Tuesday, March 17, 2020


Hi Everyone,

I have decided to close the studio for the next few weeks. I will run the last three classes for the February/March groups once things have settled down a bit. I will send an email directly to each of those students and make arrangements directly.

I have had several folks pay for the next round of classes that were going to start April 21st. The start date of these classes will be postponed so I can accommodate those that were cancelled due to the social distancing and home stay advice that the health folks are requiring of all of us. Let me know if you would prefer a refund and I will pop that in the mail for you.

In other news, I finally have the wire and connectors to rebuild my kiln!! So excited to get this work done. Once the kiln is working again, I will fire all the back up of lovely pots you have all made:)

Some random advice worth what you're about to pay for it;)

Stay home out there.
Stay classy san diego
Stay a safe distance from others if you have to get supplies.
Wash your hands.
Don't touch your face--seeeeee--even saying that makes me touch my face--
Offer to drop food off for a home isolating neighbour.
Go for a walk around your neighbourhood to keep up your spirits.
Keep away from others but smile and wave LOTS!
Ask for help. We all need it.
Please don't go to the hospital unless you call first and are sick enough to need help.
I am keeping my kids away from others.
Hubby is going to work at the hospital every day~enough said.
I am going to mend a whole bunch of clothes, should be fun~maybe try that.
I will finish some knitting projects so I can donate them to the hospital auxiliary once this pandemic storm blows over.
Reach out to health care providers ON THE PHONE.
Any health appointments may be cancelled (like my surgery that would have been Monday)
I look forward to getting the studio back to normal and inviting you all back:)

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

End of April + May Pottery Wheel Classes in Cowichan Bay

The classes, in this end of April + May session, will be 6 weeks long and $180. Classes are very small (max. 4) so if you want to sign up for one, you're welcome to email me or call me to arrange a time to pop in the studio and pay for the spot you want before it fills up:) 

I do not hold or reserve classes and they are sold on a first-come-first-served basis.

There won't be a class this session on Monday evenings.

Tuesday evenings 
April 21/28 + May 5/12/19/26
1) sold SS
2) sold YF

Wednesday evenings
April 22/29 + May 6/13/20/27

Thursday evenings
April 23/30 + May 7/14/21/28
1) interested AZ
2) interested AP
3) interested KC

Saturday mornings 
April 18/25 + May2/9/ *closed Victoria Day long weekend*/23/30
1) interested EC
2) interested MA

email: trialbyfirepottery@hotmail.com
phone: two five zero seven ten eight seven five eight
insta gram: trial_by_fire_pottery

Sunday, December 15, 2019

Spring Class Schedule FEB/MAR/APR

Here are the classes available for the spring. This round is 6 weeks long for $180. Classes held Monday to Friday are 6:30pm to 8:30pm plus a bit of clean up time.

##this session of classes are sold out## please see the next round of classes that start late April

Saturday classes are mornings from 9am to11am. There is no skipped day for the Saturday class.

*NOTE* the studio will be closed for the week of March 15th to 20th, 2020.

Mondays SOLD OUT
February 24 + March 2/9/*/23/30 + April 6
1) KP
2) KVD
3) CB
4) NM

February 25 + March 3/10/*/24/31 + April 7
1) SS
2) AY (teaching assistant)
3) DG
4) full

Wednesdays SOLD OUT
February 26 + March 4/11/*/25 April 1/8
1) JM
2) S
3) K
4) T

Thursdays SOLD OUT
February 27 + March 5/12/*/26 + April 2/9
1) full + make ups
2) SY
3) CS
4) RF

Saturday mornings SOLD OUT
February 29 + March 7/14/21/28 + April 4
1) DrB
2) SR
3) EC
4) TdP

If you would like to take a class in this session, you can send an email to trialbyfirepottery---at---hotmail.com  and send an etransfer for the class fee. You are also welcome to make an appointment to drop by the studio and pay for a class in person. Classes are not reservable but fill up on a first-come first-served basis.

two five zero seven ten eight seven five eight if you would like to call or text me.

