Education and sharing ideas are important aspects of the guild.  The guild maintains a library with the following items, there are various private studios which offer courses, a number of Community Centres and of course, renowned schools outside of the area.  Feel free to peruse and link to their sites.

The Ottawa Guild of Potters Library

Available to all Members.  Check out what we have on loan below:

Library Hours of Operation

7-30 -8:00 PM prior to General Members meetings




  • Ceramics Art & Perception
  • Ceramics Technical
  • Ceramics Monthly
  • Ceramic Review
  • Clay Times
  • Pottery Making Illustrated

Borrowing Library Material

Each Member is permitted to borrow the following items until the following Guild meeting:

  • Three books
  • Two VHS/DVD
  • Three old magazines
  • One new magazine

If you would like the Librarians to consider purchasing a book or DVD, let them know: library(at)ottawaguildofpotters(dot)ca.  If for some reason you can't make it to the meeting and return your borrowed items let the Librarians know (this is a one-time courtesy so you won't have to pay late fees) at library(at)ottawaguildofpotters(dot)ca.


If you don't see your favorite magazine, let us know at admin(at)ottawaguildofpotters(dot)ca.


If you don't see your favorite software, let us know at admin(at)ottawaguildofpotters(dot)ca.

  • Insight glaze calculation software

Pottery Studios in the Ottawa Area

  • Almonte Potters Guild
  • Gladstone Clayworks Cooperative
  • Gloucester Pottery School
  • Hintonberg Pottery Shop
  • Loam Clay Studio

Almonte Potters Guild

The Almonte Potters Guild offers a range of evening adult pottery lessons, as well as studio memberships ( Available 24/7).
Kids birthday parties and Corporate clay sessions also available. Various workshops are scheduled throughout the year.
For more information please contact The Almonte Potters Guild at (613) 256-5556 or, email:

Gladstone Clayworks Cooperative

Gladstone Clayworks Coop offers both group classes and private classes. The cost of private classes range from $30-$100 per class. The group classes cost about $25 for each class. Group classes last for 8 weeks making them about $200 total. The exact price may vary from teacher to teacher.
If you are interested, please email so that we can put you on our mailing list for notification of upcoming classes. For further details, please visit our website.

Gloucester Pottery School

Shenkman Arts Centre, 245 Centrum Blvd Ottawa, ON K1E 0A1
Classes for all ages in wheel and handbuilding are available as well as classes for children 6-12yrs in handbuilding only.
Studio also available at an hourly rate.
For the latest information, visit or call 613-580-2763.
Registration: 613-580-2787

Hintonburg Pottery Shop

Owner Ginger McCoy is pleased to welcome you in her friendly studio/boutique. You will find handbuilding and/or wheel classes for adults; children; one-day workshops; and open studio hours for individuals with experience.
You can register online or call 613-725-6909.
1242 Wellington St W, Ottawa, ON K1Y 3A4

LOAM Clay Studio

LOAM Clay Studio is located in Ottawa's vibrant Hintonburg area - with a new location as of January 5, 2018. The studio offers pottery classes and workshops for all levels. LOAM also rents studio time to potters with some experience.

Visit our web site to see a full description of classes:
To register, send an email to or call 613 722-CLAY (2529) or 613 244 2037.

LOAM Clay Studio

131 Loretta Ave North, Ottawa, ON K1Y 2J7

Many of our members offer lessons either from their studio or in venues such as Community Centres, schools. Members who wish to list their courses can e-mail us at admin(at)ottawaguildofpotters(dot)ca.

Community Centres and Art Schools

Classes in pottery are often available at the following locations. Check your local community centre, go visit the facilities, talk to the people involved to find the place that's right for you. The Guild does not offer courses, but has several member workshops during the year.

  • City of Gatineau, Recreation Service | 819-243-4343

A full slate of classes for children and adults. Learn to throw on the potters wheel, handbuild pots, sculpt, or a combination of techniques.
Also courses for parent and child to take together.

  • McNabb Community Centre | 180 Percy St. | 613-564-1070

Pottery courses outside of Ottawa

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