Sak Beh Pottery art classes in London
Sak Beh Pottery art classes in London

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Sak Beh Pottery

187 reviews
187 reviews

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.

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Lucy
24 Oct
We had a great morning on the wheel throwing session. Learnt so much in 2 hours and definitely looking forward to doing more in the future. Looking forward to picking up the finished results.
Mark Izatt
11 Oct
Lovely intimate studio, with a fluid teaching style that adapts to your needs!
Jessica Jennings
2 Oct
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
Francesca
2 Oct
The workshop was so informative, and Tessa was very patient with us students and gave us very useful tips!

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Lucy
24 Oct
We had a great morning on the wheel throwing session. Learnt so much in 2 hours and definitely looking forward to doing more in the future. Looking forward to picking up the finished results.
Mark Izatt
11 Oct
Lovely intimate studio, with a fluid teaching style that adapts to your needs!
Jessica Jennings
2 Oct
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
Francesca
2 Oct
The workshop was so informative, and Tessa was very patient with us students and gave us very useful tips!
Francesca
2 Oct
I loved it!
Josephine Evans
29 Sep
Would recommend. Enjoyable and relaxing class.
Louise Beale
19 Sep
Tessa was very thorough with her instructions and tuition and she remained calm and patient. The morning was extremely enjoyable and satisfying.
Jane
9 Jul
I did my first ever throwing class @ Sak Beh Studio back in November 2019, and have continued to do ad hoc classes throughout lockdown. The studio has been really accommodating during this difficult period and offering classes when can. Sak Beh in general is amazing, a great and calm space to learn with all the tools/equipment on hand. The teachers are fantastic and gently guide you through throwing which is a lot harder than it looks. You get to learn everything from how to make a basic pot to understanding how a studio works. A unique experience and amazing value. Highly recommended.
Ray Shami
5 Jul
I really enjoyed the class. It was fun and informative.
Brie Gobel
5 Jul
Nice beginners introduction to wheel throwing. Our tutor was great and made sure everyone came home with at least one piece. Such a fun time!
Angela
4 Jul
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 .
Jocelyn Wellburn
3 Jul
I enjoyed the session very much. I wasn’t expecting to be able to throw a pot in the short time. But I enjoyed the whole experience of handling the fine porcelain(? ) I would have found it easier if there has been easily visible laminated reminder sheets of the sequence of required movements. It was all so new and different , my brain needed to take it in more slowly. The teacher was very helpful and somehow available to all of us! Thank you!
VERONICA SANTA LONDONO
2 Jul
We attended the Intensive Wheel Throwing Workshop on Saturday 19/07 in the afternoon. The experience was good but the course itself was not great: the teacher was clearly very good at pottery, but being an introductory course, we did not received enough insights into how the pieces are finished or what the aftermath process is. Also, I was not happy with having to wash and clean all the tools and wheel myself.
Blessing Olaoye
27 Jun
The class was very enjoyable!
Tavishi Pandya
26 Jun
Gorgeous little pottery studio! had a fantastic 2h learning how to throw clay! only down side is that its very difficult for a beginner and more tutoring would have been helpful. but for a beginner workshop can not fault it!
Stephanie Vega
22 Jun
This was a brilliant class. The space itself is beautiful and the teacher was welcoming and helpful. There was a perfect balance of watching to learn and having a go. I can't wait to sign up for more sessions and highly recommend this class to everyone!
Judith Symons
21 Jun
The atmosphere is calm and hard working, and the workshop owner, Tessa, is very attentive and her help is productive. The price is very reasonable for the reward!
Francesca Costanzo
15 Jun
Amazing class! In such a beautiful little shop. Such a helpful friendly teacher, would definitely recommend x
Andrew Nairne
10 Jun
Great!
STYLIANOS FOTEINOPOULOS
8 Jun
Bringing new friends at Sak Beh each time I want to do pottery, is what I like to do. I just did my second 2hour session and I m so pleased and happy with it. The space is cool and welcoming, the sanitary rules are always respected and the tutor is happy to give you the attention you need when you get your hands on the wheel. I m planning to do register for the 5 week intensive course, don't miss it!
