Ceramics at Fabulous Farm is a teaching studio and shared artist’s work space. The studio is well equipped with two pottery wheels, a slab roller, an extruder, a blunger, large work table, a well stocked glaze room, two sinks with clay traps, a hepa-filter air purifier and two kilns. Our students and members bring their own hand tools and we are happy to share more obscure and less often used small tools, like the heat gun and bench grinder.
We lead pottery and ceramic art classes for children and adults. Our classes range from beginner to advanced. Learn how to hand build, wheel throw and even slipcast your clay dreams! Classes are scheduled here and there in our slow seasons. During the busy season we are making pottery for shows and sales, tending the chickens or building houses!
Year round, we offer memberships to potters and makers. Members must be experienced in our studio, by having participated in one or more of our class offerings. Membership ranges from $80 – $120 per month. All clay used in the studio must be purchased from Fabulous Farm. Clay price includes the cost of glazing and firing. Email us to apply for a membership. Check out what the students, staff and Peggy are up to in the studio at the fabulousfarm.ca Instagram here.
We have a tiny little gallery for selling our members’ work that is currently under construction. Peggy sells ceramic art and functional pottery as Good Pottery.
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Peggy Frith has been studying and practicing traditional building techniques since 1998. Her mentors and peers makeup the grandparents of the North American natural building movement. Her building consultation and instruction service operates as “Dirty Dreams” (you bring the dreams, we bring the dirt!).
Peggy designs and builds, using permaculture and traditional building methods. Her experience includes dozens of buildings, from chicken coops to comfortable, modern family homes.
Have you always dreamed of living in a healthy, natural home? Peggy and her team will assist you in designing your dream home using traditional clay building methods, coupled with modern innovations. We teach owner-builders and contractors how to build out of clay soil and other non-toxic materials in order to bring the dream to life!
Our building consultation and instruction service, Dirty Dreams, offers:
We lead workshops in natural building, ceramics and other fabulous farmy topics. If you want to be the first to know about them, sign up here for our mailing list.
In the 2023 building season, there are no natural building workshops planned because the Fabulous Farmhouse is under construction and there’s no time to spare after working with my current owner-builder clients! Use our contact form if you are interested in volunteering to learn natural building skills.
We are offering Pottery Camps for children and youths this summer. Sign up for our mailing list to be prioritised on our waiting list and be the first to hear about class offerings.
Adult pottery classes will be announced shortly through our mailing list. Would you like some one on one pottery instruction? How about a class for just you and your amazing friends? Email us to set up a private class.
Do you see a theme here? We’re leading you all to the easiest and best way to stay abreast of all the things Fabulous. It’s no secret that Peggy is a twit at emailing and so you can be guaranteed to only get emails from our mailing list when something really good is happening. Once you are in the fabulous farm family, we will just call you on the phone like it’s the 1990s. This mailing list is the closest thing we could get to photocopying a poster and putting it up once in a while.
The buildings here at Fabulous Farm are all beautiful examples of clay building techniques. We have several cabins for farm workers and volunteers. Are you looking for a farm to call home in the Slocan Valley?
When spaces or positions become available, we send out a letter to our list. To hear about listings before the ad goes live, sign up to our mailing list!
We built a farm stand! Currently we are stocking:
In the near future, you can look forward to stopping by for:
Our mailing list here is the best way to stay in the loop and never miss an opportunity to study about natural building, pottery or hear about the latest happenings around the farm. We promise to never share your information and only send emails once in a while/ blue moon.
Have a specific question? Send us a message using the contact form below and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.