pottery classes (6-8 weeks)

dex(terity) lab offers a variety of pottery classes and workshops in our mid-town studio. suitable for all levels, our classes cover introductory and advanced techniques in wheel throwing, hand building, decorating, and glazing. classes are limited to 8 students to guarantee each participant has access to all equipment and receives individual attention. 

classes run for 6 or 8 weeks with a new demo each week. 

please see below for outlines for our wheel throwing classes.

wheel throwing ( 8 weeks)

                  handbuilding (5 weeks)             

week 1 - cylinders
                    week 1 - intro to pinch pots and surfaces                  
week 2 - bowls                    week 2 - intro to slab building                 
week 3 - trimming & handles                    week 3 - intro to coil pots                  
week 4 - bottle forms                    week 4 - break              
week 5 - glazing                    week 5 - glazing
week 6 - lids             
week 7 - trimming           
week 8 - glazing            



make up classes are possible only if there is space in another class. if not, a make up class can be done on the last class of another session for glazing only. 

clay is purchased in 5kg blocks for $20.00/5kg. on average, students use between 1-3 block per 8 week session. 

all glazes and firings are included in the registration fee.

our classes fill up VERY fast and we unfortunately can not reserve spaces without full payment. 

for more information please feel free to email us at info@thedexlab.com

please note: 

there are no refunds for classes once purchased.
in the event of a city mandated lockdown due to covid-19, registered students will be deferred to the next available session.  



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upcoming class dates

  • monday afternoons from 2-5pm
    wheel throwing
  • january 9 - march 6, 2023
  • (no class on february 20th - family day)
  • (8 weeks - $360.00 + HST, $20.00 per 5kg clay)
  • monday evenings from 6-9pm
    wheel throwing
  • january 9 - march 6, 2022
  • (no class february 20th - family day)
  • (8 weeks - $360.00 + HST, $20.00 per 5kg clay)
  • wednesday evenings from 6-9pm
    wheel throwing
  • january 11 - march 8, 2022
  • (no class february 22nd - family day)
  • (8 weeks - $360.00 + HST, $20.00 per 5kg clay)
  • thursday evenings from 6-9pm
    wheel throwing
  • january 12 - march 9, 2022
  • (no class february 23rd - family day)
  • (8 weeks - $360.00 + HST, $20.00 per 5kg clay)
  • saturday mornings from 10-1pm
    wheel throwing
  • january 14 - march 11, 2023
  • (no class february 18 - family day)
  • (8 weeks - $360.00 + HST, $20.00 per 5kg clay)
  • sunday mornings from 10-1pm
    wheel throwing
  • january 15 - march 12, 2023
  • (no class february 19 - family day)
  • (8 weeks - $360.00 + HST, $20.00 per 5kg clay)
  • sunday afternoons from 2-5pm
    handbuilding
  • january 15 - february 12, 2023
  • (no class on february 5th for break week)
  • ($260.00 + HST, all materials and firings included)
  • monday afternoons from 2-5pm
    wheel throwing
  • march 20 - may 15, 2023
  • (no class april 10 - easter)
  • (8 weeks - $360.00 + HST, $20.00 per 5kg clay)
  • monday evenings from 6-9pm
    wheel throwing
  • march 20 - may 15, 2023
  • (no class april 10 - easter)
  • (8 weeks - $360.00 + HST, $20 per 5kg clay)
  • wednesday evenings from 6-9pm
    wheel throwing
  • march 22 - may 10, 2023
  • (8 weeks - $360.00 + HST, $20 per 5kg clay)
  • thursday evenings from 6-9pm
    wheel throwing
  • march 23 - may 11, 2023
  • (8 weeks - $360.00 + HST, $20 per 5kg clay)
  • saturday mornings from 10-1pm
    wheel throwing
  • march 25 - may 27, 2023
  • (no class april 8 and may 20 - easter/victoria day)
  • (8 weeks - $360.00 + HST, $20 per 5kg clay)
  • sunday mornings from 10-1pm
    wheel throwing
  • march 26 - may 28, 2023
  • (no class april 9 and may 21 - easter/victoria day)
  • (8 weeks - $360.00 + HST, $20 per 5kg clay)