DIY Hand Building Pottery

With DIY craft kit delivered to you

Make a special ceramic piece from the comfort of home in this online class.

1 hour Class size 4 to 900     label $60

How it works
Request your preferred time
We'll send a ClassBento Box to you (a craft kit with what you'll need). Shipping in the US is free, and it should arrive within 5-7 workings days. We ship nationwide. International shipping is also available for private groups, please enquire for pricing details.
Enjoy the online class - after booking, you'll get a link to join the interactive class.

If you're in need of fun things to do at home, why not try your hand at pottery? Creating ceramics with hand building techniques is not only fun but very therapeutic.

In this virtual class, you will learn basic techniques like pinching and coiling to build anything from candleholders to trinket bowls. Let your imagination be your guide!

Your teacher Andrea will help you every step of the way, giving advice and answering all of your questions. This is a relaxed hour of learning so get in your comfy clothes and chill out while working with clay.

Please note:
This pottery kit is air drying clay and for non-food pottery items like trinket bowls, incense burners, dried flower vases, and more. You can choose to have your pottery fired at your local kiln which will then make it safe for food and can hold liquid.

NEW: We now have a beautiful brown acrylic paint added to our kits. Once your piece is dry you can apply the paint with the paint brush, that is included, to give your pottery piece that natural terracotta look! (see examples in photos)

Knowledge required
What you'll get in your craft kit
  • 800g of mid-fire clay
  • Pottery toolset
  • 1 Bottle of air drying Terracotta Paint
  • 1hr of personal step by step insctructions
What you'll need
Old newspaper or paper to cover your workspace and bowl of water
Suitable for

Suitable for adults, and kids (minimum 13 years old). An adult must be present whilst kid(s) engage with the box.

This would also be a nice gift for her, gift for mom or birthday gift.

Your teacher
Open Objects Studio
Open Objects Studio

4.9 (25)

We are a small pottery studio based in New York. Our studio is run by Andrea who has been working with clay for the past 5 years. Our mission to spread the mindfulness and therapeutic rewards of working with clay.

Verified reviews

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Amanda Miller Mar 2023

My team really enjoyed our class with Andrea! The instruction was great, and the hour went by quickly. Fun way to be creative together!

Jing Grossman Jan 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

just okay, instructor was running late without heads up, team was waiting clueless if we will have the class

Reply from this teacher:

Hi Jing, I am sorry you felt the class was just okay. There was a mix up with the Zoom link and I was waiting in a different Zoom classroom, after waiting 1 min I realized there was a mix up and quickly switched to the other Zoom link where only a few out of 16 of your co-workers were, I then waited another 6 mins for all your co-workers to join to start the class. Thank you for your booking. Wishing you all the best, Andrea

Katie Morrissey Jan 2023

This class was great! The instructor was able to tailor the course so that we each were able to create what we wanted. The materials were easy to work with, and we had everything we needed. I would definitely take this class again!

Leonard Mainiero Dec 2022

I had a blast! The walkthrough was very helpful and I will be buying more clay to continue making more things

Lindsay Locosa Dec 2022

This was a great class, my team and I did this for work. Loved it!

Anonymized Customer Dec 2022

Very fun and great instructions!

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Aishwarya Cholin Nov 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Good teacher, was very patient and explained pottery to a bunch of folks with no experiece in pottery!

Influxdata Marketing Oct 2022

The pottery class was so lovely! We did it as a team building activity and people were so into it - felt like we were kids in art class again. Andrea was the best, super helpful getting supplies even internationally, and great at teaching. Would absolutely book with Andrea again!

DIY Hand Building Pottery review by Influxdata Marketing

Diane Nesom Aug 2022

The team really seemed to enjoy it and learned something new! Would definitely schedule again in the future.

Kelly Nelson Aug 2022

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

Great technical explanations of why things are constructed. There is enough freedom to change shape, decorate, etc. The best part was since it was a work event, it completely got your head out of work!

Pottery class review by Kelly Nelson

Candice Pham Jul 2022

This was a wonderful experience for my team. It allowed us to do something that's very different from our day jobs, while getting to experience a craft that 2 members of my team do as a hobby as a way to get to know them better. The kits were nicely packed and arrived on time. Overall, the team would recommend this to others!

Michelle Taylor Jun 2022

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

Andrea is such a wonderful teacher and the class was great for my entire team. We were so happy to be able to have this time together and create beautiful art.

Valentine Gikunda Jun 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Angela did a great job! We learned so much from her class and it was very relaxing. Would definitely recommend!

Kelly Nelson May 2022

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

This class taught the basic techniques of how to mold paper clay. Even though this class was done during the work day at my work desk, I was completely engrossed in the task and completely forgot about work. It's a great therapeutic activity!

Iris Carone Mar 2022

The class went very well and the instructor was very through. Her instructions were descriptive enough to help us understand what we needed to do.

Jennifer Kajisa Mar 2022

We had a small team class with Andrea and it was such a great time! Our jobs are not in the creative realm so it was awesome to take an hour away from our computers and calls and just chill for an hour, let the creative juices flow and get our hands a little dirty! Andrea was also very chill and a great instructor.

Matt Beller Mar 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Andrea was an awesome instructor, and all of us enjoyed making our little pots together!

Kelsey Murakami Feb 2022

Andrea was awesome! I booked a private class for my team, we had such a fun and relaxing time.

Carrie Hubert Jan 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Such a fun hands on digital experience even for beginners. Teacher was great! Would definitely do again.

Kotaro Uyeda Jan 2022

Andrea was wonderful and made sure the class went smoothly. She was also extremely responsive to my questions and ensured that all supplies made it to all participants on time.

Colleen McGuire Jan 2022

The teacher was so sweet and personable! Was an absolutely perfect experience to do on our anniversary! Now I have a vase that my husband and I made together on our anniversary! Could not recommend this class more Must do Plus we still have more clay to use, and use what she taught us!

DIY Hand Building Pottery review by Colleen McGuire

Sudheesh Nair Nov 2021

This was a great experience. Time off from all noise and clutter of daily work, to have some zen moments with clay :) Great way to unwindand best of all, you're forced to put down all your gadgets. The instructor was great, very encouraging and experienced

Angie Diamantopoulos Nov 2021

It was such a great class! My team had a blast and learned a lot. The instructor was great. Thank you

Oskar Plinski Nov 2021

It was really awesome. I had a great time doing this!

Nicole Dutko Nov 2021

I loved it! This was my first ever pottery class (and first one for our entire group). Andrea was so fun, helpful, patient and encouraging. I went in feeling intimidated, but I think I pulled it off! Will definitely do this again. Thank you so much!

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