Clay Workshops in Singapore

Creation & Discovery

The Inner Journey

At Studio Asobi, we believe that every human being has an innate capacity to create. Be it a doodle or a fresco; a ditty or a symphony; a Plasticine animal or a marble statue – we receive satisfaction when we make something. And who knows what kind of wonderful gift we can bring to this world when we create!

 

But living in the midst of this bustling urban jungle, it can be difficult to find the space for our creative selves to emerge. The demanding world often leads us in the opposite direction. Hence, we would like to invite you to come and unplug from busyness to connect with your inner creative spirit;)

 

We open up our cosy home studio for single-session introductory pottery workshops called Living Clay, where you will get acquainted with the basics of pottery and create your very own piece of ceramic art using the hand-building technique. We will also let you experience how different it is to mould the clay on the electric wheel – it will be fun!

 “The need for an empty space, a pause, is something we have all felt in our bones; it’s the rest in a piece of music that gives it resonance and shape.” ~ Pico Iyer

Living Clay Introductory Workshop

Highlights:

– Create your own unique cup/bowl/planter from standard-size ball of clay

– Fun trial on the electric pottery wheel

– Suitable for people with little or no experience with pottery.

– S$90/pax

– Collection of pieces would be after 2-3 weeks as they need to be air-dried, and undergo 2 rounds of firing and glazing of colours

More about us can be found here:)

 

Upcoming Sessions:

Sat 25th May 9:30am – 12:30pm (Available)

Sat 1st Jun 9:30am – 12:30pm (Available)

Sat 15th Jun 9:30am – 12:30pm (Available)

 

Location: Blk 705 Hougang Ave 2 #02-265 S(530705). Nearest MRT Station: Kovan 

 

Please sign up for our mailing list to be notified of workshop schedule updates!

To reserve slot(s), please email us at huiwen@studioasobi.com with your name(s), mobile number and desired number of slot(s) so that we can send you the payment details. As we are a small home studio, cancellations affect us significantly. Hence should your plans change, we appreciate if you could give us advance notice. Full charges will apply with less than 7 days of cancellation notice. Thank you so much!

Regular Pottery Classes

Commencing in May 2019

Since we started the studio, we have had workshop participants ask us whether they can return to take more regular pottery lessons with us. We haven’t had the opportunity to offer this before, but we are now going to embark on this:)

Beyond teaching pottery, we are very interested to build up a community of kindred spirits who would enjoy each other’s company and have fun exploring pottery with us! We hope that our home studio would offer respite from the busy city, and be a place where people would leave feeling refreshed and at peace.

 

For a start, we would be covering:
Segment 1: Handbuilding – 4 sessions
Segment 2: Coiling / Manual wheel – 4 sessions
Segment 3: Electric wheel – 4 sessions

Each segment builds upon the previous segment and hence it is recommended to take them sequentially. The rate would be $200/segment, and if you would like to add more sessions to a segment to deepen your learning in that skill, they can be added on at $50/session.

Creations would be weighed at the end of each session, and a fee of $3 per 100g of item weight would be collected, which goes towards the cost of clay, glaze, bisque and glaze firing.

Each segment includes glazing of your own creations and should be completed within 3 months to facilitate retention of learning through continuous practice.

 

Upcoming Sessions (Sat afternoon, 3pm – 5:30pm): 4/5, 11/5, 1/6, 15/6, 6/7, 20/7

We would be updating the schedule at the start of each month on our website, but generally they would be held on the 1st and 3rd Saturday afternoons of each month, unless otherwise stated.

To sign up, simply email me at huiwen@studioasobi.com and let me know when you would like to start:)

Custom Workshops

Revitalisation through Clay

We are big believers in the power of rest, to restore energy as well as to open up a space for clarity in the often crazy paced world we live in. So often we rush from one appointment to another, one work task to another that we do not give ourselves that chance to pause and reflect on where exactly we are rushing towards.

Working with clay is meditative, as one needs to concentrate and be present with each movement of creation. It is also fun and meaningful and hence we have had several groups collaborate with us for pottery based experiences. Our christian faith is a big part of our story and journey, and hence we love to meet with christian groups to share about pottery and how it relates to the biblical analogy of God as potter.

We have also hosted several corporate team building sessions and custom events like hen’s parties at our home studio. Past corporate clients include Google, Autodesk, Twitter, Keppel Land, Ministry of National Development etc.

If you would like to discuss the possibilities of creating a customised group workshop for a team, please contact us at huiwen@studioasobi.com or call +65-6656-3008. Our home studio can accommodate up to a maximum size of 18 pax. For larger groups (up to 30 pax), we can also arrange to teach the pottery workshop at an external venue.

Sharing

Some Kind Words

“We engaged Huiwen & Kenneth from Studio Asobi to conduct a ceramic workshop for our students. The workshop was well-organized, covering theories with demonstrations of various pottery techniques by Huiwen & Kenneth. There was allocated time for hands-on practices by the students too and Huiwen & Kenneth took the time and effort to guide every student individually on the basic form making of their workpiece. Overall, this has been an engaging and enriching ceramic workshop for our students and is recommended for those looking for a similar introductory ceramic workshop too. ~Roy Foo, Lecturer at Ngee Ann Polytechnic”

 

“I thoroughly enjoyed Studio Asobi’s Living Clay workshop which took place during the SingaPlural design event. Huiwen and Kenneth, the husband and wife team behind Studio Asobi, were so patient and encouraging throughout the whole process and their passion for pottery definitely shone through. I love the spiritual aspect of the craft; when I try to be mindful of every moment and go with the flow as my fingers mould the clay into shape. Not only did I connect with nature, I also connected with myself. I attended the workshop in search of a meditative experience and emerged with a renewed appreciation for hands-on artisan craftsmanship. I highly recommend Studio Asobi for a positive and rewarding experience.” ~Ming

 

“On behalf of St Luke’s ElderCare, I would like to say a BIG thank you to you and your team for facilitating the pottery classes. Thank you for your patience from the beginning when I enquired about your services till the end of the sessions. Thank you also for being so accommodating with our requests which made our staff wellness program a more fulfilling one. Some of the staff gave feedback that they appreciated the friendliness and patience whenever they approached the facilitators. The staff really enjoyed themselves during the session and most of them are really anticipating to receive their hand-made pottery. I truly enjoyed myself during the session as well. Really glad that we had the opportunity to understand more about pottery with the word of God.” ~ Yi Bin, organizer of the staff wellness program

Clay Workshops in Singapore