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In this excerpt of the The Obby Woodworking Guide we explore woodcarving as a craft. We take a look at the history of woodcarving, and how it has developed into what it is today.
In this excerpt of the The Obby Woodworking Guide we explore woodturning as a craft. We take a look at the history of bookbinding, and how it has developed into what it is today.
In this excerpt of the The Obby Woodworking Guide we explore pyrography as a craft. We take a look at the history of bookbinding, and how it has developed into what it is today.
In this excerpt of the The Obby Papercrafts Guide we explore bookbinding as a craft. We take a look at the history of bookbinding, and how it has developed into what it is today.
In this excerpt of the The Obby Papercrafts Guide we explore papermarbling as an art. We take a look at the history of papermarbling, and how it has developed into what it is today.
In this excerpt of the The Obby Papercrafts Guide we explore decoupage as an art. We take a look at the history of decoupage, and how it has developed into what it is today.
In this excerpt of The Obby Pottery Guide we take a look at raku pottery, it's history, the basic process of it and where you can practice it today.
In this excerpt of The Obby Pottery Guide we take a look at hand building ceramics as a technique, it's history, the different variations, and where you can practice the skill today.
In this excerpt of The Pottery Guide we take a look at wheel throwing as a pottery technique. We look at it's history, the different tools used during the process and find out where you can practice it now.
If you are looking to hire a pottery wheel in London then you probably have a few more options that you initially thought. Pottery wheels can be an expensive investment so there are other options available that might suit you better than buying one straight out.
There are many ways to find the free classes London has to offer. Free exercise classes, free creative classes and free art classes. London has access to them all if you know how!
We source the best pottery classes East London has to offer. Get your hands dirty, try something new or improve your skills.
There is an increasing amount of calligraphers London has to offer. Calligraphy was previously a dying art, suffering to stay afloat in a world of printing presses and mass-produced books. However, as with everything, the old became new again and calligraphy has had a make-over.
The best adult pottery classes in London. Take a look at some of the best pottery classes on Obby for adults, whether you are a beginner or ore developed in your pottery career.
The Pottery wheel is a tool used by ceramicists to assist them while creating round shapes. Find out a little more about it's origins and where you can try out using one for yourself.
This year we are appearing at the brand new Make More festival in Victoria Park. From August 23rd-27th 2018, we'll be bringing free creatives workshops for adults and children in our Obby Pop Up as part of the festival line-up!
Dressmaking courses in North and South London brought to you by London's makers. We take a look at the best and the worst, and explore the reasons why you should start looking into taking dressmaking courses.
The best drop in painting classes in London. We've chosen a selection of classes including ones perfect for beginners and ones for the more artistically gifted. We even found one that takes place outside!
Read the story about our brand new pop-up venue in East Village and check out the exciting timetable of workshops we are hosting there!
Do you want to learn calligraphy? Find out everything you'll need to know to embark on this skill, from the history to the supplies you'll need to start it.
Maiden Aunt takes over the Obby Blog to talk hen parties and gives her favourite ideas for what to do.
Find out a little more about our customers experiences on Obby classes. Read about when Natalie visited Name Tram at his pottery studio in Burgess Park to try her hand at pottery for the first-time
Find out a little more about our customers experiences on Obby classes. Read about when Beth visited Aimee McCulloch's stained glass window and mirror studio in Wimbledon to create a beautiful circular stained glass window for her Dad for Father's Day.
In North London we are home to some of the coolest creative studios in the city. The cheap(er) rent and the untouched historical building have attracted some of the best pottery classes in London and we've got the best ones for you to try!
The Makers Studio is a beautiful makers paradise in Shadwell, London. They run a diverse range of craft workshops from all over the country, ranging from calligraphy classes to regular drop in craft nights. We had a chat with the owner, Ally, to find out more about why she started The Makers Studio, and what exactly makes her tick!
We have created a simple checklist for you to be on-top of every single class, or course, you teach!
Of course we think Obby is the bees-knees and the best place for you as a teacher to attract students to your classes. Even if you are not an Obby partner, this guide will tell you about how to make the most out of marketing your classes online!
Setting up a business or new venture is never easy. Trust us, we know! We, like you, are entrepreneurs who are trying to make a living by doing what we love. We have put together this guide by talking to several of our teachers who have recently started a business teaching others.
Whether you are an artist and want to teach painting or pottery on the side, a dance teacher wanting to grow your business, or you teach anything else, from languages to coding to creative writing - Obby’s mission is to help you do what you love.
Find out a little more about our customers experiences on Obby classes. Read about when Jenny visited Odile Cadiots studio her first time behind the pottery wheel!
Obby Projects are a series of quick DIY recipes, craft ideas and DIY projects that you can complete at home. Written by our teachers or customers, this months is from Kate Marsden from Creative Happy London and she shows us how to make a simple 'Snazzy Peg Bag.' Perfect for the summer season!