Carolina Magro
6 Jun
Lovely experience. Tess was nice and helpful with us all. The studio is really pretty!
Srishti Thapa
5 Jun
I had such a lovely time at Sak Beh Pottery! I was given a gift voucher for my birthday and opted to do the intensive wheel throwing workshop - something that was on my bucket list for a long time. Tessa was such a warm and kind teacher, expertly and patiently guiding us through the different hand techniques and educating us about the clay and the process. It was definitely challenging but so satisfying when you end up with what looks like a decent bowl or pot!! The first pot is free to keep and any others you want to keep you could buy. After 3 weeks you can come and collect the finished pots (they trim and glaze it for you) - can't wait to see mine!
Holly Smith
5 Jun
A fantastic class, highly recommend! Great fun and great patient teacher, thank you!
Ana
5 Jun
I loved this session! It was so much fun and I really enjoyed it. Tessa who was the instructor was lovely and patient and made sure everyone had made something nice to take home by the end of the session. The studio is so cute it's light and airy, we were socially distanced (only 7 of us including Tessa) and had our own space without needing PPE screens which sometimes can ruin the social aspect (although we wore masks which was good). Everything about this experience was a 10/10 and I definitely want to come back again :)
Lucy Fyffe
30 May
We absolutely loved having a go at the pottery wheel but felt Tessa spent a bit too long instructing at the start. It was a lot of information to retain before we got to have a go. We also felt that 6 people was too many in one class, as we each spent quite a bit of time waiting for help when we got stuck with something.
Vivienne Griffin
21 May
Fantastic class. Loved the space and the atmosphere also.
Alice Heber
18 May
Lovely studio and ambiance that s following covid regulations. I felt safe. The teacher explains the throwing process so well and takes time with everyone and patiently to practice. What a great course, thank you
Charmaine Che
13 May
Tessa is an amazing teacher and the studio is a complete dream - intimate, inspired, and the perfect throwing sanctuary. These kinds of classes are perfect for me to continue practicing and honing my skills, as I’m no longer a beginner but need to learn and develop! Big thanks to Tessa for creating this space.
Lucy Hunt
11 May
We loved it!! So much fun, we would definitely do it again and recommend it
Gemma Champ
7 May
A lovely, warm, clean studio and Tess is a great tutor.
Josh Hunnisett
6 May
We loved the class,but the time went by so quickly!
Vasso Hadwen
6 May
Very good class. Excellent and very attentive teacher
Anonymous
5 May
Loved the class and as you can leave with two bowls it feels like very good value! I would just say that it would be nice to have a bit of an introduction at the very beginning, explaining who the teacher is and what we'll be doing in the class. Cheers!
Michael Amherst
5 May
Really enjoyed my time at Sak Beh. The tuition was excellent and really helped me improve.
Selena
30 Apr
I've lost count of what visit number this is for me now but needless to say, I love this space. Its so bright and airy, things are spotless and very COVID safe and Tessa patiently helps with any random question you may have and encourages creativity. I only wish there was studio membership available so I could go for more than just the single 3hrs a week! I'd love to be able to make more than 2 items a class and would happily pay for the additional clay and access hours.
Elise Brimer
29 Apr
Had a great time. Straight to the point and lots of freedom and guidance. A feel for the process was encouraged through physical play rather than verbal explanation which was nice!
Hayley McDonald
27 Apr
A brilliant workshop in the most beautiful bright sunny studio. I am looking forward to attending future workshops.
Melin Karabulutoglu
27 Apr
It was a lovely class, very informative as well as plenty of time to practise on the wheel. I definitely recommend this class to many who are interested in pottery. I am even thinking of doing a longer course.
Gabriella Holmes
25 Apr
Really great sessions to refine skills & with teaching support
Gabriella Holmes
25 Apr
Great to be back in this wonderful studio
Maya McAllister Demangeat
24 Apr
Really enjoyed taking this class ! A lovely first introduction to throwing clay. Can’t wait to do a more in depth course here in the future!
