If you’re looking to add some inspiration to your boring routine by learning a new skill, we suggest pottery. Not only do you pick up a skill but also get to take your own creations home to show off to the family. It’s a great way to make friends who are like-minded and maybe even spend some romantic time with bae (yes, we’re making a reference to the infamous pottery scene from the movie Ghost). Check out this list of pottery studios that host pottery related classes and workshops in Bangalore.
Head To These Pottery Studios Across The City & Give Your Artsy Side A Whirl
The folks at Clay Station in HSR Layout are experts at wheel and hand modelling. Offering weekday and weekend classes in pottery, sculpting and terracotta and stoneware jewellery, you can even wear your art. Feel free to use their ‘Open Studio’ to peacefully work on perfecting your skills and make most of their pottery tools available. Find all details on their Instagram handle.
North Bangalore peeps, head to Oriri Studio in RMV second Stage. You don’t have to trek to other parts of the city so enjoy time in this Pinterest-inspired space in your own vicinity. Feel free to participate in their pottery classes and even use the space to conduct workshops (if you’re an artist). For parents, head here with your kids to spend a day dabbling in pottery classes.
Lahe Lahe Santhe
Lahe Lahe is a space for creative arts in Indiranagar (that also has an adorable cafe space). Their terrace area is an open space that is used for pottery classes. Conducting regular sessions and even a one day workshop, feel free to use the wheel and make a vase or simply hand model your piece.
Swaa Clay Studio
If you’re looking to get your hands dirty making a vase, bowl or pretty much learn the art of pottery, Swaa Clay Studio is where you should be. They conduct a five-day workshop to learn all the nuances of pottery, spread across five weeks with one class per week. They also host hand-building workshops for adults that kids can sign up for too (great for bonding with your children).
Songs Of Summer Pottery Studio
If you’ve been curious about the art of ceramics, Songs Of Summer Pottery Studio in Koramangala will happily share the knowledge through pottery classes. They offer two courses - one in basic hand building while the latter is basic wheel throwing. You also get to fire and take your creation home to show off to your friends.
Trayah Pottery's bio says 'We teach; This ain’t no Hogwarts but you’ll be a potter for sure', and we believe! To become a clay expert with them all you have to do is sign up for their fun workshops which includes pottery wheel and hand building at their studio in Koramangala. Currently they host 3 month weekday and weekend classes for three defined levels/courses- namely beginner's, intermediate and advanced courses. Each course consists of 24 sessions, which will aim to make you an expert at making crockery and pots. The classes also include a kit which is great for creating your own pieces at home. They make announcements of classes and workshops going and registrations happening on their social handles, so keep an eye out.
The clay classes and workshops at Artfully Yours by potter Swati let's you learn and enjoy the nuances of pottery at your pace and that is what we love most. The studio is based in Kalyan Nagar and Swati currently conducts classes twice a week - Tuesdays between 1pm to 3pm and Saturdays between 10:30am to 12:30pm. You start by signing up for the beginner's course that includes 6 sessions of hand building technique and cylinder making. Post this, based on your performance, you can either sign up for intermediary or advance courses or opt for a membership - either guided or unguided. Currently, Swati conducts classes with only 4 people at one time, focusing on each student individually.
From special occasion-based and fun one-day workshops to comprehensive pottery learning classes that covers hand-building, pottery on a wheel to glaze application through weekday and weekend classes, Maati Sona covers all bases of this artform at their studio in HSR Layout. Artist and home decor enthusiast, Arunima is super passionate about hand building and let's you get experimental with your creations. Based on you skill level, you will also be suggested an apt course - whether basics, intermediary or advance. By the end of your sessions you get to take home your lovely creations too!
Mud With Love
The most flexible of the lot, Mud With Love's studio in JP Nagar offers two types of beginner courses with 8 sessions each in a month - this is for hand building or wheel throwing. The best part is you get to pick a day and timing of your choice and attend sessions then. This way, founder Swati says there are only 2 to 3 students at one time and it also keeps the studio abuzz always. Swati doesn't believe in micromanaging either, so once you're taught the basics you are free to experiment. Once the course is done, you can choose to stick on and pick up an advance course or wrap up and leave with your creations. Swati will fire and glaze them for you.