This region is absolutely full of amazing ceramics and we are so thankful that so many want to be part of our weekend and we hope everyone can take a tour of all of the great shows, galleries and studios listed below. 

Each listing indicates their address, contact info, website, what is going on, their special conference hours for Thursday May 23-Sunday May 26 and their regular hours.  We know everyone is going to be pretty busy  Saturday and Sunday attending the conference so we hope you will get out and see some great art on Thursday and Friday.  Even if you are not attending the conference please head out and spend some time touring this great line up of studios and galleries, you will not believe the amazing ceramics taking place in Ottawa and surrounding area all in one weekend

95 Bridge Street, Almonte Ontario

Almonte Potters Guild


The Almonte Potters Guild (APG) is an innovative, member-run facility that enhances recreational activities in the Mississippi Mills community. The studio is located in the centre of Almonte, Ontario. Headed by experienced instructors, the 1000 square foot facility offers lessons at all levels for adults, teens and children. Weekend workshops throughout the year are offered by well-known ceramic artists. The Guild offers courses, camps, professional workshops and lectures. We also host a series of potluck dinners that are followed by a workshop. Facilities include: A full suite of electric wheels A slab-roller A pugmill Three electric kilns Plenty of hand-building tables A glazing area Tools for hand-building and wheel throwing A Library of reference materials

In connection with the New Clay Conference, the Almonte Potters Guild’s Studio is having a small exhibition of miniatures which where ceated by studio potters of the Almonte Potters Guild. You will recognize the artist’s work as many of them made mini versions of their favourite pieces. May 1st – June 30th, 2019 Vernissage – A Small Exhibition of Miniatures Friday, May 17, 2019 at 6:00 PM EDT

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1750 Russell Road Ottawa ON. K1G 5Z6

Perley Rideau Veteran’s Health Centre Ceramic Studio & MET Gallery


Therapeutic Recreation & Creative Arts Services Ceramic Studio & MET Gallery in a Long Term Care Facility We who work at the Perley Rideau are a talented, dedicated bunch who facilitate the great wonders of our clientele. The Perley and Rideau Veterans’ Health Centre is a progressive and innovative Seniors Village with 450 long-term care beds and 139 independent-living apartments. Veterans enjoy priority access to 250 of the long-term care beds and to the apartments. A growing number of clinical, therapeutic and recreational services are available on-site. Our vision is “leading innovation in frailty informed care to enable seniors and Veterans to live life to the fullest”. Our Therapeutic Recreation and Creative Arts department does just that. We provide a mix of Studio Classes including wood, painting, mosaic, printmaking, textiles and the best by far, clay! We also take these materials to the 14 units for smaller groups and for one-on-one sessions. Our instructors are artists practising in their communities who bring their art, knowledge and enthusiasm to the residents. On a daily basis we get to find the creative spark within our residents, proving that no matter your age, ability, visual or manual dexterity we can all continue to learn, grow, create, bond and flourish. Perley and Rideau Veterans’ Health Centre #613-526-7171 Clay Studio Extension #2322

Tours Full! Facility is open for 2 tours specifically for the New Clay Conference - Friday May 23, 2019 at 10:30 and and 2:00pm. Please book your 1 hour Studio & Gallery Tour with Cynthia O'Brien at Meet at the front door of the PRVHC for your Tour. This is a Special Event! Opening our Studio and Gallery to the great clay makers and dreamers of the Ottawa area. MET Gallery showing the Enchanted Forest - Interactive Installation of Resident work

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14 Warren Crescent, Perth, ON K7H 3P4

Distill at Top Shelf Distillers

Monday - Thursday 10 am - 9 pm Friday & Saturday 10 am - 11 pm Sunday 10 am - 9 pm

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The Dust Evans Gallery
Lower level of Shenkman Arts Centre
245 Centrum Blvd
Orleans, ON K1E 0A1

Gloucester Pottery School


The Dust Evans Gallery is situated on the lower level of the Shenkman Arts Centre in the East end of the city. It is run by the Gloucester Pottery School who host six exhibitions a year to showcase the work of both professional ceramic artists and up and coming ceramic artists.

The Gloucester Pottery School will be in the middle of the Spring teaching semester. Visitors are welcome to see the studio but please check website calendar for classes that are in session. The Dust Evans gallery will be exhibiting the work of Maria Moldovan.

The Dust Evans Gallery is open when the Shenkman Arts Centre is open.
Monday to Saturday, 8:30 am to 10:30 pm
Sunday, 8:30 am to 8 pm
The Gloucester Pottery School is open
Mon-Fri 8:30am-2:30pm
Sat & Sun 11:00am-5:00pm

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Rosemary Swan, the Director of the Gloucester Pottery School will be attending the conference. Please introduce yourself to her to learn more about the opportunities at the school.

