Textile “Pinch Pot” Vessels

July 13 - July 14


This is a 2-day workshop. All classes run 9 – 4 pm each day with lunch included from 12 – 1 pm.

Textile “Pinch Pot” Vessels

Textile “Pinch Pot” Vessels

Clay? No Way! Explore a different way of dimensional “pot-making” with fabric, paper, stitch and embellishments and create a selection of little pinch pots with needle and thread!








Traditionally, pinch pots were the simplest of pottery vessels, using fingers to mold the clay – in this workshop we’ll take a similar approach but change up our medium and incorporate new ways of working and exploring the possibilities.

In this workshop students will delve into the art of mark making, stitch, embellishments and dimensional work while exploring the interplay of paints, inks, and fabric.

Students begin with choosing fabrics and applying texture and pattern, using a variety of tools, stamps, stencils and more, then auditioning the selection while considering theme, colour and potential shapes. A wide variety of possible shapes and forms come to life with cutting and draping, more stitching and embroidery. Both external and interior support structures may be implemented, and time will be spent in exploring of ideas to utilize handles, holders, and accessories while working within individual themes.

With added embroidery and embellishments, students bring their unique designs to life, crafting several charming fabric pots that are unique, and individual and serve as containers of creativity.

  • Student Supply List: (Click HERE): Students are responsible for bringing the supplies listed.
  • Course Level: All Skill Levels
  • Course Prerequisites: Everyone welcome

Price: $372

This price includes: tuition, daily lunch, material fees (if required), any applicable taxes and is listed in Canadian Dollars.


As an award winning textile artist, Susan lives on Pender Island BC, the traditional lands of the W̱SÁNEĆ and Tsawout  peoples.

She has always been excited by applying layers of dyes and paints to achieve interesting pattern and texture to the surface of fabric, and she has been creating both contemporary wall and dimensional work since the early 1990’s. Rooted in her family's needlework traditions, her creations have evolved from functional to pioneering, embodying experimentation, exploration, and the essence of experience.

Click here to read more about SUSAN PURNEY MARK

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MISSA Course Withdrawal & Refund Policy

All requests for course withdrawals and/or accommodation cancellations must be made through MISSA’s online form. Requests made in person or by phone, text or email will not be accepted.

Refunds and credits are subject to the course withdrawal and accommodation cancellation deadlines and fees outlined below. Please note, no refunds will be processed during the MISSA Summer Arts Program.

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Course Withdrawal Deadlines

Forms received on or before May 3, 2024 – Pre-paid tuition and material fees will be refunded. A $50 administrative fee applies for each course withdrawal. Material fees will be refunded in full.

Forms received on or before June 14, 2024 – A credit will be issued for pre-paid tuition, less a $50 administration fee per course withdrawal. Pre-paid material fees are not eligible for refund.

Forms received after June 14, 2024 – Course withdrawals made after this date are not eligible for refund or credit of tuition and material fees.

Tuition credits are issued in the form of a code to be used for registration in future MISSA workshops and/or for on-campus accommodations. Credit codes may be transferred to another person. MISSA credit codes have no cash value and cannot be refunded.

If MISSA must cancel a workshop, students will be offered an alternative workshop. If the 2024 program is completely cancelled (due to COVID restrictions or any other force majeure), a full refund will be given (tuition, material fee and accommodation) or a MISSA credit will be offered.

Accommodation Cancellation Deadlines
On-campus accommodations may be cancelled up to 14 days prior to the first day of MISSA and pre-paid accommodation fees will be refunded, less a $50 deposit fee. Accommodation cancellations made after the deadline are not eligible for refund.

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If you must withdraw from a course and/or cancel your accommodations due to exceptional circumstances, you may request a refund on the basis of hardship and/or compassionate grounds. All requests must be made in writing using the online form. Approval of such requests may only be made by the MISSA Board of Directors and will be considered on a case-by-case basis.


This price includes: tuition, daily lunch, material fees (if required), any applicable taxes and is listed in Canadian Dollars.