Pottery has been used by North Americans for over 3000 years as a means to cook and store food or precious items.


The Iroquois, Haudenosaunee or “People of the Longhouse” made clay pots with rounded bottoms that sat on hot coals or hung over cooking fires.

Clay was located along streams and riverbeds, to which sand and crushed shells were added for extra strength through a basic pit firing process.

Students will learn traditional methods of vessel construction using slabs and clay coils to create a decorative clay pot, inspired by ancient Iroquois artifacts.


NEW Virtual Fees:

  • $8.75 per student (minimum class fee of $140 based on 16 students)
  • Includes Art Kit (Air-dry clay, clay tools and water buckets; please inform registration if you would prefer H435 bisque fired clay)
    • free pickup at Art Gallery of St. Albert or
    • Added fee of $60.00 for delivery in St. Albert and $90.00 for delivery in Edmonton (Please request a quote for all outlying areas)

In-School Fees:

  • $8.75 per student (minimum class fee of $140 based on 16 students)
  • Added travel fee of $60.00 for St. Albert and $90.00 for Edmonton (Please request a quote for all outlying areas)

Studio Fees:

  • $8.75 per student (minimum class fee of $140 based on 16 students)

Payment

We’ll send an invoice to your school within one month—please don’t bring your payment to the workshop.

Please make cheques payable to Arts and Heritage St. Albert. Include invoice numbers and mail to:
Arts and Heritage St. Albert, Suite #200
20 Perron Street
St. Albert, AB  T8N 1E4

For account inquiries, contact us at 780-459-1163 or registration@artsandheritage.ca

Information and Policies

Total Time

1.5 hours

Grades

Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12

Curriculum Link

Art, Creative Expression, Clay Program, Cultural, First Nations, Métis, Inuit, Virtual field trip

Location

Virtual field trip, Visual Arts Studios, St. Albert Place, In-school field trip