Time For A Clay Date! Try Pottery At This Hidden Aya Nagar Studio
A pottery studio hidden in the lanes of Aya Nagar, Naveen Chhaya is the perfect place for people who want to de-stress or take up a new hobby. Wheel and hand-built pottery, clay modelling, mural making and glazing are some of the many things you can opt for here.
What Makes It Awesome
If you're someone who expects a fancy-looking studio with air conditioning and the comfiest of sofas, Naveen Chhaya is not for you. But if a massive, matka-like cool warehouse with experienced pottery artists and the smell of wet earth is more like your jam, you'll love this studio.
Run by artist Aniruddh Sagar (who has also worked at the Sanskriti Kendra), Naveen Chhaya is a year-old pottery studio where you can learn everything from slab work, wheel and hand built pottery to sculpture-making and glazing. While they offer two and three month courses with classes thrice a week and even a weekend-only option, busy bees stuck at work or college can even opt for their 10-day course or the single three hour class.
If you have a cafe or a store and require stunning customised ceramics, Aniruddh's happy to take bulk orders too.
What Could Be Better
Even though the studio's a 2-minute walk from the Arjan Garh metro station, we really wish it was centrally-accessible. Naveen Chhaya is located in a semi-rural part of Aya Nagar, so expect kaccha roads and a few buffaloes on the way too.
It could also get hot here during the months of May/June.
We recommend that you leave your car at home because the roads to the studio aren't the best. Instead, get down at the Arjan Garh metro station (on the Gurgaon side) and walk it (preferably, with a friend).
Price: Starting at INR 1000/person for a three hour trial class; INR 10,000 and INR 12k for a two and three month course, respectively (three hour classes thrice a week/weekends). INR 5000 for eight classes in a month, and INR 6000 for 12 classes a month.