Ceramic studios in Bali. Where to go for a clay sculpting workshop?

In Bali, there are several pottery studios that offer ceramic clay sculpting workshops. These workshops cater to all levels, from beginners to experienced artisans. The studios provide spaces where enthusiasts can learn about different types of clay, the shaping process, firing, and the art of glazing for creating finished pieces.
Here are a few benefits you can gain through clay sculpting:
1. Firstly, working with clay is a creative process that allows you to express yourself. You don't need special experience to create your own piece; you can let your imagination run wild.
2. Secondly, the process of clay sculpting can be incredibly meditative: shaping, mixing, and crafting your own item can help relieve stress.
3. Finally, the finished product can beautifully adorn your home's interior or make an exceptional gift, whether it's a mug, plate, or flower vase.
Studios typically offer two methods of working with clay:
- Pottery wheel: Placing the clay object on the wheel and then spinning it on the wheel, thus shaping the clay into the desired form.
- Handbuilding: Shaping the clay manually to achieve the desired form, without using a wheel or other mechanical tools.
They also offer the opportunity to work with different types of clay:
- Earthenware, the most common type of clay, is highly malleable and ideal for beginners. It's often used for making ceramics and decorative items.
- Stoneware is a denser type of clay with high durability, frequently used for crafting tableware.


Sari Api Ceramics Studio

Opening hours: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM. Closed on Sundays and Mondays.
Full Ceramics Course
A 15-hour intensive course that includes pottery wheel, trimming, and glazing.
Levels: beginner, intermediate, advanced.
Cost - 3 million per person in a group (maximum 6 people), 4.5 million for individual lessons.
Half-Day Sessions
Three hours on the pottery wheel.
Cost - 600k.
These half-day classes are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays,
either in the morning from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM or in the afternoon from 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM.
Individual Half-Day Classes
Cost - 1 million per person.
Sessions can be scheduled on all days except Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Two-Hour Classes
Include handbuilding, trimming, and glazing.
Cost - 500k.
Family Class
Maximum 2 adults + 2 children.
A two-hour lesson, including pottery wheel work.
Cost - 2 million.
Children's Workshop
Saturdays from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM.
Cost 100k per child.
The class cost includes clay and firing.
Phone: +62 813-3881-4973.


Opening hours: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
The space itself is a modern architectural structure that houses its own cafe, restaurant, pottery studio, and a conceptual furniture store.
At Rusters Studio, there are several types of core classes: handbuilding, pottery wheel, and glazing. Programs are available for both children and adults.
Every Sunday at 10:00 AM, there is a children's clay sculpting workshop. Price: 100k.
Costs for individual and group classes are available.
Phone: +62 8113 9411 041.

Serayu Pottery

Opening hours: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Serayu Pottery is one of the most recognizable locations in Ubud, a popular spot for tourists. There's a 10k rupiah fee for photos inside. It includes a gallery, cafe, and workshop.
Pottery Lesson (Age 12+)
(Working on the pottery wheel)
- 2 kg of clay for sculpting (up to 2 items)
- 1 hour of pottery wheel work with an instructor
- Firing of the item
Cost: 299k
Ceramics Class (Age 12+)
- 2 kg of stoneware clay (up to 2 items)
- 1 hour on the pottery wheel with an instructor
- Firing of two items (including clear, white, and black glaze)
Cost: 425k
Handbuilding (Age 7+)
- 1.5 kg of ceramic clay (up to 2 items) for shaping and painting
- 1.5 hours of instruction
- Handbuilding only
- 5 color decorations and clear glaze included
Cost: 369k
Phone: +62 813-5302-2235.

Setungku Pottery

Opening hours: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
A ceramics studio with a view of rice fields.
Pottery Wheel
After the class, you will receive two pieces to create and paint. It's best to try it out on your own or with your partner.
Duration: 1.5 hours; 1.5 kg of clay; equipment, paint, and tools; 2 items for firing (ready in 3-4 weeks).
Cost: 380k.
You can create two creative items. Duration: 1.5 hours; manual crafting instruction; 1.5 kg of clay; equipment, paint, and tools; two items for firing (ready in 3-4 weeks).
Cost: 380k.
Cost for painting on an item: 230k;
Combo of crafting and painting: 450k.
Phone: +62 895 6233 05657.

