Clay Ave in Manila is a pottery studio located in 27 Riverview Drive, Blue Ridge B, Quezon City. This year has been busy welcoming new students to the world of pottery.
All students start with The Basics of Hand Building Pottery: Kneading the clay, Pinching, Coiling, Slab Making, and Centering the clay. The Basic course is not ending without letting the students try the potter’s wheel!
I always tell my students to relax their whole body as they take control over the lump of clay. Some get intimidated by the spinning wheel. But once I tell them that they are the ones in control, they start the whole process with so much confidence.
“It looks so easy when you do it!”, “I don’t think I can do this!”, ” I’m scared!” etc. These are just some of the words that I hear at the pottery studio. I always say the same thing whenever I hear comments like these: “Relax, let go, and take control over your clay. We are just playing here. Get your hands dirty with clay first before saying that you can’t do it!” In a second, I can see their hands centering their clay with great confidence and joy.
To those who are working with the potter’s wheel for the very first time, bring extra clothes : ) You will not only get your hands dirty. Your clothes, hair, and face might get dirty with the earthy material too! To those with long hair, make sure that you bring something to tie your hair with.
Make sure to come to the pottery studio with short nails. Feel free to bring your bottled water and a hand towel too! If you are not going home yet after your pottery session, please make sure to bring extra clothes. Sometimes having so much fun in doing pottery means getting really messy!
You can be as young as eight years old or in your senior years. The kick wheel is used by those who are adventurous. Clay Ave also has an electric wheel for kids and adults too!
September is almost over. Slots for October are now open! To reserve a slot, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or contact +632 9665168 or +639178071978. Visit http://clayave.weebly.com to see more details about the muddy workshop!