I have always wanted to try doing a pottery class. In all movies it seemed to be a very relaxing and romantic thing to do. So finally, being off together after a heavy burger lunch we have decided it to try the pottery class.
As everyone knows in Beijing there are two major art areas – 798 and Nanluoguxiang. The pottery place turned is located around Nanluoguxiang area – on Gulou street. You need to be very careful not to miss it as the place is tiny and seems abandoned.
The classes are priced very modestly at RMB80 per hour, which is more than enough for people who are just getting started.
It is easier said than done. The clay is not very “supportive” you have to really be careful as it is fragile and disappears with water pretty fast. As the pottery teacher was showing us how to do things, I was so inspired because it seemed to be so easy. However, when we started, it turned out to be challenging. But at the same time I enjoyed while my fiance after a few attempts and clay poos creations got annoyed and decided to let me play by myself.
As for me it was one of the most relaxing and calming exercises I’ve done in a long time. It really worth a shot. Try it! And I can tell, I am surely coming back.
What else to do when lazy and bored? Watch a good movie – the latest choice was The Painted Veil.