The Magic of Clay
A joyous course smeared/smudged in playful mud where hands will learn to keep up with mind through shaping creativity in clay.
Join the “Zorba Pottery class” and let ‘The Magic of Clay’ captivate you to creativity in as many shapes as you like. It includes various elements of wheelwork, hand building, preparing the clay-wedging, to centering, pulling, glazing and firing.
Zorba Pottery Class – the only one of its kind in India-plays host to diverse ceramic activities and interactions with a blend of spirituality, both national and international. The programs include residencies, classes and interactive workshops.
- Regular beginners’ classes include: a basic two & three-month course, clay preparation, centering, wheel throwing, and hand building
- Special summer classes for Children between the month of May and July
- Visitors and visiting out-station potters can work on a daily basis at the ceramic studio
- Firing facilities are available throughout the year
- Residencies are organized via Utsav Mandir Foundation Trust
- Visitors can walk into a pottery studio and to the premises as well with prior booking
Benefits and Healing effect of Pottery:
The art of pottery is oftentimes described as therapeutic and relaxing. This thoughtful, artistic activity can open up the mind and relieve you of outside worries:
Increases optimistic outlook: Pottery enables for improvements in flow and spontaneity, provides an outlet for grief, and helps you with self-identification and self-expression, strengthen confidence and self-esteem.
Improve Focus: Pottery allows you to escape the worries of life and shift your focus toward your creation.
Exploring and Experimentation: Pottery helps you to express your creativity, expand who we are and how we connect to ourselves and the environment.
Strengthening Fine Motor Skill: The movement of making pottery is gentle yet strengthening to the hands, wrists, and arms. This can be beneficial to those prone to arthritis in the hands, as it promotes joint movement and dexterity.
Classes – Tues, Thurs, Sat & Sun
Timings: 11 AM – 1 PM
Teacher: Arti Paliwal
Arti is a freelance ceramic and pottery artist living in Delhi.
She has done her Masters in Painting from the esteemed Banasthali Vidyapeeth Institution.
She also holds a CCD Pottery certificate from IGNOU, New Delhi.
She has received various prominent awards from cities all over the country in both Art and Sculpture.
Moreover, she has been hugely active in participating in events, workshops, and exhibitions from the past 20 years.
She is a keen explorer in building thought-provoking sculptures and using her vast teaching experience to provide interactive and captivating pottery classes.