POTTERY IS VERY MUCH ALIVE IN THE PH: HERE’S WHERE YOU CAN LEARN IT ONLINE
Are you looking for something to temporarily distract you from the COVID-19 madness? Perhaps a new hobby or something to make you feel excited to wake up every morning? Maybe it’s time you take online pottery classes!
Pottery has been around in the Philippines even before the dawn of civilization. The activity is not only inked in our history books, it is also evident in the number of archeological artifacts found inside local museums.
It is estimated that 3,500 years ago, native Filipinos began making traditional pots by using clay found in Sibalom River in Antique, Panay island. Pots have made themselves useful most especially during the neolithic period of the country where pottery was made for water vessels, cups, plates, and more.
In the modern age, it is not surprising to find a lot of Gen Zs and millennials who want to involve themselves in this worthwhile activity.
If you’re interested to join some pottery workshops online, check out these pages:
So. Pottery (@So.Pottery)
Adding character to your pieces is very easy with the help of ceramists from So Pottery! With the help of this online workshop, you can now add life to your pots for as low as P1,400 inclusive of three jars of paint.
Recently, the class has given a P200 off for the first 40 students who will sign up in their painting pottery workshop. A little reminder though, hand-building class is mandatory before learning painting pottery.
You can apply for their hand-building class for as low as P2,800 inclusive of clay, tools, glaze, and firing.
Via IG: so.pottery
Pottery Sessions by Catherine Choachuy (@potterysessions)
Ceramist Catherine Choachuy sells pottery kits for starters. For P1,000, students can get two kilos of clay and equipment which includes wooden guides, brush, strings, sponge, and scraper.
Meanwhile, her workshop fee ranges from P3,200 (per person) to P6,000 (for two).
Via IG: potterysessions
Hey Kessy Pottery (@HeyKessyPottery)
Molding ceramics is made easier thanks to Hey Kessy Pottery. With this workshop’s simplified technique, even kids can make pottery a hobby!
For Hey Kessy Pottery, molding clay is beneficial to children’s mental, physical, and emotional growth.
“Aside from being a great way to boost their motor skills, handling clay has a soothing effect and encourages creativity and imagination. Discovering what their own hands are capable of making can strengthen their self-esteem and give them the chance to express themselves freely,” the shop said.
Via IG: heykessypottery
Whether you’ve already started your pottery journey a long time ago, or just starting out, these online workshops surely won’t let you down!