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

 At this time we are only offering our six week adult courses. The time-line for resuming additional course offerings continues to be pushed due to the staff shortages. We have no anticipated start date for kids class with date night/pottery wheel experience and single evening hand-building classes running in the summer months. 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 (1-4), Evening (6-9)
  • Wednesday Afternoon (1-4), Evening (6-9)
    • Additional time slots will be added as classes fill

Starting Dates:

2023/2024 Schedule

  • September 18th - 27th
  • October 30th-December 15th
  • January 8th - February 16th

If you would like to join a future course please email the studio at [email protected] to be added to the wait list. Sign ups begin two weeks before the start of the session with first priority given to current students enrolling in future classes. Following that spaces are given on a first come first served basis.




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.  





Clay (10kg) 

*enough for a six-week course. More can be purchased as needed.










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 class is only offered in the summer months. Please check back for future availability.





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 class is only offered in the summer months. Please check back for future availability.





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