Kleistone Studio

Weekend Pottery Class (2 days)

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€275,00 EUR
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Want to spend a weekend doing something creative in Berlin?

Join our weekend pottery class, a unique opportunity to spend two days making beautiful pieces with clay.  In a relaxed environment, we will come together as a group and enjoy getting our hands into clay. A delicious snack and drinks will be provided on both days.

During the weekend, you will learn and develop your hand-building skills (building by hand without a wheel) and will be able to make up to 6 pieces that you leave with us to be fired and glazed. All the pieces will be fired with our trusted studio white glaze and during the class you will be able to add some color with our engobes, which can look amazing under the white glaze (see the last photo for color example).

If you live outside of Berlin and are just visiting, we will be able to ship your results to you for a fee (please note that we normally use DHL so have a look at their prices for reference). 


Day 1: 11.00 to 15.30

We will start at 11.00 and in the first couple of hours we will show you the pinching and slab building techniques. You will learn the basic and most used techniques in hand-building which can be combined and used to make pretty much anything. 

There will be a short break for drinks and a delicious snack.

After our break, we will come back for the last couple of hours in which you can keep practising the techniques you just learned by making independently.

Day 2: 11.00 to 15.30

On the second day, we will explore the technique of coiling. First of all there will be a demonstration, before you set forth and create your own pieces.

This is a slow and meditative technique, which will allow you to build bigger pieces such as vases. You will learn how to start a piece, refine, build on it and you will be able to also add decorative touches to it.

We will have a break during the session, where we will provide you with drinks and a snack. 

Who is this class for?

This course is perfect for complete beginners, or those who want to develop their skills. This is also a great opportunity for spending a creative and fun weekend activity in Berlin. Thank you for your understanding that our classes are only open to adults. 

Course Outline

  • 2 x 4.5 hour guided sessions, incl. 30 minute lunch break (3 x hand building techniques)
  • Possibility to make a maximum of 6 pieces of your choice over the duration
  • Access to all materials, tools & firings

Your pieces will be glazed by us in our favourite studio white glaze


Location: Kleistone Studio in Kreuzberg.

Teacher / language: Kate & Elisabetta / The class will be taught in English. 

Further information

    In this workshop, you will be shown three different hand-building techniques; pinching, coiling and slab building. These techniques are the fundamentals of hand-built pottery and can be used alone or combined to make all kinds of shapes, forms and objects. 

    After the class, your pieces will be dried, fired and glazed by us. After this, your pottery will be fired and ready to collect in about 3-4 weeks. We will notify you via email when the pieces are ready for collection. Alternatively, we can ship the pieces to you for an additional cost.

    Please note that we can only keep pieces 2 months after you have been notified.

    NOTE: We understand that life gets in the way and that you may miss one of the classes. However we cannot accommodate or allow you to make up a class later or swap classes. We cannot make exceptions.

    Cancellation policy:

    Classes are non-refundable but you can rebook to a future class, provided you give at least 7 days notice.

    Cancellation policies

    By booking a class or open studio session you agree with the following policies.

    - Classes are non-refundable but you can rebook to a future class, provided you give at least 7 days notice from the class date, in writing. This means that you will be issued a voucher that you can use to book a future class. We cannot make any exceptions.

    - You are allowed to transfer the class to someone else if you can't make it, but that still means the above policy would apply. Open studio sessions are not transferable.

    - Our studio is for adults. We allow for children from the age of 14 if accompanied by an adult. Both would need to book a spot separately. 

    - In case the event cannot take place, we will reschedule it and you will be issued a voucher to use again.