Gaya Ceramic

Operating hours: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Gaya Ceramic And Design is a home goods store and art studio rolled into one. The studio offers various two-week training sessions and workshops conducted by renowned international ceramists and artists, priced at $2200.
You can view the posters on the website.
Phone: +62 361 976220


Kevala Studio Ceramic

Operating hours: Daily from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
An excellent ceramic studio. The instructors are professionals in their field and very friendly. They also have their own store for selling home ceramics.
In the studio, there are classes such as pottery wheel/handbuilding. Maximum two hours and six people. Cost: 600k.
1. Decoration of finished ceramics.
Using ready-made ceramic bowls, you will learn how to use ceramic carving and painting techniques. Maximum 2 hours and 10 people. Cost: 500k.
2. Children's clay sculpting classes.
Class for 2 hours with a maximum of 6 children. Cost: 300k.
3. Painting on finished ceramics.
Maximum 2 hours and 8 people. Cost: 300k.
4. Coral restoration.
In this lesson, you will learn hand-sculpting methods for corals. Your sculptures will be donated to marine biologists, and 50% of the proceeds will go to the Indonesian Bira Fund. Class for 2 hours with a maximum of 8 people. Cost: 300k.
Your items will be ready within 7-12 business days.
Phone: +62 87754784545

Clay Play

Operating hours: Daily except Wednesdays from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
A small but very cozy ceramic sculpting studio in Sanur.
Pottery wheel 
Included in the price: 3-hour session, 2 kg of clay, tool rental, glazing, and firing for two pieces. Ceramics will be ready in 3-4 weeks.
Cost - 395k.
Handbuilding on the pottery wheel or manual:
1/2 day. Cost 150k.
Full working day. Cost 210k.
5 days. Cost 950k.
10 days. Cost 1.8 million.
Includes the use of tools, equipment, and space, but clay, glaze, and firing are charged separately. Studio membership is valid for one month from the booking date.
Paint Your Mushroom
Ceramic painting masterclass.
- Pottery painting
- Ceramic paints and tools
- Glaze and firing fees
Your ceramics will be ready in 3-4 weeks.
Cost - 325k.
- Painting one plate
- Ceramic paints and tools
- Glaze and firing
Your ceramics will be ready in 3-4 weeks.
Cost - 350k.
Cost of a day visit:
Phone: +62 8215 7583131


Nulla Pottery

Operating hours: Tue-Sun from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM, Monday 10:00 AM-12:30 PM.
A new bright space. They offer welcome drinks before the class.
Class schedule and pricing:
Phone: +62 81808568568

Clay Club

Operating hours: Daily from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM. Closed on Sundays and Mondays.
Clay Club offers ceramics classes for all ages and skill levels.
The studio is very aesthetic, spacious, and well-lit.
Pottery Wheel
1 session (2 hours) with 2 kg of clay.
Cost: 395k.
3 sessions (2 hours each) with 5 kg of clay.
Cost: 1.1 million.
5 sessions (2 hours each) with 8 kg of clay.
Cost: 2 million.
Handbuilding with Clay
In these classes, you will learn to create figures by hand. Instructors will demonstrate various techniques for shaping and blending clay to make your own designs perfect.
1 session (2 hours) with 2 kg of clay.
Cost: 350k.
3 sessions (2 hours each) with 5 kg of clay.
Cost: 1 million.
5 sessions (2 hours each) with 8 kg of clay.
Cost: 1.7 million.
Children's Classes
These weekly classes are for the youngest clients (ages 5 to 12) who explore clay and create their own designs. During these sessions, teachers share stories of other artists and artistic movements for inspiration.
1 session (2 hours) with an experienced teacher: includes 1 kg of clay, firing, painting, and glazing.
Cost: 425k.
5 sessions (2 hours each) with an experienced teacher: includes 5 kg of clay, firing, painting, and glazing.
Cost: 2 million.
10 sessions (2 hours each) with an experienced teacher: includes 10 kg of clay, firing, painting, and glazing.
Cost: 4 million.
Children's class every Tuesday from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM.
Included: 1 kg of clay and firing.
Cost: 395k.
Additionally, the studio can host birthday parties for your child, starting at 425k per child for a two-hour party (minimum of 4 children).
Phone: +62 81239969880
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