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Summer has come and gone so we are now sewing with the regular Fall/Winter Classes. We had 2 students enter the Fall Fair on Salt Spring Island and both won ribbons and even a trophy for over all excellence.
Congratulations to Renee Hayden and Lily McCluskey. Well done.
Please leave a note under the Contact Us page if you would like more informtion about the classes.

Message from Francine
Mudpuppy Academy/Studios is located on Salt Spring Island in British Columbia. 
The  Sewing Studio is working away like a bunch of busy bees and the Pottery Studio has had a transformation and construction of a gas fired Salt Kiln. Production has begun in the Clay Studio with throwing on the wheel as well as hand building. There will not be any Pottery classes this semester as there has not been sufficient interest.
The Sewing Classes were quite successful this year with many students proudly completing their varied projects and moving on to the next level of expertise. This includes the use of the Serger. We will be offering Sewing classes to students of 8 years old up to adults on Fridays.
The regular classes will resume on September 15, 2017.

To proceed with Registration send me a Note through the "Contact Us" tab or with any questions that you might have.

We would love to show you around our studios. Please call us at 778- 353-3600 to make an appointment to  visit or email us at

Get to Know the Instructor

Francine Hampson- Reid
  A mother of three girls as well as two grandaughters is a graduate of Georgian College of Fine Arts with a major in Material Arts and Design. She has taught children and adults for over 25 years with the Calgary Board of Education in both the public and separate school systems, Continuing Education, Kids Can Sew, Clay for Kids and most recently with Mudpuppy Academy/ Mudpuppy Studios, a small- class, learning academy for sewing. In addition to teaching with Mudpuppy Academy, Francine is an accomplished potter who will be working on site with salt fired stoneware in the Mudpuppy Pottery Studio. Francine is fluent in French and English and has Red Cross First Aid certification with CPR- C. She also has had a Police Service Security Clearance. Francine has been a member of the Mount Pleasant Potters Guild for many years as well as a member of the Alberta Craft Council, Salt Spring Island Potters Guild, the Salt Spring Island Arts Council, the BC Potters Guild and BC Craft Council.

148 Cormorant Crescent
Salt Spring Island British Columbia V8K 1G8

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