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Message from Francine
Mudpuppy Academy is now located on Salt Spring Island in British Columbia. We are now able to provide Sewing as well as Pottery all at one location as we become Mudpuppy Studios.
The  Sewing Studio is working away like a bunch of busy bees and the Pottery Studio has had a transformation and construction of a propane fired Salt Kiln. Production has begun in the Clay Studio with throwing on the wheel as well as hand building. We are offering a combination of Clay/Sewing Day Camps for the Summer of 2016. The students will get to do a bit of both.
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. We will all get to see the year of projects on June 26 of 2016 at the Annual Fashion Show that highlights all the student work for one full year.
The regular classes will resume in September of 2016.
Registration has begun for the Summer Day Camps.
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  and ceramics. 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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