BYOB Handbuilding Class for Beginners

London's most affordable handbuilding class!



2 hours Class size 1 to 10 (public classes), 6 to 24 label £35

During this two-hour session, you will utilise the traditional techniques of handbuilding like coiling, slabbing, and pinch pot to create beautiful pieces and develop a practise that embraces organic forms. This course is great for beginners or anyone who'd like to rekindle their love for handbuilding.
By the end of the two hours, you'll have your very own creation with the option to fire and glaze it (an additional £5). For more information about our cancellation policy, please see our FAQ section.
This session is BYOB, so please feel free to bring your own drinks and snacks and enjoy your Friday evening with us!
Please wear old clothing and have trimmed nails as you will be getting stuck in!
Notes:
Please note that due to the nature of clay, results may differ from expectation, including but not limited to:
  • Glaze may vary from examples and are for reference only
  • Texture created may not be shown in the final result
  • Pots will appear smaller from what you created from class, since clay has a 15% shrinkage
  • Pots may not be completely cleaned and may have small lumps of clay
  • Pots may be cracked or exploded
We offer delivery of your pots for a £15 fee to be requested and paid for at the end of the class.
We try our best to mitigate this problem, but these are inevitable. Unfortunately, the class is non-refundable, and we are only able to reimburse you if your work exploded.
Knowledge required
This class is suitable for anyone without any experience in pottery.
 
What you'll get
Clay, aprons, and tools will be provided during the class.
Please be aware that a materials fee of £5 per piece will be required if pots are to be kept.
Pieces are ready around 4-5 weeks after the class; please pick them up as they will be kept in storage for up to one month. We will send you an email when they are ready to be collected. Please check your email and spam folder.
We will keep your pots in the studio for a month. If not collected in time, they may be disposed of.
What to bring
  • Fingernails should be kept short for health and safety reasons.
  • Please wear comfortable clothing that you don't mind getting a bit of clay on.
  • Please come 10 minutes prior to the start of the class, as this will allow you to sign in and get ready for the class demonstration.
  • It is your responsibility to arrive on time for the class. Upon arriving at your class 30 minutes or later, we have the right to reject you joining the class without any refund or rescheduling.
  • No cancellations or reschedules allowed.
  • Cash or bank info for a transfer on the day to keep pieces.
Suitable for

This class is great for individuals and couples as well as for a date idea, team building activity or hen do.

This would also be a unique gift for her, gift for mum or gift for couples.

Location

cernamic studio - Stoke Newington 36A Windus road N16 6UP London

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Cernamic
Cernamic

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A rare and hidden pottery Eden in the heart of east London, Stoke Newington. Cernamic studio in Stoke Newington was founded, created, and built during the first lockdown of the pandemic, through hard work, blood, sweat, and tears. Nam and Susi two professional ceramicists run this fun and affordable pottery studio open for everyone from all walks of life.
Nam Tran is an award-winning practitioner who gives lectures and demos at universities and exhibits internationally. A ceramic lecturer and head of the departments in design and multi-media with Kensington and Chelsea college. Nam specialises in wheel-thrown raku, bringing years of experience and craftsmanship to every object made.
Tran's work is focused primarily on exploring the physical properties of clay and material experimentation is a strong characteristic of his work. He has been developing making enclosed forms that are much stronger than open forms and therefore resonates well with the alternative firing technique he uses. His work is dominated by thrown pieces that subtly echo the urban roots and conceptual design. Nam Tran first made pots as a teenager on a wheel in his own bedroom and remembers being captivated by the experience. With his unique alternatives methods and approach to ceramics, Nam Tran identifies rules and manipulates and bends them.

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