Relax and recharge. Find your center by throwing on a potter's wheel.
Welcome to join our wild clay planter pot — a 2-day Mindful pottery retreat. You don't need prior pottery experience.
Osaamme myös suomea, tervetuloa. Vi talar också svenska, välkommen.
At UDUMBARA Helsinki (est. 1994), you are submerged in a real pottery studio with an experienced artisan/ceramic artist (Eva Spoof).
We start and end both days with 25 minutes of silent sitting (meditation). Meditation has been helping people find inner peace and balance for hundreds of years. To be fully aware, at the moment, right here, right now. Silent meditation techniques are used to calm the mind and enhance concentration.
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.
Working with your hands with wild clay brings mindfulness and comfort to your life; at Udumbara studio, we are looking to de-stress, unplug, and socialize; with others.
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). When you make pottery with wild clay, you dont get a planter pot; you will also get 100% transparency; Kultela wild clay from Ojala's field is a real piece of Finland.
We use solar choice energy at our studio and kiln to reduce the high carbon footprint in pottery making.
Tuition includes; The fee consists of all materials up to 15 kg Kultela clay, guidance, + firing of four planers.
We will have a "POTLUCK" lunch on both days; Eva will serve salad + bread, and please bring one delicacy you like to share with the salads.
Important: Please register for 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 we only have six participants, we need to maintain full attendance in all classes, which is why we have an exact and strict cancellation policy.
REFUNDS AND CANCELLATIONS, GENERAL CLASS INFORMATION:
Please, read this in detail before purchasing. Please note that you accept our policies by buying a booking with us 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 40 € admin 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 time. No refund will be offered. We charge you 40 € to cover our reasonable administration costs.
If you cancel within five working days of the start of your retreat, all fees are non-refundable and non-transferable (for any reasons, sickness, etc.).You can pass on your space to a friend. We will give no refunds once a workshop has happened.
If you want to cancel your workshop, please email eva.spoof @gmail.com with the subject line "Cancellation."
CANCELLATION BY US:
If we cancel your retreat for any reason, we will do our best to organize an alternative date within a reasonable period or give you a voucher code for rescheduling. We will refund the full purchase price if this is impossible or you cannot have the workshop on an alternative date.
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.
GOOD TO KNOW:
Please, wear loose clothes and shoes; you're ok with getting dirty. Kultela wild clay has iron in it, which 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.
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. Beginners do not make big pots.
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 patience when working with wild clay. There will be disappointments, and not all the work will make it. We will inform you when the planter pots are ready with a Google calendar message; please be patient. We will be happy to send your products to you; this will be charged postage-free.
We will send you a Google calendar invitation for the workshop.
We will not be responsible for unclaimed pottery after two months of being ready, and you have been informed or three months after the workshop (we will send you messages through Google calendar invite).
Thank you for reading all away here, and Welcome to UDUMBARA!
UDUMBARA pottery is based in Kallio (Berghäll), "the creative" district of Helsinki, close to HARJU SAUNA, and good restaurants or bars nearby you to continue into the evening if you wish.
Daily Program: 10.00 Meditation 10. 30 Tea 11.00 pottery 12.30 lunch 13.30 pottery 15.00 cleaning and a little discussion on the day's experience 15.30 evening meditation. 16.00 end of the day.
For a closer look at Udumbara pottery and meditation retreat workshop, check YouTube UDUMBARA Helsinki Pottery and meditation | urban retreat in English | Summer 2022 | Relax and recharge | Studio Vlog
Eva Spoof https://www.finnishdesigners.fi/portfolio/eva.spoof (copy/past)