Salmon Arm

Nestled among the rolling hills surrounding the Shuswap lake, the Salmon Arm branch of Viva Studios seeks to be a pottery haven for students of all skill levels and ages. With over 35 years of ceramic experience between instructors, Jeremy Pawlowicz and Duncan Tweed, we can confidently help you tackle any project from your first hand-built mug to setting up your own personal studio. Our primary course offering is a six week wheel throwing class for adults though we also offer one night hand-building workshops, youth classes, and specialty firings.

Salmon Arm Studio

The Salmon Arm studio started as a dream, sketched out in an afternoon and grown over the past few years. It is the place to indulge in a little clay play with amazingly well versed instructors.

The Workshop at Salmon Arm is a place to grow, learn, have fun and be a part of the community. This studio is the first step in some day creating a larger art residency program. The goal is to add many forms of art instruction to the Shuswap area.

Classes are 6 weeks long. Weekly classes are held Monday through Thursday at

  • 9:30am - 12:30pm
  • 1pm - 4pm
  • 6pm - 9pm

Starting Dates:

  • Jan 14, 2019
  • Feb 25, 2019
  • April 8, 2019
  • May 20, 2019
  • July 1, 2019

Kids classes are held Saturday mornings 9-10 am monthly. We can accommodate 6 students who must be able to take instruction well. For some kids it may be necessary to have a parent present during the class. If there is enough interest we would love to add more classes. Call or email to sing up. Dates are as follows:

  • February 23rd
  • March 23rd
  • April 20th

Summer brings new class opportunities, please call to make arrangements.   We are very flexible with our class dates and times. We can typically make arrangements for unique circumstances, call or email for more specifics. 




GST 5%

PST 7%


Six Week Pottery Course
*Six sessions, meeting once weekly for 3 hours. We take you through the entire process from wet clay to glazed and fired pottery. No experience necessary. 





Bulk discount
*Buy ten classes at $32.50 each, get an 11th free. For returning students who want to continue learning we offer a bulk discount punch card.















The Wheel Throwing Experience (date night)
*try out the potter’s wheel without the commitment of a six week course. Clay, tools, and finishing of the piece by the instructor all included in the cost. No experience necessary. 





Saturday Kids Class
*one hour handbuilding session held on Saturday mornings. Pieces will be glazed and fired by instructor. 





Handbuilding  Night, 3+ Students
*Complete various handbuilding projects to be glazed by your instructor. Project options include mug, platter, vase, and much more (glazing included in price)





Open studio
*Friday 1-5





Raku/Horsehair firings
*Includes three mug-sized pieces, additional fee for more space





Looking for Pottery Classes?

Contact our office today for upcoming sessions.

Contact Information
(778) 489-5249