Vasso Hadwen
20 Apr
Very well organised class. Excellent teacher. I will definitely go back
Cecilia Barclay
18 Apr
My sister and I had the most wonderful and interesting afternoon yesterday and left feeling so inspired and creative. Excellent, soothing teaching and so kind despite the fact I was utterly talentless - was completely out-pottered by my little sister. A skill we are both now determined to learn. Huge thanks!
Selena
18 Apr
Great to be back in this beautiful studio! I love working in this space. Every tool you need is available and Tessa is always happy to help with any detail.
Catherine Thomson
17 Apr
I love spending time at Sak Beh Pottery - it's a lovely space where you can just be completely absorbed in what you are doing. Tessa is a great teacher and it's a great environment to learn in.
Gemma Champ
16 Apr
A lovely little studio, very clean and warm, and Tessa offers very personalised teaching. Definitely going back.
Chiara
20 Dec
Informative small class, which felt Covid secure. A beautiful array of glazes to choose from. Very excited for the next class! Thank you to Sak Beh and to Tessa our brilliant teacher.
Chloe
18 Dec
Tessa was so helpful in guiding me along different processes I have not used before!
Selena
18 Dec
I love working in Tessa's studio. She has everything you need and the place is spotlessly clean and COVID precautions taken.
STYLIANOS
14 Dec
Tessa is an excellent and very experienced teacher, very warm with a high degree of patience and love for what she is doing. We will definitely book more classes with her!
Kelly
12 Dec
Great class! Lots of great tips and advice for beginners - highly recommend!
Clare
12 Dec
I really enjoyed the class and was pleased with the things I made. I had never done it before. The teacher was very helpful and explained things well. Can’t wait to do another class
Selena
11 Dec
Great opportunity for independent projects with hands on help whenever requested from Tessa. Beautiful space in which to work in :)
Chloe
11 Dec
Tessa was extremely helpful, and helped me relearn after lockdown! X
Selena
25 Nov
I'm really enjoying my classes. Tessa's studio is so beautiful & spotlessly clean. She's really friendly and makes sure to spend 1:1 time with everyone in class to help develop their skills and the forms we make.
Nina
22 Nov
Great session for beginners - Space and teaching was perfect! I would recomend!
Marina
22 Nov
Great course. The teacher is great and the space is beautiful.
Ekin
3 Nov
Phenomenal course! Loved it :)
Becky
31 Oct
I had a great time at this class and looking forward to picking up the bowl that I made! The teacher was really helpful and was a great guide for the class. I learned lots of new techniques and would definitely recommend this class to beginners who want a fun and easy introduction to throwing.
Stefan
21 Oct
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!
Fong Yee
20 Oct
Bev was a patient and hands on teacher. I learned a lot and really enjoyed the session!
Rebecca
14 Oct
Great course, and really good teacher. I did the taster class, you won't come out of it an expert but it's deffinitely enough to make you realise how fun pottery is. The teacher will make sure you come out with some kind of pot. Would deffinitely recommend this course.
Sophie
8 Oct
Loved the class! Instructions were clear and quick so we could get the most out of the experience, the studio was so lovely and immaculately clean. Could have stayed all day! Highly recommend.
Amy
28 Sep
It was great fun, I’m looking forward to going back for another workshop!
Terry-Ann
27 Sep
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.
Leah
23 Sep
This was a great class. I booked it for my friend's birthday, and we were able to make lots of pots on the wheel and collect one once its been fired (plus an additional charge to take home a 2nd). The teacher was friendly and patient, and the studio was a calm and clean environment.
Ben
16 Sep
Great couple of hours. Clear instructions and good fun
Meghan
13 Sep
Great to be back in the studio!
Martha
8 Sep
The taster session was great, got a good feel of what I wanted to achieve. The studio is gorgeous
Janice
8 Sep
Amazing experience. Teacher was kind and patient with our group. Would definitely recommend.
Catherine
28 Aug
What a lovely class! Our teacher was great making everything really clear, and she was very attentive and helpful to everyone. She also very kindly allowed us to make several things to practise and I appreciated the fact that the making time was not cut off by cleaning time as this would have made the class much shorter. I was really pleased with my pots and I hope to do a longer course there!
