beginner course

Give yourself the permission to slow down and learn the art of handbuilding beautiful unique pottery pieces. Handbuilding is a technique that involves creating without a pottery wheel, using the hands, fingers, and simple tools.

During this course you will be introduced to different handbuilding techniques such as the coil building, pinching and slab folding techniques. At the end of this course you can expect to have acquired the necessary basic knowledge to be able to start working with clay on your own and to take home your firsts beautiful handbuilt creations, such as cups, bowls, plates and vases.

After the course, you will have the foundations to start working on your own during our Advanced workspace. If you desire to delve even deeper into specific topics, you are welcome to explore additional courses or workshops.

Following the last class, the staff will fire your creations and they will be ready within four weeks after the last date of the course.

The course is open to everyone and perfectly suitable for beginners. Children above 6 years of age are welcome to join this course. Anyone under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult who is also taking the class.

Making a handbuilt mug
LOKI tableware handmade in Zurich