Welcome to our wild clay planter pot—intensive pottery wheel workshop at UDUMBARA studio. The workshop starts at 4.30 PM and ends at 7.15 PM with the cleanup.
UDUMBARA pottery (est. 1994) submerges you in a real pottery studio with an experienced artisan/ceramic artist (Eva Spoof).
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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.
Our classes are open to adults and (14 +) teens at all levels. No prior experience is needed. Tuition includes; all materials up to 6 kg Kultela clay, guidance + planter pot trimming, cleaning, and firing for two vessels per person + 24 % VAT.
Class size is limited and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. We will wedge and prepare plenty of clay to practice throwing, and everyone takes a turn with Eva and has their wheels to work on.
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 Kultela 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. When you make pottery with Kultela clay, you dont get just a planter 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.
As an artist-run artist-operated pottery studio, we minimize administrative work. And as we only have seven participants in the workshop. We need to maintain full attendance in all classes, which is why we have an exact 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 25 € admin fee from the original workshop price.
Cancellations with prior notice of two weeks or less (but more than three (3) 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 25 € to cover our administration costs.
If you cancel within three (3) working days of the start of your workshop, Bookings are non-refundable. If We are presented with a valid medical certificate declaring the participant unfit to attend, We will provide a voucher code for - 50% of the workshop price. 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 " Workshop Cancellation."
CANCELLATION BY US:
Suppose we cancel your course or session for any reason. In that case, 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 attend 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 to choose a workshop date that suits you.
GOOD TO KNOW:
Please, wear loose clothes and shoes ( you need to wear shoes); you're ok with getting dirty. Kultela clay has iron in it, and that can stain light-colored clothing. You can easily wash it from dark clothes; it is just mud. Long nails can cause accidental gouges in the piece you're working on. With artificial nails, it is challenging to do pottery. 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. But it is fun!
We make planter pots, as wild clay is ideally suited for it. Also, the first pottery experiments are usually a bit wonky and small but look cute when you plant something on them.
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 natural clay. There will be disappointments; that is part of pottery making.
We will inform (by sending a Google calendar message ) you when the planter pots are ready. Please be patient. We will happily ship your products to your home; this will be charged postage-free.
Thank You for reading all the way here, and Welcome to UDUMBARA!
For a closer look at our workshops, check out; YouTube UDUMBARA Helsinki | Cer amic Studio Vlog No. 33 | Wheel throwing workshop at UDUMBARA Pottery https://youtu.be/Asvnz3hEgLo. (copy/paste ) The video shows how I transfer the studio to a pottery workshop, how the clay is preprocessed and kneaded, and how the pots are trimmed, finished, and fired.
Eva Spoof https://www.finnishdesigners.fi/portfolio/eva.spoof (copy/paste)