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Sunday Drop In Clay Class

Sundays from October 25, 2020 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Tickets are sold online from 10 am – 12:30 pm or until they have sold out. You will not be able to add tickets to your cart until 10 am. If there are any tickets left after 12:30 pm they will be available in person only. Tickets often sell out very quickly. All drop in class tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.

You will be given the option of purchasing a wheel seat or a hand-building/glazing seat, and may purchase up to two (2) tickets per transaction while supplies last. If you want to use an apron please bring one from home. Alternatively you can purchase a disposable apron for $1.

Please check in at the front desk upon arrival for the class. If the student or Gardiner Friend rate is selected, the customer will be asked to produce the appropriate ID upon arrival for the class. You must produce one (1) student ID per seat, and one (1) Gardiner Friend ID per seat, unless you are a member at the Friends & Family level or higher.

About Drop In Clay Classes:

Our drop-in classes are perfect for potters of all levels. Experiment with various hand building, wheel throwing, and decorating techniques, and then take your creations home with you! You’ll have access to an experienced artist instructor in a professional ceramics studio, including a variety of tools, earthenware clay, and more than 70 commercial brushing glazes.

It typically takes two (2) drop in classes to complete a finished piece—the first for making and the second for glazing. Firing takes two (2) weeks and is generally done once after making and again after glazing. The cost of firing is a minimum of $5 per piece depending on its size, which can be paid at the front desk. You do not have to fire or glaze your piece.

Picking Up Your Piece:

Clay pieces can ONLY be picked up during the following times:

Saturdays and Sundays from 10 am – 5 pm


Firing takes two weeks to complete and pieces will be held for an additional three (3) weeks. Please check in at the front desk and note that there may be a short wait depending on staff availability. We do not provide bags or boxes.

Health & Safety:

  • Please stay home if you are feeling unwell
  • Please follow Public Health guidelines regarding self-isolation if:
    You are showing symptoms of COVID-19 or are waiting to hear the results of a lab test for COVID-19.
    You are diagnosed with COVID-19 or have been in contact with someone who has a confirmed case of COVID-19.
    You have returned from travels outside Canada within the last 14 days.

Please note the following changes and safety measures:

  • Our class sizes have been reduced.
  • Distance between participants at tables and wheels has been increased to allow for safe physical distancing.
  • You must wear a mask during class.
  • Studios are sanitized between classes.
  • Hand sanitizer is available for your use.
  • Moulds are not being used at this time.
  • If you want to use an apron please bring one from home. Alternatively you can purchase a disposable apron for $1.

By purchasing tickets you agree that you are NOT currently experiencing any of the following:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Sore throat
  • Trouble swallowing
  • Runny nose
  • Loss of taste or smell
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Not feeling well
  • You have NOT been in close contact with someone who is showing symptoms or has confirmed COVID-19 in the past 14 days.
  • You have NOT returned from travel outside Canada in the past 14 days

If you have any further questions about the drop in classes please feel free to click the help link below to email us or call us at 416.408.5070.

Program Details

$14.50Gardiner Friends
$14.50Child under 12
$5Firing Fee / piece

*The minimum firing fee is $5. You may be charged more for larger pieces.

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