About Crack Pot Studio

Designed as a working studio for the community, a place where people of all ages can feel comfortable working and creating, Crack Pot Studio opened in 1995 in historic downtown Oakville, just steps from Lake Ontario.

We recognize an individual’s need to develop personal creativity, to discover, learn and grow.  At Crack Pot, we nurture and inspire imaginations of all ages, encouraging experimentation, intensive inquiry and creative production.


Crack Pot’s Drop-In Ceramic Studio is either quiet with contentment or filled with laughter as artists and aspiring artists of all ages work on their creations. Design and paint at your leisure in an open and inviting studio. No experience or appointment is necessary. Friendly, helpful staff will guide you through the steps of decorating your piece of bisque (ready to paint clay pieces). Paint, stencil or sponge your own original tableware, home and garden accessories or children’s items. Our staff will then apply clear glaze, fire it in the kiln and call you when it’s ready for pick up.

Crack Pot’s Clay Studio is a fully equipped and independent facility where skills in hand building and throwing on the potter’s wheel are explored , evolving according to the student’s skill level in a relaxing and informal atmosphere. Pre-registration is required for all clay programs

Our teacher Cathleen Nicholson, is a graduate of the internationally acclaimed Crafts and Design Program at Sheridan College, Oakville. She brings her extensive teaching background, energy, enthusiasm as well as her own artistic philosophies to the studio.

Our  teacher Roshni Dell, has over  20 years teaching experience in both the public and private school systems and is registered with the Ontario College of Teachers. She attended the Ontario College of Art and Design and works primarily with our School Field Trip programs.   Roshni brings her love of art and her travel experiences to each of her workshops.



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