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5(90 reviews)
The Slightly Curious pottery workshop is a perfect introduction to wheel throwing and hand building pottery. Great for anyone wanting some pottery fun time!
Alperton
£50 pp
3hrs
Beginner
Next available date:30th October 2021
What happens in this class?

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

You are welcome to play and experiment as much as you like in this three-hour session and indulge in some clay fun! You will create something unique and handmade that is truly personal and something to add to your memories.

During the workshops you will be introduced to a variety of hand-building techniques - pinching, coiling, slabbing - and wheel throwing skills. You will learn different…

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Things to remember

Once you arrive at Venice House Building, please look for the side 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…

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Latest Reviews
5(90 reviews)
Tamara - October 24th
Had an enjoyable time at the pottery class. Very therapeutic and fun to try a new skill. I would recommend 👍
Man Ping Chen - October 24th
Had a relaxing and wonderful experience learning skills!
Laura Kravac - October 11th
This is such a brilliant workshop for anyone new to pottery. Sampada is a fantastic leader who strikes a great balance between demonstrating and letting you learn on your own in a really relaxed setting. I created three pieces of pottery and left with a spark to continue with more training.
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9All students under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.

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Your Teacher
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The Slightly Curious Studio is a creative studio based in London founded by Sampada Gurung. The studio is based in North London , Alperton.

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…

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Class Location
The Slightly Curious Studio
Alperton
243 Ealing Road
Hatton Road , Venice House, Artist Studio Company, Alperton
HA0 1QL
London
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Reviews

