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Welcome to UDUMBARA studio to learn the pottery wheel. Learn the art of wild clay with an experienced ceramic artist/artisan Eva Spoof in a relaxed atmosphere in a well-equipped pottery studio. Make flowerpots you will always treasure and have a lot of fun.
Adults and children (accompanied by an adult) welcome to Eva's private workshops. For each 3-hour session: Covers up to 8 kg clay for seven, tools, trimming, finishing, flowerpot firing for two vessels per person, and VAT 24% is included in the price. Additional quests are paid separately.
When you make pottery with Kultela wild clay, you dont get just a pot; you will also get 100% transparency, local clay, and a real piece of Finland. We use solar choice energy at our studio and kiln to reduce the high carbon footprint in pottery making.
GENERAL CLASS INFORMATION:
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. We prepare a lot of clay for the student to get as much practice as possible.
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 shoes. We will 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. You can easily wash it off from dark clothes; it is just mud. 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.
We have seven pottery wheels in the studio. You will take turns with Eva, and she will ensure that everyone who tries on the pottery wheel will succeed. On the other wheels, you can test your skills on your own in turn. Watching each other's attempts on the wheel is fun and essential for learning.
Full payment is required on booking your session. You can check the available times at https://udumbara.youcanbook.me (copy/paste the address).
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.
Cancellation, No Show & Refund Policies
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;
Full refund minus a €50 admin fee up to 30 days out of your scheduled workshop.
50% refund after that up to one week from the scheduled date, no refund within one week of the workshop date.
We will give no refunds once a workshop has happened.
If you want to cancel your workshop, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line "Cancellation."
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 rescheduling. If this is not possible or you cannot attend an alternative date, we will refund the full purchase price.
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.
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. We will inform you when the planter pots are ready with a Google calendar message; please be patient.
We will not be responsible for unclaimed pottery after two months of being ready, and you have been informed or four months after the workshop.
We will be happy to send your products to your home; this will be charged postage-free. We will send you a Google calendar invitation for the retreat when the pots are ready.
Welcome, and thank you for reading all away here!
For a closer look at our workshops, check YouTube UDUMBARA Helsinki Ceramic Studio Vlog No. 33 | Wheel throwing workshop at UDUMBARA Pottery
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.