Meet the lovely ladies behind Clover and Emilia pottery, these incredibly talented girls are highly qualified in their field and what makes them special is their willingness to pass on their skills to others!
Looking for a pottery class in South West London? We've picked out the best ones. This leafy part of London is perfect for pottery with its airy high-ceilings and naturally lit studios. Not everything creative has gone out East.
Sam and Diana form Make Your Own (MYO) take over the Obby Blog to keep us up to date on their new studio launch in Peckham Levels.
A showcase of contemporary craft in the maker hub that is Peckham. Peckham Craft Weekend is an event put on during London Craft Week 2018.
Learn how to upcycle a basic stool from IKEA. This step-by-step tutorial with pictures takes you through jazzing up a simple stool from IKEA all for under £30
Perfect for beginners, this sushi recipe teaches you how to create not only healthy and delicious sushi rolls, but it is also sustainable sushi.
Don't give up on those resolutions just because January has been and gone. Keep your new years resolutions this year and really change your life for the better.
The perfect gift for a loved one this valentines day. Make this beautiful alternative to a valentines day card and find use for all those unused selfies, saved receipts and tit bits from your time together with your favourite person.
Take the first step to starting your own jewellery business, find the perfect jewellery making courses and read up about other people who made the jewellery business work for them.
We're releasing a new range of courses, which are specially curated by us, for you. They are creative learning courses in central London, at affordable prices and with extraordinary curriculum.
The best meditation courses in London for those who are a little anxious about getting into the skill. What do you wear? Is giggling acceptable? What if you know nothing about buddhism? We dispel all these burning questions and find the best places to get into meditation, the millennial way.
We explore why the new year is the perfect time to learn to sew. Why sewing? What are the benefits of this dwindling skill? Not only will it saves you a fortune in tailoring bills, but there are many other benefits to learning how to sew! Find out what they are in this article written by Cassie Steele, Stitch and Sew.
Obby's most popular, unusual cooking classes. Try something different, and learn something a little out of the norm. From olive oil pairing to sourdough pizza, there's something for every unusual cooking genius!
An interview with Juta Shoes and an insight into the shoemaking workshops that are making a difference in so many women's lives. Exclusive to Obby.
A new spiritual shop has been born in London and the hype around it is huge. We meet Amanda, the fresh-faced driving force behind this absolute gem of a shop.
Learn to embrace winter in the coming months. Face the hibernation period head, appreciate how to live slower and celebrate, not fear, this time of the year.
Crochet workshops in London with a monstrous twist. We find out the inspiration behind these adorable amigurumi workshops with Hook-A-Monster in this interview.
In their research, The Global talent Report , the Creative Industries Federation has analysed employment across the creative sector post-Brexit and revealed that companies ‘rely on immediate access to European workers’
We caught up with London's terrarium workshops duo, Jar and Fern, to ask them why terrariums, what's next for the duo and find out the secrets to their success.
We chatted with Jennifer Kidd, who teaches stop-motion animation workshops in London. What is stop motion, where might we have seen it before and how can we learn how to do it?
Are you scrolling the internet for unusual hen parties in London? We've put together a selection of ideas, perfect to bond with the girls before the big day
Louise, from Loup yoga, divulges the secrets on how to meditate. Is it a skill that can be 'learned' and how can you get into it if you are a complete novice.
Macrame classes are the latest trend in London and we're having a look at some of the best workshops and classes available on the market, whatever your budget.
Paper marbling has recently been marked as an endangered craft. We find out a little more about it and where you can take part in paper marbling workshops
Terrarium classes are taking over London and we've managed to find the pick of the bunch. Compare the popular names against the newbies on the block.
5 of the best meditation classes available to take in London. Whatever level of experience you are looking for we found the best mindfulness courses in the city
Have you guys seen Craft It Yourself yet? Channel 4’s latest venture, all about crafting things for your home, yourself.
Our partners are so great it only takes a minute for each of them to convince you of that!
Turning Earth is an incredible company that has started in London after inspiration from across the pond, in America. They have opened two open-access studios in central London, where keen pottery enthusiasts or makers can rent a space for 15 hours a week to create their art.
Food at Heart’s classes blend the joy of cooking with the calm you would experience in yoga.
Discover a World Wine Tasting Tour with Obby
We caught up with our partners at the Avenue Cookery School, who are an entirely waste-free cookery school.
Your route to the mountains – let The Wyld Cookery School help you realise your dream of a chalet job with their incredibly tailored cooking classes.
A sneak peak into the inner workings of the green-fingered mastermind behind Grace & Thorn on Obby
Discover the 5 most unusual classes in London this weekend with Obby
There are many cookery schools in London and the choice is not easy, which is why we had a look at our extensive portfolio of partners to bring you the 5 best, most interesting culinary teachers you should be looking to learn from.
In celebration of World Pasta Day, we asked Enrica Rocca to share one of their favourite pasta recipes with us.
Discover the story behind Richmond School of Painting with Obby
Here at Obby HQ, we LOVE the Great British Bake Off. We also love numbers.