Clay Date & Family Fun for up to four participants.

Pottery wheel workshops — Keramiikka kurssit


Incl. VAT 24.00%
Product description

Experiences make us happy. Gift your Friends or Family with a unique; Art of Pottery and learning to let go - an intensive pottery wheel flowerpot workshop.

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Clay Dates are the perfect way to give pottery a try. They also make fun outings with friends. Come along for this 2-hour pottery workshop​ for four. Additional participants for the workshop are welcome to purchase their participation from the webshop (please, two days in advance so we have time to prepare everything).

Have fun learning the pottery basics in a relaxed atmosphere. Throwing on the potter's wheel is challenging but fun and excellent practice for finding your center. This activity demands focus and can open up the mind and relieve you of outside worries. UDUMBARA studio submerges you in a real pottery studio with an experienced professional artisan/ceramic artist Eva Spoof.

Everyone will have their pottery wheel to try on, and Eva will guide in turns. Like piano playing, it looks easy. It takes a long time, and patience o learn, but it is fun. We make flowerpots, as wild clay is ideally suited for it. The first pottery experiments are usually wonky but look cute when you plant something on them.

The fee includes all materials up to 6 kg Kultela clay per person, guidance, trimming, finishing work + flowerpot firing two vessels + 24 % VAT. Each adult and child (10+) attending needs to be enrolled separately and pay the class fee. You can check the available time at https://udumbara.youcanbook.me (copy /paste). Full payment is required upon booking your session.

UDUMBARA studio (est. 1994) is Earth-friendly pottery; we use wild, red clay from the small village of Kultela in Somero, Southwestern Finland. The material gives the products a wonderfully rich earthy character.

General Class Information Please read this in detail before the purchase. Thank you. Please, 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.

If you cannot attend your booking, and it's more than three days in advance, we can offer a transfer to another date or a refund - minus a 40 € admin and bank fee. Refunds are unavailable if cancellations are made within three 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. 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 much more time and patience when working with wild clay. We will inform you when the flowerpots are ready, so remember to be patient. The group's planter pots will be packed in one bag for one person to be picked up from the studio.

We will not be responsible for any unclaimed pottery after one month of the date when they are ready and you have been informed.

Thank You for reading all the information. You are very welcome to UDUMBARA!

Eva eva.spoof(@)gmail.com

UDUMBARA Helsinki Pottery studio