Long Term Course
Uzumako offers fun ceramic and pottery lessons in a relaxed environment, in both Japanese and English.
We teach Japanese techniques for wheel throwing, hand-building, glazing, and firing.
Students are also exposed to a variety of tools and materials.
We offer beginner, intermediate, and advanced classes.
Our instructors are professional potters who graduated from prestigious art schools in Japan and have their own artistic careers.
We have a open registration system so you can start anytime.
English pottery classes are available every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday.
Please let us know if you prefer to be taught in English.
Please book and pay only the non-refundable Registration Fee of JPY4,320(including tax) by credit card to confirm the reservation and pay the classes fee on the day at school.
1-Registration Fee: ¥8,000 (50% off if you register directly before or at the end of the first trial class)
|Number of classes in a month||1 class per month||2 classes per month||3 classes per month||4 classes per month||5 or more classes per month*|
|3month Course||–||¥22,500||¥30,600||¥37,200||Each class costs ¥3,000|
|6month course||–||¥42,530||¥57,830||¥70,308||Each class costs ¥2,600|
|12month course||–||¥82,530||¥112,240||¥136,450||Each class costs ¥2,500|
|6lessons valid for 6month||¥24,000||–||–||–||–|
*If you take 6 or more classes per month(18 classes within 3 month), the class fee is ¥3,0003-Firing Fee: the firing fee varies according the the size of your works – Height × Width × Depth（㎝） × 0.8 = ￥[x] (c. ￥1000 for a rice bowl)
About the School
Everyday → 10:00am to 8:00pm
(open on National holidays and Summer holidays)
Hours: 10am-12pm / 1:30pm-3:30pm / 4pm-6pm / 6pm-8pm
Note that class times are flexible – you don’t have to follow a fixed schedule every week.
English pottery classes
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday. There are four instructors who can teach in English.
Number of works students can make in classes
Unlimited (firing fees apply to each work)
Shipping is available for overseas customers. We use the Japanese international EMS posting service.
The firing fee is your work’s size, Height × Width × Diameter（㎝） × 0.8 (about ￥1000 for a rice bowl)
The monthly fee is payable at the beginning of each course. we accept Japanese Yen and VISA, MasterCard and American Express credit cards.
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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 two 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.
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!