13 Murray St., Ottawa, ON, K1N 9M5

L. A. Pai Gallery


Ceramic artists represented include Mimi Cabri, Lisa Creskey, Eiko Maeda, Maria Moldovan, Paula Murray, Susie Osler, Christopher Reid Flock, Erin Robertson, Lin Xu.

Gallery hours are Sunday & Monday 12-5, Tuesday to Friday 11-6, Saturday 10-5.

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1002 Alpine Avenue,
Ottawa Ontario
K2B 5S1

Alpine Clayworks Studio

613-406-5536 (cell phone)

Alpine Clayworks is the home studio of Art Petch. It is the only Ottawa region source for custom-made ceramic decals. Alpine Clayworks is equipped to produce laser printed decals, both coloured and sepia (black iron toner).
Alpine Clayworks also provides more conventional studio services such as kiln firing and glaze making.
In addition, local artists who need intermittent access to studio equipment are invited to make use of the equipment at Alpine Clayworks for a small fee.
Examples include:
- spraying a glaze to finish a project
- firing a small experimental piece
- experimenting with a new technique that is awkward to do at home
- extruding test tiles for glaze tests
- trying out or learning how to use equipment
- making laser printed or screened decals
- making small or large amount of glaze from scratch

Alpine Clayworks is participating in the New Clay Conference Studio Tour and will be open to visitors on Friday May 24, 2019 from 12pm until 5pm.

The studio's decal-making (and other) equipment will be displayed and the decal making process outlined.

Anyone attending the New Clay Conference may order a decal in advance of the open studio date and either pick it up during the open studio hours or at the conference at 50% of the normal cost.

Normal hours by appointment, most weekday afternoons. Message or phone in advance.

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358 Richmond Rd
Ottawa, ON
K2A 0E8
Free parking behind gallery via Danforth Avenue.



Contemporary Art and Fine Art Craft.
Curated and collected.

Founded in 2004, Wall Space Gallery opened its location and project-driven space in the Westboro Village neighborhood of Ottawa in 2008. Committed to thought-provoking and engaging exhibitions, the gallery represents both emerging and established Canadian artists working in traditional and new media. Our gallery takes pride in making contemporary fine art accessible, building community and encouraging critical dialogue.

Wall Space Gallery introduced Project SPACE in 2017, an incubator for ideas, art, and installation. Along with featuring our roster of artists, Project SPACE serves as a vessel for site specific exhibitions.

Full display dates dates: May 15-29, 2019

Artist talks with Marney McDiarmid and Marianne Chenard: Sunday, May 26 2-3pm
The talks will included an exclusive performance installation by Marianne Chenard.
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WALL SPACE GALLERY is excited to host Contemporary Clay: Quebec, an exhibition surveying the innovation and creativity happening within the fields of ceramics and contemporary art in the province of Quebec. Co-curated with Marianne Chenard and Erin Crowell, this collection features the sculptural and functional ceramic work of Sophie-Ève Adam, Marianne Chenard, Judith Dubord, and Yannick Potvin. The collection is in conjunction with the inaugural New Clay Conference, happening in Ottawa May 24-26.

In styles ranging from pop art to deconstructionism, guests will enjoy ceramic done as performance art, built as a plant nurturing base, as political statement, and more.

For full gallery hours and exhibition details, please visit our website.

Monday-Friday | 10-6
Saturday | 10-5
Sunday | CLOSED *May 26 exception, open 11-4.

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Our front door with access from Richmond Rd. is wheelchair accessible. Our back door has 3 steps to get down to the main level.

1242 1/2 Wellington St. West
Ottawa K1Y 3A4

Hintonburg Pottery Shop

Hintonburg Pottery opened in the spring of 2012 . This Pottery Shop is a little treasure nestled in the arts community of Hintonburg, featuring over 20 local and regional potters! In 2017 we made it into The New York Times!

Besides amazing pottery, our 'earthen vessels clay studio' offers classes, workshops, private workshops and seasonal camps for kids and adults.

We also rent our studio space to experienced potters to come and make their own independent work. It's a light filled studio staffed with experienced clay technicians who bring creative and inspiring energy into our space!

Our studio space has 11 Japanese Whisper Wheels, fantastic lighting, a slab roller and much more! More than 40 glazes (last time we counted), a fully equipped dedicated glaze room, AND soo00 much more!

