Parkgate Pottery Studio
IMG_9533Parkgate Pottery Studio is a modern, bright, spacious studio with an outdoor workspace, where you can create at your own pace in a friendly and encouraging environment.

Parkgate has a range of Pottery Studio membership options, and also offers a number of pottery programs for all ages. Planning an event? Custom parties and private bookings at the Pottery Studio are available.


Pottery Memberships

There are three levels of pottery memberships: full-time annual, full-time quarterly, and part-time quarterly.

IMG_9539To become a member of the Pottery Studio, please attend an orientation with the Pottery Studio Manager. If you have had no previous pottery experience, we recommend that you take a beginner course first, and then make an appointment regarding a membership.  Contact Liz DeBeer, Pottery Studio Manager, at  604-983-6367 to arrange for an appointment.

Full-time Annual: $740 plus GST

Full-time Quarterly: $210 plus GST

Glazing and firing costs are included in membership fees. Clay must be purchased separately. Before registering, please book your orientation with the Pottery Studio Manager. Limited space is available.

Monday 11:30am – 3:00pm / 5:00pm – 9:50pm
Tuesday and Thursday 8:30am – 3:00pm
Wednesday 5:00 – 9:50pm
Friday 8:30am – 9:50pm
Saturday 12:00 – 6:00pm
Sunday 8:30am – 6:00pm

Part-time Quarterly: $115 plus GST

Available to adults currently enrolled in an intermediate or advanced pottery program. Access to the studio is limited to 10 hours maximum each week and can be chosen from the following times:

Monday 11:30am – 3:00pm / 6:00pm – 9:50pm
Wednesday 6:00 – 9:50pm
Thursday 11:00am – 3:00pm
Saturday 12:00 – 6:00pm

Pottery Programs

We offer pottery programs for all levels from school age to adults. In Kids and Clay 5-7yrs and 8-11yrs programs you learn the basic methods of hand hand building as well as glazing, have fun getting dirty and create imaginative and functional pieces. All supplies included.

In our new Pottery Family Fun 5yrs+ program parents and their children get together to create masterpieces with clay.

Youth Pottery Club 12-16yrs is for you if you you love pottery and have some experience creating pottery! Work beyond the Kids and Clay program to create your own personal masterpieces in our weekly pottery club.

In Adults Handbuilding and Wheelwork programs the various methods of hand-building and wheel-throwing clay and glazing are explored at the beginner, intermediate or advanced level.

For registration details, please visit our registration page.

Private Pottery Bookings

Experience the joy of creating with clay in this friendly and encouraging environment. Custom parties and private bookings are available at just $10 per person for a two-hour session (minimum 10 people) – all supplies are included! Everything from a girls’ night out or a a family gathering to school groups, staff groups, celebrations or anything else you can think of. For more information on private pottery bookings, please contact Liz DeBeer, Pottery Studio Manager at 604-983-6367.

Birthday Parties

Book your child’s birthday party in the pottery studio at Parkgate!  For Birthday party booking and pricing details, please visit our Birthday Parties page.

Pottery Sales

IMG_4190Find that unique gift all year round! Pottery items are for sale in display cabinets in the main lobby and outside the Pottery Studio. Come and check out our display, and let the front desk staff know if there is a piece that you would like to purchase.

The Pottery Studio members sell their items periodically in the lobby and at each of our major community events held throughout the year. Please check out our events calendar for dates and details.

Frequently Asked Questions
How do I register for a program?

Online: Register online with a Visa or Mastercard, and use your family Playcard account number and PIN to log into the site. These numbers can be found at the end of any receipt you have received from us. If you do not have this information, the Parkgate front desk staff will be happy to provide it to you.

By phone: to register by phone, you will need a credit card, and your family Playcard account number and PIN to register.

  • Call Customer Call Centre at 604-987-7529, Monday to Friday from 8:30am-6:30pm, to register by speaking with a customer service representative.
  • Call 604-983-6350 to register at Parkgate Community Centre at the front desk.

In-person: Visit the Parkgate Community Centre during office hours for in-person registration:

Monday to Friday               6:15am – 9:15pm
Saturday and Sunday        8:15am – 5:15pm

You may also register in-person at any North Vancouver Community recCentre facility.

For more registration details, please visit our registration page.

What is the Refund Policy?

You’ll receive a full refund if you request to withdraw from a program or daycamp more than five days before the scheduled start date.

You’ll be refunded for the program fee less the charge for one class if you request to withdraw anytime between five days before the program starts and the start of the second class. PLEASE NOTE: No refunds or credits can be issued after the second class of a program starts. Fees for one-day programs and weekend workshops are non-refundable when withdrawn less than 5 day prior to start of class.

For more information, please visit NVRC’s Refund Policy page.

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