Join our wild clay FLOWER POT — intensive workshop at UDUMBARA studio. On Saturday the 7th of November. 10.30 AM to 1. 15 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.
Coping With COVID-19: Prudence; Let us exercise extra caution and use a surgical mask as a precautionary measure on the classes and keep a safe distance from other workshop attendees. On arrival at the studio, wash your hands. Be conscious of what you touch in common areas. Please download the https://koronavilkku.fi/en/ (Koronavilkku is a contact tracing app produced by the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) to help you find out whether you may have been exposed to coronavirus). If you are sick with a fever or cough or have been exposed to coronavirus— no matter whether you were officially tested and diagnosed with COVID-19 — do not come to the class. Spaces can be passed on to friends.
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Tuition is 69 €; The fee includes all materials up to 6 kg Kultela clay, guidance + flowerpot firing two vessels + 24 % VAT. Each adult and child (10+) 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, iron-rich 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 emphasizes the unique and ecological value of this little-used local clay. Wild clay planters are ideally suited for plants' 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 understand that we will be unable to offer a refund, before paying the fee.
Refunds can only be considered if there is at least 2 weeks' notice (for any reasons, sickness, etc.). If you are sick with a fever or cough — no matter whether you were officially tested and diagnosed with COVID-19 — do not come to the class. Spaces can be passed on to friends.
A full refund will be given if your workshop is canceled by the Udumbara Studio & Gallery for any reason.
Like piano playing, 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.
BRING YOU OWN apron and FACE mask, and 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!