You’ve binge-watched everything on Netflix, tried your hand at baking pastries, and developed a major green thumb. So, what better way to kickstart a new passion project than with the tranquil and soothing art of pottery? 

Ceramicist Catherine Choachuy of Pottery Sessions (@potterysessions) has just the thing for you, and the best part is, you can take a crack at it right in the comfort of your own home.

In her 3-hour online pottery workshop “Hand Building Pots: A beginner’s guide to clay,” you will learn all about the different kinds of clay, basic techniques, designing and adding elements into pots, as well as glazing and firing. Not only is it a hands-on workshop, but an insightful one too—as lectures and discussions will be included in the mix!

Angela Tiotangco, The Scoop Asia‘s Co-Founder trying out the Pinched Cups and Mugs Workshop from Pottery Sessions

You may choose between two workshops: Pinched Cups and Mugs or Slabbed Bowls and Spoons.

The Pinched Cups and Mugs workshop (P3,350) will cover how to make the basic forms, and add handles, footings, and other designs with the use of pinching and coiling techniques.

The Slabbed Bowls and Spoons workshop (P3,750) will include molds—that you can keep for future projects—in your kit to shape the bowls and spoons. This is where you will be making use of slab making, coiling and stamping, or impressing techniques.

Pottery Starter Kit

No equipment? No worries. After you’ve dried your masterpieces, you will be able to send them to Catherine for the last step. A workshop starter kit, plus glazing and firing fees are all included in the workshop fee! The starter kit comes with: 2 kg. stoneware clay, sponge, nylon string, skewer, wooden guides, brush, slip, scraper and cloth. 

At a time where anxiety and loneliness seem to prevail, pottery is the perfect way to get in touch with your inner peace. You’ll be surprised at the amazing things your hands are capable of creating, and you’ll soon discover that beautiful things do indeed take time.

So, what are you waiting for? Get your Zoom ready and sign-up for Catherine’s next workshops through this link!

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