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Adult Pottery

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Tuesdays, September 26 - November 28, 2017
9:30 am - 12:30 pm SOLD OUT
Wednesdays, September 27 - December 13, 2017
7:00 - 9:00 pm

Enjoy professional instruction in a small group environment. Learn wheel and hand building techniques, including pinch pot, coil and slab methods. Open to participants of varying levels and beginners welcome! Instructors: Célia Zveibil Brandão and Carolynn Bloomer

Fee: $350

Winter:

Tuesdays, January 23 - April 10, 2018
9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Fee: $350

Wednesdays, January 24 - April 11, 2018
7:00 - 9:00 pm

Fee: $350

Pottery Co-op

Fee: $250+HST/month

Ideal for experienced potters looking for a work space and firing facility.
Supply your own glazes and tools. Limited availability. 

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Instructors:

Carolynn Bloomer grew up in an artistic family in the Montreal area, where she studied Fine Art at John Abbott College. Attracted to clay from an early age, she moved to Toronto to attend Ontario College of Art (now OCADU) to focus on design and materials techniques related particularly to ceramics. Over the years Carolynn’s work has included wall installations in a private residences, columns flanking the doors to a corporate office, a commission for Estée Lauder, café au lait bowls and espresso cups and saucers for use in a local coffee roastery, and tile installations in homes. Her work is in the collection of Scotiabank and has been purchased by Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada. She has conducted numerous workshops and has taught many classes (Ontario College of Art, Nielson Park Creative Center, The Pottery, Clay Design and as an itinerant artist in secondary and elementary schools in the Toronto area). Carolynn maintains a studio where she juggles clay, paint, and found materials.

Célia Zveibil Brandão is a Toronto-based ceramic artist and pottery teacher with an extensive background in commercial graphic design. She holds a Fine Arts degree from her native Brazil, and studied ceramics at George Brown College in Toronto. Primarily self-taught, Brandao has been creating functional and decorative sculptural forms inspired by the Canadian landscape for the past twenty-five years. Brandao’s work has won multiple design awards, is published in three 500 series Lark Book publications and has been exhibited in Canada and internationally. She is a member of the Women Who Wood collective and is known for her wood-fired pieces. Brandao has been teaching in Toronto at the Ceramic Studio at the Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre since 1995 and has recently set up a teaching studio in Brazil, where she spends two months of the year.

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Important Notices

Rosh Hashanah Closures:

September 19  
Gymnasium closes at 8:00 am
September 20
Gymnasium closed all day
Building closes at 4:30 pm
September 21
Building closed
September 22
Building closed
September 23
North gymnasium reopens at 9:00 am
Full gymnasium reopens by 1:00 pm

Yom Kippur Closures:
September 28
Gymnasium closes at 8:00 am
September 29
Building closes at 4:30 pm
September 30
Building closed
October 1
Gymnasium reopens by 3:00 pm

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