Hand building is a technique that allows you to create forms with clay and your hands, without using a wheel.
Think of it as sculpting. Using your hands and tools provided to make mugs, plates and such.
This is a great bonding activity for couples, friends and family vs. our wheel-throwing class because wheel is a bit more challenging and requires more focus. It's also great if you'd like to continue afterwards as it doesn't require buying expensive tools like a potter's wheel.
What you will learn:
- Introduction on pottery
- How to prepare your clay
- The 7 stages of clay
- Pinching method
- Slab method
- Painting with underglaze
- 3 hours in person session
- 1kg white stoneware clay (for reference, you can make 2-3 mugs with this)
- 4 colors of your choice for painting
- Glaze service (we will glaze it for you using transparent glaze)
- Bisque and Glaze
- Firing service
- Pottery tools are available for use in studio
*This is a public group class. If you want to book a private class, the minimum is 4 pax. Kindly message us on instagram if you want to make your class private.
Are there fixed schedules? Or can I book another date?
If you have a specific date in mind (like your anniversary), please let us know. We open slots every week but we'll try our best to accommodate your preferred date.
Can we bring our final outcomes home?
We will need to fire your pieces first before you are able to use them, the firing process will involve multiple stages like drying, and firing it twice which can take around 4-6 weeks. We will inform you when your works are ready for pick up.
Can I bring food or drinks?
Yes you can bring food or drinks. You can even order from the dozens of restaurants around the Cubao Expo compound and it will be delivered to you during your pottery session. Please give us a heads up so the teacher is informed :)
Can I bring pets?
Yes of course. Our founder (Ashe) is actually a gray tabby cat. We love pets! Please bring your pets :) We also assume that you will be responsible for them and will not disrupt any other ongoing classes in the other class rooms.
If we miss the class, can we refund?
We do not do refunds. Please note that we are a small business and we have allotted time, space and an instructor for your company and convenience. But we know things can go wrong, especially during covid times. If you feel fuzzy, please help us out by letting us know in advance so that we can recalibrate. We will be happy to give you 1 reschedule.
Can we do double-dates?
YAAAS this is a great opportunity to set up a blind date for your friends ;) We can accommodate a total pax of 6.
Can we give a downpayment to reserve?
We require full payment upon reservation as we need to say no to others who would like your slots. We accept BPI, BDO, Gcash. We hope you understand <3