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Claying Around (A Countryside Pottery Workshop)

Winding Road Studios, Titwala

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Creating something from scratch is always a wonderful feeling. Pottery is one of the most fun ways to express your inner artistry. We’re leaving the city, just two hours away, where you'll immerse yourself in a delightful pottery lesson surrounded by nature in a beautiful studio.

 

Meeting Point: 9:00 am | Titwala Railway Station (W)

Drop-off Point: 3:00 pm | Titwala Railway Station (W)

We meet at Titwala Railway Station and head to our lovely venue where you’ll be greeted with some delicious breakfast to get us through the day.

This introductory 3-hour workshop will guide you through the fundamentals of working with clay and also help you create your very own masterpiece. 

We start by familiarising ourselves with the different clay types and processes involved and then get our hands dirty. We’re going to learn techniques such as hand-building, throwing and using the wheel. Even though some of these may be a little advanced for beginners like us, you will be able to make your own signature creation!

If you like what you create, the good folks at Winding Road Studios will bake, glaze and send your masterpiece over to your home!

After a scrumptious lunch, we’ll head back to the city, not as we arrived, but as handicraft artists.

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Inclusions

  • Pick-up and drop at Titwala station
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • A 3-hour introduction to pottery. You will be spending the majority of your time learning hand-building techniques and creating a piece that you can opt to get fired and shipped to you. You will be given a chance to try your hand at the potter’s wheel under supervision and assistance from the team at Winding Road Studios 

 

Introduction to Clay:

Interacting with clay for the first time is like learning a new language. First, you listen, and then you express yourself. We'll start at the basic physics of clay and learn to tell the difference between soft, leather-hard, and bone-dry clay and each of their properties. We'll try our hand at the first step of all pottery projects — wedging, or preparing the clay by kneading.

 

Handbuilding:

The art of creating ceramics without any machines but your hands (and a few tools). There are three schools of hand-building. 

  1. The first and the simplest is pinching. Instinctively allow your fingertips to shape the clay to your desire, with a teacher to guide you to achieve your goal. 

  2. The second method is coiling, and building pieces by stacking and joining thick ropes of clay together. This helps you build tall pots with even walls on the first try! 

  3. The last is slab building. Roll out flat slabs of clay, cut shapes out of it, and join them together to create cups, bells, little houses, and more!

 

Throwing:

Once your hands are accustomed to the clay and how it moves, try out your new learning on the pottery wheel. Experience throwing on the wheel guided by a potter and what it feels like to make a pot with your own hands.

The world of pottery is endless and full of unexpected answers, so when in doubt, let your curiosity guide you. Try something out and see how the clay responds. If you have an idea or something you saw on Instagram you'd like to try, ask us about it and we can try it together!

 

Firing:

After your piece is made, we allow it to dry slowly for over ten days, before putting it in the kiln to be bisque-fired to 1000°C. Next, it is coated in coloured glaze and fired again to 1200°C to give it a bright, glossy finish and make it absolutely waterproof and ready to use. Once it’s ready, it will be shipped off to you!

 

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HOW TO REACH

Public Transport: 

-There are a couple of trains listed below that will get you to Titwala on time. If you miss either of these trains, you’ll be really late and will need to reach the pottery studio on your own.

06:56am | Titwala Slow from CSMT | Reaches Titwala at 8:41 am

07:26am | Asangaon Fast from CSMT | Reaches Titwala at 8:47 am

-You can check M-Indicator and board either of these trains from any other station

-Exit on Titwala Stn (West) through the foot-over bridge on the CSMT (south) end of the platform and meet us at the bottom of the stairs

 

Private Transport: 

-If you are driving down in your own vehicle or taking a taxi (Uber), meet us at this location by 10 am latest: https://www.google.com/maps/dir/19.1159478,72.8397314/lewis+farms+titwala 

-Please note, that you will find it very difficult to get a taxi back from this area.

 


Policy and Terms

  • Cancellations made 3 days or more in advance of the event date will incur a 70% cancellation
  • Cancellations made 72 hrs to the event date will receive no refund.
  • Tickets are transferable and you can send someone else in your place. Inform us beforehand.
  • 3.8% of all booking amounts are payment gateway charges. This amount is not refundable

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