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Short course ceramic workshops are held throughout the year.  These workshops are hosted by David Barnes and invited ceramic artists and generally focus on a particular theme, style or technique, allowing the student to explore more in-depth aspects of the ceramic work being featured.   Both beginner and experienced students are encouraged to participate.  


You may sign up any time during the year, full payment for each course should be made at least 3 weeks in advance of the workshop start date.  Space is limited, so register early to reserve your spot.  


There are numerous Air BnB, Hotels and Motels in the area. 

RV and Camping is available on site, so please include your interest in RV or camping in your registration request.  


1 Day  "Try your Hand"  Taster: 

February 26th, 2024

Instructor: David Barnes

This is a beginner level throwing and hand building day.  Come and learn a new skill and be creative in the clay studio. 

$125 Includes GST & PST

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5 Day July Sculpture & Hand Building Summer School:

July 8th - 12th, 2024

Instructor: David Barnes

Over the 5 days students will explore sculptural techniques using traditional methods...

$500 Includes GST & PST

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5 Day August  Throwing "Boot Camp": 

August 3rd - 7th, 2024

Instructor: David Barnes

For Those who throw, the goal will be on making you a better thrower.  New and old techniques will be shared to tune up your skills with a focus on those finishing touches.

$500 Includes GST & PST

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Creston Clay Fest:

August 10th, 2024

Creston BC

Stay tuned to social media for ongoing updates.

Additional information here…

3 Day John Britt Glazing Workshop:

August 30th, 31st - September 1st,2024

Instructor: John Britt

This workshop is now full.  Please contact David Barnes to be put on the wait list.


This intermediate level glaze workshop is hosted by one of the industry's leading glaze teachers and authors.  The focus of this workshop is to help ceramic artists and potters understand the intricacies of glazes, how they work and tools to assist them.

$550 Includes GST & PST

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 3 Day "Alberta Potters Weekend": 

September 13th - 15th, 2024

Instructor: David Barnes

Past Alberta students can bring their own ideas and receive some one-on-one help and instruction to complete their projects.


$225 Includes GST & PST

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2 Day Alternative Firing (Bare Clay Techniques) Workshop:

Weekend of September 21st and 22nd, 2024

Instructor: Audrey Stamm

This workshop explores the fundamentals of a variety of alternative firing techniques, including sagger, obvara, naked raku and horsehair firing

$300 Includes GST & PST

Full workshop information Here...

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