Discover the Beautiful Craft of Pottery
Looking for fun indoor things to do in Singapore on a weekday or weekend? Come and learn how to make your own pottery – a fun, relaxing and therapeutic activity:)
Tailored for beginners with no prior experience, our pottery class covers an overview of pottery making and teach you handbuilding and coiling techniques so that you can create your own unique cup/bowl/planter in a single session. In addition, you will learn how to form attachments such as handles, and decorative techniques. It also includes trying out the electric pottery wheel which is very interesting! Collection of the fired pottery would be 2-3 weeks after the workshop.
Each month we also run a pottery-themed spiritual retreat, if you are interested in taking time to intimately experience God’s truth and grace while shaping your own unique vessel from the clay.
This is our 7th year of studio life, and we have been planning for a sabbatical break in the second half of 2021. Given the rising community COVID cases in Singapore and the tightening of rules on social gatherings, we have decided to bring forward our plans. We do not have a firm date on when we will resume our workshops and retreats yet, but if you are keen, you can follow our Facebook / Instagram pages or check back our website for more updates :)
Keep safe and well in the meantime!
14 May 2021
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
A. What do I get to create in this class?
You will be guided to create your own unique vessel using hand-building and coiling techniques. Be it a cup, bowl, or small vase, it is all up to your imagination! In addition, you will experience a short hands-on trial on the electric wheel.
B. Will I get to paint my creation?
The colours you see on ceramic vessels are glazes, that can usually only be applied after the clay is dried and fired once. For our single session classes, you can choose from several glaze colours and we will apply them for you after your session.
C. When will my creation be ready for use?
You can collect your completed creation from our studio approximately 2-3 weeks after your session. This gives your clay vessel time to dry, before being glazed and fired.
D. Does the class fee include materials costs?
This fee includes all the costs of materials, glazing and firing of your hand-built vessel based on our standard sizing. For the electric wheel hands-on trial, some participants have asked to keep the small teacup that they make – if you would like that, we can glaze and fire it for you for $10. If you would like to increase the size and/or number of vessels made, do let us know in advance so that we can advise on the estimated additional costs.
E. What is the class size?
We follow the prevailing government regulations on the number of allowed unique household visitors, with adequate safe distancing measures. You can sign up as an individual, couple or small group, and we will accommodate you as long as there are available slots. Our cosy home studio provides a conducive environment whether you are looking for a quiet and intimate experience with loved ones, or a fun and interactive session with new friends.
F. Can I book a private session?
Yes; you can contact us regarding the rates.
G. Do you run children classes?
We do not have pottery lessons specifically for children, and our workshop content is tailored more for adults. You may wish to explore other children art/pottery studios for more relevant content:)
H. What are the next steps if I wish to sign up?
Please contact Huiwen via email (firstname.lastname@example.org)! We are located at Blk 705 Hougang Ave 2 #02-265 Singapore 530705. Nearest MRT Station: Kovan.
About Us – Kenneth & Huiwen:
Like many others, we were a regular couple in Singapore looking for an interesting hobby to spend quality time together. But little did we know that we would turn into full-time potters! The meaning of Asobi (遊び）is “play” in Japanese and 遊 means journey in Chinese. 遊び心 (asobi kokoro) also means having an open heart. It has been such a wonderful life experiment for us over the past 5 years since we left our corporate careers, and the road ahead is still unfolding as we take each step:)
One of the things we really enjoy about our journey is meeting wonderful new people at our home studio, and the lovely conversations that flow as we play with clay together in our pottery workshop. Living in the midst of this bustling urban jungle, it can be difficult to find the space for our creative selves to emerge, and the pressures of this world often quench our spirits, keeping us on a constant treadmill of busyness. We would like to invite you to unplug from the bustle of life for a short while, slow down your thoughts and connect with your inner child.
We believe that every human being has an innate desire and capacity to create. And we love experiencing with our guests the great satisfaction of seeing beautiful vessels emerge from their bare hands – even for those who didn’t believe they were any good in art! We look forward to having you at our pottery class:)