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

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Sak Beh Pottery

25 reviews
25 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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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 !
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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!
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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!
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Lily
26 Mar
Good, Clean Facilities

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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 !
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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!
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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!
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Lily
26 Mar
Good, Clean Facilities
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None
21 Apr
Okay.
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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/
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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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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!
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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.
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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
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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.
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Michaela
30 Mar
Such a great class and I hope to do more in the future , absolutely brilliant teachers !
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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!
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SAVIOUR
3 Apr
Very good class which I really enjoyed. I will recommend to others.
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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 :)
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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 :)
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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!
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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!
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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.
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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.
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Cristina
17 Apr
Great space and great class!
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anna
20 Apr
Was back for my 3rd class, and again was so much fun. Tessa is a great teacher!
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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.
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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!
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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.