Welcome to our wild clay planter pot—intensive pottery wheel workshop @UDUMBARA_Helsinki studio. The workshop starts at 11 AM and ends at 1.45 PM with the cleanup.
UDUMBARA Pottery submerges you in a real pottery studio with an experienced artisan/ceramic artist (Eva Spoof).
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Learning to work with your hands and wild clay brings mindfulness and comfort to your life; at the Pottery, we are looking to de-stress, unplug, and socialize; with others. No prior experience is required, so don't worry if you're new to throwing. Class size is limited and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
Our classes are open to adults and (14+ ) teens at all levels. Tuition includes; all materials up to 6 kg Kultela clay, guidance + planter pot trimming, cleaning, and firing for two vessels per person + 24 % VAT.
Throwing on a pottery wheel offers us a beautiful opportunity to let go of expectations and attachments. By releasing these energies, we free ourselves from judgment and perfectionism, fully immersing ourselves in the present moment and embracing the incredible grounding touch of Kultela wild clay. We will wedge and prepare plenty of clay to practice throwing, and everyone takes a turn with Eva and has their wheels to work on.
When you work with Kultela wild clay, you're not just creating a planter pot but embracing 100% transparency, local material, and a genuine piece of Finland. We utilize solar choice energy to power our studio and kiln, reducing the high carbon footprint associated with pottery making.
At UDUMBARA, we practice the pottery wheel and embrace the philosophy of letting go. Eva will encourage you to challenge yourself, to foster a deeper understanding of your values in ethics and sustainability as a maker.
At UDUMBARA, you are not only embarking on a creative journey but also supporting ethical and environmentally conscious craftsmanship. Pottery is more than just a form of craft; it is a mindful practice connecting us to the Earth and our essence.
REFUNDS AND CANCELLATIONS, GENERAL CLASS INFORMATION:
We kindly ask your understanding; UDUMBARA is a small artist-owned and artist-operated pottery studio. We have specific refund and cancellation policies to minimize administrative work.
Please carefully review the General Class information before making a purchase. It is essential to ensure that you thoroughly understand the workshop details and requirements before proceeding with your booking.
By purchasing a booking with us, you confirm that you have read, understood, and accepted our policies as stated in the General Class Information.
If you cancel your workshop more than two weeks prior workshop, you will receive a refund, minus a 25 € admin fee from the original workshop price.
Cancellations made with two weeks or less notice (but more than three working days) from the workshop date will receive a voucher code to book another workshop time. No refund will be offered, and we will charge a 25 € administration fee.
Cancellations made within three working days of the workshop start date are non-refundable. However, provide a valid medical certificate stating you're unfit to attend. We will provide a voucher code for 50% of the workshop price. Alternatively, you can transfer your spot to a friend.
If you need to cancel your workshop, please email Eva.Spoof (@) gmail.com with "Workshop Cancellation."
Cancellations by UDUMBARA:
Suppose we need to cancel the workshop. In that case, we'll do our best to arrange an alternative date within a reasonable period. If rescheduling isn't possible or you're unable to attend the new date, we will refund the full purchase price.
Please note that we will reschedule the workshop without offering refunds in case of a new pandemic or national emergency. However, we'll provide you with a voucher for a suitable workshop date.
Here are a few more things to keep in mind before attending the workshop:
Please, wear loose clothes and shoes ( you need to wear shoes); you're ok with getting dirty. Kultela clay has iron in it, and that can stain light-colored clothing. You can easily wash it from dark clothes; it is just mud.
Long nails can cause accidental gouges in the piece you're working on. With artificial nails, it is challenging or almost impossible to do Pottery, and if you have long hair, plan on having a way to secure it.
Like piano playing, mastering the pottery wheel requires time, patience, and perseverance, especially for beginners who may encounter initial frustrations. However, the journey is rewarding and enjoyable.
At UDUMBARA, we focus on learning craftsmanship. We make planter pots utilizing the ideal characteristics of wild clay. As beginners, your first pottery experiments may be wonky and small. Still, they possess a cute charm when used as planters.
We believe in the "slow design" concept, and our studio's pottery kiln is fired only a few times per season. Working with wild natural clay demands time and patience; occasional disappointments are integral to pottery-making.
To ensure a smooth experience, we will notify you when your planter pots are ready through a Google calendar message. Please be patient. We will happily ship your products to your home; this will be charged postage-free.
However, please be aware that any unclaimed pottery after four (4) months of the workshop will no longer be held at our studio. These pots will either be disposed of, returned to Kultea to be crushed into grog for sculpture clay, or sold, with 100% of the proceeds donated to the Unicef "Empty Bowls" fund.
Thank you for taking the time to read all the details provided thus far. We look forward to welcoming you to UDUMBARA Pottery. Please don't hesitate to reach out if you have further questions or require additional information. Eva
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