Beginner’s Course at The Pottery Lab

The Pottery Lab is my studio at Temperance, Bandra-W, Mumbai where classes on pottery and ceramics are conducted on weekends and weekdays for pottery enthusiasts.

 

The Beginner’s Course

The beginner’s course is designed to give students an overview to the medium while picking up the basics of ceramics and pottery:

  • Hand building techniques of working with clay
  • Introduction to the potter’s wheel (known as Throwing)
  • Decoration techniques
  • Application of glaze
  • Basic level of theory so that you understand the materials that you are using

 

Class details

  • You can choose between a weekday or weekend batch. We have various time options in both as mentioned below
  • Sessions are twice a week and each session is for two hours
  • There are 10 sessions in the beginner’s module, so you need 5 weeks to complete the course
  • Our course is designed for adults only and are not suitable for kids below 16 years of age

 

Class timings

Weekends – Saturday & Sunday

  • 10 am – 12 noon  OR
  • 1 pm – 3 pm

Weekdays – Monday & Tuesday

  • 11 am – 1 pm OR
  • 5 pm – 7 pm

Weekdays – Thursday & Friday

  • 6 pm – 8 pm

 

Fee

  • The fee is Rs.11,000 + 18% GST for the complete course inclusive of materials and firing of the pieces (max 5) you make.
  • The tool kit for class is for Rs.400 which students can keep post completion of the course.
  • For each module of 10 sessions, students get 1 bag of clay. In case they require more clay, it can be purchased at the studio.

 

What you need to bring for class

  1. The tool kit that we give you
  2. A hand towel
  3. A medium sized air-tight container with a lid
  4. An apron

 

What to expect

  • A fun time while seriously learning to work with clay
  • Surprising yourself with your creativity and skill!
  • Becoming proficient in making small objects in clay
  • Improved concentration and patience!

 

Beginner’s Course best suited for

  • People who have never worked with clay before
  • Adults who are looking to try out something that is creative, or completely different from their regular work
  • People who would like to learn a new skill, create with their hands
  • Adults who are looking to de-stress!

 

To register

  • You can either come down to our studio during any of our class timings to register or do it online below

Cancellations are non-refundable. 

 

Next available batch

Weekend (Saturday & Sunday):

  • Saturday, 9th June 2018, 10 am – 12 noon – Registrations begin on 15th May
  • Saturday, 9th June 2018, 1-3 pm – Registrations begin on 15th May

Weekday (Monday & Tuesday) :

  • Monday, 11th June 2018, 11 am – 1 pm – Registrations begin on 15th May
  • Monday, 11th June 2018, 5 – 7 pm – Registrations begin on 15th May

Weekday (Thursday & Friday) :

  • Thursday, 14th June 2018, 6-8 pm – Registrations begin on 15th May

 

The address
The Pottery Lab
Temperance, Plot no 76

Nargis Dutt Road, Pali Hill
Bandra-W

FAQ’s

  • Can I cover up for a session I miss?

Yes, you may for up to 2 sessions. We block 12 sessions for you to complete your 10 sessions.

  • Can I mix weekday and weekend sessions?

We prefer not to as the instructors for weekday and weekend batches are different and every teacher has his/her own style of teaching!

  • Can I register for the weekend batch and attend only Sundays?

At the moment our course is not structured for a once a week only format, so you would have to attend on both Saturdays and Sundays.

  • I am an absolute beginner, will I be able to do this?

Yes, the beginner’s course is designed even for those who have never indulged in any form of art or craft. You may not create masterpieces but you will end up surprising yourself!

  • How many students are taken in a batch?

We register a maximum of 4 students in a batch.

  • Do you have an advanced level as well?

Yes, once you have completed all your basics in the beginner’s module, you can register for an advanced module which is a customised module.

Studio Etiquette

  • Please clean all tools, wheel, equipment, desk space used during your session and put things back in their designated place
  • Please respect the studio timings allotted to you

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19 Comments
  • Namita Roy Ghose
    Reply
    April 23, 2018

    Hi I’m interested in doing the Saturday and Sunday beginner’s morning classes. When can you slot me in? Really looking forward to this.

  • Dr Anita M Kumar
    Reply
    April 8, 2018

    Hi Rekha. I am a senior citizen retired a couple of months back from my Govt job. I wish to do something creative in my free time which can make my day productive and later on I can have some earning also. Do you enroll people of my age in your course? Is there a possibility of getting absorbed in your team of teachers later on? Please reply.

  • Kay Palkhivala
    Reply
    December 22, 2017

    Hi! I will be staying in Mumbai during mid-January to end March 2018, and would like to work at your studio. I am an experienced hobby potter (20 years) but I’m sure I can learn something new. I can send you photos of my work if you like.
    Can we organize some sort of customized course for me?
    Thank you!
    PS I learned about you from my daughter, Shirin Petit, of the DSB International School.

  • Noopur
    Reply
    December 8, 2017

    I want to join beginners course from Jan first week.

  • Rahul More
    Reply
    October 25, 2017

    Hi Rekha ma’am

    I stay in MUMBAI and working as an CAD designer for theme designs,
    want to be a successful sculpture artist in figurative sculpture,
    with this course can I manage to be good in making figurative sculptures ?

    please revert

    Rahil More
    9820908410

  • Leah Benjimen Wasker
    Reply
    October 19, 2017

    Hello would like to join beginners class at the earliest
    Thanks and regards
    Leah

  • Namrata Singh
    Reply
    September 12, 2017

    Hi Rekha
    I want to take up the beginners course . Plz let me know when to start with .

  • Aashritha Sohni
    Reply
    September 8, 2017

    Hey,
    I would like to know whether you can conduct the classes only on sundays as I am working on saturdays.

  • Hemangi
    Reply
    August 12, 2017

    Hi Rekha,

    I am very interested in learning the art of pottery. However i am working and can attend classes only on Sundays.
    Would it be possible to come in only on Sundays and extend my learning to 10 weeks instead of 5?

  • Tish Sanghera
    Reply
    August 2, 2017

    Hi – I would like to buy the weekend pack as a gift for a friend – he is based in Bandra and I am in London. Is there a way I can purchase this online and he can choose on which date he starts the 5 week course?

    Many thanks,
    Tish

  • Trishila Chatterjee
    Reply
    July 29, 2017

    I have had done the beginner’s course in 2014 in Bangalore. After that I could not continue. I want to start again now. Which course would you suggest for me now?

  • Pooja Seth
    Reply
    April 25, 2017

    Do you conduct pottery classes for kids during the summer holidays? If yes, could you please send the schedule and costs.

  • Daniela Dennis
    Reply
    April 18, 2017

    Do you conduct pottery workshops, a friend and I would like to try it but cannot commit to a full time class.

    • Suvidha
      Reply
      June 22, 2017

      Hi, i stay in Bangalore,i will be coming to Mumbai for 2 weeks..is it possible to complete beginner’s course class in 1 week or 10 days than 2 days a week class

  • bhavana bora
    Reply
    March 20, 2016

    What is the course duration?

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