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  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 class sessions. You would meet once a week on your registered class time. 

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday evening 6 - 9pm,  Tuesday and/or Thursday afternoons 1- 4pm, Wednesday 9am-12pm.

Classes start on the weeks of :

January 6, 2020: Evening classes sold out, Tues / Thurs afternoons and  Wednesday mornings sold out, Friday afternoons 1-4 pm available.

Feb 24, 2020 :Evening classes sold out, Tues / Thurs afternoons and  Wednesday mornings available.

We will open registration for future classes in the new year, please stay tuned.

6 Week Class Course Costs: $225 plus GST.  *Clay & tools are extra / Full payment is required at time of registration

Clay: $40.95/Bag plus GST Pay as you go.

Tools: $26.95 plus GST  one time purchase

  • Monday Evening Instructor – Elli Grassmuck
  • Tuesday Afternoon Instructor –KJ MacAlister 
  • Tuesday Evening Instructor – Lori Boutestein
  • Wednesday Morning Instructor - Lori Fossum 
  • Wednesday Evening Instructor – KJ MacAlister *Intermediate and Advanced students only*
  • Thursday Afternoon Instructor –KJ MacAlister 
  • Thursday Evening Instructor – Kj MacAlister *Intermediate and Advanced students only*
  • Friday Afternoon Instructor - Chloe MacPherson
  • Friday Evening Instructor – Sheila MacDonald
  • Saturday Afternoon Instructor - Kirsty Kash
  • Substitute: Birgit Raynard-Pettit, Kirsty Kash

Pottery Night Experience

Instructors - Sheila Macdonald, KJ MacAlister, Chloe MacPherson

Not quite sure if you can commit to a full 6 weeks? Come to our Pottery Night Experience  which we host two separate Saturdays of the month from 6 - 7:30pm or 8 - 9:30pm. Each class will be on the wheel. You will be given a demonstration and then go step by step along with the instructor, we try our very best to have you make a successful piece.  There’s bit of clean up and then you choose the glaze colour you’d like us to finish your piece with. You have the fun, we’ll do the work and call you when it’s done!

December  14 (one spot available at 6 pm and one spot available at 8 pm)

January 11 or 25

February  8 or 22

March 14 or 28

April 11 or 25

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

Call us at 780-413-0118 to register and make your payment. Please note that this has been wildly popular and we recommend calling a couple months ahead. 

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

After receiving your pick up call request you will have 30 days for your piece to be available.

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. Firing costs is based on space used in the kiln. We will measure your piece and give you an estimate. Contact us for more specific information.