Pottery is an exciting and fundamental art. It is earth, water, and fire. It takes on a form of Life. Potteryden conducts two types of pottery workshops, hand pottery and wheel pottery. Our pottery classes (workshops) are curated with meticulous care to give you an experience that will inspire you to embark on a fine adventure. The feel of wet clay taking shape between the palms and fingers brings instant joy and satisfaction to everyone participating. We will give it shape, expression, aesthetics, and creativity when we play with the clay.
Hand pottery is a technique that allows you to create forms with clay and your hands without using a throwing wheel. Before potters invented the wheel, hand-building was the only way to create functional and artistic ceramic forms. In the beginner’s workshop, you will learn the basics of Pottery, such as pinching, coiling, slabbing, and creating different textures.
Wheel Pottery is forming clay into shapes on a potter’s wheel. It is a common technique for making ceramic mugs, bowls, and plates. The potter shapes and forms wet clay on the wheel, then lets the clay harden and dry to a leather-hard stage before finishing and returning the piece to the wheel for trimming. You can also use the potter’s wheel to add decorative surface design elements like lines, textures, and colour by carving or adding slip and underglaze to the clay surface before firing. In this beginner’s workshop, you will learn how to handle the wheel, the basics of throwing, wedging the clay, and making simple shapes in the wheel. For example, you will work on basic shapes such as lamps, small pots, and cups. The workshop cost includes your clay, glazes, firings (if applicable), and the space we'll provide you to store and dry your pieces between classes.
For beginners, we recommend at least two hand pottery workshops before they go on the wheel, as it is necessary to have hands-on experience with clay to understand the pressure.
Let’s clay with the colours!