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4.9(216 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
In-person
£60 pp
3hrs
Beginner
Next available date:24th May 2024
What happens in this class?

The Slightly Curious Studio: 3-Hour Pottery Workshop in Alperton, Wembley

About the Workshop: Dive into the world of ceramics at The Slightly Curious Pottery Studio, beautifully situated along the riverside in Alperton, Wembley. This beginner-friendly, 3-hour workshop offers a delightful, informative introduction to pottery, perfect for those eager to explore their creative side in a stunning setting.

Experience Highlights:

  • Wheel Throwing & Hand-building Techniques: Learn the fundamentals of wheel throwing to shape bowls, cups, or planters, and get hands-on with hand-building techniques like pinching, coiling, and slabbing.
  • Decorate with Flair: Personalize your creations with colorful…
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Things to remember

All equipment is included

Studio Entrance

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 / samapda gurung " . The studio is on the 2nd floor so please wait few minutes before someone…

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FAQs
Is there parking?
Yes there is Free weekend / non event days on-street parking in Carlyon Road ( few mins walk from studio) . There is also free at loon Fung Chinese supermarket or free 2 hour parking at Alperton Sainsbury's and extend the parking and pay via Horizon ( Location ID 50050 ) or Just park.
Direction to the Studio
By Public Transport : ALPERTON station (Piccadilly line ) or HANGER LANe station (Central line ) By Car : 243 Ealing Road , Hatton road , Venice House , Artist studio company , HA0 1QL . Please search for The Slightly curious studio on google map just to confirm its the correct location. *please type the full studio address on google map and double check if it matches the location with The Slightly Curious studio on google map 🗺
Cancellation or Reschedule?
Yes, this can be done via the booking Platform. 7 days notice is required to change your booking. For any emergency circumstances please contact us!
Can I take my work home on the day?
Unfortunately No . Due to the nature of the process the clay has to go through various firing stages before it turns into ceramic pieces. But there is an option at the end of the session to have your work Glazed fired and collect the finished glazed ceramic.
How do I collect my work ?
All work is collected from the studio . When it is ready, you will receive a email with a link to arrange a collection date and time. The work will be held for one month and then dispose of. Alternative arrangements can be made, just contact us info@theslightlycurious.studio
Do I need to have any experience?
No experience needed. All levels welcomed. The workshop is suitable for anyone who is interested in learning pottery. Anyone under the age of 10 please contact us.
Private Group Booking?
Yes this can be arranged , just get in touch to make arrangement but Must be size of 6-8 minimum for a private group booking
Do I need to bring anything?
• NO , all material included Just bring yourself :)
Latest Reviews
4.9(216 reviews)
Jacob Lee - 29 April 2024
We had a fantastic time and Sampada is such a lovely teacher. We had a 3 hour taster session and it was so chilled and we had so much freedom to create whatever we want, the time flew by. Excited to see what our glazed creations look like when they are ready! Definitely recommended.
Aspa Ketsea - 14 April 2024
I had an amazing experience! We learned both the wheel and the handmade techniques! Sampada is lovely and such a good and supportive teacher! The studio too has a lovely energy, with a nice view and plants! Thank you, Sampada!
undefined - 6 April 2024
I recently attended this pottery workshop organised by Sampada, and it was an absolutely fantastic experience! From start to finish, the customer service was top-notch, making the entire process seamless and enjoyable. Sampada was incredibly knowledgeable and easygoing, creating a relaxed and supportive atmosphere for everyone. The venue itself was stunning, providing the perfect backdrop for unleashing creativity. The vibes were amazing, and I left feeling inspired and accomplished. I can't recommend this workshop enough to anyone looking to explore their artistic side in a welcoming environment. Thank you for such a memorable experience!
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Booking Options
3hrs workshop1 class
£60
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Age Requirement

5
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.
Your Teacher

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

Reviews

Jacob Lee - 29 April 2024
We had a fantastic time and Sampada is such a lovely teacher. We had a 3 hour taster session and it was so chilled and we had so much freedom to create whatever we want, the time flew by. Excited to see what our glazed creations look like when they are ready! Definitely recommended.