Jenny
9 Aug
My husband and i had a lovely time. It was our first time at wheel throwing. We had lots of laughs and fun with other couples and the tutor. She was clear with instructions and on hand to help.
Tamara
9 Aug
Amazing workshop! Rosie was a really patient teacher, the studio was really relaxing and it was an immersive class where I learnt a lot! Can't wait to pick up our pieces in 2 weeks!
Becca
9 Aug
A really lovely introduction class to wheel throwing. The teacher was great, friendly and helpful, and the class was a lot of fun.
Celine
9 Aug
Just did one course so far but I can’t wait to go back
Andrew
5 Aug
I have only had my first session, but it was fantastic! Great teacher and lots of time to practice :)
Wendy
3 Aug
The course was well planned and organised. We were able to move onto the throwing very quickly and enjoy success early on. Highly recommended.
Stella
3 Aug
It was an excellent class really well organised and clear information and social distancing with PPE.We got to learn how to wedge and throw two pots and had step by step help on the way I fully recommend it !
sarah
2 Aug
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.
Flora
29 Jul
A wonderful experience.
Hannah
26 Jul
So fun and really informative. Helped refresh my pottery skills and helped me with gaps in my knowledge. Everyone was really friendly, felt safe with everything going on with Covid and the space is so beautiful. Will hopefully go back soon :) Thank you!
Liz
25 Jul
I really enjoyed the class, the teacher was very patient and explained everything really well and was very knowledgeable. The class was paced well and good value for money, I would definitely do another workshop to build on what I learnt!
Eleanor
6 Jun
A really wonderfully well-run class in a beautiful studio! We had a great time, learnt loads and managed to make a collection of little bowls to take home! Thank you so much, we will be returning!
Emily
19 Mar
I absolutely loved the workshop and can’t wait to sign up for another class
Valentino
16 Mar
We ended up being alone in the class, we loved it and we definitely got the pottery bug :)
Josh
11 Mar
The course was my second throwing experience, but the first one so in depth. Tessa is a good and patient teacher. She balances 1-2-1 time and group explanations very well. I really enjoyed it and I can't wait to pick up my creations!
Jess
10 Mar
Great to get to see and experience every stage of the process! Tessa is great.
Toby
9 Feb
It was the first time throwing and I really enjoyed it! The tutor was very friendly and explained everything thoroughly. A great experience and definitely spurred me on to do more!
Pete
8 Feb
Excellent work environment. Clear and focused teaching technique across the five weeks. Outstanding support from the teacher and the technician. First class modelling of work practice. Great atmosphere.
Gaby
8 Feb
Lovely class size and lovely host, relaxing and welcoming and really well taught! Would highly recommend.
Annie
2 Feb
The studio is the cleanest I've seen; small class size; a lot of creative freedom; and thoughtful instruction. It was a very personable experience. I highly recommend this course to get the foundations of the full process.
Michaela
2 Feb
This is my second class I’ve booked with Sak Beh pottery studio ... 5 week throwing course is amazing experience , You learn so much , truly enjoyed every minute of it 🙏🏻 Tessa is a great teacher and I’m already looking forward doing some more .
Dana
20 Jan
It was great fun and an amazing teacher. Definitely feel inspired to keep going :)
Meghan
16 Jan
:) very good class
Jess
4 Jan
This was a brilliant introduction to the basics of wheel throwing. We had lots of time on the wheel and everything was demonstrated really well. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend.
Gemma
3 Jan
Great workshop, a lot of explaining at the beginning and cleaning at the end, allows for minimal time on the wheel. It would be useful if there was less time allocated to cleaning so more time could be spent on the wheel. Also it would be better if they were able to email us to let us know when the items are ready for collection. All in all a great workshop that I would recommend.
Ada
3 Dec
Great workshop and teacher! It was just a bit difficult to collect the artwork. But we found a solution.
Tyra
10 Nov
Great class and the instructor was helpful and very friendly!
Amy Forbes
13 Oct
Fantastic class. Eloise was a great teacher - gave really clear instructions, was very patient and made the class really fun. The 3 hours whizzed by and I learned loads. Would thoroughly recommend the class for any beginner or improver, and I'm considering going back for a longer course.
