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Wednesday Drop In Clay Class

Wednesdays from October 27, 2021 6:00 pm - 8:00 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.

Customers may purchase up to two (2) tickets per transaction, while supplies last.

Please note that we are currently limiting participation to age 18 and older.

Please check in on our outdoor plaza upon arrival for the class. Bring a piece of ID as you will be asked to produce one while checking in. If you have selected the Student or Gardiner Friends rate, you will be asked to produce the appropriate ID upon arrival for the class. Unless your membership is at the Friends & Family level or higher, each participant will require their own student or membership ID.


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 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.

If you have any additional questions about our Drop In Clay Classes, please feel free to click the help link below to email us or call us at 416.408.5055.

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
  • You will be asked to complete a COVID assessment upon arrival
  • Total capacity is limited to 10 participants
  • Physical distancing measures will be in effect
  • All staff and volunteers will be wearing masks
  • Participants must wear their masks at all times when inside the building
  • Disposable masks will be available on site for those who do not bring their own
  • Hand washing stations will be provided
  • Please use only the materials at your table
  • Materials will be sanitized after each session

By purchasing tickets you agree to the following:

  • You are currently NOT experiencing any of the following symptoms: 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

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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