We love that scene in Ghost too…

but it’s not really like that…. at least not usually.

We’re not afraid of trying something new, and you shouldn’t be either. When you come to a Viva Clayworks you will be sitting at the wheel within the very first hour of your very first class. The only way to learn this art, as with many things, is to get your hands dirty and practice. Our teachers are knowledgeable and our classes are small (12 MAX) to make sure we’re available to support you in your learning experience. By the end of your 6 week session, it’s likely that you’ll have a plethora of pieces to show for your efforts.

What are you waiting for? Check out our list of classes for adults and children. We look forward to sharing our joy for clay with you.

Wheel Classes

Never touched a wheel before? That’s ok, you’ll be sitting at one on your first day of classes. Our adult classes run in 6 week sessions. Monday through Friday evening 6 - 9pm,  Tuesday/Thursday afternoons 1- 4pm, Wednesday 9am-12pm.

Classes start on the weeks of :

October 29, 2018.  Available Day classes left only.

January 14, 2019 : Available now

March 4, 2019: Available now

April 22, 2019 : Registration for this class begins January 14 @10AM

June 10, 2019 : Registration for this class begins  January 14 @10AM

July 22, 2019 : Registration for this class begins April 22 @10AM

September 9, 2019 : Registration for this class begins April 22 @ 10AM

October 28, 2019 : Registration for this class begins July 22 @ 10AM

Class Costs: $225/session*Clay & tools are extra

Clay: $40.95/Bag

Tools: $26.95  one time purchase

  • Monday Evening Instructor – Elli Grassmuck
  • Tuesday Afternoon Instructor –KJ MacAlister & Anne Granados
  • Tuesday Evening Instructor – Lori Boutestein
  • Wednesday Morning Instructor - Sara Trimmer
  • Wednesday Evening Instructor – KJ MacAlister
  • Thursday Afternoon Instructor –KJ MacAlister & Anne Granados
  • Thursday Evening Instructor – Kj MacAlister
  • Friday Evening Instructor – Sheila MacDonald

Pottery Nights

Not quite sure if you can commit to a full 6 weeks? Come to our Pottery Night class which is on the Second Saturday of the month from 6 - 7:30pm and 8 - 9:30pm. Each class will be on the wheel. We will have special hand build projects for a special event – but you’ll have one finished piece at the end of the experience.

$59.95/class plus GST. *Clay, use of tools & after care (trimming, glaze and firings) included. 

There are no refunds for missed sessions. If you call a week prior needing to change we can transfer to another date.

Custom Firing

Already well versed in the techniques and have a wheel at home but need access to a kiln?  Bring your kiln ready pieces to us. Space is based on space used in the kiln. We will measure your piece and give you an estimate. Contact us for more specific information.