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

28 reviews
28 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
£40 per person
Flexitime
£40 per person

Classes

3 hour workshop

Evening

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 24 May, 3:00pm - 6:00pm
2 slots left
Alperton, HA0 1QL
2 slots left
Fri 24 May, 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Alperton, HA0 1QL
Sat 25 May, 11:00am - 2:00pm
Alperton, HA0 1QL
Sat 25 May, 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Sun 26 May, 11:00am - 2:00pm
Alperton, HA0 1QL
Sun 26 May, 11:00am - 2:00pm
Alperton, HA0 1QL
Mon 27 May, 11:00am - 2:00pm
Alperton, HA0 1QL
Fri 31 May, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Alperton, HA0 1QL
Sat 1 Jun, 11:00am - 2:00pm
Alperton, HA0 1QL
Sat 1 Jun, 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Alperton, HA0 1QL
Sun 2 Jun, 11:00am - 2:00pm
Alperton, HA0 1QL
Fri 7 Jun, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Alperton, HA0 1QL
Sat 8 Jun, 11:00am - 2:00pm
Alperton, HA0 1QL
Sat 8 Jun, 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Alperton, HA0 1QL
Sun 9 Jun, 11:00am - 2:00pm
Alperton, HA0 1QL
Fri 14 Jun, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Alperton, HA0 1QL
Sat 15 Jun, 11:00am - 2:00pm
Alperton, HA0 1QL
Sun 16 Jun, 11:00am - 2:00pm
Alperton, HA0 1QL
Fri 21 Jun, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Alperton, HA0 1QL
Sat 22 Jun, 11:00am - 2:00pm
Alperton, HA0 1QL
Sat 22 Jun, 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Alperton, HA0 1QL
Sun 23 Jun, 11:00am - 2:00pm
Alperton, HA0 1QL
Fri 28 Jun, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Alperton, HA0 1QL
Sat 29 Jun, 11:00am - 2:00pm
Alperton, HA0 1QL
Sat 29 Jun, 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Alperton, HA0 1QL
Sun 30 Jun, 11:00am - 2:00pm
Alperton, HA0 1QL

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Reviews (28)
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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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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.

Class location

Alperton
243 Ealing 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
£40 per person
Flexitime
£40 per person
3 hour workshop
from £40 per person