Two-Hour Pottery Throwing and Hand Building Workshop at The Pottery. Three Class Times Available.

Runnymede - Bloor West Village

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Customer Reviews

344 Ratings

Paul was a welcoming and patient teacher. My friend and I liked experimenting with the clay, especially on the wheel. We felt a little rushed and lost at certain points, as there were many steps to follow and just one teacher in a class of seven beginners. Still, we really enjoyed ourselves and would recommend The Pottery.
Victoria M. · June 15, 2013
Paul is a phenomenal teacher and guide for this class. I would highly recommend for absolutely anyone, and plan to continue lessons with him in the future!
Annalise M. · July 20, 2017
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Thanks very much Annalise. I'm so glad you had a good time. I'm still hoping to get you into the Fall session but failing that, the Winter for sure. Paul
Merchant replied · September 19, 2017
Paul is the most amazing person and teacher. Highly recommend . Wonderful experience
Liz S. · July 15, 2017
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Ooooo. I do blush. Thanks. That's very very kind
Merchant replied · September 19, 2017

What You'll Get


Clay has been central to some of mankind's greatest historical firsts, such as early soup crocks, the first regulation poker cards, and the original UV-resistant windowpanes. Take up a storied art with today's Groupon: for $32, you get a two-hour workshop to learn pottery throwing and hand building at The Pottery on Runnymede Road (a $64 value). Choose from the following class times: day, evening, or weekend.

The Pottery's resident ceramics slinger Paul Stewart crafts a panoply of decorative and practical handmade pottery and offers pottery classes for all experience levels in a relaxed, noncompetitive atmosphere. During the two hours in a custom workshop, up to eight students learn introductory pottery making and statue boxing while they craft functional clay platters. As they work on individual projects, students practice basic throwing on a pottery wheel, implement a plethora of hand-building techniques, and craft costumes for teapot-conference infiltration. Each pupil's finished piece will be glazed and fired after the workshop session, rendering dishes groomed and polished for student pickup in about three to four weeks. Stewart coaches kneading neophytes with 26 years of pottery crafting and 12 years of teaching experience; Stewart also proffers his clay-whispering skills in extended classes and an apprenticeship program.

The Fine Print


Promotional value expires Jul 18, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 7 additional as gifts. Valid only for option purchased. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About The Pottery


Paul Stewart's passion for pottery is genetic. And, as The Pottery's resident potter, he spins more than 25 years of experience between his steady hands. It was 1985 when Paul decided to follow his father's footsteps and enter the profession. For some time after, Paul bounced around Toronto-area studios until landing in Bloor West Village, where he's remained for more than a decade.

Over that time, Paul has created award-winning works that have appeared in magazines, on TV, and in films, and many of his pieces can be bought and added to private collections or worn as part of all-ceramic wardrobes. More than just the birthplace of porcelain decor, Paul also utilizes The Pottery's space to lead lessons and workshops–something he's done for a dozen years. He instructs all ages of students during introductory sessions, as well as during themed workshops and curriculum-based courses.

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