OUR STORY:

Like many others, we were a regular couple in Singapore looking for an interesting hobby to spend quality time together. Little did we know that just 2 years down the road after we started taking pottery classes, we would turn into full-time potters! Asobi (遊び)means “play” in Japanese and 遊 means journey in Chinese. It has been such a wonderful life experiment since 2014, and the road ahead is still unfolding as we take each step:)

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When we were learning pottery, we really wanted to seek out teachers who were passionate about their craft and who were active artists themselves, as pottery is so much more than just about techniques. We knew that it would take years of practice before one can achieve mastery of the craft. And so we continue to explore and enjoy this amazing medium of clay even as we share our passion through our pottery classes and our reflections.

Beyond teaching, 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 in their souls.

 

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

Creations would be weighed at the end of each session, and a fee of S$3 per 100g would be collected, which goes towards the cost of clay, glaze, bisque and glaze firing. Glazing of your own creations would be done within the sessions.

 

SCHEDULE:

Saturday 2pm – 4:30pm

Saturday 4:30pm – 7pm

*Participants would be notified on weeks when the studio is closed.

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

 

SIGN-UP:

To sign up, simply email me at huiwen@studioasobi.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.