Giloux
10 Aug
We had a lovely time. Really clear explanations, we made 2 pieces during the classe
Kaf
28 Jul
The workshop was fun but for beginners, having only one instructor was not enough. We also spent nearly an hour being spoken at. I think this is an incredibly long time and took a lot of the workshop. Maybe smaller classes and actually let people know when their items are ready. I've been checking the site and my class date isn't even on there.
Josh
24 Jul
The workshop was very enjoyable and informative. We gained a good understanding of how the studio works and the process of making pots on the wheel. The studio is absolutely lovely and the teacher was great. In future, I would suggest that the class has fewer students or that the teacher has some support as the class ran-over a little and sometimes people were sitting waiting for help.
Claire
22 Jul
The workshop was wonderful! Everything was explained clearly and in detail from start to finish and because of the size of the workshop each attendee is given a lot of time to be explained how to do things or why things are going wrong etc. - will definitely be coming back!
Robert
21 Jul
This course was just perfect. Very relaxed, super informative and our instructor was brilliant
karen
21 Jul
Great environment. Great teacher, very patient and gave us all individual help as well as letting us just get on with it ourselves. Would highly recommend it.
Elisa
21 Jul
The studio is really clean and everything is in place :) The teacher was good in explaining all the process step by step by as there are a lot of information and details to take in mind, time goes fast during the theory part. I believe should be added an extra 30 min. to have more time to dedicate to practice, otherwise nothing to say! I look forward collecting my pieces!
Harri
20 Jul
Really enjoyable and therapeutic. Tessa is a great teacher!
Harri
16 Jul
I really enjoyed the work shop, Tessa is a great teacher, helpful and knowledgable. Will definitely go back!
Diane
10 Jul
We had a great time on our 3 hour course. The setting it very relaxing, clean and inviting. The teacher was very informative and helped when we needed it but also let us make mistakes so we could learn how to rectify then. Really enjoyed it.
Alex
8 Jul
Fantastic afternoon doing something completely different. Teachers were great and we achieved a lot in the time available Thank you
Alona
8 Jul
We had a great teacher; it was extremely interesting to learn about pottery. The workshop was engaging and I'd recommend it to anyone interested in wheel throwing.
Nadia
8 Jul
Had a brilliant morning workshop learning to throw pottery. Very friendly and knowledgable teacher, and a beautiful studio to work in. Had time to make 3 pieces x some better than others!! Would 100% recommend the class.
Annie
6 Jul
There was a lot of solid time in the wheel. I thoroughly enjoyed the class. Be aware however that there isnt an opportunity to put handles on your cups unless you take the 6 or 12 week course.
Maya
6 Jul
Really enjoyed the class and the teacher was very helpful and thorough in explaining the whole process.
Anne
3 Jul
Great course! Very thorough instructions from a very lovely, patient teacher, who helped all of us on the course throw some really quite impressive (for beginners!) mugs. bowls and vases on the wheel. Highly recommend!
Anne
3 Jul
Amazing course and well worth it even if you have no artistic bone in your body. Our teacher was patient, passionate and gave very comprehensive instructions and demonstrations. We were shown the entire process from preparing the clay to throwing a useful mug/vase/bowl (or two!) and it was so much fun and super rewarding to learn a new skill. Highly recommend!
Laura
2 Jul
Thoroughly enjoyable taster class. As someone who is a complete novice at pottery throwing I’m now really keen to develop the skill.
Emma
30 Jun
Rosie was lovely and very patient with all of us! Happy with what we made and can’t wait to visit again
Inole
29 Jun
Great friendly class, lovely environment. Would’ve preferred to spend more time on the wheel as we were rushed and had to clean afterwards. Otherwise lovely set up.
Amy
25 Jun
I bought this as a gift for my friend and she loved it! She thought the space was really inviting, the teacher engaging and informative. She liked the balance of pinching and throwing techniques. She could've said all of this purely to make me think she enjoyed her gift, but she's not one for lying and kept me updated with pictures.
