RETHINK CRAFT.


School of Clay Arts (SOCA) is a ceramic studio dedicated to developing the craft and practice of pottery that inspires and nurtures the human spirit to live closer to nature. 


Our Values:


Less is more

 We aim to equip all learners with the tools, habits, and strategies to cultivate a sustainable and enjoyable ceramic practice that also honour our environment and its finite resources.

To Teach and Share the Benefits of Creating with Clay Together

 Pottery has always been a communal activity. We constantly strive to develop a robust and flexible teaching curriculum that empowers practising potters and learners to share their insights and experiences of crafting with clay with others. 


To Develop Better Ceramics Teaching Curriculum and Methodologies For Schools and Hobbyists

We are motivated to improve and articulate ceramics materials and processes in an understandable and accessible way for all learners. Our classes and programmes are all unique in their rigorous approach and objectives-driven way that they give all learners who participate in them an impactful learning experience. 

Not Bound by Conventions

- We are always looking for new ways to do things!


To Foster Greater Well-being in the Community

- We aim to provide a safe and non-judgemental space where learners can be comfortable to rediscover themselves, explore, fail, follow their curiosity, reflect and embrace their powerful Beginners' Mind! 
- The timeless appeal of creating with clay has many therapeutic benefits for our mental and emotional resilience. 

- We believe that the discipline and the non-instant gratification of the ceramics craft can bring more stability and balance in today's digital world.    

Image Credit (From Left to Right): School of Clay Arts <Cobalt Underglaze Painting> Workshop for Facebook SG; Mugs in cream (2017) by @socasg

SOCA Salon Vol. I photographed by @marithamae ; @socasg for Garibaldi Restaurant & Bar


OUR SPECIALITY

Pottery Fundamentals 

Pottery Fundamentals is designed for any learner (with or without prior experience) who is interested to experience pottery as a craft practice that can offer us the development of the self while deepening our understanding of the physical materiality of clay and glazes that we work with. Students are always encouraged to explore creative and personal expressions of working through clay.

Best suited for ages 18 and above. 

Handcrafted Ceramics; Designed & Made-in-Singapore

Our studio's founder  <@socasg> aims to explore and articulate the nuances and sensibilities of contemporary Singapore Ceramics through the lens of studio pottery and collaborative practices. We strive to uphold excellent artisanal standards, responsible production and supportive partnerships.

Our long-standing clients include Cloudstreet Restaurant, Meta Restaurant, Danshari Coffee (Vietnam), Grass Mountain Coffee (Taiwan), Apartment Coffee, Our Second Nature, Garibaldi Italian Restaurant & Bar, DREAM/ProofLiving amongst others private commissions.

Selected Clientele (Pottery Workshops)

  • Facebook Singapore
  • SIA Engineering Co.
  • General Assembly Singapore
  • Citibank Singapore
  • Singapore Art Museum
  • JP Morgan
  • Ministry of Finance
  • Bartle Bogle Hegarty Singapore
  • Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy
  • Stamford American International School
  • IGG Singapore
  • SECTION
  • Pfizer Asia Manufacturing 
  • Apartment Coffee
  • SOMOS Summer Camp
  • Autodesk
  • Jabil Singapore
  • Western Digital Corporation
  • Somerset Capital Management
  • Paya Lebar Methodist Girls' School
  • St Anthony's Canossian Secondary School
  • Calvary Baptist Church
  • People's Association Singapore
  • Cake Theatre
  • The Northern Trust Company
  • LGA Telecom
  • Eliot Partnership
  • Corbion
  • LGA Telecom

OUR OFFERINGS


Write to schoolofclayarts@gmail.com for your needs.

In-Studio Offerings

Online/ External Venue Offerings

  • Intro to Pottery Workshop
  • Private Booking for events (family gatherings, birthday parties, bridal showers...etc)
  • Corporate Team-Building
  • Community Co-Creation Projects
  • Kids Holiday Pottery Bootcamp 
  • Ceramic Curriculum Consultation and Training for Education Partners

Services 

POPULAR CHOICES 

<Intro to Pottery - BOWL>

A one-time workshop that contextualises the craft of pottery-making through crafting a functional, regulars-size tableware. 

Private bookings available from 2 pax onwards. 

<Pottery Fundamentals>

A 24 Hours, 8 sessions essential course for anyone who wish to have a a grounded overview of the craft with or without prior experience in ceramics. Certificate is provided upon the completion of this course.

Best suited for ages 18 onwards.

Private bookings available. 

<Studio Access /Studio Membership>

Studio access for independent makers. 

<Ceramic Workshops for Organisations>

We tailor workshops for one-off teambuilding sessions to year-long subscription modules that serve to ignite creativity and boost group morale. 

SOCA's workshops are suitable held in office venues amongst others. We are experienced at conducting workshops from 4 pax to 180 pax. 

As featured in PM Lee Hsien Loong's Community Visit to Bedok Reservoir-Punggol and Paya Lebar. 


Paya Lebar/ Macpherson Location

10 Ubi Cres, Ubi Techpark Lobby B #07-33 Singapore 408564

By Public Transport: 

  • Train to MacPherson MRT (CCL). Take Bus 63 or 63M from EXIT A of MacPherson MRT. Alight 4 stops later when you see KOPITIAM
  • 10 mins walk from Ubi MRT (DTL)

There is ample parking available within UBI TECHPARK.

Call 9177.5764 or email schoolofclayarts@gmail.com

 Open By Appointment Only


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