Mindful Pottery Retreat May 20th and 21st

Simple Peace


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Relax and recharge at a weekend retreat. Welcome to our wild clay planter pot — Mindful pottery retreat at UDUMBARA pottery studio. You don't need prior pottery experience. We will have a small group of only 6.

The workshop starts on Saturday from 10 AM to 4 PM and Sunday from 10 AM to 4. PM

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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.

At UDUMBARA pottery (est. 1994), you are submerged in a real pottery studio with an experienced artisan/ceramic artist (Eva Spoof).

Saturday, we will prepare the clay and throw pots, and Sunday, we will learn trimming and decoration ( stamps, engravings, we don't use colors or glazes). When you make pottery with Kultela wild clay, you dont get 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.

Silent meditation techniques are used to calm the mind and enhance concentration. Develop a "quality over quantity" personal meditation/connection practice. I encourage you to challenge yourself to learn a skill and consider your values in ethics and sustainability as a maker.

Learning a skill and working with your hands with wild clay brings mindfulness and comfort to your life; at Udumbara studio, we are teeming with international professionals looking to de-stress, unplug, and socialize; with others.

The fee includes all materials up to 10 kg of 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.

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 fee of - 40 € admin and a bank 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. No refund will be offered. We charge you - 25 € to cover our administration costs.

If you cancel within five 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. 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 " Retreat 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.

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.


Please wear loose clothes and shoes ( you need to wear 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. There will be disappointments, which are integral to learning, growing, and improving.

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!

UDUMBARA pottery is based in Kallio (Berghäll), "the creative" district of Helsinki, close to Sauna Harju and good restaurants nearby for 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 ( https://youtu.be/X_Af8tU5l6c )

UDUMBARA Helsinki Pottery studio