Intro to Pottery wheel

Oakville, Ontario, Canada

Experience hosted by Magdalena

  1. 60 mins
  2. Hosted in English
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What you'll do

With guided, professional instruction, you'll have a fun and creative time making an item out of clay on a pottery wheel. I will show you how to work with the clay, get it ready for the wheel, center it, and eventually start shaping. Usually students can make either a small bowl, plate, mug or vase on their first try. You will get up to 30 minutes of time on the wheel which is plenty to create one item, and then you can add accents to your piece i.e. handle and you'll get to handbuild for the remainder of the time (add accents to your piece). You can take the pottery home with you the same day you make them, or—if you'd like—I can fire your work, glaze it, and ship it to you for a small fee. I also offer other experiences: canvas painting, glass fusing, hand building with clay, mosaics, glow in the dark painting, pottery painting, silkscreening. ***Drop me a note if you'd like alternate time for your appointment.****
With guided, professional instruction, you'll have a fun and creative time making an item out of clay on a pottery wheel. I will show you how to work with the clay, get it ready for the wheel, center it, and eventually start shaping. Usually students can make either a small bowl, plate, mug or vase on their first try. You will get up to 30 minutes of time on the wheel which is plenty to create one item, and then you can add accents to your piece…

Meet your Host, Magdalena

Host on Airbnb since 2018
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I've been teaching art for over 20 years, and I love what I do. I am patient and fun, and enjoy sharing my knowledge of clay. Students tell me that they've always wanted to "throw," and—because of my passion for clay—I am a great teacher. It fills me with joy to see others succeed at something they've never done before.
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Where you'll be

Where we'll meet
Artventures Oakville
Oakville
We will be at Artventures Art studio. The studio is located near Bronte Harbour with lots of restaurants and beautiful lake front within walking distance. Please arrive early if you’re driving as parking might sometimes be hard to find.

Rated 4.63 out of 5 from 125 reviews.

  • Amanda
    January 2022
    It was a fun experience. It’s not something I would take too seriously. I would put your expectations low on what pottery you plan to make. She only instructs you verbally and isn’t very hands on which has its pros and cons. Overall it was great.
  • Durant
    January 2022
    My wife and I took this class with Svetlana. She was kind and informative. We had a lot of fun making our creations and we took them home to dry. We recommend this experience for others.
  • Liz
    December 2021
    Svetlana was awesome. Hilarious sense of humour and very encouraging. She took photos for us and we came home with two very cool clay bowls with decorations and some clay to make more ☺️
  • Rosalie
    December 2021
    great experience for first time pottery artists. host is helpful and creative. location is by the lake so you can take a stroll afterwards.
  • Stephanie
    December 2021
    Enjoyed making a bowl, it’s more difficult than we thought it was going to be haha. The instructor was very friendly, informative and helped us create our clay bowls.
  • Tania
    December 2021
    My advice to anyone is to be on time or else you won’t have any attention or equipment given to you. Great space and concept just not the best energy or interaction with the instructor.

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