Clay Dates: 8 Fun Pottery Classes In The City To Start A New Hobby

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POV: you love ceramics and have always wanted to try making pottery for yourself. And that is exactly why you landed on this article. Whether you want to spend a few hours on the weekend learning a new skill, or you want to upskill and do it seriously, here are some pottery classes in Mumbai that you’re going to love. These pottery classes will help you create something beautiful to take back home.

Potter's Place, Mahim

This studio in Mahim is run by a self-taught potter — Shalan Dere. She specialises in ceramic home decor pieces. When you enter her studio, you're taken to a magical world of figurines, pots, vases, sculptures, and much more. She churns out her clay in the garden area and conducts workshops for people on request. You'll learn a variety of techniques, both wheel and hand techniques. You can call her directly to enquire about the workshop or you can visit her Instagram handle to keep yourself updated.

Price: INR 2500 for a 3-hour one-on-one introductory session

Days: Fridays or Saturdays

Timings: 10 AM to 1 PM  and 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM

Google Rating: 4.6 based on 12 reviews

Rekha Goyal's The Pottery Lab, Bandra

This is a lovely space in Bandra, quite like the classic potter lab, with a wooden table in the centre where you are cut off from the world. Here, you can just give yourself and your newly found craft some time. At the Pottery Lab, by Rekha Goyal, sign up for a beginner’s course which takes place over eight sessions (two hours for each session) or simply enrol for one of the wall-tile designing or coffee mug sculpting workshops. You will learn hand-building, working at the potter’s wheel, decoration and application of glazes from level one which makes this course super beginner-friendly.

Price: INR 17,700 for the complete course (not inclusive of GST and materials and firing)

Days: Twice a week. Check out their website for more details.

Timings: Mon to Fri, 10 AM to 4 AM

Sat to Sun, 10 AM to 2 PM

Google Rating: 4.9 based on 57 reviews

LBB Pro-Tip: The Pottery Lab always pre-plan all their all workshops and classes so make sure you check them out on their website or keep an eye on their Instagram page for updates.

Yellow Spiders Pottery, Kandivali

This pottery studio in Kandivali conducts workshops for personal as well as corporate spaces and are designed to lead teams through a fun, mindful and creative process. Working with clay has been scientifically proven to be a deeply meditative and therapeutic process. And Yellow Spiders Pottery hopes to give the participants a good taste of this artistic therapy through their short and engaging workshops.

Price: The personal 1-day course fee is INR 1,440 for a two-hour session. The beginner's course fees are INR 12,000 for ten sessions (two hours per session), which include materials, tools, expertise, and firing charges. The corporate workshop pricing varies, and they provide quotations on call. 

Days: Closed on Fridays and Sundays

Timings: 10:30 AM to 5 PM

Google Rating: 4.7 based on 76 reviews

LBB Pro-Tip: They are very active on their Instagram page so make sure to follow them to keep yourself updated on new workshops.

Clay Explore, Prabhadevi

Tucked in the heart of the city in Prabhadevi, ceramic artist Yashashri Shildhankar is a graduate of the J.J. School of Arts and now runs her studio Clay Explore. Apart from selling her own ceramic designs, she also hosts workshops and pottery classes for beginners and has an advanced batch too. You can choose from a one-time class of two hours, take up to ten sessions which is a course for beginners or take up the regular evening classes. 

Price: INR 2,200 for a two-hour one-time class and INR 20,000 for the beginner’s course of ten sessions. 

Days: All days of the week. Check out their website or Instagram page for more details.

Timings: 11 AM–8 PM

Google Rating: 4.5 based on 60 reviews

Tiny Clay Inn, Andheri

Located in D.N. Nagar, the Tiny Clay Inn is a small pottery studio offering a range of different session types to sign up for. Known to host pottery Date Nights, this sets a romantic vibe with dimmed lights where you and your partner can experience a date unlike any other. You can also sign up for their wheel-only or wheel-and-burning sessions, which will make any beginner an expert.

Price: INR 7,000 (Mon to Fri) and INR 8,000 (Sat to Sun) for 10 sessions (one hour each) of wheel only; INR 11,500 (Mon to Fri) and INR 13,500 (Sat to Sun) for 10 sessions (two-hour each) of wheel and hand building.

Days: All days of the week.

Timings: Mon to Sat, 9 AM to 7 PM

Sun, 9 AM to 3 PM

Google Rating: 4.3 based on 22 reviews

LBB Pro-Tip: Follow their Instagram page for updates on the workshops.

Studio Karva, Govandi

Located in Govandi East, Studio Karva is run by artist Rashi Jain. She has trained in ceramics and visual art at the Valley School, Bangalore and the Golden Bridge Pottery, Pondicherry. Get basic or advanced training, classes at Studio Karva are open for all ages.

Price: Call and speak to Rashi to help her best understand what you’re looking for and she will inform you about the pricing accordingly.

Days: Follow their Instagram handle for regular updates on the classes.

Timings: 11 AM to 7 PM

Google Rating: 5 based on 24 reviews

Matrika Pottery, Powai

This studio in Powai is perfect for art enthusiasts. Founded by the talented Potterhead Disha in 2018, the studio introduces you to the world of clay with its basic course. It covers techniques like wheel throwing, centering, making cylinders, and so much more. Disha not only organises classes, she also customises ceramics. What sets Disha's designs apart is that each piece is handmade without the use of any moulds. You’ll definitely want to take a few home with you!

Price: Call and speak to Disha and she will inform you about the pricing according to your preferences.

Days: Thursday to Sunday

Timings: Wheel Pottery- Sat to Sun, 10 AM to 1 PM; Thurs to Fri, 6 PM to 8 PM

Hand Building- Thurs to Fri, 2 PM to 4 PM

Google Rating: 5 based on 131 reviews

Contact: 9983464716

Mitti Space, Khar West

Whether you're a beginner who wants to dip your toes in clay just for a one-time experience or an experienced artist who wants to refine their skills, there's something for everyone at Mitti Space. Taught by the creator Kosha Shah, each class is pretty detailed and covers hand-building as well as potter's wheel techniques. Kosha's vision does not just end at pottery - she wishes to make space and nurture the community of artists, ceramists, and other creators. This shared studio space is pet-friendly and doubles as a cosy co-working space for artists.

Price: The one-time experience fee is INR 1,500 for a two-hour session. The beginner's course fees are INR 14,000 for ten sessions of two hours each. The advanced course fees are INR 19,000 for ten sessions of two hours each.

Days: Closed on Sundays

Timings: 10 AM to 6 PM

Google Rating: 5 based on 26 reviews

Contact: +91 9820193663