Make way for clay

Want to start a new hobby? Then why not go for something earthy this time. Here’s a look at some exciting pottery classes happening in and around the city.
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Updated on Jan 27, 2011 12:22 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Earthen Aura Ceramics
This north Delhi-based institute teaches clay-modelling as well as wheel work. Both hobby and professional classes are undertaken here. There is the additional advantage of learning how to make clay carvings, besides moulding and decorating earthware. Classes are conducted twice a week for children as well as adults. Anyone looking forward to brush up his/her pottery skills is welcome to join.
Where: UP-4, Maurya Enclave, Pitampura
Tel: 9999670087
Price: Rs 2,500 per month

Shehla Hashmi’s Studio
This Gurgaon-based studio specialises in tableware-making. The studio pays special attention to the basics of clayware creation and shaping. You can expect personal attention while you learn the skill, as the expert here only trains two students at a time. The classes are held from Wednesday to Saturday.
Where: V-38/9, DLF, Qutab Enclave, Phase-III, DLF City, Gurgaon
Tel: 9810346565
Price: Rs 250 per class

Delhi Blue Pottery Trust
Learn shape-making, glazing (glass finish) and firing (for clay toys so that they solidify). The six-month course starts with basics like diya and bowl-making, and progresses to the vases, plates and tea sets.
Where: Delhi Blue Pottery Trust, Delhi Blue Apartments, 2, Safdarjang Road.
Tel: 011 - 26190223
Price: Rs 8,100 for 6 months

Meena Vohra - Studio 78
The studio provides different types of pottery classes - short term, long term and a weekend course. Both wheel pottery and hand pottery are taught here. Some of the interesting works undertaken in this studio are wall decorations, wind chimes and kettles. The studio is equipped with two potter’s wheels, kiln and other custom glazes.
Where: D-78, Sector-21, Noida.
Tel: 0120 - 2536487
Price: Rs6,000 for 12 classes (1 class is 3 hours)

Maati Srijan
Classes are conducted under three major categories - wheel-making, slap (used for figurative work) and coil (where first, a coil of clay is made, and then shapes). You can also learn pottery sculpture and ceramics.
Where: C-46, Street No 15, IP Extension, Madhu Vihar
Tel: 9810148561
Price: Rs 2,000 per month

Compiled by Aakriti Sawhney

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