Pottery parties are a fun alternative to the events available. At UDUMBARA studio, you are submerged in a real pottery atelier with an experienced ceramic artist (Eva Spoof).
Give you and your friends a chance to try their luck on a pottery wheel. Have fun together and get a lovely wild clay flowerpot you have created to remember the occasion. We have seven potters wheels in the studio.
On one wheel, everyone takes a turn with Eva (the experienced potter). She will ensure that everyone who tries on the pottery wheel will succeed. On the other wheels, you test your skills on your own. We make clay balls of clay ready for you to use. You can bring bubbly and nibbles if you wish. We will serve tea.
Adults and children (accompanied by adults) are welcome to Eva’s party workshops.
All the above are for two hours for up to eight persons, which includes tuition and materials, and you get to choose one of your flowerpots for trimming, finishing, and firing + 24 % VAT costs. Full payment is required for booking your session.
Additional participants for the workshop (up to four) are welcome to purchase their participation from the webshop (please, one day in advance so I have time to prepare everything).
You can check the available workshop times at https://udumbara.youcanbook.me (copy/paste).
Like piano playing, throwing on a pottery wheel looks easy! It takes a long time to get proficient at it. But it is fun! We make flowerpots, as wild clay is ideally suited for it. Also, the first pottery experiments are usually a bit wonky but look cute when you plant something on it.
At UDUMBARA, we make ethical ceramics. We work with wild, local natural clay from the small village of Kultela in Somero, Southwestern Finland. The material gives the products a wonderfully rich character. We also pay extra for our electricity provider to use solar power as much as we use energy for our studio and kiln.
Wild clay flowerpots are not glazed, and that’s why they are ideally suited for a plant’s physiological needs. Part of their beauty is their tendency to beautify with age as they weather and absorb mineral salts from the soil.
When you make your planters in Kultela clay, you don’t just get handmade pottery; you get a piece of Finland too.
UDUMBARA pottery is in Kallio (Berghäll), “the creative” district of Helsinki, next to some hip restaurants and bars nearby for you to continue into the evening if you wish. Eva can guide the workshops in English, Finnish, and Swedish.
Refunds and Cancellations, General Class Information. Please read this in detail before the purchase. Thank you.
Working at the studio with Kultela clay is truly slow design as the pottery’s big kiln is only fired a few times per season, and it takes much more time and patience when working with wild clay. We will inform you when they are ready, so remember to be patient.
We will be happy to send the ready make products to your home; this will be charged extra.
If you need to change your booking more than seven days in advance, we can offer a transfer to another date or a refund minus a 25 € admin and bank fee. Refunds are not available if cancellations are made within seven days of an agreed date. Half the course fee will be held (for any reason, sickness etc.). No refunds within three days of the workshop date. No refunds will be given once a workshop has happened.
A full refund will be given if your workshop is canceled d by The Udumbara Studio for any reason. Udumbara will not be responsible for unclaimed pottery after two months of the date they are ready. We will pack them all in a bag for the fetching.
The pottery wheel and ceramics studio, in general, can be a dirty, messy place. No matter your precautions, you will have mud on your clothes and/or shoes (yes, you need to wear shoes at the studio). I’ll provide an apron to help protect your legs from splatter, but please wear clothes 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.
Long nails can cause accidental gouges in the piece you’re working on. Nail polish will wear off almost immediately when working with most clays. If you have long hair, plan on having a way to secure it.
Thank You, and Welcome to UDUMBARA!
INVOICING. Please, as an artist-run artist-operated studio, we try to 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 paid before the workshop.
If you prefer an invoice, let us know that you have read the workshop info and accept our policies by booking a booking with us. Thank You.