Aspa Ketsea - 14 April 2024
I had an amazing experience! We learned both the wheel and the handmade techniques! Sampada is lovely and such a good and supportive teacher! The studio too has a lovely energy, with a nice view and plants! Thank you, Sampada!
undefined - 6 April 2024
I recently attended this pottery workshop organised by Sampada, and it was an absolutely fantastic experience! From start to finish, the customer service was top-notch, making the entire process seamless and enjoyable. Sampada was incredibly knowledgeable and easygoing, creating a relaxed and supportive atmosphere for everyone. The venue itself was stunning, providing the perfect backdrop for unleashing creativity. The vibes were amazing, and I left feeling inspired and accomplished. I can't recommend this workshop enough to anyone looking to explore their artistic side in a welcoming environment. Thank you for such a memorable experience!
undefined - 31 March 2024
Loved the wheel throwing experience! Everything was explained in detail and was split into two parts; hand making and wheel throwing. I think my friend and I enjoyed the wheel throwing experience the most as we've had a go at hand making before. Definitely recommend anyone who wants to have a go!
Brenda Gabriel - 23 March 2024
Enjoyable time make ceramic pieces .Great advise .
Maryam Taheri - 17 March 2024
It was an amazing experience that I had. All the explanations were clear and the amount of help and patience was incredib. 100% recommended!!!
Chloe Snowdon - 17 March 2024
Brilliant workshop. Sampada explained everything really well and the atmosphere was relaxed and fun. My daughter and I made some lovely items which are now being fired and glazed. I would thoroughly recommend the workshop.
Lance Nabre - 16 March 2024
Very helpful, great date spot, honestly a lot more fun than you’d expect
Sabrina Bakare - 7 March 2024
This was the first time my sister and I had experienced any kind of pottery! And we couldn’t have asked for better going to The Slightly Curious Studios. It’s a beautiful studio and easy to locate. Sampada explained things really well and demonstrated clearly. When we began wheel throwing Sampada gently guided us through it and then we had the chance to be independent and seek help should we need it. The vibes were great, background music was calming and we thoroughly enjoyed our time there. I would definitely recommend!
Alice Burford-Reade - 18 February 2024
A really fun and informative workshop! Excellent for beginners!
Catherine Sutherland - 11 February 2024
My husband and I had THE BEST time here! The 2 hour session went by too fast. Definitely value for money- easy instructions from an experienced artist lets you minimise the stress and maximise the fun. My husband is now a converted potter. Just a heads up that you will have to pay a supplemental fee to get your final products but worth it as the glazing provided gives your creations a perfect finish.
Alan Perera-Webb - 4 February 2024
Excellent guidance, good equipment and a well structured class
Sasha Misra - 22 January 2024
Excellent session - Sampada was patient and thoughtful in introducing the various techniques - there was plenty of time to play with the materials and find our own path, but enough structure to lead us to tangible results.
Laura Parkes - 20 January 2024
Had a really lovely time today with both the hand building and throwing. Relaxed and comfortable atmosphere, Sampada was very informative and friendly.
Nakita Dsouza - 16 January 2024
Nice, interesting session for me as a beginner
tim wait - 15 January 2024
It was a fantastic 3 hours. Went so quickly. What a wonderful way to spend a sunday
Akanksha Ak - 14 January 2024
I didn't enjoy the session at all. While Sampada is very knowledgeable and explained great deal about the process, the actual interaction while learning pottery wasn't great. It was my first time going for a pottery session, hence I am especially disappointed with the experience.
Marena Lesskiu - 8 January 2024
I've done the Pottery Class Workshop and it was really good! Sampada is such an amazing teacher and I had a lot of fun, I definitely recommend it!
Joe Hollands - 6 January 2024
Great fun, and Sampada is a great teacher as well. Our first time doing pottery and we managed to make a few things we made sure to get fired so we can take them home in a few weeks!
Pream Srikandarajah - 22 December 2023
Sampada is a great instructor as she was able to help me out anytime I was struggling with the pottery aspect, as I was very grateful for her support. I would going to her classes for sure!
Tomas Riabovas - 19 December 2023
Great experience.
Natasha - 18 December 2023
Amazing teacher, had lots of fun and also learned a lot more about pottery than I thought I would
Zoe Cheng - 18 December 2023
Was great fun 😊
Bharti Sharma - 5 December 2023
I booked this as a therapeutic family time. Sampada has a very soothing way to talk to her students teaching them the fine art of pottery. My children absolutely loved it and I had a Ghost moment too.
Sachina Sunuwar - 3 December 2023
Sampada was a great instructor! Thank you for such a fun and memorable experience, me and my friends really enjoyed it! Will definitely be back for more sessions!
Abigail Johnson - 3 December 2023
Really enjoyed the workshop I attended. Instructor was great and gave good demonstrations!
Debbie Bello - 27 November 2023
Really great session, super interactive, cute little studio, Sampada was lovely and very experienced/talented. Worth booking!
