Throwing Smart Pots for Small Spaces

July 15 - July 19


This is a 5-day workshop. All classes run 9 – 4 pm each day with lunch included from 12 – 1 pm.

Throwing Smart Pots for Small Spaces

Throwing Smart Pots for Small Spaces

I delight in simple pots of clean design. Simplicity is complexity resolved. Sometimes it takes a while to get there. Should I add a handle, do I need one? Can I manage without it? How can I design it to look elegant and still be easy to pick up and use. I have honed some of my designs for small pots like butter dishes and soap dishes.

Design is endless, there will always be another way to look at it, another way to enjoy the daily rituals. For instance, I need a butter dish that I can operate with one hand. As in the other hand, I have the knife eagerly awaiting a dip in the butter. It must be easy. I love butter, I want it on the bread quickly, spread well and even. For that, there must be an ease to getting it on the knife. And on the knife in the right way, so it spreads properly. For me, the butter dish must be right.

Now take the same thought to all the other pots, lemon squeezers, stackable bowls and mixing bowls, a mortar and pestle, a soap dish. And to stackable lidded pots. Two pots that stack on top of each other, either one on top, with only one lid for them both, so they take up less space in the fridge.

Design with clay is fun and versatile. Design, build, test, revise.

Is it time for some new pots that work in your space?

  • Student Supply List: (Click HERE): Students are responsible for bringing the supplies listed.
  • Course Level: Intermediate
  • Course Prerequisites: and Advanced. Comfortable with making a pot with a lid. Interested in new designs. Comfortable throwing up to 3 lbs of clay

Price: $855

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


Clive Tucker studied with Lotte Glob in the Far north of Scotland, near to the end of the last century. With her knowledge and guidance, the clay became his canvas, and with deft hands, he shaped vessels of great beauty. His skills grew and flowed like a river, deep and wide. A restlessness took him on his quest for beauty. He moved to Canada, and, after a brief stay in Ontario, he travelled west.

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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.