Pottery courses & workshops
in Zurich

The location

All courses are held at our Zurich location at Gubelstrasse 2, 8050 Zurich. The location is divided into two beautiful spaces equipped for ceramics: the Shop and the Workspace. When you receive your booking confirmation, remember to check which of these two spaces your course will be held in!

The Shop

pottery shop zurich

The Workspace

pottery workspace zurich

The slowest, the better.

How pottery forces you to slow down and automatically relaxes your brain.

FAQ

No prior experience is necessary! Our classes cater to all skill levels, from completely beginners to advanced students.

We offer various options for learning and practicing ceramics to suit different needs:

POTTERY MAKING
– 2-hour Taster class: The best opportunity to try the pottery wheel and handbuilding. One session.
– 2-hour workshops: Choose between wheel-throwing, handbuilding, or pottery painting with different themes depending on the object you want to create. One session.
– 4-week course: Choose between wheel-throwing or mixed course (handbuilding or wheel-throwing).
– 5-week intermediate pottery wheel course.
– Membership:
Monthly subscription to use the studio space. Available only for individuals who have completed at least 10 hours of ceramics courses and can work independently. 

POTTERY PAINTING
– Pottery painting: A 2-hour open studio session where you can paint objects of your choice.
– Pottery painting & wine: A 2-hour open studio session where you can paint objects of your choice with one glass of wine included.

PRIVATE EVENTS & CLASSES, TEAMBUILDING EVENTS
– 2-hour private workshops: covering various techniques, with the option of adding appetizers or wine.

If you miss only one class, yes, it is possible to make it up. However, if you miss more than one class, unfortunately, only one class can be made up. If you miss a session, you will continue with the scheduled sessions and catch up on what your classmates did in the previous class. Our instructors are capable of following students with an individual approach, even if they are at different stages. You can make up the missed class at the end of the course as a glazing session, with another group, or during our workspace hours for members. If you miss a class, please contact us by email before or during the course so we can provide you with possible catch-up dates.

Go to the page of the activity you wish to book and click on “Book Now.”

No, it is not possible to bring your own materials (clay, glaze, or anything that will be fired) to the studio. All materials are provided directly at the studio.

  • No refunds will be provided for cancellations of the booking.
  • It is only possible to change the date of the booking. In case of modification of the date of the booking, the following terms apply:
    • Up to 5 days before the class: the change of the date is free of charge.
    • From 5 days to 2 hours before the booking: 50% of the total price will be extra charged.
  • In the case of a no-show without notification, it is not possible to reschedule the booking to another date or receive a refund. No exceptions are made: in case of illness or personal matters, the terms and conditions mentioned above apply. We cannot take into account any medical or legal certificates.
  • Further terms & conditions can be found here.

All student work is ready within 4 weeks of the workshop date, or last date of the course. As soon as your things are ready, we will send you an email with all the information for picking up your creations. If you have not received an email and it has been more than 4 weeks please check your spam folder! Once you receive the email you can come and pick up your creations during the following opening hours:

Shop (if you took the class at the shop):
– Wednesdays: 2 pm – 6 pm
– Fridays: 3 pm – 6 pm
– Saturdays: 10 am – 1 pm

Workspace (if you took the course at the workspace):
– Tuesdays: 2-3 pm / 4-6 pm (the studio is closed from 3 to 4 pm)
– Thursdays: 2-4 pm / 5-6 pm (the studio is closed from 4 to 5 pm)
– Fridays: 2-4 pm / 5-6 pm (the studio is closed from 4 to 5 pm)
– Saturdays: 10 am – 1 pm

Please note: the pickup is closed during the studio holidays which are:
09.05.2024 Ascension Day
20.05.2024 Corpus Christi
22.07.2024-04.08.2024 (Summer break)
01.11.2024 All Saints’ Day
23.12.2024-06.01.2025 (Christmas break)

The pottery process is quite lengthy because it involves multiple stages.

In the first stage, the object is left to dry for 3 to 5 days, depending on the size of the item. For wheel-thrown creations, the pieces are trimmed by our staff after 2-3 days and then left to dry. Once dried, the pieces are placed in the kiln at 980°C for about 3 days. The kiln is run only when there are enough students items to fill it, as ceramic kilns consume a lot of energy.

After the first firing, the object is glazed by our staff and then fired again at 1240°C for about 2-3 days. Again, the kiln is only fired when there are enough items to fill it.

The objects are then sanded and inspected by our staff to identify any issues (cracks, glaze problems, breakages, etc.) and are packaged in bags for each student. Once the pieces are ready for pickup, students are notified.

We recommend wearing comfortable clothing and shoes that you don’t mind getting dirty, especially if you’re working at the pottery wheel, as working with clay can be messy! Each person will be provided with one apron  at the studio. For pottery painting sessions or pottery painting workshops, no apron is provided since it’s not an activity where you typically get dirty.

No, we do not currently offer firing services for external people or customers using their own materials.

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Only 99 CHF per person (instead of 150 CHF!)

 

This promotion is valid only until August 5th! Workshops with the discount: