Pottery Workshop by The Slightly Curious Studio - art in London
Pottery Workshop by The Slightly Curious Studio - art in London

Pottery Workshop

by The Slightly Curious Studio

49 reviews
49 reviews
This ceramic workshop is a perfect introduction to pottery and great for anyone wanting to try something new.

Pottery And Mosaics Class

3 hour workshop

Beginner

Alperton HA0

3 hour workshop
£50 per person
Flexitime
from £50 per person

Classes

3 hour workshop

Daytime

This is a relaxed pottery sessions where you will gain practical skills and crash course introduction to pottery!
No experience is necessary. Perfect for beginners or anyone wanting to try something new and fun!

During the workshops you will be introduced to a variety of hand-building techniques - pinching, coiling, slabbing - and wheel throwing. You are welcome to play and experiment as much as you like , you will have 3 hours to indulge in some clay fun!

  • All material provided. If you wish to keep what you make there is an options to have them glazed and fired for £2 per pot.
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Fri 25 Oct 2019, 3:00pm - 6:00pm
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Reviews (49)
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Jonathan
9 Mar
Demos of the techniques and then good encouragement and help to achieve results. Sampada also offers very fair prices for firing and glazing any pieces you want to keep.
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Phi
3 May
The class with Sampada was a lot of fun and at the same time I learned a lot, both about throwing on the wheel and hand-building techniques that we were able to try out. Sampada thanks for such a good and relaxing class! I look forward to picking up the glazed pieces in a few weeks.

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Jonathan
9 Mar
Demos of the techniques and then good encouragement and help to achieve results. Sampada also offers very fair prices for firing and glazing any pieces you want to keep.
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Phi
3 May
The class with Sampada was a lot of fun and at the same time I learned a lot, both about throwing on the wheel and hand-building techniques that we were able to try out. Sampada thanks for such a good and relaxing class! I look forward to picking up the glazed pieces in a few weeks.
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Seraphim
22 Aug
Thank you so much for the session! Sampada was a great teacher, lovely to talk to and very encouraging. The techniques were demonstrated really well and the environment was nice. Very close to station too so easily accessible. Definitely recommend! :)
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George
17 Mar
Amazing, relaxed, fun introduction to pottery. I had never tried before pottery before and this gave me a great introduction to hand-building and the wheel. Sampada is a great teacher and a lovely person. I’m looking forward to another session at the Slightly Curious Studio.
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Harriett
26 Mar
Sampada’s ceramics workshop was insightful, relaxing and above all fun. The small group ensured that Sampada was able to provide tailored teaching to each student and coach them them in how to progress in various aspects of ceramics. Sampada’s class demonstrated multiple techniques used in hand modelling of clay to produce creative and organic structures as well as the use of the potters wheel for more symmetrical shapes. I would certainly recommend Sampada’s workshop to anyone who is wanting to learn more about ceramics or just wanting a flavour of it.
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Jackie James
14 Apr
I had a fab time at The Slightly Curious Studio! Pottery is something I’ve never done before and was a little nervous. Sampada made me feel much more confident, the studio has a very relaxed atmosphere with no pressure to learn too quickly. She also makes sure everyone has something to show for their time too. With ample time to try the wheel and hand building the class gives an overall view of pottery and I really enjoyed using the wheel which I thought would be the hardest. With gentle guidance and helpful hints I loved everything I made and have 3 pieces to remember the day by. Highly recommend and will be back!
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Jordan
24 Apr
Sampada was very friendly, helpful and knowledgable. Her pottery class was really fun and in a nice location and she provided a relaxed environment. I would definitely recommend her class for anyone wanting to give pottery a go without signing up to courses.
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Eva
28 Apr
I have been to pottery/wheel throwing class and made it for a follow up glazing class. The class activities fit the description on Obby. The class was relaxed, we listened to some music and even managed to have some tea & biscuits. The teacher, Sampada, is a really easy person to talk to. She walked me through all techniques, was always knowledgable when I had no idea how to continue. The wheel throwing was probably my most favourite part! The studio is neat and filled with Sampada’s artwork. First-timers in the area, make sure you have some extra time for you arrival - the entrance is little hidden and it took me some time to find it! :-)
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Jessie
3 May
Amazing time spent at Sampada’s pottery workshop! Very relaxed and learnt a lot! I would highly recommend :)
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Jessie
3 May
Amazing time spent at Sampada’s pottery workshop! Very relaxed and learnt a lot! I would highly recommend :)
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Jordan
3 May
The workshop was a super cool space. Really intimate class which gave everyone the best potential for learning and one to one teaching. My friend and I had loads of time on the wheel and also plenty of time hand making our different models, we even ran over the class time so that we could finish, there was no rush or worry. The teacher had a clear passion for pottery which came through, it was a lovely experience and I will 100% be booking it again.
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Paul
5 May
What a great workshop, a perfect introduction into hand built and thrown pottery technique with exactly the right balance of instruction and hands on experience. The 'canal-side' studio is beautiful and Sampada is an excellent host and a pleasure to spend time with. I'd really recommend this workshop as an introduction to pottery or simply a great escape from your day to day.
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Debee Connors Aspell
8 May
I really enjoyed our pottery lesson and will deginately go back again. Our teacher was lovely, incredibly informative and a very good practical teacher. We all managed to make bowls on the wheel, largely due to her excellent teaching skills. The venue was great - very well laid out for everyone working - there was lots of tools and examples of other work available and it was near to a train station and buses and the directions for getting to the venue were also excellent.
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Marion Main
10 May
This was something I have been wanting to do for a long time and the workshop fulfilled my expectations and more. I love crafts and making things and was delighted that I managed to produce very reasonable pieces after only one session. Sampada the instructor is calm, helpful and very knowledgeable. She gives you confidence and exactly the right amount of assistance. It was everything I wanted and more and I'm already planning my next session
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Marion Main
10 May
This was something I have been wanting to do for a long time and the workshop fulfilled my expectations and more. I love crafts and making things and was delighted that I managed to produce very reasonable pieces after only one session. Sampada the instructor is calm, helpful and very knowledgeable. She gives you confidence and exactly the right amount of assistance. It was everything I wanted and more and I'm already planning my next session
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Ruth
11 May
I really enjoyed the pottery workshop with Sampada. She is a great teacher with lots of patience & banter to help you through the process. It was a lovely environment, in a bright & clean studio. I’ve never done pottery before & it was great to learn the different techniques of hand throwing & using the wheel. I will definitely be trying it again! Can’t wait to see the end results after the glazing & firing!
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Ambrose & April
12 May
The teacher was informative and friendly. Sampada teaches us all the basic pottery techniques and let us explore with our creative minds. Overall I will rate in 5/5. Will definitely come again. The workshop is overseeing the cannel and the studio is flooded with natural light. Perfect for a chill and relax creative studio vibe.
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Ørjan
17 May
This was a really nice introduction to pottery and Sampada is the kind of person you feel you have known forever. We learned some basic techniques on and off the wheel. For me the perfect start on a Sunday :)
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Ørjan
17 May
This was a really nice introduction to pottery and Sampada is the kind of person you feel you have known forever. We learned some basic techniques on and off the wheel. For me the perfect start on a Sunday :)
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Dipesh
17 May
Sampada was a very good teacher and she taught us what to do thoroughly. She was very patient and went in details with what we have to do. Very friendly and professional. Would go again!
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Sudarshan
17 May
Very good at what she does helpful and informative, does the best in her efforts to help beginners understand the concept on workshops.
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Bijan
17 May
I personally wasn't sure what to expect from the class when I signed up to it with couple of my friends. But ended up having the best time and also learnt a lot. Sampada was a great teacher, being able to accommodate a mixed group of varying skill levels. She was able to make the session very informative yet extremely fun. I would definitely do this again and highly recommend this course!
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Sandesh Gurung
17 May
I attended the pottery lesson. Sammi is a very helpful teacher and freindly. She is very knowledgeable and guided me through each stages of pottery, while making the class fun and enjoyable.
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Laura Parkinson
19 May
Sampada was a super friendly teacher and her studio was such a lovely space, perfect on a sunnny Sunday! We really enjoyed the relaxed vibe and just being able to get creative along with help from Sampada! Would definitely reccomend to anyone who fancies trying something a bit different!
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Laura Parkinson
19 May
Sampada was a super friendly teacher and her studio was such a lovely space, perfect on a sunnny Sunday! We really enjoyed the relaxed vibe and just being able to get creative along with help from Sampada! Would definitely reccomend to anyone who fancies trying something a bit different!
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Tanya
19 May
As a pottery newbie I was slightly anxious about making a fool of myself! sampada the instructor put me at ease from the moment I walked through the door. She was informative, super friendly and encouraging. Really nice studio and atmosphere. I would highly recommend the workshop to anyone who wants to try their hand at pottery.
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T
19 May
This was an amazing class. Thank you to Sampada for creating a warm, easy environment and allowed us to be creative!
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Marie
20 May
Sampada was a wonderful teacher, and the class felt welcoming and intimate. The studio overlooks the canal and feels like a rare find in NW London! Would highly recommend.
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Antoine
20 May
Hello :-) We had a great afternoon on the pottery workshop. This was a birthday surprise for my partner and Sampada played the surprise until the very end so that was appreciated. The class was good fun, straight to the essentials of pottery practice, without too much competition or making it too serious. It was relaxing and we also enjoyed nice conversation.
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Thomas
27 May
Excellent class with a brilliant instructor! To be honest I booked this as a treat for my girlfriend and didn't expect to enjoy it, but I really found the whole experience from start to finish to be a really interesting and laid back experience, it's very calming creative and the three hours flys by. I'd book again 100% Instructor was chilled and relaxed and made it feel fun rather than stressful, definetely added a personal touch into the experience that made it much more enjoyable and welcoming. Also free twix bars and music! Great fun. :)
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Imran
28 May
Instructor was very helpful and hands on! Variety of techniques taught and good vibes
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Florence
29 May
The pottery workshop is amazing and definitely worth booking! The groups are kept purposely small which means that you get plenty of advice, attention and guidance. The explanations are clear, easy to follow and visual as Sampada adopts a hands on approach. The learning pace adapts to each person and it is made very clear that we are here to enjoy and relax. She has this very communicative positive, energetic attitude which keeps the workshop light and fun. The venue is also great, it is bright, spacious and comfortable. I can't recommend this experience enough!
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Rajesh
30 May
Very nicely conducted workshop. We did the pottery class and are definitely going back to Sampada to refine skills further. Great studio setting and Sampada is a very talented artist. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
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Julie
1 Jun
I attended this class with my sister and niece. We received a really warm welcome by Sampada who then went on to explain everything that we were going to do. There were 6 of us on the course, which was about right (it was a really nice group). Sampada was patient with us all and very encouraging. Overall the course was unexpectedly relaxed and we thoroughly enjoyed it! Will definitely be coming back (especially for the chocolate break!).
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K
7 Jun
Really enjoyable day , learnt alot of techniques in a laid back environent top marks for sampada!!
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Chazan
23 Jun
It was a great and interactive class.
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Tabea
24 Jun
The class with Sampada was great fun! It was my first time joining a pottery class and it couldn't have been better! Sampada explain different techniques in detail and let me try them all. I highly recommend this class to anyone, can't wait to go again!!
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Robin
25 Jun
This workshop was just fantastic, we had a great time. Sampada is the perfect host - incredibly welcoming and friendly, as well as a fantastic teacher (and a talented artist to boot!). We couldn't have asked for more from this workshop. Two thumbs up, very highly recommended!
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Nicola
8 Jul
We received a very friendly welcome and were surprised by how much we managed to achieve in the 3-hour class. We had a lot of fun and laughs and got suitably splattered in clay using the wheel so we looked like artists even if our work told a different story!
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Hana Mohamed
9 Jul
The class was really therapeutic but enjoyable at the same time. Sampada is a really awesome teacher and I definitely want to come back again! :)
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Kavi
21 Jul
My friend and I went to the pottery workshop yesterday afternoon. It was such a fantastic experience! The teacher was patient and friendly. She had a friendly approach and was helpful with any questions we had. The session was therapeutic and we learnt multiple skills such as hand techniques and wheel throwing. I would definitely recommend The Slightly Curious Studio for pottery classes.
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Claire
3 Aug
Slightly Curious studio is a great place to both learn and practice pottery. We covered both throwing and hand-crafting in this session and I really enjoyed the format of it: she starts off by showing you different techniques and tips as to how to do things, then gives you free reign to try them out and experiment or practice. If you need, she's great at giving you guidance as to how to achieve a specific design if you have one in mind. Overall Slightly Curious is a wonderful and relaxing environment to do pottery in (I should also mention the studio is really aesthetic and has an adorable view on a canal with boats and ducks) and I'd definitely recommend it to anyone who wants to try out or practice pottery!
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Vasia
3 Aug
Very good teacher!! Helpful and learned lots of things from the very first session!! Highly recommended :)
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Vasia
3 Aug
Very good teacher!! Helpful and learned lots of things from the very first session!! Highly recommended :)
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Helen Okoruwa
6 Aug
Wonderful, relaxing, informative class. I will surely enrol myself in another class.
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Rich
13 Aug
A really enjoyable introduction to pottery techniques with plenty of time to be creative and try out the different styles. Sampada explained things clearly and provided 1 to 1 advice throughout. A really nice studio and good value for money.
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Alexander
1 Sep
Had a great time at the slightly Curious Studio with Sampada!
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Amrita
3 Sep
A fantastic workshop! Sampada was an excellent teacher and allowed enough time to use the wheel as well as hand modeling. It's a very fun & relaxed class. Would definitely recommend!
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Philippa
29 Sep
It could not have been a better experience. The space is inviting and bright and located just beside a beautiful river. The teacher was so helpful and came up with good ideas for us to try. She was super patient even when I got a fair few things wrong and she played chilled music while we worked which gave us a very calming atmosphere to work in. 5 stars and would highly recommend to anyone looking to give pottery a go for the first time!!

Class location

Alperton
243 Ealing Road , Hatton Road , Venice House,
Artist Studio Company, Alperton
HA0 1QL
London

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Pottery Workshop by The Slightly Curious Studio - art in London

About your host, The Slightly Curious Studio

The Slightly Curious Studio is a creative studio based in London and Hong Kong, co-founded by Sampada Gurung , Michelle Lo and Rosa Chan . Our studio based in North London , Alperton is run and by Sampada Gurung.

Sampada is a multi disciplinary artist, specialising in illustration, ceramics and crafts . She has been teaching in various studios across uk for years and loves teaching and giving others a platform to encounter materials and learn skills to express their imagination and curiosity.

Sampada host's weekly evening Life Drawing Drop in class and weekend pottery classes, open to all level and skills. The pottery workshops focuses on hand-building techniques - pinching, coiling, slabbing - and wheel throwing. All classes and workshops are designed to encourage confidence, inspire and take risks without criticism while being stretched in unexpected and challenging ways.

The studio is located in Alperton, the London Borough of Culture (LBOC) 2020. The studio is easy to get to by train, bus and overlooks the beautiful view of the grand union canal.

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Notes

Once you arrive at Venice House Building, please look for the entrance that says "Artist Studio Company " and ring the bell that says " the Slightly Curious studio " or call 07506856680 once you are near the studio. By Train : Alperton Station (Piccadilly Line) or Hanger lane Station ( Central line ) By Bus : 83, 297 , 79, 483 , 224

Age Requirement

13

All students under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.

Flexible cancellation policy

Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.

3 hour workshop
£50 per person
Flexitime
from £50 per person
3 hour workshop
from £50 per person