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 home 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


Covid 19 Update- As of June 22, 2020 we have resumed teaching six week courses. We are taking many safety precautions including requiring students and instructors to wear face covers and limiting class size to allow adequate social distancing. For more information or to sign up call the studio at 778-489-5249 or email at [email protected]

If all goes well with the reopen we hope to again offer wheel throwing experience nights, kids classes, and handbuilding evenings in the coming weeks. Contact us for more information.

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:

       2021 Schedule

  • March 29th- May 7th
  • June 14- July 23rd
  • August 3rd- September 10th
  • September 13th- October 22nd
  • October 25th- December 3rd
    • week of December 6th - makeup/final week to fire before holidays
    • week of December 13th - pickup finished pieces before holiday break
  • Classes will resume January 2022

Signups for six week courses begin two weeks before the start of the session. Priority is given to current students enrolling in future classes.

Kids classes -we are not currently holding children’s classes. With the current state of things regarding Covid 19 we don’t feel that we are able to run kids classes while still following adequate policies for safety. 




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.  This offering is temporarily suspended.





Saturday Kids Class

*this offering is suspended until further notice




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) This offering is temporarily suspended.





Open studio
*Friday 1-5, this is designed for current students that would like more time in the studio without instruction. You must already be familiar with are studio practices and be enrolled in one of our six week courses.





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





Please Call or Email to Register. 778-489-5249  [email protected]

Looking for Pottery Classes?

Contact our Salmon Arm office today for upcoming sessions.

Contact Information
(778) 489-5249