- We will be curating and hosting an exhibition of artists work from Newfoundland
- "Wheels on the street"
- Pottery throwdown

Monday - Closed
Tuesday - 11-5
Wednesday- 11-5
Thursday - 11-5
Friday - 11-5
Saturday - 12-5
Sunday - 12-5

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949b Gladstone Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario
K1Y 3E5
(in the old Standard Bread Company building beneath Enriched Bread Artists)

Gladstone Clayworks Co-op

Formed in June, 2003, Gladstone Clayworks is a non profit pottery cooperative studio. It is a place where members pursue their love of clay in a creative, inspiring and supportive atmosphere. While developing their own work, members encourage the work of others, work safely at all times, and contribute to the ongoing needs and future stability of the co-operative by offering their time and effort when required.We are housed in what was previously an old bread factory, but is now a building increasingly dedicated to artists and artisans working in a variety of media. The studio itself is a brightly lit, warm space of 1800 square feet. It has easy ground-floor access with parking right outside the door.

We also have a gallery where our members can host private or group exhibitions.

Gladstone Clayworks Co-op is celebrating their 15th Anniversary in 2019 and are opening their doors to the New Clay Conference tour May 24-26th 10am-4pm

We sell our work in the gallery but do not have regular working hours yet. We are open if a member happens to be in the studio, which, is most of the time. If the door is open and the lights are on, come on in. We can only accept cheques or cash.

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98 Richmond Road

Galerie Côté Créations


Experience the Wow Factor of this large artist-run Gallery, bursting with natural light and tall ceilings. Expect to find a space filled with quality art that is original, affordable and made by local artists in a variety of mediums (glass, metal, ceramics, felt, oil, acrylics, watercolour). We also feature curated exhibitions from the Ottawa Guild of Potters and also organize art-related community events. Come in, one of our artists will be happy to greet you.

We'll be having a "Celebrating Clay" special exhibition (curated exhibition of work by members of the Ottawa Guild of Potters).

Tuesday to friday 12 to 6 Saturday & Sunday 11 to 5

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63 Mill Street, Almonte ON K0A 1A0

General Fine Craft


General Fine Craft opened in 2013 with the mandate of showing exceptional fine craft and 2-d media. We feature 90+ artists from across Ontario and west Quebec working in ceramics, glass, jewellery, fiber, wood, mixed-media, painting and printmaking.
We are proud to display and promote their work with the respect and integrity it deserves.

Half of our artists work in clay media, either functional or non-functional/sculptural. Many are known across Canada and beyond while others are regional/local. All are dedicated Makers, producing outstanding work in their chosen specializations.

Tuesday - Saturday 11am - 5pm / Sunday 11am - 4pm
(reduced hours in January and February; please see our website for details)

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131 Loretta Avenue North,
Ottawa, Ontario
K1Y 2J7

LOAM Clay Studio

613 722 2529

LOAM Clay Studio is a pottery studio and shop in Ottawa’s vibrant Hintonburg area. We offer pottery classes and workshops for potters of all levels. We rent open studio space for independent work. In our gallery and shop we sell pottery supplies and LOAM designed pottery. We also design and make custom pottery for individuals and restaurants.

Mon-Fri 9am-9pm
Sat, Sun 9am-5pm

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26 chemin Sully
Wakefield Quebec
J0X 3G0

Poterie McKenzie Marcotte


Studio and Gallery of David McKenzie and Maureen Marcotte

Wakefield is only 35 km from downtown Ottawa.
(Ottawa is 374 Km from Toronto, 541 km from New York, 3809 km from Los Angelos, 5377 km from London, 5665 km from Paris, 7838 km from Istanbul, 9033 km from Buenos Aires, and finally only 10345 km from Tokyo).

Poterie McKenzie Marcotte will be open Friday on May 24th from noon until 5pm and Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm and you are welcome to come and visit! There will be a selection of decorated porcelain by David McKenzie and Maureen Marcotte, ceramic artists who have both concentrated on surface decoration over their careers. Partners in life and in work, they share a home, studio, materials and space in the kiln. They also share an approach to working with clay that involves creating intensely decorated surfaces on a variety of forms. While their intent is similar, their results are entirely unique.

We are open at all times by chance or appointment. In season we keep weekend hours from 10am to 5 pm and always welcome visitors to our showroom and our studio.

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1718 Montreal Road
Gloucester, ON
K1J 6N5
Entrance way at rear of building

Rothwell Gallery and Framing Ottawa


40 Years in business. We showcase fine Canadian Art by local artists. We carry Fine Canadian Art by local artists. We carry Fine Canadian Art by local artists. Entrance way is at the rear of the building.

We will feature our clay artists during that time frame. Hours will be from 10-4 from the 23-25. 26th 10-2

Tues- Sat 10-4
Sun 10-2 Spring and Summer Hours

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