Welcome to UDUMBARA studio to learn pottery wheel throwing. Learn the art of wild clay with an experienced ceramic artist/artisan Eva Spoof in a relaxed atmosphere in a well-equipped pottery studio. Make flowerpots you will always treasure and have a lot of fun.
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Adults and children accompanied by an adult ( our recommendation of 13+) are welcome to Eva's private workshops. In the 2-day workshop, we go through the whole planter pottery-making process. On the first day, we will prepare the clay and throw pots, and on the second day, we will learn trimming and decoration ( stamps, engravings, we don't use colors or glazes). The workshop lasts three hours per day and includes cleaning up your pottery wheel and tools daily.
Pottery invites us to release expectations and attachments. When we release these energies, we release judgment and perfectionism and focus less on the outcome, allowing us to be more present and enjoy the amazing grounding touch of wild clay and the process!
We practice pottery and letting go. Eva will also encourage you to challenge yourself to learn and consider your values in ethics and sustainability as a maker. We make planter pots. With Kultela clay, you dont get just a clay planter pot; You will also get 100% transparency, local clay, and a real piece of Finland.
We use solar choice energy at our studio and kiln to reduce the high carbon footprint in pottery making.
The fee includes all materials up to 15 kg of Kultela clay per person, tools, and firing for four planter pots per person; VAT 24% is included in the price.
Full payment is required for booking your session. You can check the available workshop times at: https://udumbara.youcanbook.me (copy/paste, Book Intensive pottery wheel workshop two days after each other for a two-day workshop. Inquires; Eva.Spoof @gmail.com, 050 5249192.
GENERAL CLASS INFORMATION: Read this in detail before purchasing. Please note that you accept our policies by buying a booking with us as stated here:
Private workshop purchase needs to be booked and used within four (4) months from purchase. Tickets are nonrefundable but redeemable for store credit if no booking is made.
CANCELLATION BY YOU Cancellation by you with prior notice of more than two weeks from the session date will mean that you will receive a refund. We charge you - a 100 € fee from the original workshop price.
Cancellations with prior notice of two weeks or less (but more than seven (7) days) from the workshop date will mean that we will give you a voucher code to book another workshop time. No refund will be offered. We charge you 80 € to cover our reasonable administration costs.
Refunds are unavailable if cancellations are made within seven (7) days of an agreed time. One-third of the course fee will be held (for any reason, sickness, etc.). We will not give any refunds once a workshop has happened.
You will be given a full refund if your workshop is canceled d by The Udumbara Studio for any reason.
Please keep in mind the following;
The pottery wheel takes time and patience to master, and some beginners become frustrated early on. It will require perseverance, patience, and independent thinking. The pottery wheel and ceramics studio, in general, can be a dirty, messy place. You will have clay on your clothes and shoes, no matter your precautions. The studio will provide an apron and sleeves to help protect you from splatter, but please wear clothes and shoes you're ok with getting dirty. Wild clay has lots of iron, and it can stain light fabrics. It is best to wear old loose-fitting pants, and you need shoes. Long nails can cause accidental gouges in the piece you're working on. Potters use their hands, fingers, and fingertips when shaping pots on the pottery wheel. Long nails can make that difficult. *If you have long hair, plan on having a way to secure it.
INVOICING. As an artist-run artist-operated studio, we minimize office work and prefer workshop purchases through the webshop. We will charge a 50 euros admin fee for the invoice and require the event to be paid before the workshop. If you prefer an invoice, let us know you have read the workshop information and accept our policies by booking with us.
Working at the studio with Kultela clay is "slow design," The big pottery kiln is only fired a few times per season. It also takes more time and patience when working with wild clay. We will inform you when the flowerpots are ready, so remember to be patient. We pack the pots in one bag to be picked up at the same time.
We will not be responsible for any unclaimed pottery after three (3) months of the date when they are ready. They will be sent for recycling or sold for 100% donation to UNICEF, the United Nations Children's Fund.
Thank You for reading all the information. You are very welcome to UDUMBARA.