Started by Aparna Choudharie, TCC has a couple of courses to choose from, along with one-day classes which are what my friends and I opted for. The beginner's session lasts about 2.5 hours and includes a short tutorial about the basics of pottery, clay, and glazing, a short demo on centering your clay, working the wheel, and a 45-60min long free-wheeling by yourself on a potters wheel, under the guidance of Aparna and Ashok (another in-house potter). My friends and I made ourselves 2 jar-like-objects, and didn't break anything! #smallwins
I haven't attended any other pottery classes in town, apart from high-school classes, so I don't have much to compare TCC to. However, my friends and I LOVED our experience. Aparna is super warm and welcoming, the studio is so well done, and everything from the music (John Mayer, Train!) to the vibe and hospitality is splendid. The 2.5-hour-long class is just right - long enough so have you two shots at the potter's wheel, and short enough for a millennials attention span. The student to teacher ratio is excellent at 2:1, and we had ample help and guidance.