Binod Thapa - 1 November 2023
Really enjoyed the workshop. Had zero experience yet me and my mrs went to give it a try. Good vibes & atmosphere. Really chill and no pressure. Managed to get some pots made so proud of it.
Katie Cuozzo - 8 October 2023
First time using a pottery wheel & Sampada was amazing. She was so patient & attentive with us all. Would definitely recommend it to both beginners and experienced potters as she gives you free reign to make anything you’d like whilst offering advice if you need any. The small groups also make the workshop more intimate & she encourages you to take photos of the experience for memories. It was an extremely fun session, thank you Sampada :)
Gabby - 2 October 2023
I was gifted an Obby giftcard and was looking through options of what to do when I found this Pottery Class Workshop. I always wanted to try making pottery and especially using the wheel, which this class included. Sampada was great! She was always there to guide and explain different techniques both by hand and on the wheel, and she will even keep your pieces and glaze them for you in the colour of your choice (3 options given) for just £5 a piece. My partner and I had a lot of fun, and it was a really relaxing way to spend a Sunday morning. I'd highly recommend!
Ellie Zaeni - 1 October 2023
I have attended two sessions of the pottery workshop so far, and thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it. The teacher was very informative and helpful and friendly, I totally recommend it.
Lorraine Modeste - 17 September 2023
Had a great time. The session was relaxed and fun. Also learnt a lot. Would definitely recommend.
Dipna Varsani - 29 August 2023
Fantastic session! Great teacher and made some lovely pieces. Thank you!
Edwina Koch - 28 August 2023
I took my best friend here for her birthday so we could do a 3 hour session and learn the basics of ceramics, hand building, and pottery. It was exactly what we were looking for. Sampada is such a sweet soul and a great teacher. The studio is so full of light and had the relaxing, playful ambiance we were looking for, for our first ever class! Thank you so much!!
Reshma - 27 August 2023
I came to the workshop as a day out with my teen and was really pleased with the experience. We were shown different methods of creating with the clay and had a go at it all. Something unusual for us and it was a fun day out.
Eliza Ryan - 21 August 2023
I have enjoyed this pottery class twice now. Calming environment, wholesome vibe, and great teacher. Thanks Sampada :)
Karishma - 20 August 2023
This was my first ever attempt at pottery after wanting to do it for years and Sampada and the Slightly Curious studio did not disappoint! She was incredibly patient and kind and made everything feel much easier. The studio is beautiful too. I even booked into the 5 week wheel throwing course right after! Highly recommended if you're thinking about learning or just want a fun day out :)
Harj - 17 July 2023
The class was brilliant. Never done this before, totally out of my comfort zone. My wife loved it as well. Sampada the teacher was excellent. Highly recommend.
Katia - 8 July 2023
Loved the class, wanted to learn the wheel and thought it was a good first look at technique with some creativity too.
Anna - 8 July 2023
Sampada was a pleasant and patient teacher, we were able to have a chance to play around with both hand building techniques as well as using the wheel in the lovely studio, the three hours flew by in the best way. Highly recommend!
Richard - 20 June 2023
Was extremely relaxing. I almost went on Amazon a bought my own wheel straight after. 😆
Durga Vibhani - 18 June 2023
Great class, Sampa is an amazing teacher. She is very patient we had only one other couple with us so it felt like a really intimate class and such a fun activity to do. Makes me want to start doing pottery continuously. Would definitely recommend! Don't hesitate to book!
Shirley - 12 June 2023
I enjoyed the class, beautiful studio space in a lovely location, taught the techniques of hand building and wheel throwing. Step by step we were guided through the process. We had plenty of time to practise and make our own creations. All you need is your imagination. Would highly recommend this class.
will bayne - 29 May 2023
Had a great time!
Hetal Vadher - 29 May 2023
A wonderful studio and an amazing teacher. Very calm and relaxing session, and learnt lots of amazing pottery techniques.
Farzana Zaman - 14 May 2023
Me and my sisters had a great time at the pottery class! Due to some personal reasons I had to reschedule my booking very last minute & Sampada & her team were so understanding & helpful in doing so! The class was great & 3 hours was the perfect time. We didn’t feel rushed & had enough time to complete everything. It was very fun & therapeutic! We will for sure be booking again! Thank you x
Michael - 9 May 2023
Highly recommend! Wonderful class. Super relaxed and fun, and we learned a lot in such a short period of time. The instructors were incredibly kind and friendly, very attentive to everyone in the class and in my case, very patient!!! 10/10
Sakina Kachwala - 7 May 2023
My friends and I had blast of time ,,it was our first time pottery class, The experience was super fun ! Sampada was very helpful and taught us well ,, I would love to go back again
Lydia Burton - 16 April 2023
I booked this as a birthday treat for my husband and I. We had a great time. Highly recommend.
