Shopping for homeware is great fun, but what if you could make items like bowls, cups, and plates yourself? For a fun family-friendly activity that will also give you the chance to be creative and take home new items for your home, try a pottery workshop! With just your hands, you and your little one can get up to hours of fun molding clay and making ceramics. Who knows, it might just become your new favorite family hobby together too.
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With 2 outlets in Singapore at Sembawang and Macpherson, Arudio provides options for where you can try pottery. Classes are beginner-friendly, with trial classes and short classes also available. Choose from wheel-throwing where you and your kiddo will learn moulding with a motorized wheel, or hand building that includes techniques like pinching, and coiling. At the end of the workshop, you will also be able to make 2 creations and collect them after they are glazed by the experts!
Arudio, multiple locations, +65 9797 4064, www.arudioceramic.com
Am I Addicted is both a pottery studio and Korean cafe located in the heart of town, which means you can easily spend a whole day here. Potter classes and workshops start from SG$55 for an hour – there’s even a flower pot wheel throwing class where you can bring home a free plant! After you’re down making your masterpiece, wind down with delicious snacks and smoothies from the cafe.
Am I Addicted, 13 Stamford Rd, B2-51/52/53 Capitol Singapore, Singapore 178905, +65 9113 3090, amiaddicted.sg
Ranging from SG$55/pax for a single session to SG$480 for a 8-lesson course, The Potters’ Guilt lets you trial pottery or have a full-on journey to become a skilled expert. If you’re unsure if you prefer wheel throwing or hand building, why not try both methods with their 3-hour Pottery Do-It-All class? The studio is also open to students who want to practise in their own free time.
The Potters’ Guilt, 195 Pearl's Hill Terrace, #01-03, Singapore 168976, www.thepottersguilt.com
Urth & Phire translates to “earth” and “fire” – the 2 elements needed during the pottery process. Here, ages 16 and above can give pottery a go, starting with a trial class at SG$60, with materials, glazing and equipment and guidance all provided for. Once you get the hang of it, consider signing up for a package that starts from SG$400 for 8 sessions so you can become a pro while making more pieces to take home.
Urth & Phire, 2 Pereira Rd, #05-02A 2connectt@TS, Singapore 368024, +65 9770 4862, www.uppottery.com.sg
Start off your pottery journey with Mud Rock Ceramics, where beginner courses include 5 lessons at SG$330 per pax, complete with complimentary firings for your works. Not forgetting the little ones, they also have a specially curated Little Mud Rockers children's course. Besides workshops, they also provide professional ceramics consultation services and a retail store where you can shop for readily-made works.
Mud Rock Ceramics, 85 Maude Rd, Singapore 208357, +65 6291 1186, www.mudrockceramics.com
Inspired by Japanese culture and run by the duo of Kenneth and Huiwen, Studio Asobi provides a safe space for pottery learners to be in touch with their creative side. A basic 3-hour session starts from SG$95, and includes a drink and snacks. Proceeds of the fee goes to providing free classes for migrant workers as a form of art therapy too, so you’ll be giving back to society in a small way!
Studio Asobi, 705 Hougang Ave 2, Singapore 530705, studioasobi.com
If you’re wondering where to bring the kids during their school holiday breaks, take them to Goodman Ceramic Studio for some creative fun. Kids aged 5 and above can learn the fundamentals of clay pottery, with themed classes like Animal Sculpting with clay and Family Wheel Fun. If the little one loves it, book a return package with a Family Throwing Course so you can make new creations together over 4 weeks.
Goodman Ceramic Studio, 71, 01-01 Ubi Cres, Singapore 408571, +65 9455 8405, www.goodmanceramicstudio.com
With the intention of making people feel closer to nature, School Of Clay Arts is a ceramic studio that lets you design and build handcrafted items from scratch. Introductory and fundamental classes are available to ease all ages into the activity. The best part? After you’re done with your ceramic, you won’t have to collect them because they will deliver it to you instead!
School Of Clay Arts, 10 Ubi Cres, Ubi Techpark (Lobby B), #07-33, Singapore 408564, +65 9177 5764, www.schoolofclayarts.com
Located 5 minutes from Aljunied MRT station, Terra & Ember is a cozy haven that will get you in the zone for a calming pottery experience. Workshops here range from a Wheel Throwing Trial Experience to Mini Pottery and Ceramic Glaze Making, so you can learn the various steps and processes. You can arrange for the class to suit your schedule, and they also have a store to browse items like bowls and saucers instead of making them.
Terra & Ember, 475 Geylang Rd, Singapore 389434, terraandember.com
All ages are welcome at Thow Kwang Pottery Jungle, which is home to the oldest dragon kiln in Singapore and surrounded by nature. Kids and parents can sign up for the Hand Building and Potter’s Wheel workshop (SG$45 per pair), where they will have to work as a team to shape their item. After you’re down with you session, pay a visit to the tunnels and see the firing chamber in action!
Thow Kwang Pottery Jungle, 85 Lor Tawas, Singapore 639823, +65 6268 6121, www.potteryjungle.com
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