Join our wild clay FLOWER POT — intensive workshop at UDUMBARA studio. Pottery classes are held on Thursday 4.30 PM to 7.30 PM. We will have a small group up to 6 for a relaxed workshop with individual attention - easy to follow pottery. This class is suitable for all levels.
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Tuition is 69 € for 3 hours, The fee includes all materials up to 6 kg Kultela clay, guidance + flowerpot firing 2 vessels + 24 % VAT. Each adult and child (12+) attending needs to be enrolled separately and pay the class fee.
Throwing on the potter's wheel is challenging but fun and excellent practice to find your center. This activity demands focus and can open up the mind and relieve you of outside worries. At UDUMBARA, you are submerged in a real pottery studio with an experienced potter (Eva Spoof). We have four potters wheels in the studio. On one pottery wheel everyone takes a turn with Eva, she will make sure that everyone tries on the pottery wheel will be successful. One the other wheel´s you test your skills on your own. It is also essential to observe others and to figure out the pottery making together.
UDUMBARA (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. By choosing this local raw material, Eva wants to emphasize the unique and ecological value of this little-used local clay. Wild clay planters are ideally suited for 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.
Also, as the sun gives off far more energy than we need to power everything on earth, our studio & kiln are powered by solar energy.
Refunds and Cancellations, General Class Information. Please read this in detail before the purchase. Thank you.
Important: Please register to your classes in good time, as class size is limited (just 6 )and will be filled on a first-come,first-served basis.
Our apologies, but because of the limited capacity, we need to maintain full attendance in all classes, and that's why we have the exact and strict cancellation policy. Please ensure you can attend the class before paying the fee. Refunds can only be considered if there is at least 2 weeks' notice (for any reasons, sickness, etc.). In most cases, we will be unable to offer a refund unless there is a significant waiting list and we can fill the place/s. A full refund will be given if your workshop is canceled by the Udumbara Studio & Gallery for any reason.
The pottery wheel takes time and patience to master, and beginners may become frustrated early on.
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 at some point. I'll provide an apron to help protect your legs from splatter, but please wear clothes and shoes you're ok with getting dirty. 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.
Working at the studio with Kultela clay is "slow design," and big pottery kiln is only fired a few times per season. It also takes much more time and patient when working with wild clay. We will inform you when flowerpots are ready, so remember to be patient.
We will not be responsible for any unclaimed pottery after two months of the date of when they are ready, and you have been informed.
Thank You and Welcome to UDUMBARA!