Rita Patel - 14 April 2023
Loved the pottery workshop, something different from normal life.. it was fun as group of friends had loads of fun n laughter. Defo would recommend to others to try something different.
Natasha Patel - 13 April 2023
Had a great time learning about the pottery process and trying it myself. Sampada is a great teacher, would recommend her classes!
Jm Acantilado - 28 March 2023
Sampada was incredibly attentive to the group and individual needs on the day. She took the time to talk us through techniques, tips and guided us when needed and allowed us to feel both challenged and supported throughout. My wife had a great time and they were even willing to hide some flowers I had bought for Valentines day to bring out at the end of class. Our first and definitely not our last pottery class as a result of such a fun experience!
Kizz Violet - 26 March 2023
best class i’ve been to in london, learnt so much and loved every second
Beverly - 18 March 2023
The workshop was really fun and I learned a lot! Was really cool to be creative and make something
Monica Rai - 13 March 2023
It was one of the best experiences. The team were very friendly and informative. It was a small group per session which was perfect as the teachers had time to help each and everyone. They let us be as creative as possible, no judgement. And it wasn’t hard to find the studio which was great. Overall, very good experience
Saman Ghafoor - 13 March 2023
I have been wanting to try pottery for the longest time and this was the perfect experience. Everything from the instructor to the atmosphere to the equipment was brilliant. There was support every step of the way and even if you made a mistake there was help to fix it to ensure you still had a piece you can be proud of. Thank you again for such a lovely experience and I look forward to being back.
SHIRLEY - 12 March 2023
The Pottery session was a birthday gift from our daughters to my husband Michael. First time, with crooked arthritic fingers was not sure how it would go, but game. We had difficulty booking online. Sampada was very helpful in sorting our booking. She is a good teacher, clear, precise in her instructions, friendly and relaxed. Good organisation, everything flowed easily. We thoroughly enjoyed our time at the studio, which was light and spacious enough for our group of 9. 3 hours flew. Sampada supervised us effortlessly as we beavered at the potter's wheel, and we each came away successfully with 2 nice bowls! It was a most relaxed and enjoyable birthday treat. Thanks Sampada and Beth ( her assistant), would love to come again!
Nitya Srivastava - 4 March 2023
It was a great experience!
Lucy Snyper - 27 February 2023
Loved the class and the studio is beautiful
K - 27 February 2023
Was a lovely, unique experience! Thought I’d try something different and so glad that I did. The class was very relaxed and the teacher was very charismatic, knowledgeable and helpful. Would have given it 5 stars if we were able to colour the pottery ourselves. But I understand that it’s a long process to reach the end product.
Rachana Mangmu - 25 February 2023
It was so much fun. Sampada is so friendly and nice. My sessions was a beginner and she explained everything so thoroughly for someone who was new to all this. Time went by so fast because I had so much fun. Definitely doing it again when I have the time :)
Humaira Badr - 19 February 2023
Loved the pace of the class, 3 hours was perfect and sampada was a lovely teacher!
Ekaterina Voralia - 18 February 2023
Absolutely amazing experience. Sampada is a very good teacher, explaining everything carefully and mindfully. Me and my daughter enjoyed the pottery master class very much and will come back again for sure. It's a wonderful present for yourself and your teen if you want to spend a good quality family time together. Highly recommended! A separate wow to the studio, very cute and cosy place, real inspiration ;)
Katie Graham - 17 February 2023
Really great fun.
Kelly Maguire - 30 January 2023
We had a really great time in the class! It was a great opportunity to try out two different types of pottery and 3hrs was the perfect amount of time. Amazing teacher who gave the perfect amount of guidance and creative freedom! Looking forward to seeing our creations :)
Mani Thapa - 12 January 2023
Very good beginner friendly pottery class! Sampada is a great teacher, she is really good at explaining how pottery works, the processes, techniques and then, we get to some free hand pottery and the wheel too, which is super fun. I've been here with my friends and on a date, i think its a really good experience to have fun or just wind down as it's a very relaxing atmosphere.
Sabrina Ventour - 13 December 2022
Very knowledgeable and professional teacher with a relaxed personality. I had a lovely experience and wished I could stay all day.
Yosana - 4 December 2022
Amazing activity!!! I really enjoyed this worship. I felt more relaxed after do it. She’s was super welcoming and explained everything so well.