C
24 Jun
I really enjoyed this workshop! It was informative and great fun. The class was nice and small so we all had a chance to learn and get tips from the teacher, who offered clear guidance when needed but didn't interfere. I'd definitely recommend it for a fun afternoon of trying something new!
Kim
24 Jun
Good class, with detailed instructions and lots of one-on-one teaching time. Very clean space!
Anna
23 Jun
Really great pottery class especially for the price! Beautiful little studio as well.
Sajni
23 Jun
Had a really great class - small size and very friendly teachers. Lovely studio!
Fangyi
23 Jun
Really enjoyable course in a beautiful studio. Very good introduction for beginners as you get to do both the throwing and the pinch pot, and you get something to take away at the end. Well supported and would recommend!
Lisa
22 Jun
Maybe not a great class for beginners.
None
19 Jun
Attended with friends. Was a fun two hours we made two pots and picked them up a few weeks later. Great if you have had no experience.
None
19 Jun
I can't rate the experience this time as we were not able to participate. I had booked to attend the class with a friend but there was something wrong with the booking system and we were turned away at the door. We received a refund but the class was booked far in advance and it was disappointing not to be able to take part in the class as we had travelled to get there.
Tasha
17 Jun
The instructor was intimidating, every time I made a mistake she would say that “well this is not good because you’ve done this wrong again”. It made me feel insecure and useless as it was my first time doing it. Also, the class ended 30minutes earlier that stated. I was surprised that we could only take 1 of our creations home and an additional £3.50 will be charged if u want to take more than that. I have seen many other places that allows us to take 4 of our pieces home for free. Not worth £50 for the service and the fact that it was less than 3 hours.
Philip
16 Jun
Lots of fun, great teacher and we’ll definitely be back
Joanne
16 Jun
I never expected to be able to actually throw a piece! So happy with what I made. The leader of the class was so nice and helpful and the studio was lovely
Neeraj
11 Jun
Really well taught session and good amount of time on both the throwing and hand moulding. Could easily have spent another hour there!
VIKTORIA
11 Jun
Eloise was a great instructor and the studio is really cool and neat. The theory/practice ratio was good and the effort they put in the pieces after is impressive. Can't wait to pick up my final piece!
Stephanie
11 Jun
Amazing experience! Went for my birthday with my friends and the instructor was so friendly and professional! Made it so much more fun. Highly recommend
Richard
10 Jun
A brilliant workshop in a lovely environment with a great and encouraging teacher.
Calli
6 Jun
Great way to try out throwing. Mallory was super helpful and knowledgable. Would recommend if you want to give pottery a go
Rebecca Wise
5 Jun
A fantastic way to get into throwing- my first experience and one I'd love to try again. We learnt the theory and tried out each step, a wonderful way to spend a sunday afternoon!
ula
3 Jun
It was really interesting and relaxing.
Camila
3 Jun
It was so much fun! we learned the basics and were able to keep the piece we loved. Also loved that they taught us about the importance of mindfulness with clay, making sure we don't waste it as we wash our hands in the sink.
marie
3 Jun
It was a very lovely experience. The teacher gave us very clear explanations. I really did appreciate the fact that the place was absolutely spotless. I only wish we could have done more trial by our self at the end (and a little less cleaning- even if i don't mind at all eheh :) ) I do highly recommend it! See you soon!
Dominique
2 Jun
It was a fun afternoon and the instructor was very knowledgeable but I would have liked more time actually playing with the clay as we only got two attempts on the wheel.
Felicity
1 Jun
This workshop was honestly one of the most enjoyable things I’ve done in a while! It offered the perfect amount of teaching and hands-on practical experience so that you could get use to throwing in the time provided. I would 100% recommend it to anyone thinking about trying this art form out!
Lena
29 May
Really enjoyed it. Thank you!
Rollo
28 May
Really good fun. Great teacher and nice studio 👏
Becky
27 May
My first time throwing--we learnt all the important stages and I really enjoyed the process! Can't wait to pick up my pot.
Sofie
26 May
Great teacher who taught us a lot of techniques during a 3hours pottery session. Pretty studio where they respect all materials and are eco-friendly. I would recommend this to anyone who is interested and wants to learn more!
