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Hand Building Workshop - 2 Hours

5(7 reviews)
An ongoing hand building workshop series with a Sak Beh ceramic artist.
Hackney
In-person
£40 pp
2hrs
Beginner
What happens in this class?

Hand building refers to techniques such as rolling out slabs of clay (either with a rolling pin or slab roller), and draping the clay over moulds to form a dish or alternatively, pinching it into a shape, such as a cup, and attaching handles. You can also roll coils of clay and create forms by stacking the coils. So basically, it refers to the manipulation of clay with the hands, using simple tools, to create different forms.

On the workshop, you will be shown all three hand building techniques. These are coiling, pinching and slab building. Then your teacher will…

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Things to remember

When deciding what to wear, bear in mind that working with clay can be messy.

Latest Reviews
5(7 reviews)
Jessica Jennings - October 2nd
Fantastic evening spent crafting a piece which I cannot wait to collect once it has been glazed! So helpful, friendly and a lovely calm creative space - would highly recommend
Angela - July 4th
I love pottery . I also love baking and decorating , and this happy combination came together in my first ever pottery class . I didn’t dare tackle the wheel (yet) so opted for the moulding clay technique clearly explained by owner Tessa who kindly sorted out the details of my gift voucher which I had been unable to use during lockdown . Sak Beh is a stylish little studio , intimate but with ample space to create and chat to fellow class mates , all half my age and amazingly creative ! I loved their enthusiasm and found the whole experience strangely therapeutic once the anxiety of starting from scratch faded . It was tempting to decorate my simple plate more lavishly, but had to reign it in , less is more !. Can't wait to see it glazed next .
Blessing Olaoye - June 27th
The class was very enjoyable!
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Age Requirement

18

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Your Teacher
Teacher

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…

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Class Location
Sak Beh Studio Pottery
Hackney
3 Garnham Street
Stoke Newington
N16 7JA
London

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Hand Building Workshop - 2 Hours

Reviews

Jessica Jennings - October 2nd
Fantastic evening spent crafting a piece which I cannot wait to collect once it has been glazed! So helpful, friendly and a lovely calm creative space - would highly recommend
Angela - July 4th
I love pottery . I also love baking and decorating , and this happy combination came together in my first ever pottery class . I didn’t dare tackle the wheel (yet) so opted for the moulding clay technique clearly explained by owner Tessa who kindly sorted out the details of my gift voucher which I had been unable to use during lockdown . Sak Beh is a stylish little studio , intimate but with ample space to create and chat to fellow class mates , all half my age and amazingly creative ! I loved their enthusiasm and found the whole experience strangely therapeutic once the anxiety of starting from scratch faded . It was tempting to decorate my simple plate more lavishly, but had to reign it in , less is more !. Can't wait to see it glazed next .
Blessing Olaoye - June 27th
The class was very enjoyable!
Carolina Magro - June 6th
Lovely experience. Tess was nice and helpful with us all. The studio is really pretty!
Stefan - October 21st
I bought this for my wife as a surprise birthday present for her wife and friends. She really enjoyed it and loved the teacher. They are now starting out a pottery collective and I have to fork out for a kiln in our back garden so be warned it can become very addictive!
Terry-Ann - September 27th
Absolutely amazing. Firstly the studio is really accessible and very clean and cozy. The teacher was amazing and soooooo helpful. Gave us tons of ideas and helped us along the way. My partner and I will definitely be visiting again and we cannot wait to collect our finished pieces we made.
sarah - August 2nd
Better than expected even. Really friendly, teacher and other potters. Didn't need any experience and so satisfying building something to be proud of in 2 hours. The teacher was patient and had time for everyone. Learnt a lot and cannot wait to collect my sculptured pot after firing.