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Kurinuki Workshop - Make a Ceramic Teacup

4.8(11 reviews)
Learn how to make ceramic bowl/cup using traditional Japanese technique "Kurinuki" with natural clays and pigments.
Borough
In-person
£80 pp
3hrs
Beginner
Next available date:8th June 2024
What happens in this class?

Kurinuki is the traditional Japanese pottery art, which implies hand-building and carving from a single block of clay.

Kurinuki pottery art differs in instinctivety, so get ready to forget about the “right” clay forming and let yourself craft asymmetric and imprecise articles. Focus on the pleasure received from the fascinating process of making ceramics, and create vessels that will reflect your personality and creativity.

This technique is meditative, relaxing and suitable for any level, so anything from complete beginners to seasoned pros are welcome.

Your tutor, Annette Lindenberg, will guide you through the process, explain the philosophy of tea…

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Things to remember

COLLECTING YOUR FIRED WORKS

You can collect your fired works TWO WEEKS after the class took place.

COLLECTION SLOTS:

  • Tuesdays 5-7 PM
  • Thursdays 5-7 PM
  • Saturdays 2-3 PM

Please come and collect within the stated times as we often run classes before and after the hours and…

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FAQs
How many people will there be in each class?
There will be up to 8 students per session. We pride ourselves in our relaxed intimate environment allowing more one on one time with the teacher.
What Should I Wear?
While the majority of clay can easily be washed out of your clothing, working with terracotta and deeper colours can leave stains. Please come dressed in clothing you do not mind getting dirty and can easily be put through the washing machine. We will provide each maker with an apron for their use during the session.
What Should I bring?
Each class will be fully stocked with all the materials and tools needed. All clay, glazes and firings are included within the cost of the course. Please bring your own sketchbook and drawing/writing materials for note taking and design sketching.
Will there be food provided?
We will provide a range of teas and coffees and some light biscuits. If you would like some a more substantial meal we are conveniently located near Mercato Metropolitano and Borough Market where you can find a range of local restaurants and delis.
Do you have disability access?
Our studio is fully wheelchair accessible. If you have any special needs or requirements please let us know in advance and we will try and accommodate you as best as possible.
Latest Reviews
4.8(11 reviews)
undefined - 27 March 2024
Annette was a fantastic instructor- she was thorough in her explanations so we learned a lot.
Anna Mihov - 27 November 2023
Great Kurinuki workshop and one of a kind! Annette was a great teacher and patiently showed us how to appreciate the art of imperfections. It was an honour to learn from a Kurinuki master.
saphina zhuge - 12 November 2023
Great workshop on KURINUKI Annette was really pedagogical and she meticulously checked that we were doing what we were supposed to at every steps. Interesting course that put you a bit out of the comfort zone by creating through imperfections
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Booking Options
3hrs workshop1 class
£80

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Age Requirement

12
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

Creative space in Central London in an intimate setting, with on-hand expert guidance from professional ceramic artists.

-SE1 location: within 10 minutes walk from London Bridge and Borough -Professional excellence: all teachers are Royal College of Art alumni -No hidden fees: materials, firings and technical assistance included -Personalised approach: small groups and individualised tuition 

We do everything to enable your creativity, helping you transform your ideas into objects!

Class Location
Decima Clay Borough
Borough
1-5 Newington Causeway
SE1 6ED
London

Reviews

undefined - 27 March 2024
Annette was a fantastic instructor- she was thorough in her explanations so we learned a lot.
Anna Mihov - 27 November 2023
Great Kurinuki workshop and one of a kind! Annette was a great teacher and patiently showed us how to appreciate the art of imperfections. It was an honour to learn from a Kurinuki master.
saphina zhuge - 12 November 2023
Great workshop on KURINUKI Annette was really pedagogical and she meticulously checked that we were doing what we were supposed to at every steps. Interesting course that put you a bit out of the comfort zone by creating through imperfections
Paula Carvalho - 2 October 2023
Thank you for the beautiful workshop. I’ve learned so much in a few hours. Kurinuki technique was a great experience and I feel in love with it. I am looking forward to come to other workshops with you.
Elizabeth Mann - 24 September 2023
The workshop was enjoyable and the artist who led it was very knowledgeable. I thought the session could have benefited from being maybe an hour longer to give participants a bit more time to relax and feel creative. At times it felt as though it was a bit of a rush to get us all done and out.
Esha Khanna - 17 September 2023
Another banger! Thanks Annette
Richard - 11 April 2023
Really enjoyable experience. Annette was a nurturing and knowledgeable teacher and the process engaging, jut the right balance of mindfully haphazard and carefully focused. I'm looking forward to picking up my cup!
Neil Warren - 12 March 2023
This was a wonderful class and so enjoyable. Our teacher not only explained the steps clearly and offered the right levels of encouragement and practical help throughout, she also imparted so much knowledge about the process and the history of the style of pottery. Very happy to recommend this class.
Lucy Pryor - 13 November 2022
Brilliant workshop and Annette was an excellent tutor. Loved it.
Michelle - 25 September 2022
Fun and relaxing activities
Glen Wilkins - 2 August 2022
Had a great time on this course learning a new skill. The studio is light and friendly and the teacher was very knowledgeable and encouraging. I will be booking more courses at Decima.