Jacquie Clark and Joan Grimm are gearing up for this fall’s pottery sessions at the Community Centre.

Potter’s wheel spinning once again

The city of Campbell River's pottery classes are back due to popular demand

Sign up now for the city of Campbell River Recreation and Culture Department’s popular pottery classes, which start up again this month.

Classes start Thursday, Sept. 18 from 6 to 9 p.m. and Friday, Sept. 19 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. This season will offer four-week and eight-week sessions for beginner and advanced students. The cost for four weeks is $80 for adults or $75 for teens and 50+ members. The cost for eight weeks is $160 for adults or $155 for teens and 50+ members.

Jacquie Clark will instruct evening classes and Joan Grimm will instruct daytime and children’s classes again this fall.

For people who already have experience working with clay, Pottery Drop-In takes place Fridays from 1 to 4 p.m. starting Sept. 19. Drop-in fee is $6 per person per day, and families are welcome. You can also purchase clay at $18 per half bag.

Kids attending Grades 2 and up can also have fun with clay in a six-week program called Claymates. Claymates explores hand-building, sculpting, glazing and working with the potter’s wheel. Monday or Wednesday classes run from 3:30 to 5 p.m. and start Oct. 6 and 8. Cost is $80 per person. All pottery classes and drop-in sessions are offered at the Campbell River Community Centre. For more information regarding classes, call the Community Centre, 250-286-1161, or Sportsplex, 250-923-7911.

The city also offers pottery lessons for community and school groups and children’s pottery parties for youth seven years and older to celebrate a birthday or special occasion. A one-hour pottery class will be provided, with children making starfish or plaques, depending on the age of participants. Eight children can participate in the party for a cost of $150.

To book pottery lessons for your group, or a pottery party, call Linda Kubinec at the Community Centre at 250-286-1161 or e-mail linda.kubinec@campbellriver.ca.

Allow at least three weeks to coordinate party arrangements.