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Intro to Clay

The goal of this Intro to Clay class is to give you a taste of different ceramic techniques, including throwing on the potters wheel, hand building, and glazing.

Intro to Clay from Ceramics Collective Basel is a hands-on, 4-week/session ceramics course, intended to give you an overview of different ceramic construction methods, including throwing on the potters wheel, hand building and glazing. You will be introduced to the wheel and try throwing your own pots with the guidance of experienced volunteer Partners of the Verein/studio based on their availability. During the course, we will also introduce different hand-building techniques - slabs, pinch pots, and coil construction. The final session will focus on glazing all of your pieces.


Each class is 3 hours long, for a total of 12 hours of studio time.  Finished work will be available for pick up about 2 to 3 weeks after the class' conclusion.


The class fee of 350 CHF is for the 4 sessions and includes all materials, including up to 2.5 kg of clay, glaze and firing. This class is geared for adults. However, we will accept teenagers age 16 and up. This relatively small class has a maximum of 6 students.


Join our most requested course and discover your new favorite hobby! If there is a waiting list, that means that the class session is currently full. We will contact you if a space opens up.


This course takes place approximately 4 times a year. The best and fastest way to get notified about upcoming sessions is to subscribe to our mailing list. We do not pre-book seats before the newsletter announcement. Only 6 seats are available, so this course sells out FAST! 


Please book your seat when you know that you are committed to join all 4 sessions.


Terms and conditions: The payment needs to be made online at the time of registering for the workshop. The registration is non-transferable and non-refundable owing to the limited number of seats available at each workshop. 

Aiste Kasparaviciute

Studio Manager

Ingrid Greenfield

Verein Partner

Sonia Blanco Ameijeiras

Verein Partner and Board Secretary

Amanda Byanski

Verein Treasurer, Board Member

Jenny Clough

Verein Partner

Swapna Bhagwanth

Verein Partner, Board Member

Artemis Gavala

Verein President, Board Member

Meghan Howard

Board Member, and Founder of Trö Pottery

Yao Cheng

Verein Partner

Other events:

Wheel Throwing
Painting Pottery

Intro to Clay

Everything you need for a good start

of your clay journey!


Various exciting workshops to get together and explore paths of creativity!

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