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Pottery Workshops 

Pottery Workshop Near Me

Introduction to Pottery

Duration– 2.5 hours 
Fees– INR 2500/per person 
Includes– taxes, all the materials, one glazed piece and tea/coffee.
Age– 16years +

FRI- 11am-1:30pm & 3-5:30pm 
SAT- 11am-1:30pm & 3-5:30pm 
SUN- 3pm- 5:30pm 
MON- 11am-1:30pm & 3- 5:30pm 
TUE- 11am-1:30pm & 3-5:30pm 

Introduction to pottery is the perfect workshop for those who wish to learn/understand all the basic aspects of pottery while making their own pottery pieces.

Details

This workshop starts with an introduction to pottery- where you will learn how a studio works, what are the different stages/techniques of making pottery.
In this workshop you will be making pottery with the hands which will includes different basic techniques like pinching, coiling and slab. Once the pieces are made you can make different textures or use colours to give it a unique look.

In this session you can make things like mug, bowl, platter, name plate, planter or wind chime etc.

Collecting your piece – After the workshop you can collect your piece from the studio after 7 days. This piece will be food safe and can be used as a functional pottery. If you are not able to collect it, we can ship it your address anywhere in India with extra charges of 300/-

Bookings – For the this workshop booking are open only for coming 60 days, for booking and any other query please whatsapp/call on +91 9805312554 (Vivek), advance reservation with full payment will be required.

Refund/cancellation
80% refund- 5 days before the workshop
50% refund – 3 days before the workshop
30% refund – 2 days before the worksop

Rescheduling-
No extra charges- 4 days before the workshop starts
30% extra charges- 0-3 days before the workshop starts

Pottery in Himachal

Pottery Wheel Experience

Duration– 2 hours  
Fees– INR 2200/ person 
Includes– taxes, all the materials, tea/coffee.  
Age– 16years +

FRI- 11:30-1:30pm & 3:30- 5:30pm  
SAT- 11:30-1:30pm & 3:30- 5:30pm  
SUN- 3:30-5:30pm  
MON- 11:30-1:30pm & 3:30- 5:30pm
TUE- 11:30-1:30pm & 3:30- 5:30pm

This session is based on the pottery wheel, which is one of the different techniques of making pottery.

Details

This session is based on the pottery wheel, which is one of the different techniques of making pottery. Instructors will give a short introduction and demonstrate how to work on pottery wheel then all the participants get to work on their wheels and instructors will be there through out the session for help.
Working on the pottery wheel is a skill which requires a lot of practice, but still as a beginner it will be fun experience for you and you will get the basics. With the instructor’s help you will be able to make some small shapes like mugs and bowls.

Collecting your piece – After the workshop you can take your wet pieces, there are no extra charges for it. You can take them carefully, colour them and put as decor piece. But these piece can not be used as a functional pottery and it dissolve in the water.

If you want these pieces to be glazed there will be extra charges of 500/pc. These pieces can be collected after 7 days from the studio.

If you are not able to collect it, we can ship it your address anywhere in India with extra charges of 300/pc. 

Bookings – For the day pass bookings are always open for coming 60 days, for booking and any other query please whatsapp/call on +91 9805312554 (Vivek), advance reservation with full payment will be required.

Refund/cancellation-
80% refund- 10 days before the workshop
50% refund – 7 days before the workshop
30% refund – 4 days before the worksop

Rescheduling-
No extra charges- 3 days before the workshop starts
30% extra charges- 0-2 days before the workshop starts

Pottery Classes

Art of Wheel Throwing (5 Days) 

Starts every Friday
Level– Beginners
Time –11AM- 1.30PM or 3PM-5:30PM 
Total Duration – 12.5 HOURS
Fees (Non residential) –10600+18% GST/person (Including – tax, material, tea/coffee)
Fees (Residential) 28100+18% GST/person
46700+ 18%GST/ for 2 people 
(Including – taxes, materials, private room and. Excluding– meals, firing and glazing)  
Age – 18years +

This five-day workshop is designed to propel beginners/ intermediate into the art of wheel throwing. Over this short timeframe, participants will progress carefully from foundational techniques to advanced skills, shaping a complete understanding of pottery creation on wheel. Perfect for individuals seeking a prompt yet detailed introduction to pottery, our condensed format ensures a solid foundation in wheel throwing.

Workshops for kids and parents

Pottery in Himachal

Pottery wheel workshop

Duration- 1 hour  
Fees– INR1000/person 
Age- 3-13 years
included- taxes, materials, tea/coffee

FRI- 11:30am-12:30pm, 3:30-4:30
SUN- 3:30pm-4:30pm
TUE- 11:30am-12:30pm

Details– In this workshop participants will be explained how to work and pottery wheel and make pots on it. After the introduction each participant get a wheel to work and instructors will be there to help and guide. During the workshop participants will be able to make simple shapes like mugs and bowls, more than making pieces this workshop is focused on experience.
After the workshop participants can take their wet pieces with them, these pieces can be dried and used for decoration.
Instructors will be there throughout to help and guide. All materials will be provided.

ACTIVITY
Day 1 (Friday) - Today, you will arrive in the serene village of Dharamkot. We recommend you check-in to our Studio latest by 12PM, though checkin time is till 2PM.
After settling-in to your rooms, you will be served lunch at the cafeteria.
At 4 PM, you will start with your first workshop “An Introduction to Pottery”. This workshop will take about 2.5 to 3 hrs.
At night, you will indulge in dinner (possibly around a bonfire depending on weather) and then relax.
Day 2 (Saturday) - Today, you will start your day with a warm cup of tea & Nature Walk to Naddi. The trail meanders through the forests, offering stunning views of the valley below and the distant mountain ranges.
On returning, you will be served a sumptuous breakfast in our cafe.
At around 11 AM, you will head to the Studio for your second workshop. Today we will split the group in two batches for personalised attention to all participants. One group will attend the “Hand-building- pinching” workshop and the other will learn the “Intro to Pottery Wheel” workshop. Each workshop will take about 2.5 hrs.
Then you will break for lunch.
Post-lunch, you will take the second workshop from the above two, depending on what you did in the morning.
Wrap up your dinner at our cafe.
Day 3 (Sunday) - Today is a mix of learning and exploration!