Nicholas
25 May
Great space and teachers. It'd be nice to have more time to make mistakes and learn on the wheel and with hand crafting, but as an introductory taster it was perfect. A bit crowded, and a bit of a scramble during the clean up, but still really worthwhile. Left me wanting to do more more more! Can't wait to pick up our finished pieces :-D i'd do another here for sure
Nico
21 May
Really great workshop, the studio is warm, clean, and cozy! Would highly recommend to anyone, found throwing really hard and satisfying at the same time.
Emily
19 May
Such good value for money and a seriously enjoyable class with really nice teachers!
Hannah
19 May
Had a good time but felt quite rucmshed doing both throwing and hand building in the short time. Would have preferred to work for the whole time on just one of the activities and really get a feel for it. Also collection times for picking up work are not particularly flexible and difficult for someone working full time in another area.
Alicia
18 May
It was our first time throwing and we loved it! Rosie is a really amazing teacher, she talks through everything so clearly and gives lots of help if you're not so confident. Highly recommended!
Violet
18 May
Such a nice instructor ! She went though everything so thoroughly and helped when needed but also allowed you to just have fun with it. Perfect for people who have never done something like it! X
Ernest
18 May
Great introduction to wheel spinning. Would've liked better timekeeping!
VE
11 May
Fantastic instructor and beautiful studio. The beginners workshop I attended was really enjoyable with a lovely vibe. The instruction and modelling was perfect for absolute beginners. It’s a bit of a shame that the pots are glazed for you and that you’re only allowed to keep one - I hadn’t realised this beforehand - but do understand given time constraints. I’d love to come back for more sessions!
Sophie
8 May
What a beautiful studio, the photos do not do it justice. Had a few problems with too many folks showing up for the class which the owner was not able to manage well and instead blamed Obby. Was an incredibly awkward start. The instructions and class were great, although the wheel throwing was more difficult that I thought it would be! The instructor was super hands on and helpful and was able to make some pots. They don't send you any reminders when your pots are done, you have to check their website for this - don't forget!
Elena
7 May
Had a great time! Rosie was very patient. She talked through all the steps - excellent particularly for beginners!
Olivia
6 May
The class was very fun and the teachers worked were very knowledge and helpful.
Joyce
6 May
Great taster experience, and good introduction to the fundamentals/basics. The instructor was very friendly and clear in her instructions, and the small group makes the experience all the more fun and engaging!
Choi-Ha
6 May
Lovely studio! Very informative on basics and had a great time on the wheel as a beginner. Would definitely recommend!
Mollie
5 May
Really great class and helpful instructor.
Patricia
5 May
Really enjoyed my this workshop. Each person had their our own station (no sharing/split time), we learned a little about pottery and clay, as well as the techniques we would be using. We watched the teacher making a pot and then we applied what we learned to our piece. At the end, everyone helped clean the stations so we also learned about the cycle of clay and how you can reclaim it, as well as the care you should have with silica dust. The studio also offers classes if you're keen on that after the workshop. Can't wait to pick up my piece!
Clementine
5 May
Great workshop, beautiful studio, incredibly useful tuition. Will come back!
Rebecca
1 May
Such a great class. Delightful studio with wonderful facilities. Our teacher was brilliant- so patient and inspiring and clearly a true love for clay and ceramics.
Hazel
30 Apr
Really informative, fun class - can recommend!
Chris Andrew
21 Apr
Class was overbooked and I was not given any notice or cancellation. I showed up as booked but was told I could not attend. This is the second time something like this has happened. I can't comment on the teaching.
Sabrina azman
21 Apr
Such a lovely and supportive teacher! The number of students are perfect so everyone has equal amount of attention. The studio space is very very clean and comfortable. Go for it!
Emma
20 Apr
Gabby is a wonderful teacher! She has an extensive technical knowledge which allows for a very informative and insightful throwing experience. You do not feel rushed within the timeframe and are able to ask questions to get the most out of the workshop. It was a relaxed environment with no judgement and the studio is beautifully set up and organised, uncluttered and bright - a perfect creative atmosphere and I will definitely be coming back! Thank you to Gabby and Tessa for having me.
anna
20 Apr
Was back for my 3rd class, and again was so much fun. Tessa is a great teacher!
