London Potters Guild accepting registrations for winter session pottery classes
- Written by Richard Young
The London Potters Guild is now accepting registrations for the winter session of pottery classes for adults, teens, children and parent/child. Classes start the week of January 6 and run to March 3, 2014 and will be held in the newly renovated second floor at the London Clay Art Centre at 664 Dundas Street.
New students are introduced to working with clay and will learn such things as hand building techniques, throwing on the potter’s wheel, and glazing/finishing techniques.
Returning students refine and develop their skills, as well as explore advanced pottery making techniques. A maximum of 10 participants per class allows for individual attention. At the end of the session, participants will have finished pottery pieces to take home.
This session will also offer Wheel Concentration III for the advanced clay students. Classes will be lead by Chris Snedden, a potter for over 25 years in the London area, who is currently Ceramics Professor at Lambton College in Sarnia. Classes will focus on making larger and more complex forms, including platters, bowls, jars with lids and teapots. (See image above)
The Guild is pleased to introduce a new instructor for this session. Kaitlyn McGill, a native of Cranbrook, British Columbia, obtained a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree at the Alberta College of Art & Design and is currently the first Artist in Residence at the London Clay Art Centre. She will be teaching an 8 week course in hand building that will explore functional objects through clay and is open for all levels of experience. (See image above)
Since opening its doors in September 2009, the state of the art London Clay Art Centre has hosted numerous classes and workshops. The London Potters Guild offers adult classes from beginners to advanced, with times varying from morning to evening. The London Clay Art Centre is wheelchair accessible.
About The London Potters Guild
Location: London Clay Art Centre, 664 Dundas Street
Parking: Municipal lot behind the building, enter off Adelaide or Elizabeth Streets
By Bus: The bus stops right in front of the doors, (numbers 2, 7 and 20)
Contact: Cheryl Radford, Program Administrator,
To learn more about The London Potters Guild, visit www.londonpottersguild.org/