Elpida Constantinou - 27 November 2022
The studio and Sampada are amazing! I would recommend this to anyone! The class was easy to follow, enjoyable and had a very relaxing feeling. I am definitely going back and I can’t wait to learn more and create more. Do yourself a favor and book a session! You wont regret it!
Nathalie - 26 November 2022
It was great ! Complete crash course on pottery
Jodi - 20 November 2022
Really brilliant workshop! So much fun and excellent pace for beginners
Daniel Hammett - 20 November 2022
Really fun, well presented class. Best value for money based on some similar classes in London. Great experience for couples or groups of friends, or even on your own.
Sophia Ahmad - 19 November 2022
Loved the class! Teacher was really nice and helpful! However I paid for a 3hrs public class and because no one else was there it automatically changed to a 2hr private class. I think its important to make these things clear before the purchase so if the 2hrs for £60 didn't suit me I could go elsewhere. Also parking was a issue. Either way good experience, studio was lovely and I can't wait to receive my glazed products!
Raz Ali - 16 November 2022
Fun class with a very professional and attentive teacher. Keep up the good work guys!
Justyna Such - 14 November 2022
Absolutely loved this class. It was a really nice atmosphere and Sampada was really patient with everyone. She was explaining everything carefully and had a lot of knowledge that she was willing to share. Overall was a really nice experience and I would love to do it again
Nala - 13 November 2022
We had a wonderful time at this workshop, Sampada is a great teacher and gave us clear instructions on hand building and throwing. Very fun, would definitely recommend! We had such a fun time taking this class! Sampada was a wonderful teacher and so welcoming to everyone. We loved meeting others and having a nice chat as the class was small. I highly recommend taking a class with Sampada!
Andrea Markovic - 12 November 2022
We had a really great session, both informative and fun. The teacher is really lovely, patient and explains well. We felt welcome and will be happy to recommend this class
Katelyn Marshall - 11 November 2022
We had such a fun time taking this class! Sampada was a wonderful teacher and so welcoming to everyone. We loved meeting others and having a nice chat as the class was small. I highly recommend taking a class with Sampada!
Samantha Neves - 6 November 2022
Loved this class to the point where I need to do it all over again. Sampada was lovely and gave clear instructions. Highly recommend
Rachel Hylton - 4 November 2022
I thoroughly enjoyed this pottery class. Sampada is a great teacher, very easy to connect with and patient. This was my first time trying this out and I would definitely recommend her class.
HuiTing Eeo - 24 October 2022
I had the best experience with Sampada. She was very thorough in explaining what pottery is about and she's obviously very very experienced especially when it came to using the wheel. I was very impressed on how she could help me navigate the wheel from where she stood and with a glance she can guide me on what to do. Highly recommended.
AA - 18 October 2022
I had a great time and learnt a lot in a beautiful setting. The workshop was a great introduction to pottery, fun and comprehensive. Our instructor was absolutely brilliant, I will definitely come back for more!
Tania Tamou - 15 October 2022
Amazing experience and a beautiful studio. Will definitely be coming back :D x
Geoffrey Tipper - 11 October 2022
I purchased time for both me and my wife as her birthday gift. It was worth every penny! An inspired and fun few hours with an excellent teacher.
Ava - 9 October 2022
Sampada was very good at demonstrating various techniques and guiding the class. A fun class and she allows flexibility for creativity. Would definitely recommend it!
Elena De Las Heras Sordo - 8 October 2022
Yesterday I attended my first pottery lesson. It exceeded my expectations. The teacher/artist (Sampada) gave clear and succinct instructions, easy to follow. She also helped me to improve and corrected my hands position. She is very professional and knowledgeable. I would recommend it to everyone. The studio is in an excellent location. She creates a relaxing atmosphere, very clean and tidy. Wonderful background music and lighting of the creative space is just pure delight for your senses. Very charming, large windows looking over the boats on the river canal. I will be back as soon as my schedule allows. A rewarding experience I would have never imagined. I am looking forward to collect my three little pots. If you are a complete beginner like myself do not worry, she is extremely patient and enthusiastic with her students. Working with your hands and clay… understanding the process in great detail, working on the pottery wheel for the first time… it’s so satisfying and enjoyable that I guarantee you, you will leave the studio wanting to come back for more.
Jacob - 11 September 2022
Purchased the session as a birthday present for my girlfriend, had an absolutely wonderful time and couldn’t recommend it more. Sampada was a wonderful teacher and the whole experience was thoroughly enjoyable. Looking forward to picking up our pieces in a few weeks time!
