Get down and dirty with one of the funnest activities in town – Pottery. The gentle hum of the wheel, while you quietly focus on your wheel and your thoughts. Here we have for you a  list of our recommendations for the best pottery and ceramic experience in the city and around.

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Delhi Blue Pottery Trust

Delhi Blue Pottery Trust; Ceramic Centre at Sanskriti Foundation

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The largest pottery studio in India offers a 6 month course in studio pottery at two spots in the city. The Ceramic Centre at Sanskriti Foundation is a branch of the same. Over the course of 43 classes {twice a week}, the trainers hone your basic shape making and filing techniques. The short, one month workshops during the summer are mostly for hand-built pottery, and are taught by Rajesh Srivastava and Preeti Thakur Pandey. The most fun output of the class is all the artistic pots and pans you get to take back home.

Where: Delhi Blue Apartments, Safdarjang Ring Road; Sanskriti Kendra Anandgram, Mehrauli Gurgaon Rd

Nearest Metro Station: AIIMS; MG Road

Price: INR 12,500 for 6 months for ages above 16 years

Timings: 10am – 1pm, 2pm – 5pm

Contact:  +91 – 11 – 26190223,  +91 – 11 – 26198588

For regular updates, follow their website here.

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Studio potter and ceramic artist Meena Vohra takes foundation, primary and advanced courses, and offer her knowledge of glazing techniques. Customisable classes run throughout the week, and they also eventually lead to exhibitions and special events. If you’re looking for a day class or team workshop for a single day, those are also available. We love her work in tableware, mobiles and chimes {perfect as gifts!}.

Where: D -78, Sector – 21, Noida

Nearest Metro Station: Sector 18

Price: INR 8,500 for 12 classes

Contact: + 91 9899672403

For regular updates, follow the website here.

Blue Turtle

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Madhur Sen, artist and teacher, takes sculpture, clay modelling and wheel pottery classes at her warm and welcoming studio, Blue Turtle. Having dabbled in this art for more than 20 years, she’s one of the pros in the city. She generally takes one on one classes twice a week on Mondays and Wednesdays. You have to sign up for a minimum of 3 months and work for 6 hours a week. If you are 18 years or above, sign up today!

Where: E 899, Chittaranjan Park

Nearest Metro Station: Kalkaji

Price: INR 5,000 per month {2 classes a week}

Timings: 11am – 2pm

Contact: 011 40562071

Zorba the Buddha

Facilitating the pottery class ‘Magic of Clay’ at Zorba, Neha teaches centering, pulling, glazing and firing along with wheel-work, clay wedging and hand building. These classes are held on Saturdays and Sundays, allowing working professionals to unwind. Kick wheels, electric wheels, gas kiln, shelves, and other equipment are all provided.

Where: 7, Tropical Drive, Mehrauli – Gurgaon Road , Ghitorni

Nearest Metro Station: Ghitorni

Price: INR 12,000 for 3 months {inclusive of cost of clay}

Timings: 11am – 1pm

Contact: +91 925 036 1903, +91 925 036 1904

For regular updates, follow their website here.

Kalawatika Foundation

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Sunil Kumar takes these classes September onwards. Other artists are invited for special classes where techniques like throwing and coiling are taught. The course is designed to keep students interested in ceramic pottery and thus, the history is discussed and various demos given. There are specialised classes for mural and mask designing and you can also book the studio for its facilities.

Where: C-258, Sector 44, Noida

Nearest Metro Station: Noida City Center

Price: INR 4000 for 16 classes over 2 months

Contact: 0120-4348322, 9953090201, 9811116901

For regular updates, follow their website here.

Earthen Aura Ceramics

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Dipti Gupta takes monthly hobby classes, as well as a basic and advanced course in pottery and ceramics. She specialises in hand building and wheel work, but structures the course curriculum on the basis of the interest and aptitude of the students. This is a boon for small children, since she takes classes for all age groups.

Where: :UP-4, Maurya Enclave, Pitam Pura

Nearest Metro Station: Kohat Enclave

Price: INR 4,500 for a month, INR 12,000 for the Basic {3 months} and INR 22,000 for the Advanced course {6 months}

Contact: 9999670087

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