Beginner : Hand Building

Crafting with clay can be an incredibly rewarding and therapeutic experience. In this 7 session hand building course, you will be guided through the basics of hand building with clay, from creating the first coil and using other techniques such as pinching and slab building for functional or sculptural pieces, using texture to create dimension and glazing techniques. This course includes  6 hours of studio time for you to use for practice.

No prior experience is needed and this could be your perfect, playful introduction to clay. At the end of the course, you can make 4 final glazed and fired projects using one or all techniques and decorate as per your liking. 


Level: Beginner

Ages: 18 and above

Included: Apron, clay, glazes, tools, lessons, studio time, and firings
Clump size: 600g (depending on the object to be made)

No. of final pieces: 4 final glazed and fired pieces 

Cost: MVR 4500 GST inclusive per person for the full course
Extra fired piece: MVR 150/- per piece



Terms and Conditions
All classes are subject to availability and may be canceled at any time by the Clay Studio Maldives.


Missed Classes

If a class is missed, no make-up session can be offered. Please set a reminder and double-check class dates and times prior to booking.



Clay Studio Maldives and its employees are not liable or responsible for any accidental injury to students or any loss or damage to personal possessions.


Photography / Videography

Clay Studio Maldives reserves the right to take photographs and video footage during classes that may include students and to use these photographs and video footage for the purpose of advertising our classes in all media in perpetuity and without payment to students.


Finished Work

All care is taken to ensure student’s pieces are well made, however, due to the inherent characteristics of this medium, Clay Studio Maldives cannot be held responsible for any undesirable outcomes, including cracking, breakage, misfires or something not turning out how you had hoped.

Projects will be ready for collection when contacted, three weeks after the date of the last class. 



We have a strict ONE MONTH storage policy. This includes thrown work, bisqued work waiting to be glazed, as well as finished work waiting to be collected.
If pieces are not collected within this time frame, they will either be discarded or donated.


By completing the purchase, you are confirming that you have read, understood and agreed to our terms and conditions. 


Cancellation Policy
All cancellations must be communicated 24 hours before the start of the class. We have a no refund policy due to losing a spot and not being able to fill the seat. We can offer options on rescheduling that class of the same value to another available date.