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- Due to the most recent Health Guidelines provided by the government of BC all students are required to follow the Vaccine Passport regulations. Students must have their second shot a minimum of 1 week before their first class after October 24th. Additionally all students and staff are required to wear a mask inside the studio and adequately socially distance. For more information or to sign up call the studio at 778-489-5249 or email at [email protected]

The time-line for resuming additional course offerings continues to be pushed due to the constant changes to health restrictions. At this time we have no anticipated start date for kids class, date night/pottery wheel experience, or single evening hand-building classes. We’re sorry for the inconvenience and will update this information as soon as it changes.

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 Friday at:

  • Monday Evening (6-9)
  • Tuesday Afternoon (noon-3), Evening (6-9)
  • Wednesday Afternoon (1-4), Evening (6-9)
  • Friday Morning (9- noon)
    • Additional classes will be added as interest increases

Starting Dates:

Early 2022 Schedule

  • February 21st-  April 1st
  • April 25th - June 24th (no class May 14th- 25th)
  • June 27th- August 12th

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%


First 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.  You will have seven weeks to use your 6 classes





 Continuing Students
* after your first 6 week session if you decide to continue taking classes with us you will get a seventh week for free with purchase of each six week session. These classes must be used in the given 7 week session or they will expire.















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