FUSION: The Ontario Clay and Glass Association

RESOURCES / LINKS: Clay and Glass Courses (Ontario)

This listing is not intended to cover every single class available in the province; it rather seeks to outline those that are deemed major or locally popular, or those which have been in existence long-term.
The classes listed are divided by region and cover small studios and guilds, up to the larger post-secondary institutions offering degree/certificate programs.
There's something for everyone… from hobbyist or curious collector, to the serious student seeking accreditation.

Central Toronto

Clay Design
170 Brunswick Ave (at Harbord), Toronto
Pottery Classes
Tel: 416-964-3330

Central Tech Collegiate – The Art Centre
715 Bathurst St, Toronto
Pottery Classes; Evenings
Tel: 416-393-0065

Craft Studios at Harbourfront
Queens Quay, Toronto
Ceramics Studio
George R. Gardiner Museum
The Clay Pit
University Ave, Toronto
Pottery Classes: Adult & Children
Handbuilding, Wheel Throwing
Tel: 416-586-8080
Jenanne Longman
Railway Clay Studio
Pottery classes out of my studio located at 15 Adrian Ave. in the west end of Toronto. No prior experience with clay required. Beginner and Advanced classes are available year round
Contact Jenanne at jenanne.longman@gmail.com or call 647-273-2044

Kensington Co-op
Nancy Clarke – Pottery & Studio Time
Spadina South of College, Toronto
Tel: 416-593-5191
Luc Sculpture School & Studio
Offers a variety of classes including Sculpture, 
Handbuilding & Creativity
663 Greenwood Ave / on the Danforth
Tel: 416-461-7936
Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre
Bloor & Spadina, Toronto
Ceramics Classes: Handbuilding & Wheel Throwing
Winter, Spring, Fall – All levels
Children: 3-16 years; Adults
Tel: 416-924-6211
Information/Catalogue: Celia Brandao
Tel: 416-536-0959

Nancy Solway
Downtown Toronto
Limit 3 students / class (wheel throwing)
Co-founder of Clay Design Studio/Gallery
Taught in the Ceramics Dept of 
George Brown College for over 20 years
Tel: 416-531-5547

Pleasant Pottery
Eglinton & Mount Pleasant
Pottery Classes, wheel and handbuilding
day and evening, 6 days a week
Open Studio spaces when available
Contact: Joan Spears
Tel: 416 489-1324
The Potters’ Studio
Fall, Winter & Spring Classes – 10 weeks
Thursday pm; Saturday am
Tel: 416-423-1827
Woodlawn Pottery Studios
80 Woodlawn Ave E, Toronto
Pottery Classes
Tel: 416-964-0758
Pottery classes all year round

Susan Low-Beer
Clay Workshops
1 & 2 day workshops – Handbuilding
Nov – April

East Toronto

Cedar Ridge Creative Centre
225 Confederation Dr., Toronto
Pottery Classes: Adults & Children
Tel: 416-396-4026
Pickering Potters Studio
Pickering Recreation Complex
1867 Valley Farm Rd South
Pottery Classes: All levels, Adults & Children
Tel: 905-420-2667

Karen Franzen
3 Wembley Drive
Toronto, Ont. M4L 3C9
ph. (416) 465 7477

Clay classes and tile painting workshops for all ages

North Toronto
Koffler Centre for the Arts
The Bathurst Jewish Community Centre
4588 Bathurst St, North York
Pottery Classes Only
Tel: 416-638-1881 x 4269
Richmond Hill
Classes: Fall & Winter – 10 week sessions
Tel: 905-473-3241 Contact: Della
Hill Potter’s Guild
Richmond Hill
Pottery Classes
Tel: 905-884-0327
Pine Tree Potters Guild
Pottery Classes
Tel: 905-727-1278
Village Pottery & Art Studio
Pottery Classes: Wheel Throwing & Handbuilding
Adults & Children – Continuous Sessions
Weekdays, Evenings, Saturdays & Sundays
Tel: 905-471-3780
Throwing A Fit Pottery – Traci Tomkin
Classes in Richmond Hill for Adults and kids 
(ages 8 and up); school holiday programs
Tel: 16-817-9060
Greater Toronto Area (GTA) Classes
The Pottery – Paul Stewart
West Toronto Locations
498 Runnymede Rd, Toronto
Raku Workshops – Cone 6
Tel: 416-690-9475

Chiho Tokita
Riverdale - Toronto
Children and adult clay workshops.
Handbuilding/wheel. Small group.

