Pottery Class in Singapore
When we started learning pottery ourselves, we desired to go beyond merely learning techniques to understanding the heart and philosophy of pottery making. This is why Huiwen went to Japan during her sabbatical to immerse herself in their culture of craftsmanship and to take pottery lessons with a master Japanese sensei.
Returning to Singapore, we continued honing our skills with a master potter in Singapore – Mr Lim Kim Hui. Beyond teaching, we are interested to build up a community of kindred spirits who would enjoy each other’s company and have fun exploring pottery with us! It is more than running a pottery class for us, and we hope that our home studio would offer respite from the busy city, and be a place where people would leave feeling refreshed in their souls.
POTTERY COURSE PROGRESSION:
To understand the nature of clay and get acquainted with your own hands, the pottery class will start off first with a Handbuilding Segment (4 sessions), followed by a Manual Wheel / Coiling Segment (5 sessions). This foundation will allow you to pursue making pottery at the leisure of your own home with simple tools and a small manual wheel. Each segment builds upon the previous segment and hence it is recommended to take them sequentially. Each Segment is ideally completed within 3 months to facilitate retention of learning through continuous practice.
For those who are interested to commit more time into the art of pottery, you can progress on to the Electric Wheel (packages of 10 sessions), where we will guide you from basic to advanced techniques at a speed comfortable to each person.
POTTERY CLASS FEES:
Handbuilding Segment (4 sessions x 2.5 hours): S$240
Manual Wheel / Coiling Segment (5 sessions x 2.5 hours): S$300
Electric Wheel (10 sessions x 2.5 hours): S$600
SCHEDULE (from Jan 2020 onwards):
Thursday 10:30am – 1pm (or alternatively on Wednesday)
Saturday 10am – 12:30pm or 2pm – 4:30pm
*Participants would be notified on weeks when the studio is closed. Jan 2020 dates would be 2/1, 8/1, 16/1 morning and 29/1 afternoon.
Convenient Location: Blk 705 Hougang Ave 2 #02-265 Singapore 530705. Nearest MRT Station: Kovan
Whatsapp Huiwen at 92488882 or email email@example.com and let me know when you would like to start! Each student will progress at their own pace so you can start on any available date whenever we have a regular class slot.
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:)