Wanna craft your very own ceramics? Here are the best ceramic classes in Hong Kong for artsy peeps.
Let’s agree that there’s nothing more encouraging than learning a new skill. For eager learners like you, we’ve sorted all the best cooking classes, dance classes and online fitness classes in Hong Kong. If you’re looking to pick up a new art-related hobby, we think these amazing ceramic classes in Hong Kong will give you the best learning experience.
Best ceramic classes in Hong Kong
1. Tung Yao Ceramics
Founded by Amber Lei who has a BA in ceramics, Tung Yao Ceramics has several studios, showrooms, and labs in Hong Kong and Zhuhai, as well as in the pottery heaven, Jingdezhen. From single item workshops to throwing trial classes, to membership packages, an array of courses are available at Tung Yao Ceramics. If you’re new to the world of ceramics and would like to master the basics, the ten-lesson Ceramics Technical & Theory Course would be perfect for you.
Tung Yao Ceramics, 3A Chiu Kwong Street, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong, p. 6015 6044
2. Touch Ceramics
For a crash course in centuries-old Japanese art, head to Touch Ceramics for their kintsugi workshops. This 600-year-old technique repairs broken pottery by filling crevices with lacquer and gold dust, transforming cracks into beauty. Touch also excels at porcelain painting in European styles, mixing classic brushwork with a modern flair. And for inspiration, every class starts by introducing participants to ceramic milestones, from ancient relics to contemporary sculptures. With knowledgeable tutors and a welcoming space, Touch Ceramics enlightens beginners and seasoned artisans alike on ceramics’ history and hands-on creativity.
Touch Ceramics, Shop 203, 2/F, Block 3 (Barrack Block), Tai Kwun, 10 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong, p. 2562 9000
3. Sunroom Pottery Studio
Escape the city and tap into your creative spirit at Sunroom Pottery Studio, Conrad Li’s artistic oasis on Peng Chau. Conrad guides both kids (aged six and up) and adults in sculpting clay dreams into reality through classes ranging from weekend workshops to four-session courses. Peng Chau has pretty streets for wandering, but book Sunroom ahead so you can get a seat at a wheel or work table in the peaceful studio. We recently tried one of Conrad’s weekend wheel throwing courses and were amazed at how calming and therapeutic working with clay can be! Each session allows you to craft up to five masterpieces to be fired and glazed, taking home a taste of island life.
Sunroom Pottery Studio, 38A Wing Hing Street, Peng Chau, Hong Kong, p. 6303 1426
4. Half Corner Studio
If you are looking to master fundamental ceramic skills, Half Corner Studio has got an array of courses to support your journey. Let its professional instructors teach you techniques of throwing, slab-building, pinching, and coiling. From sculptured objects to simple vessels, all kinds of artistic ceramics can be made at their studios. Classes specifically designed for kids from five to 15 years old are also available at their Causeway Bay location.
Half Corner Studio, 1/F, Fortune Court, 33 Morrison Hill Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, p. 2528 0672
5. CC Art Studio
Dedicated to promoting ceramic art, CC Art Studio provides classes for all levels. Craft your very own ceramic earrings, mug, coffee filter, sake set, and many other works in a class of one to eight people. What’s cool about CC Art Studio is that their classes can be conducted outside of their studio, allowing you to enjoy their fun classes in the comfort of your own home, or as a group in a venue of your choice.
CC Art Studio, Flat E, 6/F, Edward Mansion, 141 Prince Edward Road West, Prince Edward, Hong Kong, p. 9546 6825
6. Useless Studio
Funny name, but Useless Studio’s classes ain’t useless at all! Founded by three local ceramic lovers, Useless Studio aims to promote a slow lifestyle through the process of ceramic making. The team holds both regular classes and trial workshops, teaching visitors essential skills to create beautiful ceramics like coffee dripper, candle holder, and plant vase. Also on display are an array of ceramic products at the studio where you can shop some intricate artworks.
Useless Studio has locations in Mong Kok and San Po Kong.
7. Two Parts Studio
Two Parts Studio holds high-quality ceramic classes for all levels of learners. Its five-lesson beginner course teaches you all the basics like throwing, trimming, and glazing. Or, you can go for the advanced class if you’re feeling confident. Moreover, members of the studio can take part in member-exclusive workshops, as well as book a self-service slot to throw, glaze, or handbuild anytime.
Two Parts Studio, Unit 3, 2/F, Eastern Centre, 1065 King’s Road, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong, p. 5505 0828
8. Toki Studio
Get your hands dirty at Toki Studio in Island East! Toki helps newbies and experts alike create cool ceramic pieces through fun classes. Learn clay basics like wheel throwing and hand building in Toki’s five-week beginner and intermediate courses. Or, try a short workshop to get a taste – throw a pot in two hours or paint your own mug. Plus, members can even use the studio anytime to keep practising their skills. Whether you’re a pro or just starting out, Toki will get your inner clay shaper fired up.
Toki Studio, Unit D, 4/F, Tung Kin Factory Building, 196-198 Tsat Tsz Mui Road, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong, p. 9385 6673
Specialising in hand-painted pottery, Hiuchi offers workshops conducted in English and Cantonese. The classes are all beginner-friendly and there are coaches to guide you through every step of the process. You can make marbled cups, bowls, clocks, candle holders, and more. The fees vary depending on the product, but we’ve tried and tested some of the workshops here, and we can assure you that you’ll love them!
Hiuchi, 10C, The Globe, 79 Wing Hong Street, Cheung Sha Wan, Hong Kong, p. 6432 9366
Founder of Cupclay, Kit Han, believes that people can get satisfaction out of making ceramics, as every single piece is different to another. We agree with her view, as you never know how your ceramic project is going to turn out until the colours are all blended in the firing process. Try your hand at ceramics with Cupclay’s workshops which include mug and plate set, animal plates, wheel-throwing, and more.
Cupclay, G/F, 66 Cheung Sha Wan Road, Sham Shui Po, Hong Kong, p. 9312 6580
Chinese for “place of ceramic ware”, Mudheytong celebrates the uniqueness of handcrafted pieces and the creativity unlocked through shaping clay. In open studio sessions, both beginner and advanced students can immerse themselves in every step of the ceramic process. Experiment freely and bring abstract ideas into tangible form. Stepping into this welcoming workshop, you’ll feel everyday stresses melt away. Creativity and connection flow freely here – no perfection required.
Mudheytong, 175 Tai Nan Street, Sham Shui Po, Hong Kong, p. 9863 2210
[This article was originally published in August 2021 and updated in 2023 by Catherine Pun.]