieces from our shop.

3. Donate: Please let us know if you would be willing to donate this fee in order to help our clay community as we move through this trying time.

4. Refund: If you wish to request a refund for (a 6-week course, clay and tools), (a 6-week course and clay) or (a 6-week course) a $50 admin fee will be held back. 


If you have paid for a course in advance and wish to exercise one of these options please email us at kj@vivaclayworks.com. This will assist us in keeping your requests organized.


We invite you to follow Viva Clayworks on Facebook and check our website www.vivaclayworks.com for current updates.



Viva Clayworks: 780-413-0118



Stay healthy my friends.



The Viva Clayworks team is a group of talented ‘cerama-siblings’ who have come together to create a phenomenal teaching studio. Our passion is clay and our joy is sharing our passion with you. We have 12 wheels and a ton of space to create in our Edmonton studio. If you want to sink your hands in the clay and learn pottery our studio is your creative home base.

Our Edmonton studio started in 1995 as a small branch of a larger business, Clayworks Studio. Our studio space off Whyte Avenue is a haven for clay creatives who are interested in hand forming, wheel works, and ceramic painting. We also have a retail store full of one-of-a-kind works of art lovingly made by our current and former students.

Our Salmon Arm studio is an artists oasis. Still in the beginning stages, the Salmon Arm location hosts classes and workshops as well as the Viva Clayworks annual retreat. If you’re driving through the area please make a point to stop by for a visit.

What the next 20 years will bring? Hopefully more of the joy, laughter and excellent students that the past 20 years has given us