Kasturi posted on 10th March

Pottery As Your Next Hobby? Here's LBB's Curated List Of Pottery Classes Around The City

Get down and dirty with one of the most fun activities in town – pottery. The gentle hum of the wheel while you quietly focus on your wheel and your thoughts; it’s quite meditative, really. Here we have for you a list of our recommendations for the best pottery and ceramic experiences in the city and around.

Delhi Blue Pottery Trust

The largest pottery studio in India, Delhi Blue Pottery Trust offers a six-month course in studio pottery at two spots in the city. The Ceramic Centre at Sanskriti Foundation {MG Road} is a branch of the same. Over the duration of the course, the trainers hone your basic shape-making and filing techniques.

Their short, one month workshops during the summer are mostly for hand-built pottery. The most fun output of the class is all the artistic pots and pans you get to take back home.

Price: INR 14,700 for six months

Contacrt: 011 26198588

Timings: 10am – 1pm, 2pm – 5pm {Tuesdays to Sundays}

For regular updates, follow their website here.

Smug Mug

Studio potter and ceramic artist Meena Vohra takes foundation, primary, and advanced courses, and offers 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!}.

Price: INR 10,000 for 12 classes

Contact: + 91 9899672403

For regular updates, follow the website here.

Blue Turtle

Madhur Sen, artist and teacher, takes sculpture, clay modelling and wheel pottery classes at her warm and welcoming studio, Blue Turtle. Having dabbled at 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 three months and work for six hours a week.

Price: INR 6,000 per month {two classes a week}

Contact: 011 40562071

Timings: 11am – 2pm

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 Tuesday, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays, allowing working professionals to unwind. Kick wheels, electric wheels, gas kiln, shelves, and other equipment are all provided.

Price: INR 7,500 for once a week {for three months} and INR 12,000 for twice a week {for three months}

Timings: 11am – 1pm {Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday}

Contact: +91 9811328334

For regular updates, follow their website here.

Kalawatika Foundation

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.

Price: INR 5,000 for 16 classes held over two months {the price will go up soon, so confirm before you sign up}

Contact:  +91 9953090201

Earthen Aura Ceramics

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.

Price: INR 4,500 for a one month hobby course and INR 12,000 for basic course {three months}

Contact: +91 9999670087

The Clay Company

Their studio at Nehru Place offers regular pottery classes, and they’re pretty flexible with timings. They have a couple of courses to choose from along with a  beginner’s session that you can do in one day {it’s for two and half hours and covers all the basics of potter, clay and glazing}. Aparna Choudhrie’s studio has a great vibe and it’s a great place to hit up over the weekend if you’re looking to get creative and try your hand at pottery.

Price: INR 7,000 – INR 11,500 per course comprising multiple sessions

Contact: 99 998 94917, 98 118 37313

Claying Thoughts

Head over to Pooja’s cute little terrace in Noida to destress with a new hobby. Her studio is open to both children and adults to experiment with clay modelling and handbuilding pottery. the fun part is you don’t need to use a kiln, so you’re free to really experiment with the clay and mould it into all kinds of shapes. So destress over the weekend or whenever you’re free with her fun classes. The beginner session has eight classes.

Price: INR 3,500 per session

Contact: 099719 68689

Kalasthali Art School

The fine art school allows people of all age groups to explore their creativity, with their art, drama and music classes. When it comes to pottery, they have classes on working with clay, experimenting with different shapes and then using the potter’s wheel. They charge extra to learn glazing and firing. They’re off on Wednesdays, but have classes on through the week.

Price: INR 2,500

Contact: 91 011 41431060, +919811281646