Gather together with makers of all levels to learn new skills and celebrate traditional crafts and regenerative living. Whether you're interested in half-day workshops or multi-week courses, there's something for everyone! Located in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada, we offer hands-on experiences in a variety of subjects, all taught in either the beautiful studios at the New Brunswick College of Craft & Design (NBCCD) or one of our partnering locations.

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Intro to Ceramics – Brenda Parks

July 10, 2023 @ 9:00 am - July 14, 2023 @ 4:00 pm

$316.00 – $395.00
A woman painting a light blue glaze onto a red clay mug to then fire in a kiln to create a piece of ceramics.


Monday to Friday, July 10-14, 9am – 4pm

Get your hands dirty! Brenda Parks will teach you the basics of clay on both the pottery wheel and through hand-building techniques. Learn about the different pottery tools, how to center on the wheel, and work on finishing with trimming and glazing. We will start with the basic cylinder, make your first cups, mugs, and possibly even a bowl! Join this course to learn the basics of wheel throwing and hand-building, and bring home some of your creations to use in your day to day!


Regular ticket price (April 19 @ 12pm – June 26 @ 11:30pm): $395

NBCCD staff, faculty, and current students (including 2023 graduates) receive 20% off regular ticket sales while supplies last. Find the NBCCD Discount ticket below.

Additional material fees: On the first day, participants will be able to purchase materials from the College Store.

1 box of Cone 6 Clay – $75
Beginner Kit $20

Any participants who have Cone 6 Clay and tools are welcome to bring their own.

FAQ and refund information can be found at the bottom of this page.


Brenda found her love of working with clay over the past 20 years in evening classes in Alberta, British Columbia, and New Brunswick, while pursuing her career in policy and negotiations. After attending a workshop at NBCCD and lamenting that it was over way too quickly, she began studying Ceramics in the Diploma program at the college. She studied Fine Craft: Ceramics part-time at NBCCD until 2019, when she set up her own studio at home. Currently she works in her studio creating wheel-thrown and handbuilt functional pieces that bring joy to her customers day to day, and brings her peace in the work that she does. She supplies retail stores, galleries, and attends craft shows, when she is not busy running her two middle-schoolers to their various activities, gardening, and creating home-cooked meals for her family.


This course is now full. Please email to be added to the waitlist.


July 10, 2023 @ 9:00 am
July 14, 2023 @ 4:00 pm
$316.00 – $395.00
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New Brunswick College of Craft and Design
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Fredericton, NB E3B 1B7 Canada
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If a request for a refund is submitted at least 14 days before the course begins, you will be eligible for a 94% refund. A 6% deduction will cover the administration costs and stripe service fee. For refund requests made between 8 and 13 days before the course begins, a 75% refund will be granted. If a refund request is received within 7 days or less before the course start date, a refund will not be issued unless we can fill your spot with another participant. In the event that a participant cannot attend an in-person course due to illness, they can receive a Honeybee voucher for 75% of the value of their course that can be paid towards another class in the future. The participant will need to notify the Honeybee Coordinator before the course begins.


If a workshop is cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances regarding the instructor facilities or low enrolment, a 100% refund will be granted to registered participants. If class is cancelled due to weather, the course will be moved to the following weekend (unless otherwise specified). If you cannot attend the new scheduled time, you will be granted a 100% refund.

For more information regarding cancellations, refunds, and our policies, please refer to our frequently asked questions.