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Private Workshops & Tours

Book a private workshop or tour at the Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery!

Please contact Shannon at Shannon@theclayandglass.ca or phone (519) 746-1882 x 233 to book a group workshop or find out more about group programs.

We offer both in person and virtual group workshops.

In person workshops

The Clay & Glass offers a hands-on experience tailored for your group. Workshops can include a tour of the gallery to get inspired by artworks on display.

Clay Mug Workshop

Create a clay mug from scratch! Roll out a slab of clay to make a mug and decorate it with plant impressions, text, painted designs or ceramic decals. You can create a small vase or pencil holder instead.

3 hour workshop

Cost

$55 +hst per person. Minimum spend $400 +hst. Max 20 people.

*Additional $50-$70 +hst after hours fee if workshop takes place outside of regular opening hours.

Payment is due at time of booking. Return policy here.

Freestyle Clay Workshop

Learn basic hand-building techniques and create pieces that are fun and functional! The instructor will do a demonstration and then you can create a small project of your choice.

2.5 hour workshop

Cost:

$45 +hst per person. Minimum spend $300 +hst. Max 20 people.

*Additional $50-$70 +hst after hours fee if workshop takes place outside of regular opening hours.

Payment is due at time of booking. Return policy here.

Clay Plate Workshop

Create a small plate or bowl. Roll out and press a slab of clay into a mould to create a functional piece of pottery. Decorate it with plant impressions, stamps, decals, DIY stencils or painted designs.

2 hour workshop

Cost:

$40 +hst per person. Minimum spend $300 +hst. Max 20 people.

*Additional $50-$70 +hst after hours fee if workshop takes place outside of regular opening hours.

Payment is due at time of booking. Return policy here.

Girl Guide and Scout Workshop: Unpainted Clay Animals

Make a pinch pot animal. Designed to be painted with acrylic after your visit (this workshop does not include ceramic paint or glazing).

1.5 hour workshop

Cost:

$15 +hst per person. Minimum spend $300 +hst. Max 20 people.

*Additional $50-$70 +hst after hours fee if workshop takes place outside of regular opening hours.

Payment is due at time of booking. Return policy here.

Clay tile & tour workshop

Tour the gallery and decorate a tile coaster with ceramic decals and underglaze.

1 hour workshop

Cost:

$20 +hst per person. Minimum spend $300 +hst. Max 25 people.

*Additional $50-$70 +hst after hours fee if workshop takes place outside of regular opening hours.

Payment is due at time of booking. Return policy here.

Explore current exhibitions with a guided tour of the Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery.

Find out about Current exhibitions & Upcoming exhibitions

Cost:

$10+hst per person. Minimum spend $100+hst.

Payment is due at time of booking. Return policy here.

Additional Information:

Please email shannon@theclayandglass.ca to book a private group tour.

Picking up artwork:

  • The Group leader will receive an email when items are ready for pick up. It takes minimum 3 weeks for pieces to be air dried, and kiln fired.

What’s included with a clay workshop:

  • Instruction with a member of the studio team
  • Clay and access to clay tools.
  • Underglaze ceramic paints for unfired clay.
  • Firing in a kiln. Each piece is bisque fired and then glaze fired.
  • Food safe finish. Our studio team dips pieces in a clear glaze before the second kiln firing. This creates a dishwasher and microwave safe finish.
  • Packing and labeling for pick up. It generally takes 3 weeks for pieces to be air dried, bisque fired, dipped in a clear glaze, and glaze fired. You will receive an email when artwork is ready to be picked up. All pieces must be picked up within 30 days of receiving pick up email.

Adult to Child Ratio:

Applies to all other groups with children 13 and under.

There is a required ratio of 1 adult for every 5 children. Adults are responsible for supervising the group.

Adults who are there to supervise only are free. If adults would like to supervise and make a clay artwork, please purchase a ticket for all adults who would like to take part.

Virtual group workshops

Purchase kits to create clay artwork at home! Follow along with Youtube tutorials, or book a live zoom tutorial.

We will work with you to build an experience for your team! Workshop options include:

  • Intro to clay: Learn basic building techniques and see examples of how they can be used to make different projects. The instructor will demonstrate slab building, pinch pot building, and how to decorate clay with underglaze to achieve best results.
  • Make a mug: An instructor will guide you through the steps of making your own mug. You will need a rolling pin to complete this project. Rolling pins are not included.

Please contact Shannon at shannon@theclayandglass.ca before purchasing bulk orders to ensure staff availability for workshops. We require 3 weeks notice for bulk orders.

Cost:

$100+hst for 1 hour of live virtual instruction.

$35+hst per person with clay, underglaze, firing service, and tools . More details about Clay kits here.

How it works:

  1. Book with Shannon at shannon@theclayandglass.ca
  2. Pick up kits at the gallery and distribute to participants
  3. Create clay artworks at home
  4. Return pieces to the gallery to be fired
  5. Pick up finished pieces. Please allow 2-3 weeks for pieces to be air dried, bisque fired, dipped in a clear glaze, and glaze fired. You will receive an email when artwork is ready to be picked up. One organizer can pick up all the artwork, or you can choose to let participants pick up their own pieces at the gallery. All pieces must be picked up within 30 days. Enjoy your artwork!

Get inspired!

Mug Gallery

Plate Gallery

Freestyle Gallery