Pottery: The Weekend Activity That Isn’t Brunch
So much more than a Patrick Swayze and Righteous Brothers reference waiting to happen. Forget cafe hopping, because getting elbow-deep in clay is so much better.| December 1, 2017
Weekends in Singapore can get pretty mundane. It’s a great, thriving city, but for us locals, we seem to always be looking for something to fill up our weekends. Something that isn’t another brunch, something that isn’t another round of cafe-hopping. I love waffles and pancakes, but I think I’ve had waffle and pancake-themed weekends to last a lifetime. It’s why we have KULALA Weekends – to bring to you haunts that have never really crossed your mind.
A couple of weekends ago, Le Boss a.k.a. Yoyo had a therapeutic sesh at a local pottery place. Pottery! On the weekends! Why aren’t we doing it more often! It is tons more productive than brunch, plenty different and the tranquility and serenity that comes from getting your hands covered in clay will calm any weary soul. So, we thought – why not suss out all the best places to do pottery in Singapore. Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore reenactments not necessary. If it happens to you, though – damn.
Having visited Weekend Worker’s studio twice now and owning a couple of their creations, it’s safe to say that they’re one of my favourite potters in town. The studio is a cosy apartment and classes are capped at five participants per session for four hours, so you get undivided attention and plenty of focus to shape and create your very own clay vessels.
Reservations need to be made for each workshop. Find out more here.
Serving up some mean pottery, Studio Asobi takes plenty of inspiration from Japan, where they started practicing full-time as ceramic artists. They are currently holding introductory workshops from their home studio.
Blk 705 Hougang Ave 2 #02-265 Singapore 530705
Mud Rock Ceramics
With over a decade of experience, you are in good hands at Mud Rock Ceramics. There are plenty of classes to pick from, too. If you want to experience pottery firing using wood this December, sign up before all classes are fully booked!
85 Maude Rd
The 8TH Floor Creative Space
From introductory courses on the basic techniques of pottery to sessions where they give you free reign, The 8TH Floor Creative Space runs 10 times a week, three hours each.
37 Lorong 23 Geylang #08-03 Yu Li Industrial Building Singapore 388371
Thow Kwang Pottery Jungle
With over 77 years of history, Thow Kwang Pottery Jungle is home to one of the two oldest dragon kilns left in Singapore. Though, they only fire the 40-metre long kiln twice or thrice every year, this fact makes this old-school pottery place all the more cool. Learning pottery on the other hand, takes place every week!
85 Lorong Tawas Singapore 639823
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