DISH Gallery + Studio
Contact: Susan Card
Toronto Historic Distillery District
55 Mill Street, 
Case Goods Warehouse Building 74, Studio 211
Toronto, On M5A 3C4
Adult classes all levels Wednesdays 
1:00pm-5:00 pm and 6:30pm-10:30pm 
Weekend Introductory workshops.
Semi-Private classes for artists
Gail Siler
Beaches – Toronto
Pottery Classes in Handbuilding
Tel: 416-691-2826
Email: studio@gailsiler.com
City of Toronto Parks & Recreation
Toronto Fun Guide
Tel: 416-338-3278
Scarborough Arts Council
Kingston & Lawrence, Toronto
Children Pottery Classes
Tel: 416-691-2826
Annette Hansen
10 week course 2-2.5 hrs / week
Fee includes materials and glaze firings
Tel: 416-463-7934
Mississauga & Western GTA
Mimico Adult Centre
Toronto District School Board Continuing Education – Community Program
Tel: 416-338-4000 (option 4)
Mississauga Potters’ Guild
Pottery Classes
Tel: 416-410-3412 Fax: 905-827-0939

All Skills Welcome


Lornewood Plaza

1200 Vanier Dr., Unit 3B


The Pottery – Paul Stewart
East & West Locations
Raku Workshops – Cone
Tel: 416-690-9475
The Living Arts Centre
Pottery Classes – Fall & Winter
Tel: 905-306-6000

Eastern Ontario 
Anne Chambers Pottery
Brooke Valley (1 hour South West of Ottawa)
Summer Session - Brooke Valley Creative Living Workshop Series
5 day hands on workshop in July
Beginning January
Weekly classes
Deep River Potter’s Guild
Pottery Classes: Beginner in Fall
Review after Christmas
Professional Potter Wkshp once a year
Studio: 4 kick wheels, firing time
Tel: 1-613-584-2318 Contact: Ligita Gulens
Kingston Potter’s Guild
Pottery Classes: Fall & Winter
Tel: 613-546-1437
Nepean Visual Arts Centre
Nepean Pottery Studio
Tel: 613-727-6652
Dovercourt Community Centre
411 Dovercourt Ave, Ottawa
Tel: 613-798-8950
McNabb Community Centre
Pottery Studio
Tel: 613-564-1070
Ottawa South Community Centre, Ottawa
Pottery Studio
Tel: 613-247-4946
Glebe Community Centre
Pottery Studio
Tel: 613-564-1058
Gloucester Pottery School
Cyrville Community Centre
Tel: 613-749-8109 or 613-748-1771
Clay with Linda
175 College St
Kingston, ON K7L 4L9
Pottery classes for children, adults, parent-and-child. Beginners Welcome!
Linda Abbott
Tel: 613-549-3546

Northern Ontario
Tom Thomson Memorial Art Gallery
Owen Sound
Pottery Classes
Tel: 519-376-1932

South Western Ontario
Waterloo Potters’ Workshop
Pottery Classes: Handbuilding, Wheel
Adults: Fall & Winter
Children: March break & Summer
Tel: 519-885-5570
Carol-Ann Michaelson
For Guilds: Available for evening / weekend workshops
Tel: 905-873-2147
Oakville Art Society
560 Bronte Rd, Oakville
Tel: 905-827-5711
Crackpot Studio
Tel: 905-338-1358
The Burlington Art Centre
1333 Lakeshore Rd, Burlington
Pottery Classes: Fall, Winter, Spring
Adult & Children
Handbuilding, Wheel Throwing, Sculptural works
Tel: 905-632-7796
Dundas Valley School of Arts
Pottery Classes: Spring, Fall, Winter
Adults & children – 10 wk sessions
Wheel, Handbuilding, Raku etc. – All levels
Tel: 905-628-6357
London Potters Guild
Clay Art Centre
664 Dundas Street
London ON  N5W 2Y8
Telephone:  519-434-1664
Website:  www.londonpottersguild.org
Infomation:  info@londonpottersguild.org
Pottery Classes for adults, children, teens
clay camps, special events

