The Pottery Studio is a fully equipped facility with 12 wheels and multiple work stations to meet the needs of our potters. It is located next to the main building of Aberthau. The Pottery Studio was originally a carriage house and stabled horses. The pottery studio is located in the heritage coach house beside Aberthau mansion. The studio’s purpose is to foster the craft, art and practice of pottery through its members, classes, workshops and public events. In so doing it is dedicated to providing an opportunity to members of the community to enjoy their interests in pottery as artist, craftsmen or individuals seeking recreation.
4397 West 2nd Avenue
Vancouver, BC V6R 1K4 | view map of all of our facilities
Pottery & Clay Programs
Our Preschool and Children clay classes offer a fun and creative atmosphere that teach the magic of clay! Learn a variety of techniques and create extraordinary animals, castles, spaceships and aliens from clay. For our Preteen and Youth classes students will be introduced to the basics of wheel throwing pottery techniques and the use of glazes. The focus will be on developing skills used for sculptural and functional wheel thrown objects. For our Adult Pottery – Hand & Wheel programs you can make mugs, bowls, plates and related objects that are functional or decorative. Some hand building techniques will also be covered. All classes are suitable for Beginner to intermediate learners.
Aberthau Potters Club
Since 1974 the Potters at Aberthau have shared their passion for clay with each other and the public. Over 50 ceramic artists work from the studio located in a converted historic Coach House at Aberthau Mansion at the corner of West 2nd and Trimble in Vancouver. The Aberthau Potters host two shows and sales each year, one in the Spring in time for Mother’s Day and the other in the late Fall, in time for Christmas.