Adult Pottery

    A woman working on a clay plate

    Tuesdays, September 18 - December 4, 2018 (*no class Sep 25, Oct 2)
    9:30 am - 12:30 pm 
    Wednesdays, September 26 - November 28, 2018
    7:00 - 10:00 pm
    Thursdays, September 20 - November 22
    9:30 am - 12:30 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. Beginners welcome! Instructors: Célia Zveibil Brandão and Carolynn Bloomer


    Fee: $400 

    3% CIF plus HST charges may apply

    *includes materials


    Winter Session:

    Tuesdays, January 22 - April 2, 2019 (*no class March 12)
    9:30 am - 12:30 pm 
    Wednesdays, January 23 - April 3, 2019 (*no class March 13)
    7:00 - 10:00 pm
    Thursdays, January 24 - April 4, 2019 (*no class March 14) 
    9:30 am - 12:30 pm 



    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.

    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.


    Contact & Info

    750 Spadina Ave. (at Bloor), Toronto, Ontario M5S 2J2

    Phone: 416.924.6211
    Fax: 416.924.0422

    Charitable registration:
    140344243 RR0001

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