The pottery scene has not been the same since the release of Ghost (1990), where Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore got down and dirty — with clay, of course. While you probably shouldn’t recreate that scene in a public pottery class, a pottery class date sounds like an interesting idea.

Picture this: spending an hour or two, letting your imaginations run free as you get in tune with your creative side at a workshop. Bonus tip, gift each other the final product! Beyond dates, pottery is also a therapeutic art form, and a great way to spend some time with yourself on a solo date.

Whether you’re a beginner looking for a basic trial class or an expert potter looking for a studio to rent, here are the five best pottery classes in Singapore for your next artistic adventure.

1. Am I Addicted

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Situated in the heart of Singapore’s bustling shopping district, Am I Addicted stands out as Orchard’s largest Korean pottery studio, offering an expansive space spanning across 5000 square feet.

This impressive scale ensures that you have ample room to unleash your creativity and immerse yourself in the art of pottery. For the experienced potters, and even newcomers who simply wish to explore pottery themselves, Am I Addicted boasts an Open Studio where like-minded potters can mold and sculpt together. It is provides a great opportunity to refine your skills and explore different pottery techniques. The Open Studio starts from $30 for a one-time access of 3 hours, with different packages for long-term rental.

For newcomers who would feel more comfortable with guidance, opt for a single-session class that starts from $55 per session. In addition to Wheel Throwing, Am I Addicted also offers Handbuilding, Pottery Painting, and a Flower Pot-sculpting classes.

Am I Addicted

Location: 181 Orchard Rd, #05-37~52, Orchard Central Singapore 238896
Opening hours: 10am-9pm

2. Arudio

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Picking up a new skill can be daunting for most people, and that’s precisely what Arudio aims to resolve! Arudio prides on their friendly instructors who ensure that you have an enjoyable and relaxing time at their studio. But that’s not all. For the extreme introverts (or if you’re just really busy and do not wish to travel around), Arudio offers a Stay At Home Kit for rental. For $140, the kit includes all the necessary tools, clay, and instructions to craft your very own masterpiece. Take your time to shape and mould the clay. Once you’re done, send the kit and your final product back to the studio for firing.

Of course, regular in-studio classes are still offered from $70 per class. From Handbuilding to Wheel Throwing, you’ll gain a solid foundation in various pottery techniques. With the tools provided, you have the freedom to carve out textures and an array of interesting designs, making each of your pottery creations truly one-of-a-kind.

Arudio

Location: 14 Arumugam Rd, #08-07, Singapore 409959
Opening hours:
Mon-Fri: 10am-6pm
Sat-Sun: 10am-7pm

Location: 2 Gambas Cres, Singapore 757044
Opening hours:
Mon-Fri: 10am-5:30pm
Sat: 10am-7pm
Sunday: 10am-5:30pm

3. Thow Kwang Pottery Jungle

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Thow Kwang Pottery Jungle, founded by Tan Kim Seh in 1965, is a three-generation family business that provides a unique opportunity to connect with Singapore’s pottery heritage, while refining your skills in a more traditional setting.

Renowned for its traditional wood-firing techniques, Thow Kwang utilises wood-burning kilns, which contribute to the striking characteristics seen in the final ceramic pieces. Pick up a skill or two from the Trial on Potter’s Wheel class for $80. You will be given five lumps of clay for making five pieces, with free firing for your first piece. For pet owners, you can also experience customising your pet’s bowl with their paws.

Thow Kwang Pottery Jungle

Location: 85 Lorong Tawas Singapore 639823
Opening hours: 9am-5pm

4. COMMON TOUCH Craft Unit

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Common Touch Craft Unit offers unique pottery experiences. In addition to the fundamentals — handbuilding and wheel throwing techniques — Common Touch Craft Unit offers a diverse range of captivating workshops, which provide participants the opportunity to explore various craft techniques such as Ramen Bowl Painting, Cupcake Jewellery Box Decorating Workshop, Sake Ware Painting Workshop and many others which are not commonly found elsewhere.

COMMON TOUCH Craft Unit

Location: Burghley Lifestyle Hub, 45 Burghley Drive, #01-08
Opening hours: 11am-6pm (closed on Tuesday and Wednesday)

5. Studio Asobi 悠遊陶坊

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“Asobi” in Japanese translates to “play,” while “遊” in Mandarin signifies a “journey”. The founders of Studio Asobi sought to provide a space where individuals could escape from their daily hectic life and find solace in the act of crafting pottery. For those seeking a more immersive and spiritually rejuvenating experience, Studio Asobi offers The Potter’s House (Spiritual Retreat) at a cost of $160 per person for a six-hour session. This retreat allows participants to embark on a deeper journey of self-discovery and reflection through pottery-making.

Studio Asobi

Location: 705 Hougang Ave 2, Singapore 530705
Opening hours: 10am-5pm (opened on Wednesday and Sunday only)

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