Excellent step-by-step instruction for absolute beginners! Start with the basics of wheel throwing and carry on with learning efficient and traditional techniques for working on the pottery wheel. Create numerous handmade projects that will develop your skills in throwing, trimming and glazing. Fee includes one bag of clay, glazes and firing. Students must bring their own tools.

Instructor: Ruth-Anne French (Tuesday) Bob Blackmore (Thursday) Shirley Randall (Fridays)

Pottery Class Tools: To keep everyone safe, all students are to provide and use only their own tools. Professional tool kits are available at Plainsman Clay, student grade pottery tools can be purchased at Michaels or Delta Art Supplies. (A limited number of professional tool kits will be available at time of registration)




Tuesdays, January 11–March 22

(no class on March 15)
6:30–9:30 pm


Thursdays, January 13–March 24

(no class March 17)
7–10 pm


Fridays, January 14–March 25

(no class March 18)
6:30–9:30 pm


Thursdays, January 13–March 24

(no class March 17) (*split with Teen Clay Connection, 5 teens: 5 adults) 
4:30–6:30 pm


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Art Gallery of St. Albert programs are operated under the provincial Restrictions Exemption Program. Program participants participants (aged 12 and up) and parents must provide valid proof of vaccination, proof of a negative COVID-19 rapid test result taken within 72 hours of service, or documentation of a medical exemption.

Additional safety protocols in place include:

  • Student sign-in for each class will include a health check prior to each class, those experiencing symptoms are required to stay home (A make-up class or equivalent supplies and instructions will be provided for students who miss a class due to illness)
  • Increased cleaning of high-touch surfaces
  • Individual supplies for each student
  • Hand sanitizer available in class
  • Gloves available in class
  • Socially distanced workspaces and social distancing of 2 metres will be promoted when moving about the classroom/studio/ gallery
  • Students are required to wear a mask or face shield when in the studio or moving about the space
  • Instructors required to be vaccinated and wear a mask or face shield

*Please note that a small Eventbrite fee is applied to all bookings.

Secure your spot early, and help ensure your class runs. Ticket sales for most programs close 7 days prior to the class, and refunds will be granted up to 7 days prior to the start of the class. View our community class cancellation and withdrawal policies.



Total Time

3 hours






Pottery Studio, St. Albert Place


Bob Blackmore, Ruth-Anne French, Shirley Randal