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Pottery Wheel Workshop. Friday March 29th 2024

Spring 2024 Pottery Wheel Workshops

€95.00

Incl. VAT 24.00% 1 in stock
Includes a digital download
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Wheel workshop in English.

Welcome to the Wild Clay Planter Pot Workshop at UDUMBARA_Helsinki Studio!

Discover the Artistry of Pottery with Eva Spoof

Are you ready to embark on a creative journey that connects you with the Earth and your inner artisan? Join us at UDUMBARA Pottery, where we bring the world of ceramics and craftsmanship to life. Our pottery wheel workshop offers a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the age-old craft of pottery, guided by Eva Spoof, an experienced ceramic artisan.

Workshop Details: Beginners and those in need of a refresher on turning techniques are welcome to join the course.

  • Date and Time: Saturdays from 11:00 AM to 1:45 PM, including cleanup.
  • Location: UDUMBARA_Helsinki Pottery Studio
  • Languages Spoken: Main language English. Osaamme myös suomea, tervetuloa. Vi talar också svenska, välkommen. (We speak Finnish and Swedish.)

Our classes are open to adults and teens (14+) of all skill levels. Tuition includes all materials, up to 6 kg of locally sourced Kultela clay, expert guidance, planter pot trimming, cleaning, and firing for two vessels per person, and 24% VAT.

A Mindful Escape:

Working with your hands and wild clay isn't just about creating beautiful planter pots; it's a journey into mindfulness and learning. At UDUMBARA, we offer you the chance to destress, unplug from the daily grind, and socialize with like-minded individuals. No prior experience is needed.

Craftsmanship and Sustainability:

But our commitment to sustainability goes beyond clay. UDUMBARA Pottery utilizes solar choice energy to power our studio and kiln, reducing the carbon footprint associated with pottery-making. Eva will encourage you to challenge yourself, fostering a deeper understanding of ethical and sustainable craftsmanship.

Letting Go and Embracing the Present:

Throwing on a pottery wheel is more than a craft; it's a mindful practice. It allows us to let go of expectations and attachments, freeing ourselves from judgment and perfectionism. We'll wedge and prepare plenty of clay to practice throwing, ensuring that everyone gets hands-on experience with Eva's expert guidance.

Your Connection to Finland:

When you work with Kultela wild clay, you're not just creating pottery but embracing 100% transparency, local materials, and a genuine piece of Finland. At UDUMBARA, you're not just a participant in a workshop; you're supporting ethical and environmentally conscious craftsmanship.

Refunds and Cancellations:

We kindly ask for your understanding regarding our refund and cancellation policies, designed to minimize administrative work. Please review our General Class Information before making a purchase.

  • Cancellations more than two weeks before the workshop receive a refund, minus a 25 € admin fee.
  • Cancellations made within two weeks (but more than three working days) of the workshop date receive a voucher code for another workshop, with a 25 € administration fee.
  • Cancellations within three working days of the workshop are non-refundable, but a medical certificate can provide a 50% voucher or transfer to a friend.

Additional Workshop Tips:

  • Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing that you don't mind getting dirty.
  • Keep your nails short to avoid accidental gouges in your work.
  • Long hair should be secured during the workshop.
  • Pottery wheel mastery takes time; enjoy the journey.
  • Even as a beginner, your wonky pots have a unique charm when used as planters.

The Journey of "Slow Design":

At UDUMBARA, we believe in the concept of "slow design." Our pottery kiln is fired only a few times per season, emphasizing the time and patience required when working with natural clay. We'll notify you when your planter pots are ready for pickup or shipment.

Unclaimed Pottery:

Please note that unclaimed pottery after four (4) months will no longer be held at our studio. These pots will be disposed of, returned to Kultela for recycling, or sold, with 100% of the proceeds donated to the Unicef "Empty Bowls" fund.

Thank you for taking the time to explore our workshop details. We're excited to welcome you to the UDUMBARA Pottery. If you have any questions or need additional information, please don't hesitate to reach out to Eva.

Contact: - Email: eva.spoof@gmail.com - Instagram: @udumbara_helsinki - YouTube: UDUMBARA_Helsinki

We look forward to sharing the joy of pottery with you!

Warm regards, Eva Spoof | UDUMBARA Pottery

UDUMBARA Helsinki Pottery studio