Welcome to join our wild clay planter pot — intensive pottery wheel workshop at UDUMBARA studio.
Our classes are open to all levels for adults and teens. Tuition is 85 €; The fee includes all materials up to 6 kg Kultela clay, guidance + planter pot firing for two vessels + 24 % VAT. The workshop starts at 11. AM and ends at 1.40 PM for cleanup.
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At UDUMBARA pottery(est. 1994), you are submerged in a real pottery atelier with an experienced potter (Eva Spoof). Everyone takes a turn with Eva, and everyone has their wheels to work on. Class size is limited and will be filled on a first-come,first-served basis.
I will wedge and prepare you plenty of clay to practice throwing. You choose two planters for trimming, cleaning, and firing at the end of the workshop. The pottery wheel and ceramics studio, in general, can be a dirty, messy place. No matter what precautions you take, you will end up with clay on your clothes and shoes. Like piano playing, the pottery wheel takes time and patience to master, and beginners may become frustrated early on. It will require perseverance, patience, and independent thinking. I will encourage you to challenge yourself to learn a skill and think about your values and sustainability as a maker. Learning a skill and working with your hands and wild clay brings mindfulness and comfort to your life; at Udumbara studio, we are teeming with international professionals who are looking to de-stress, unplug, and socialize; with others.
Working with local Kultela clay is a “slow design,” The studio’s big pottery kiln is only fired a few times per season. It takes time and patient when working with wild clay. We will inform you when planter pots are ready, so please be patient.
We will be happy to send your products to your home; this will be charged postage-free.
When you make pottery with Kultela clay, you dont just get a planter pot; you will also get 100% transparency, local clay, a real piece of Finland.
We use solar choice energy at our studio and kiln to reduce the high carbon footprint in pottery making. REFUNDS AND CANCELLATIONS, GENERAL CLASS INFORMATION: Please, read this in detail before the purchase. Please note that by purchasing a booking with us, you are accepting our policies as stated here. 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 fee of - 25 € admin and a bank fee from the original workshop price. Cancellations with prior notice of two weeks or less (but more than five working days) from the workshop date will mean that we will give you a voucher code to book another workshop. No refund will be offered. We charge you a fee of 10 € to cover our reasonable administration costs for doing so.
If you cancel within three working days of a booked session, the session will still be charged the full fee. (for any reasons, sickness, etc.). Do not come to the class if you are sick with a fever or cough — no matter whether you were officially tested and diagnosed with COVID-19. You can pass on your space to a friend.
Covid-19 Related Cancellation Policy If there is a new pan epidemic or other national emergencies, we will move the workshop to later, with no refunds. We will give you a voucher, so you can choose a workshop date that suits you.
CANCELLATION BY US: If we cancel your course or session for any reason, we will do our best to organize an alternative date within a reasonable period of time, or give you a voucher code for re-scheduling. If this is not possible or you cannot attend an alternative date, we will refund the full purchase price.
GOOD TO KNOW: 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. Long nails can cause accidental gouges in the piece you’re working on. If you have long hair, plan on having a way to secure it. We will not be responsible for any unclaimed pottery after two months of being ready, and you have been informed four months after the workshop. We will send you a google calendar invitation for the workshop and when the pots are ready.
Thank You, and Welcome to UDUMBARA!
For a closer look at our workshops, check YouTube UDUMBARA Helsinki Ceramic Studio Vlog No. 33 | Wheel throwing workshop at UDUMBARA Pottery