Cristina
17 Apr
Great space and great class!
Laura
16 Apr
I took my mum for mothers day and she really enjoyed the experience too! we can't wait to go pick up our creations and see how they turned out.
Laura
16 Apr
Such an enjoyable class, our instructor Gabbi was an amazing instructor. I will definitely be back for more lessons in the future.
ilaria
15 Apr
The course is was fun and I learned a lot. The teacher was very passionate and helpful. I'll definetely go back!
Emily
8 Apr
Such a lovely class with a passionate and talented teacher. The studio space was so inspiring and the class size was perfect. I'm totally addicted and can't wait to go back!
Danny
8 Apr
The class was great! For the first 45-60 minutes we were shown the concepts and basics of throwing in a clear and comprehensive manner. We then spent about an hour and a half having a go ourselves. Gabby, the instructor, was friendly, welcoming, helpful, inclusive and gave clear direction while allowing room for creativity and error. It was exactly what I was looking for from a first session and has spurred me on to take up a five week course. Thanks!
Christina
8 Apr
Great class, very enjoyable! Malory was a very detailed instructor. It would have been great though if Sak Beh had a few pictures of what you wanted to achieve at each step to keep you on track (also one step - centring - wasn't on the board of steps). Otherwise great session and really appreciated the feedback along the way! Thank you :)
Bushra
6 Apr
I really enjoyed the workshop. The teacher was great, really enthusiastic, interested in what we were making and made sure we all ended up with something to take back from the session. I will definitely recommend this class! 5 star from me!
Jyoti
6 Apr
Brilliant afternoon spent learning about pottery crafting and main techniques to shape and throw. Quite a challenge but the instructor as fab! Was such a laugh and would totally do it again :)
Valentina
4 Apr
I had an amazing and very special experience at the taster class in this studio. Tessa is a very generous and kind person, organised and clear on her instructions. I was able to make my first pot with a lid and some really unique details. I then spent the rest of the workshop painting a beautiful bowl that she had prepared for all students. I will certainly go back regularly and sign up to the full course. I highly recommend this place/
SAVIOUR
3 Apr
Very good class which I really enjoyed. I will recommend to others.
Arianna
31 Mar
Rosie is very friendly and welcoming. She is explained very clearly all the process from start to finish to gives us instructions on what to do. She also made sure everyone got some help when needed. I would have wanted also to paint my piece after the firing, but looking forward for other sessions when that will be possible. Rosie makes pottery throwing achievable for everyone!
Michaela
30 Mar
Such a great class and I hope to do more in the future , absolutely brilliant teachers !
Hazel
27 Mar
Fantastic value for money. Session started promptly with a health and safety briefing and instructions about throwing the clay. Then we picked up our clay, choose a wheel and got started. It was a great learning environment and we were actively supported and instructed throughout.. I was very happy when I picked up my two pots, which had been fired and glazed. I would highly recommend this taster session.
Emma
26 Mar
Had such an amazing class with Malory,she was so thorough and really explained everything so well. A great first experience with Obby in a beautiful studio
Aaysha
26 Mar
A really enjoyable session. My husband and I thought that it was well organised. Rosie provides clear instructions and demonstrations - she made sure she gave everyone some individual time to help with their pottery. I was really pleased with the items I made. The venue was lovely: clean, bright and well equipped.
Isabelle
23 Mar
Sak Beh Studio is a beautiful space and Gabby is a lovely and really helpful and encouraging teacher. Great way to spend an evening..will be coming back !
Suzanne
22 Mar
Thoroughly enjoyed this taster session - the studio is beautiful and Mallory was such a brilliant instructor. She was so passionate about ceramics it was impossible not to share her enthusiasm, and she was calm, patient, and supportive throughout. I unreservedly recommend this class!
anna
16 Mar
I have now done this taster lesson twice. Loved it! I'm hoping to make this a proper hobby :) Lovely teachers who welcome you with a cuppa. Beautiful new studio and and great tutoring. Highly recommended

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