Amazing Clayworks
Pottery Classes: Winter, Spring Fall
Adult & Children - All levels
Tel: 519-273-7887
Mary Philpott
Wandering Fire Pottery & Tile Works
Classes in Tile making
Norfolk Potters’ Guild & Studio
Pottery Classes – Fall, Winter, Spring
Adult – all levels – evenings, afternoons
Wheel, Handbuilding, Workshops etc.

Part-time / Full-time Studies (College / University Level)
Ontario College of Art & Design
University & Dundas
Full-time & Part-time Programs
Ceramics & Pottery
Tel: 416-977-6000
Southern Ontario
Mohawk College
Stoney Creek Campus
Creative Arts Program – Part-time
Ceramics all levels
Tel: 1-888-385-4295
Sheridan College
The Ceramics Studio
Full-time & Part-time
Tel: 905-845-9430 x 391
University of Waterloo
Arts Program
Full-time & Part-time
Tel: 519-888-4567
Northern Ontario
Canadore College
North Bay
Artsexperience - Part-time Program
Craft & Design two-year diploma
Tel: 705-474-7600 x 5420
or 1-800-519-3534
Lakehead University
Thunder Bay
Ceramics Program – Full-time
Tel: 1-807-343-8787
Eastern Ontario
Haliburton School of the Arts
Fleming College
Ceramics Certificate – Part-time, Full-time
Summer & Fall
Tel: 705-457-1680
Website: www.hsta.ca
St. Lawrence College
Ceramics Classes - Fall, Winter, Spring
Part-time Program
Tel: 613-345-0660 x 3503
The Ontario College of Art
Creative Arts Program
Tel: 613-241-7471

GLASS Courses
Greater Toronto Area (GTA)
Glass Art Guild in Scarborough
Classes: Etching, Glass Fusing, Stained Glass
Tel: 416-755-9709
Celestial StainedGlass
862 Kingston Road
Stained Glass, Fusing, Slumping, Lampwork
Tel: 416-691-1422
Bead FX
Lampwork, Precious Metal
Tel: 1-877-473-2323
South / Central Toronto
Craft Studios at Harbourfront
235 Queens Quay West, Toronto
Hot Glass Studios, Glass Blowing
Tel: 416-973-4951
Geisterblitz Glass Studio
442 Dufferin St., Unit C, Toronto
Glass Casting & Glass Blowing
(classes as demand dictates)
Tel: 416-536-9678
Kathryn Irwin – Art Zone
592 Markham St., Toronto
Glass Fusing & Glass Slumping
(one day workshops as demand dictates)
Tel: 416-534-1892
The Living Arts Centre
Glass Classes – Fall & Winter
Tel: 905-306-6100

South-Western Ontario
Thorn Glass Studio
St. Jacobs
Glassblowing Workshops
Tel: 519-664-2821
Glass Blowiing Classes
Mark Lewis & Tanya Zaryski
Kimberly, Ontario
Tel: 519-599-5567
Part-time Full-Time Studies (College / University Level)
South-Western Ontario
Sheridan College
Glass Making Program
Tel: 905-845-9430 x 424
Eastern Ontario
Haliburton School of the Arts
Fleming College
Glass Certificate - Full-time, Part-time
Summer & Fall
Tel: 705-457-1680
Website: www.hsta.ca

FUSION gratefully acknowledges the assistance of the Government of Ontario through the Ministry of Citizenship, Culture and Recreation, and the Ontario Arts Council. The Ontario Arts Council is an agency of the Government of Ontario. 


FUSION is a registered charitable, not-for-profit organization. © 1999-2014 FUSION Ontario Clay and Glass Association
BN 122093826 All Rights Reserved. 
Terms and Conditions

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software