After breakfast, you will attend the fourth workshop on “Texturing/Surface Decoration”.
Then after lunch, you will start your local sightseeing tour. Our expert local guides will take you to the Dalai Lama Temple, St. John’s in the Wilderness Church and the Mcleodganj Market. Take time to experience the spiritual energy of Dharamshala.
You can either return to the Studio with our guide in a cab which departs by 6 PM or stay longer and take a taxi back.
Dinner will be served in the evening but you can also explore one of the many restaurants/ bars in Mcleodganj.
Day 4 (Monday) - You will begin the day with yoga/meditation at one of the many renowned yoga studios in Dharamkot.

Then, head back to the Studio for breakfast and another day of pottery learning. You will now learn the advanced techniques in pottery making in your fifth and sixth art sessions.
We will again split the group in two batches for personalised attention to all participants. One group will attend the “Advanced Hand-building- Slab/coiling method” workshop and the other will learn the “Wheel Throwing/ Shaping Technique” workshop. Each workshop will take about 2.5 hrs.
Then you will break for lunch.
Post-lunch, you will take the second workshop from the above two, depending on what you did in the morning.
Wrap up your dinner at our cafe. By now you must have made friends with instructors and other participants, so we are sure you have some amazing conversations.
Day 5 (Tuesday) - You will begin the day with another session of yoga/meditation.
Then, head back to the Studio for breakfast. You will now attend the last and seventh art session on “ surface decoration with Coloured Under-Glazes”. The session will be of 2.5 hrs.
After lunch, you can spend the rest of the day at leisure. You can pick your favourite thing to do today…finish off your artwork with some guidance from our instructors, head out and take a hike, go shopping, spend a lazy day in a cafe, walk around the flag point for sunset…the choices are endless. We will see you back at the Studio at 7 PM for our farewell dinner.
Day 6 (Wednesday) - Today is the day we bid adieu! After breakfast, it’s time to pack up and gaze at the Dhauladhar range for one last time till we see you again. The check-out is at 11 AM.

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INCLUDEDNOT INCLUDED
5 nights accommodationAirfare
All meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)Alcohol
Pottery Sessions Courier charges for shipping Art pieces you create
Half- Day tour to McleodgunjBank fee/ Money exchange fee/ Other payment charges
Nature walk, Yoga/Meditation SessionsLaundry
Art Supplies

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ACTIVITY
Day 1:
Arrive for check-in before 2 pm, allowing yourself to acclimate to the retreat atmosphere.
Explore your surroundings, connect with fellow participants, and commence your artistic journey with the first session from 4 pm to 6:30 pm(Charcoal).
Evening relaxation and dinner.
Day 2:

(8:30 am) After morning tea/coffee, board your vehicle and start your drive towards Himalayan Art Museum.
Breakfast, Museum Tour, Meditation and Thangka Drawing Workshop.

1:00 PM: Drive to Norbulingka.

Norbulingka is a self-sustaining community, where all members contribute to the larger vision of preserving Tibetan culture through the arts. It is a delight for travelers to see various Tibetan art forms such as paintings and woodwork.

Have lunch at one of the few restaurants at Norbulingka and explore the premises.
4:30 pm drive back to your hotel.
Evening relaxation and dinner.
Day 3:
(8:00 to 9:00 am) Start your day with yoga/meditation (8:00 to 9:00 am)
(11:00 am-1:30 pm) After breakfast, Acrylic pouring workshop at Dharamkot Studio- 2 (7 minutes walk from the hotel).
After lunch at the studio, you’ll meet your guide who’ll take you for a walk and exploration of Mcleodganj.
Take a beautiful walk around Dalai Lama Temple, explore cafes and shop if you wish.
Our guide will be with you till 6 pm.
After that, you can return to stay or get cozy in one of the many cafes of Mcleodganj.
The distance between Mcleodganj and your stay is just 2-3 km from the hotel.
Day 4:

(8:00 to 9:00 am) Start your day with yoga/meditation.
(11:00 am to 1:30 pm) Kangra Painting workshop at Dharamkot Studio-1 (5 minutes walk from the hotel).
After the session, walk back to your stay, have lunch, and relax for a while.
(4:00- 6:00 pm) Nature hike to the sunset viewpoint with the guide.
Return to the comfort of your stay in the evening and then enjoy the night as you wish.
Day 5:
(8:00 to 9:00 am) Start your day with sound healing.
(11:00 am-1:30 pm) After breakfast, Paint on Pottery workshop at Dharamkot Studio- 1 (7 minutes walk from the hotel).
After the session, you’re free to explore and spend your day as you desire.
Indulge in walks, cafe hopping, or shopping.
Day 6:

As the retreat concludes, savor a moment to absorb the scenic beauty of the Dhauladhar ranges. Check-out is at 11 am after a satisfying breakfast.

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InclusionsExclusions
Accommodation all daysPick-up & drop from the airport/bus stand
Breakfast on Day 2
Lunch on Day 3
Meals
All workshops with materials Nothing not mentioned in the inclusions
Art pieces made during the workshops. Bank fee/ Money exchange fee/ Other payment charges
Activities such as Yoga, Meditation & Sound Healing
Laundry
Norbulingka Institute Visit and Mcleodganj Walk
Nature hike
Internal transfers
Guide where required.

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