Annemarie - 7 August 2022
Friendly relaxed atmosphere. Knowledgeable tutor who was attentive and helpful
k-l - 7 August 2022
Loved this session with Sampada so much! Gorgeous studio with excellent equipment. My 10yo daughter and I did the session together and Sampada did a great job of covering a lot of ground - I can’t understand the review someone has left saying they didn’t have time to finish anything, I had 4 pieces ready to glaze (nothing perfect but that wasn’t the point) and everyone in our session finished something. But the point was to learn the processes, and we did! Thank you Sampada, I’m hooked!
Aidan Pitchford - 7 August 2022
Me and my girlfriend had a wonderful time. Sampada was a great teacher and the class was super chilled. Would recommend to anyone wanting to give pottery a try.
Mandy - 11 July 2022
My son (21) and I had a fab time with Sampada learning how to get started with the creation of pottery, both building by hand and using the pottery wheel. I particularly loved the wheel and as we were under no pressure to create something wonderful, we both felt able to just explore and have fun. Thank you Sampada.
Jacqueline Bakhai - 10 July 2022
Fantastic introduction to pottery and Sampada was amazing. Very clear and articulate instructions and just the right balance of theory and practical work. Will be signing up for a class again!
Adi - 6 June 2022
Class size, location of studio, equipment was all excellent! However, the class didn't touch any clay for over an hour of the 1st hour of the 3 hour class while we listened and watched how to use the clay in hand modelling or on the wheel. When we split into groups and we started with the hand making part, at no point was I told that the item i was making was too large and I wouldn't be able to finished (which I couldn't). Whilst on the wheel, my partner wanted to get on with practising but kept having the instructor coming over and taking over (rather than asking him if he wanted help). We have done a mug building class before in a different studio for less money than this one and we got to keep the mug (they made sure we finished so we could have something to show for it) so I was further more disappointed that nothing of what we made was included in the price of the class. We had to pay £5 for each item we made to keep it. Although the class and the teacher were lovely I'm not sure I would recommend this class - I guess it would depend on what you were after and whether you had done anything similar before.
Neill - 25 April 2022
Thank you to Sampada for a fabulous afternoon. We thoroughly enjoyed the experience. She is an excellent teacher and gave plenty of support as we navigated the potter's wheel and hand assembly of our clay items.
Arthi Manohar - 17 April 2022
Sampada was an excellent teacher, kind, patient and really knowledgeable. We were able to produce a lot of pieces with her guidance. Highly recommend.
Cameron McCarry - 6 April 2022
Great tuition, in a lovely setting. Would definitely recommend The Slightly Curious Studio to anyone interested in pottery. We can't wait to give wheel throwing another go. Thank you for the great experience :)
Sujata Purja - 4 April 2022
I came along with my sisters and we had a really a great time. Sampada is an awesome teacher. She's sweet, funny and approachable. Her space is beautiful and created the perfect ambience for a fun session of pottery that I would recommend anyone to go to! Thank you for a great time.
Nevine Nasser - 27 March 2022
Lovely space and enjoyable intro to using the wheel. Thanks!
Hannah - 13 March 2022
Amazing session! my mum had bought this Experience for my birthday and it was the best present ever.The teacher and her assistant were brillant and the studio is a hidden gem! Will definitely go back and recommend family and friends. X
Sarah - 13 March 2022
I and 4 girlfiends had a lovely afternoon potting in Sampada's beautiful canalside studio yesterday. We were all beginners and yet with her clear and gentle teaching style we produced some fine work - even if I say so myself ! She has 5 wheels and a large working table and 7 of us worked very comfortably between the two. I will definitely be arranging another session. her
Nicola - 13 March 2022
Highly recommend this pottery class. Had a lot of fun and really enjoyed making things. Sampada is an excellent teacher and studio is light and airy.
Rachel - 13 March 2022
I had an amazing time ! Im a complete novice at pottery and I made a beautiful bowl . It was very enjoyable and I would definitely do it again . It was educational , fun and hands on ! I highly recommend it !
Sangita Patel - 3 March 2022
My daughter, son and I attended the Pottery Class led by Sampada, and it was a thoroughly an enjoyable class. We are by no means artistically inclined but we all really enjoyed this class and would definitely come back for another experience.
Laura - 27 February 2022
Really enjoyable and relaxing. A nice environment with a lovely, knowledgeable and helpful teacher.
Shameel - 22 February 2022
Such a great Sunday session with Sampada! She's a great teacher and explains what to do really well. The class is a good length and you have the chance to make loads of different pieces, some on the wheel and some by hand. There's no pressure involved, it's just turning up and having fun making pottery in a beautiful studio! It was a great gift for my girlfriend and we've already recommended it to family and friends!