Tamara - October 24th
Had an enjoyable time at the pottery class. Very therapeutic and fun to try a new skill. I would recommend 👍
Man Ping Chen - October 24th
Had a relaxing and wonderful experience learning skills!
Laura Kravac - October 11th
This is such a brilliant workshop for anyone new to pottery. Sampada is a fantastic leader who strikes a great balance between demonstrating and letting you learn on your own in a really relaxed setting. I created three pieces of pottery and left with a spark to continue with more training.
Domo Suki - October 9th
We really enjoyed our pottery class with Sampada in her lovely studio. Really nice atmosphere, friendly and very exciting class. We made quite a few pots and used the pottery wheel (new experience!). If you are looking to do something new, fun and exciting, I would go for this pottery class 💖 Million Stars 🌟 ✨ 😊
Neel Radia - October 4th
Excellent afternoon here, learning clay throwing. Energetic young lady who has lots of wisdom and passion. Ideal for any occasion and highly recommend this school
Waveney Patel - October 3rd
Sampada was informative and helpful. The class passed by in a flash and we all had turns at hand building and using the pottery wheel. There was a relaxed vibe to the class that helped you feel more confident. I loved it and want to go back!
Jibreel Shaikh - September 20th
This class was great fun. You'll get a to try out different pottery techniques. I enjoyed the pottery wheel most, and there are 4 of them, so you get a good amount of time on them.
Jason Smith - August 30th
Nice afternoon and great intro to pottery. Will definitely do it again. Thanks 👍🏻
Kate Adams - August 24th
Thoroughly enjoyed the session, I got completely immersed in the pottery that the time flew. I'd like more time on the wheel and would like to have more classes/learn more about the art of pottery as a result. Thank you so much for a great workshop!
Mira V - August 16th
What a wonderful sampler pottery class! It was nicely informal, really friendly and so well taught by Sampada with help from Alison. I really enjoyed the session it was such fun!
Eve Gould - July 12th
The class was amazing, super relaxed and as a complete beginner it was so satisfying to wheel throw. The class allowed us to follow our own creativity and make whatever we wanted, I'd recommended it to everyone and think I'd like to take up wheel throwing in the future!
Bethan Marchant - July 5th
brilliant. such a lovely session. i enjoyed how we were given the freedom to create what we wanted and really allow creativity to flow. a great introduction to pottery.
Shaista Chaudhry - June 15th
Lovely tranquil studio overlooking canal. Nice small group of participants - makes it more cosy and friendly. Instructor very informative.
Olga - June 7th
A nice way to get a taste of pottery making, lovely instructor and studio. Will be back!
Kyla Angeles - June 2nd
It was so much fun and Sampada was so accomodating and made the experience feel easy and not daunting at all!
Beth - May 18th
Great workshop! Had a good time learning something new. Will definitely be going again.
Will - December 28th
Great fun and very instructive. Highly recommended.
Sophia - December 13th
Very good class..great teacher.. great atmosphere
Debby - November 8th
Great class, really helpful and friendly
Katie - November 3rd
Excellent workshop! We had a great time and I would recommend
Stephanie - November 2nd
Sampada is an excellent passionate teacher who really makes you feel comfortable trying different techniques. Very reasonable price to have your creations glazed and fired too! I loved the studio as well, very warm and welcoming
James - October 26th
It was so good! We really wanted to do a workshop where we had the opportunity to try different methods of pottery. Sampada was such a great friendly teacher and made the whole 3 hours seem so relaxed, personal and enjoyable. We couldn’t believe how quickly the time went and has made us just want to book another course now. I’d highly recommend to anyone.
Sara - October 19th
Such a great workshop. Thanks Sampada!
alex - October 5th
This was great!!! I had a great time. Sampada made everything really easy and entertaining. And her studio is GORGEOUS. It was a great activity. If anything, I do believe that for the price of the workshop there should be at least glazing and firing included for one piece - maybe offer only one glazing colour, but give everyone the option to take one of their pieces home as something included in the price. If anyone wants more pieces, or different colours, they can pay for those! But I think this would give an even better memory of the workshop. It was a great day regardless, and would really recommend.
Sophie - September 26th
Great for first timers! Our teacher created a very friendly and fun atmosphere.
Joella - September 22nd
Obby’s ceramics class was awesome..! So worth taking!
Nadia - September 19th
Absolutely loved it....Sampada was a great instructor, easy going, informative and patient! Was a surprise for my husband - both of us had never tried pottery before and we both had a great time and would love to do it again. Highly recommend!
Angeliki - September 14th
Amazing class and great instructor! First timer here and totally worth it! :)
Ruby - August 31st
Incredible hands on class with complete creative freedom in a beautiful, calm and bright studio. Sampada is a wonderful teacher who gives you one on one teaching time on the wheel and creates a warm, friendly and confident environment. I can’t wait to come again!
Kerry - August 21st
Brilliant workshop led by a brilliant teacher. Sampada guided us through various hand building techniques and wheel throwing. We managed to all create small pots and trinkets to take home with us.
Kerry - August 21st
Absolutely fantastic workshop with Sampada - couldn’t recommend it more! The studio overlooks a beautiful canal, creating a great atmosphere. Sampada went through different hand building techniques and how to throw on the wheel. She is a fantastic teacher and an amazing potter. Would love to come back.
Paul - August 3rd
A lovely afternoon with Sampada (who we recognised from TV!) She was very sweet and patient, listening to our aspirations for the session and showing us the best techniques to help achieve them. We look forward to seeing how our various items look after the firing! The studio is lovely, light and quiet. It has great views over the canal. Very highly recommended.
holly - July 26th
I attended this work shop yesterday for my friends birthday. Initially we had this booked prior to the lockdown but my friend was sick. Sampada was very accommodating and allowed us to re schedule. Due to the pandemic our class had to be postponed. As soon as we was allowed to schedule in a date we attended the class. Sampada is an amazing teacher and you can tell she really loves what she does!
Maha - July 13th
I surprised my husband with an introductory pottery class and we both loved it. The instructor Sampada was really great, and we liked the balance between her letting us experiment on our own and guiding us when needed. The class was really relaxing and the bright studio overlooking the canal added to the relaxation factor. I can't wait to make this a joint hobby my husband and I can enjoy together.
Elaine - July 12th
Would 100% recommend. Thank you Sampada! You’re awesome!
Catherine - March 9th
It was a fantastic , fun and inspiring 3 hours, Sampada was a great teacher - I would definitely book another session
Kim - March 4th
We loved our afternoon with Sampada, who was really flexible with the amount of creations we made and great fun, brilliant teacher. Nibbles and prosecco was laid on... All of us seemed to really enjoy it in the small group. As it was Valentines Day we were given gorgeous little gifts too! Couldn't have asked for more.
Jeanette - March 1st
Instructor was lovely, just wish I got to take home what I made on the day.
Darren - December 8th
Amazing introduction to pottery. Great class and very well explained. Good teaching approach
Meir Shasha - November 19th
The studio is light, spacious and well equipped with good views over the canal. The teacher is very friendly, open and encouraging. We learned a lot about using the wheel and other techniques for pottery.
Meir Shasha - November 19th
The studio is light, spacious and well equipped with good views over the canal. The teacher is very friendly, open and encouraging. We learned a lot about using the wheel and other techniques for pottery.
Philippa - September 29th
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!!
Amrita - September 3rd
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!
Alexander - September 1st
Had a great time at the slightly Curious Studio with Sampada!
Seraphim - August 22nd
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! :)
Rich - August 13th
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.
Helen Okoruwa - August 6th
Wonderful, relaxing, informative class. I will surely enrol myself in another class.
Vasia - August 3rd
Very good teacher!! Helpful and learned lots of things from the very first session!! Highly recommended :)
Vasia - August 3rd
Very good teacher!! Helpful and learned lots of things from the very first session!! Highly recommended :)
Claire - August 3rd
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!
Kavi - July 21st
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.
Hana Mohamed - July 9th
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! :)
Nicola - July 8th
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!
Robin - June 25th
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!
Tabea - June 24th
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!!
Chazan - June 23rd
It was a great and interactive class.
K - June 7th
Really enjoyable day , learnt alot of techniques in a laid back environent top marks for sampada!!
Julie - June 1st
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!).
Rajesh - May 30th
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. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Florence - May 29th
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!
Imran - May 28th
Instructor was very helpful and hands on! Variety of techniques taught and good vibes
Thomas - May 27th
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. :)
Antoine - May 20th
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.
Marie - May 20th
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.
T - May 19th
This was an amazing class. Thank you to Sampada for creating a warm, easy environment and allowed us to be creative!
Tanya - May 19th
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.
Laura Parkinson - May 19th
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!
Laura Parkinson - May 19th
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!
Sandesh Gurung - May 17th
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.
Bijan - May 17th
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!
Sudarshan - May 17th
Very good at what she does helpful and informative, does the best in her efforts to help beginners understand the concept on workshops.
Dipesh - May 17th
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!
Ørjan - May 17th
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 :)
Ørjan - May 17th
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 :)
Ambrose & April - May 12th
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.
Ruth - May 11th
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!
Marion Main - May 10th
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
Marion Main - May 10th
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
Debee Connors Aspell - May 8th
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.
Paul - May 5th
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.
Phi - May 3rd
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.
Jordan - May 3rd
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.
Jessie - May 3rd
Amazing time spent at Sampada’s pottery workshop! Very relaxed and learnt a lot! I would highly recommend :)
Jessie - May 3rd
Amazing time spent at Sampada’s pottery workshop! Very relaxed and learnt a lot! I would highly recommend :)
Eva - April 28th
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! :-)
Jordan - April 24th
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.
Jackie James - April 14th
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!
Harriett - March 26th
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.
George - March 17th
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.
Jonathan - March 9th
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.