---------------------For June, I will be hosting a concentrated session. 6 classes over 3 weeks. You would sign up for the Monday/Thursday set June 8/11/15/18/22/25 bringing you here twice a week, or the Tuesday/Friday set June 9/12/16/19/23/26 also twice a week. ------------------more info soon--

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Pottery Studio Open House December 6/7 2019

Getting excited for the 14th annual open house. Thanks for coming to the website to find the details!
The studio is open from 4pm to 8pm on Friday December 6th.
On the Saturday, December 7th, we are open from 9am to 5pm.
Regular priced work is 10% off and there are displays of pots that are under $20 and under $10. 

I have lots of beautiful mugs and stunning large bowls that make elegant gifts. The open house is my opportunity to release many pots that are slightly flawed and priced to find a new home:) The studio is at 4 6 9 5 George Road, in Cowichan Bay. Please consider parking along Wilmot as our little rural road is not wide enough to park along. 

IF YOU BRING A FRIEND WITH YOU, BOTH OF YOU RECEIVE A 20% DISCOUNT:) (remember to let me know/remind me when you check out) 

Monday, November 25, 2019

January/February Classes 6 weeks

January classes are below for you to sign up. These are small pottery classes in a delightfully clean studio in Cowichan Bay. The pottery wheel classes host up to 4 people and are very fun and welcoming while also providing an interesting challenge.  This round of new year classes are 6 weeks long. The class fee includes clay, tools, aprons, bisque firing, glaze and glaze firing for $180. 
Gift certificates for classes can be arranged:)  
See bottom of post for contact info.

Mondays 6:30pm to 8:30pm 
January 6/13/20/27 + February 3/10
1) sold EM
2) sold C
3) sold AS
Tuesdays 6:30pm to 8:30pm 
January 7/14/21/28 + February 4/11
1) sold SS
2) sold DG
3) sold AY
4) sold LV
Wednesdays 6:30pm to 8:30pm 
January 8/15/22/29 +February 5/12
1) sold KC
2) sold LS
3) sold MD
4) soldT
Thursdays 6:30pm to 8:30pm 
January 9/16/23/30 + February 6/13
1) sold gift certificate (W)
2) sold RF
3) sold PD

Saturday mornings 9am to 11am 
January 11/18/25 + February 1/8/15
1) sold JA
2) sold+1 JA
3) sold EC
4) sold L
To register for the January classes, email with an etrasfer or folks can pop by the studio and pay in person:) ~~~trialbyfirepottery**at**hotmail.com~~~ or call me at two five zero, seven ten, eight seven five eight 

I am away for a bit camping in March with the whole crew for school spring break, so when the JanFeb classes wrap up, we will take a break. When we get started up again in March, there will be some scattered starts and some work arounds for other family vacation etc.  I have taken to posting photos and updates on Insta Gram so if you're wondering what I've been up to, check out:  trial_by_fire_pottery on there. 

Sunday, October 27, 2019

4 week pottery (FULL)wheel classes Nov/Dec

New evening classes are now available for November and December:) 6:30-8:30pm
Four classes are $120 including clay, glazes and firing.

4 Mondays 
Nov. 18/25  and Dec. 2/9

4 Tuesdays
Nov. 26 and Dec. 3/10/17

4 Wednesdays
Nov. 20/27 and Dec. 4/11

4 Thursdays
Nov. 21/28 and Dec. 5/12

Classes are first come first serve, send an etransfer to sign up for the class you want to trialbyfirepottery—@—hotmail.com (I don't make my email address clickable due to the amount of spam nuisance I receive if I do ;)

Friday, October 4, 2019

December 6&7 OPEN STUDIO 2019

Quick winter update time for all you pottery fanatics:)

I will be having my annual open studio show and sale the first weekend in December on Friday the 6th from 4pm to 8pm and on Saturday the 7th from 9am to 6pm. I have a lot of pottery and am not able to pack it all up and take it to the craft fairs so I invite the public into the studio every year. This started in 2006 so I guess this year is the 14th open studio!

**There will be a LOT of "seconds" that need to be rehomed, these pots are greatly reduced in price and only availlable at the open studio**

I am in my regular booth at Christmas Chaos at the Island Savings Centre in Duncan on November 14-15-16-17th.

I will be set up at the Shawnigan Lake Communty Centre or their Christmas show onNovember 30 from 10-4pm.