Pottery Classes

**You are encouraged to book lessons at least a week in advance. Please write to schoolofclayarts@gmail.com for fuller course details.

Pottery Fundamentals for Beginners

SGD 250 for 4 sessions

  • 12th, 19th, 26th AUG & 2nd SEPT. Saturdays, 2PM - 4:30PM 

This serves as an introduction to the world of hand-built clay objects and its associated techniques. Students will be exposed to the functional and artistic possibilities that the coil, slab and pinch construction offer alongside glazing and decorative possibilities such as Shinogi, Haritsuki and Nunome.

Enrollment is limited to 4 students per class. 

An Introduction to Throwing on the Wheel

SGD 290 for 4 sessions

  • 15th, 22nd, 29th JUL & 5th AUG. Saturdays, 2PM - 5PM (FULL)
  • 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th SEPT. Saturdays, 2PM - 5PM (NEW!)

*Prior experience in hand-building and wedging is encouraged

This is a foundational course that serves to make clear, the essential standards in the discipline of throwing one must work towards. Step-by-step instructions on centering, coning and building cylinders remains the priority of this course. Forming of various shapes, throwing off the hump will be demonstrated and explained. Techniques in trimming foot rings will also be revised.

Enrollment is limited to 4 students per class.

Pottery Trial Class 

(2 hours 15 mins)

SGD 80     Potter's Wheel      

SGD 70     Hand-building 

This is suitable for those who wish to experience the learning environment at SO-CA while picking up new pottery skills from a craft perspective. Participants will also better comprehend the multifarious processes necessary for any ceramic works. 

Fees include 2.5kg of prepared smooth white clay and firing charges for 1 choice item. Additional handling and firing charges will be charged at $3 per 100 grams of clay.

Item(s) will be available for collection 1-2 months after the trial session. SO-CA can hold on to the items for up to 2 months after notifying participants of collection. 

Drop us a note on your preferred lesson and we will get back to you on the complete details of the upcoming schedule and what our classes entail.

Studio Usage


Open Studio Pass (without guidance)

$450 for 10 sessions  |   $250 for 5 sessions 

**valid 4 months from the start date**

Suitable for anyone who would like to maintain a studio practice and develop personal ideas at their own pace. Studio equipment and materials are open for use. 

There is no guided instruction during open studio. However, the instructor will be present for any technical assistance. 

Fees include materials; Firing is charged separately at $3 per 100g for a bisqued and glost-fired item.

Studio Hours:

Weekdays    By Appointment Only

Saturday       1000 - 1300 h / 1400 - 1700

Sunday         1400 - 1700 h 

Important Addendum

  • Speciality clay or glazes for individual projects can be purchased at SO-CA; kiln rental for specific firing requirements is possible. 
  • To protect other people's work, we will not fire works with glazed bases. 
  • As storage is limited, any uncollected work may be disposed of after 1 month. 
  • Students are liable for replacement costs for damaged kiln shelves caused by their work sticking to our kiln shelves.


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