Pottery Trial Courses

This course is suitable for beginners and people who would like to make their favorite tableware like a small bowl, cup, plate and so on.

Pottery
Wheel
Hand-building

We will teach and help you to use the electric wheel, then also make some simple hand-builded forms within 1 hour.
You can then choose which of the works you would like to keep and decide the desired glazes (color) from 15 glazes.
It will take 3 weeks at most to trim, fire, glaze and fire the works again.
We will contact you immediately after the final firing.
We can provide some small plaster molds and patterns to help you make the form.
You can keep any of your works to be fired, and each will incur a firing fee.
If you are visiting Japan as a traveler we recommend taking the pottery class at the beginning of your trip, as it takes 3-4 weeks for the works to be complete. Shipping is available at an extra cost.

About Courses

Pottery Wheel Course

Learning to use the potter’s wheel takes patience, practice and focus. It is also super-relaxing and rewarding.
If you are a total beginner, we will sit with you for an hour or two of lessons for your first few visits. After that, people typically find their feet a bit and want to work on their own with occasional advice, troubleshooting, demonstrations of new forms, or rescue missions. There are three instructors here who can help you as much as you want. You’ll make a few wobbly small bowls, plates or cups on your first couple of visits, but as you get better control you will begin to create your favorite forms.
For intermediate and advanced potters, we’re here when you need us for technical advice, aesthetic opinions, or learning new forms. We also aren’t shy with challenging you to explore new directions like altering forms, advanced surface treatments, construction of more complex works, etc.

Hand-building Course

Hand-building, or sculpture, is the other way of working with clay.
The basic techniques are easier to learn and the range of forms you can produce is much broader.
If you are interested in clay, but aren’t sure the wheel is for you, think about hand-building.
For the beginner, you will be surprised how easy it is to begin making nice functional ware or artworks on your very first day in less than 30 minutes!

About Fees

Lesson Fee

¥3,850

Basic fee for each person.
Tax included.

Firing Fee

If you would like to keep your works and fire them then a firing fee is required.The firing fee varies according the the size of your works.

 Height × Width × Depth × 1.5(㎝) = ¥[x]
 (About ¥1000 for a rice bowl) 

Cancellation Fee

In case of cancellation or rescheduling of a trial class, please let us to know 8 days before reservation time.
>>2-7 days before class: 30% of basic fee
>>1 day before class: 50% of basic fee
>>The same day of class: 100% of basic fee

About the Class

Class Slots

10am-11am / 1:30pm-2:30pm / 4pm-5pm / 6pm-7pm

English Pottery Classes

Tuesday / Thursday / Saturday / Sunday

Number Of Works Students Can Make In Classes

Unlimited (firing fees apply to each work)

About UZUMAKO

OPEN

Everyday
10am to 7pm

(We open on National holidays and Summer holidays)

Payment

The monthly fee is payable at the beginning of each course and we accept Japanese Yen and VISA, MasterCard and American Express credit cards.
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Shipping

Shipping is available for overseas customers. We use the Japanese international EMS posting service.

How to take care of your ceramic works

How to prevent staining on your pottery

Pottery soaks moisture and dirt more readily than porcelain so stains and dark spots form on its surface. Once stains form on its surfaceit becomes difficult for dirt to be trapped in the pores of the ceramic work. Please try the following method to prevent stains and dark spots from forming on your work

What is needed?

・A pot that easily fits your work
・Water that was used to wash rice (“Rice Water“

Preparation Method