Pottery has always been something I've been interested in for the longest time. Coming back to Abuja and finding it was a local craft that was very much alive excited me.
I wanted to learn but it just seemed as if there was no actual center for learning and that bummed me out a little.
One day my mother had someone deliver pots to her in the shop. I struck up a conversation with him, could he teach me? What would I need? Was it difficult to learn? He reassured me that it was in fact possible if we had a pottery machine.
I am not one to give up easily and I decided right there and then that I would make it happen.
We've had Saturday Workshops for a long time now, but we are finally able to add long-term Classes for people ready to take pottery up as a hobby!
We have a variety of classes to fit your preference from one-time classes for those looking to just experiment to see if it's something they would really have an interest in, to 4 Weeks Classes for the Avid learner.
I've made the program flexible in a way that it works around what exactly it is you want and the time you have to put into it. Whether its one on one courses or you have a friend who is also interested and would like to share class slots.
Do you want to come in once a week or a couple of times a week? Would you want your classes in the morning afternoon or evenings? Would you like to spend time practicing on your own?
Our 2-hour lesson includes basic hands-on demonstration/Instruction on Centering, Opening, Pulling, and Shaping the clay. With Supervised wheel time you'll be able to form pieces on the wheel in no time; simple vessels out of clay like a small bowl, vase, or plate.
To end your programme you'll also learn the process of firing your pottery work with our in-house firing Kiln. Our classes are open to everyone from age 13 and above.