Amiel Fabrigas - 22 February 2022
Sampada was a great teacher and was really nice! She was very good at explaining the basics and different techniques. The session was long enough to do anything that you’d like to make. Would definitely go back again.
Amanda - 21 February 2022
Great experience! Sampada is super talented - we thoroughly enjoyed the workshop!
Vaishali Doctor - 14 February 2022
I received this as a birthday gift. I had been wanting to do for quite some time. The class is extremely well structured and the information given by Sampada was very accurate and detailed. Very calm, relaxed ambience. She was extremely helpful and patient and I had a very good, interesting and a learning experience. I would highly recommend this class to anyone who is willing to try and learn something new. Will be trying again.
Julia Churchill-Angus - 2 February 2022
Really fun and we’ll taught class!
Sara & Alex - 1 February 2022
We did the 3 hour beginners session and it was fantastic! We got to do some throwing and also hand sculpting, and it felt very relaxed and fun! Sampada was a great teacher; she explained everything really well and was patient with us all when we were using the wheel! Would highly recommend. We now have some new bowls to add to our collection of crockery at home!
Sara Fico - 30 January 2022
Amazing experience, I learnt so much in 3 hours. Sampada is talented and super good as teacher. Highly recommend!!!
Bethany Freeman - 20 January 2022
Really interactive and fun class. Being able to use the wheel to create some pottery but also create some at the table. You have the option to pay £5 per item to have it painted and to collect in a few weeks time. If you don’t want to keep your items all the clay is recycled!
Linzy Elton - 17 January 2022
I really enjoyed this class, Yoko was a great teacher! For me, the best part was learning how to use the wheel, as I'd never done it before. I can't wait to see what my creations look like after glazing!
Philip Adams - 11 January 2022
Amazing Christmas present! Lovely friendly manner in a pleasant setting. Clear and concise instructions that enabled us to create our own pottery items in just three hours.
Lua Maria Crespo Anastacio - 10 January 2022
The class was great. The studio is beautiful and super nice. Sampada explains everything very calmly and we have enough time to put our creativity into practice. Recommend and would do again.
Tony - 20 December 2021
The pottery class hosted by Sampada was fantastic! As someone who has never been artistic or creative, let alone done pottery, the class was very relaxed with helpful guidance from Sampada. Her teaching style is second to none, where enough information is given without overwhelming you. The 3 hour class is a good length, once you get a hang of the techniques, you have ample time to experiement and have fun.
Jihyun Hwang - 15 December 2021
It was an absolutely fun experience! Sampada was very welcoming, friendly, and knowledgeable. 3 hours went so quickly! She managed well to take care of everyone and It was a very enjoyable & peaceful experience. I would recommend it to anyone who interested in pottery. 
Jeremy Stern - 13 December 2021
A lovely facility, bright, modern and well equipped. A well paced class, with good teaching - and using the wheel really was good fun. Only downside; because of the nature of clay you cannot take your work home with you - it needs to dry out for a couple of weeks. And if you want it painted, by her, then it is an extra charge, but only £5 a piece. Otherwise great.
Clifton - 13 December 2021
I had the best time learning pottery with Sampada. She is very knowledgeable, friendly and patient. The session was very practical and I was able to come out of the session with two presentable pieces. Highly recommend
Abhiman Somasegaran - 5 December 2021
Thoroughly enjoyed the session which was very informative and fun. Really good session
Karl Oliyide - 5 December 2021
It was an all around wonderful experience, I don’t have a single fault with the day!
Irdi Dibra - 28 November 2021
Excellent instructor and highly enjoyable experience!
Adeline Roche - 27 November 2021
Lost all our creations, did a workshop and could not even keep a memory of it
Samir Garbuja - 13 November 2021
Amazing experiance, definitely would do it again and would recommend for my friends and family. Lovely studio ran by a lovey person.
Boris Kam - 28 October 2021
Sampada is a lovely person and a great teacher. She provides a friendly and chilled out atmosphere for everyone. Highly recommended!
Vitor Hugo Bálsamo de Oliveira - 26 October 2021
Amazing! I would like to stay longer... it's therapy!
Tamara - 24 October 2021
Had an enjoyable time at the pottery class. Very therapeutic and fun to try a new skill. I would recommend 👍
Man Ping Chen - 24 October 2021
Had a relaxing and wonderful experience learning skills!
