What you will do
3 hour workshop
Join us in our sunny studio for a relaxed and intimate 3 hour making session with one of our artist instructors. Make your own specially designed bowl, vase, lidded pot, mug or jug with a handle, animal planter, using clay handbuilding techniques. Perhaps you would like to try your hand at sculpting? Let us know. Maybe you want the challenge of something complex. Why not try a teapot! Come away with new skills, friends, and a beautiful new handmade ceramic creation! (The studio will glaze and fire your piece and it will be ready for pick up 2-3 weeks after the date of the course.) We hope to see you soon!
Come to our studio and spend a relaxing time in a dedicated hand building class! If you have already tried hand building in our pottery taster class, then great! You now have the time to make something bigger or more complex. You will work side-by-side with the ceramic artist getting step-by-step instruction on how to use handbuilding clay techniques such as pinching or slab and coil building to create your piece. Add hand-carved elements of your own design.
The studio will glaze and fire your piece and it will be ready for pick up 2-3 weeks after the date of the course.
All materials and firing are included in the price of the workshop.
Select a class time
None of the dates work for you? Let the host know and you will be notified when new dates are added.
You will only receive an email from us if new dates are added for this class, you will not receive any marketing emails, and that's a promise!
We ensure quality. If your class doesn't reach your expectations, we'll give your money back.
This is a Flexitime class, which means the teacher can run this class around your schedule.
Time & Location
Select a date and location you want and your teacher will get back to you to confirm their availability.
About your host, Sak Beh Pottery
Sak Beh Studio Pottery was founded by Tessa Robinson, who lives and works in London. Her idea was to create a comfortable, homey place to work and be creative. Situated in a very busy and central location, just off Stoke Newington High Street, the studio is a drop of calm in a very fast moving world.
Tessa trained in Fine Art, specialising in sculpture (modelling in clay). On completion of a three year Post Graduate Course at the Royal Academy of Arts, Tessa set up a studio in Hackney. The transition from sculptor to potter came many years later whilst doing doctoral research in Maya archaeology at UCL. Inspired by Maya ceramic art, and in particular the pots which combined sculpted and painted imagery, Tessa moved from research back to making. After attending courses in pottery and taking up a membership at a London pottery studio, she set up Sak Beh Pottery and is now a full-time potter and maker.
Tessa's works are informed by both her Fine Art training and her research into Ancient Maya ceramic art. The phrase 'Sak Beh' can be found on Ancient Maya monuments where it refers to the Milky Way as an ancestral path or road as well as the physical roads which connect people to places. In keeping with its namesake, Sak Beh Pottery is envisaged as a place for community interaction within the context of a creative journey.
When deciding what to wear, bear in mind that working with clay can be messy.
Flexible cancellation policy
Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.