Laura Kravac - 11 October 2021
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 - 9 October 2021
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 - 4 October 2021
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 - 3 October 2021
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 - 20 September 2021
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 - 30 August 2021
Nice afternoon and great intro to pottery. Will definitely do it again. Thanks 👍🏻
Kate Adams - 24 August 2021
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 - 16 August 2021
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 - 12 July 2021
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 - 5 July 2021
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 - 15 June 2021
Lovely tranquil studio overlooking canal. Nice small group of participants - makes it more cosy and friendly. Instructor very informative.
Olga - 7 June 2021
A nice way to get a taste of pottery making, lovely instructor and studio. Will be back!
Kyla Angeles - 2 June 2021
It was so much fun and Sampada was so accomodating and made the experience feel easy and not daunting at all!
Beth - 18 May 2021
Great workshop! Had a good time learning something new. Will definitely be going again.
Will - 28 December 2020
Great fun and very instructive. Highly recommended.
Sophia - 13 December 2020
Very good class..great teacher.. great atmosphere
Debby - 8 November 2020
Great class, really helpful and friendly
Katie - 3 November 2020
Excellent workshop! We had a great time and I would recommend
Stephanie - 2 November 2020
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 - 26 October 2020
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 - 19 October 2020
Such a great workshop. Thanks Sampada!
alex - 5 October 2020
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 - 26 September 2020
Great for first timers! Our teacher created a very friendly and fun atmosphere.
Joella - 22 September 2020
Obby’s ceramics class was awesome..! So worth taking!
Nadia - 19 September 2020
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 - 14 September 2020
Amazing class and great instructor! First timer here and totally worth it! :)
Ruby - 31 August 2020
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 - 21 August 2020
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 - 21 August 2020
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 - 3 August 2020
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 - 26 July 2020
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 - 13 July 2020
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 - 12 July 2020
Would 100% recommend. Thank you Sampada! You’re awesome!
Catherine - 9 March 2020
It was a fantastic , fun and inspiring 3 hours, Sampada was a great teacher - I would definitely book another session
Kim - 4 March 2020
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 - 1 March 2020
Instructor was lovely, just wish I got to take home what I made on the day.
Darren - 8 December 2019
Amazing introduction to pottery. Great class and very well explained. Good teaching approach
Meir Shasha - 19 November 2019
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 - 19 November 2019
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 - 29 September 2019
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 - 3 September 2019
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 - 1 September 2019
Had a great time at the slightly Curious Studio with Sampada!
Seraphim - 22 August 2019
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 - 13 August 2019
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 - 6 August 2019
Wonderful, relaxing, informative class. I will surely enrol myself in another class.
Vasia - 3 August 2019
Very good teacher!! Helpful and learned lots of things from the very first session!! Highly recommended :)
Vasia - 3 August 2019
Very good teacher!! Helpful and learned lots of things from the very first session!! Highly recommended :)
Claire - 3 August 2019
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 - 21 July 2019
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 - 9 July 2019
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 - 8 July 2019
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 - 25 June 2019
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 - 24 June 2019
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 - 23 June 2019
It was a great and interactive class.
K - 7 June 2019
Really enjoyable day , learnt alot of techniques in a laid back environent top marks for sampada!!
Julie - 1 June 2019
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 - 30 May 2019
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 - 29 May 2019
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 - 28 May 2019
Instructor was very helpful and hands on! Variety of techniques taught and good vibes
Thomas - 27 May 2019
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 - 20 May 2019
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 - 20 May 2019
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 - 19 May 2019
This was an amazing class. Thank you to Sampada for creating a warm, easy environment and allowed us to be creative!
Tanya - 19 May 2019
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 - 19 May 2019
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 - 19 May 2019
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 - 17 May 2019
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 - 17 May 2019
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 - 17 May 2019
Very good at what she does helpful and informative, does the best in her efforts to help beginners understand the concept on workshops.
Dipesh - 17 May 2019
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 - 17 May 2019
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 - 17 May 2019
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 - 12 May 2019
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 - 11 May 2019
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 - 10 May 2019
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 - 10 May 2019
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 - 8 May 2019
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 - 5 May 2019
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 - 3 May 2019
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 - 3 May 2019
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 - 3 May 2019
Amazing time spent at Sampada’s pottery workshop! Very relaxed and learnt a lot! I would highly recommend :)
Jessie - 3 May 2019
Amazing time spent at Sampada’s pottery workshop! Very relaxed and learnt a lot! I would highly recommend :)
Eva - 28 April 2019
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 - 24 April 2019
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 - 14 April 2019
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 - 26 March 2019
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 - 17 March 2019
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 - 9 March 2019
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.