Sunday, October 18, 2009

Meet Ms Potter

Ah, I'd been getting my hands dirty at the potter's wheel for a good 2 hours (or probably more...time just flew..)today. What fun mucking around...I don't quite blame Pattu for her indulgence.


Lets do Something
is a new place that has opened just a week back at Velachery. Its a hobby center and an activity center for both children and adults. Apart from the regular dance, music, yoga, painting routine, this place also offers slightly niche and interesting things like workshops in Pottery, Photography and the likes (they are adding to the list and some ideas and insights would be welcome). The best thing from my point of view is - this place lets you try out things if you don't want to commit yourself and invest for an entire course. So, you can pay per session, try it out and enroll once you are sure you are hooked to it.

I tried the pottery workshop and made quite a few pots - maybe around 10 of them...and nearly 4 - 5 with my own dirty hands(OK, the potter set up the wheel and the base clay and I took over from there). They all are drying now - will post pics of my creation in a couple of days. I tried out some fancy things like making dents to the pots I made (trying to make it look arty) and it broke my teacher's heart - he was training me to get the symmetry right and I insisted on asymmetrical patterns (a bit too early I guess).

Pattu found it funny that amma was playing with clay and water and creating a lot of mess. She had her share of fun on the other side of the wall with games, books, play doh, paint etc. In fact, she got a chance to do a hand imprint on their wall - the first happy customer :) - a tiny green hand... she was all smiles...
So, for Rs.300, I got to muck around for more than 2 hrs, I got 10 pots that I'm sure to flaunt(5 good ones and 5 teda hai but mera hai samples), I figured out that I have a freak chance at the potter's wheel if I worked hard... and we had two beaming kids at the end of it all (the Amma became a kid for a while) - totally worth it!

There's also a 3 weeks' free trial for Western Dance for children in the age group of 4 yrs to 9 yrs. Anyone?

Incidentally, my friends have started this place and they are still evolving the concept - people in Chennai, please do visit and give your feedback. The Phone No: 044-45014350

13 comments:

petalsfromtheheart said...

Sounds really cool and interesting. Pottery is believed to be creative and relaxing. I am glad to hear that you gave it your best shot. I wish your friends start something on these lines in Delhi. I would join immediately!

artnavy said...

would like to check this out for sure- as soon as aditi is a month old

Jayashree said...

sounds like a fun place.....will definitely check it out.

Uma said...

Swapna - It sure is! Oh, I hope they expand and grow as well...
Art - sure check it out - worth it.
Jayashree - please do - they have just started and still setting up and evolving etc.

Lavanya Sriram said...

Hey, this sounds interesting! have they opened up only in velachery ? I would like to know if they have yoga for kids? I would call and find out, but just thought will check with you as well.

Radhs said...

Oh!That sounds really great!Can you tell me where this place is exactly?

Vivek said...

uma, plz give me details abt t photography course..sounds interesting...

Uma said...

Lavanya, Yes, as of now, they have it only at Velachery. I'm not very sure if they have started yoga for kids, but the good thing about them is that they will start one if you show interest.
Radhs, Its bang opposite Vijayanagar bus terminus
Vivek - welcome here! they've not announced photography workshop yet...will let u know...

Kay said...

Pottery is hours of fun and very messy. have you every tried your hand at bonsai pots ?

aryan's mom said...

Posts the pictures dear....

Uma said...

Kay - this was just my second attempt at pottery - I'm too far from bonsai pots...not yet :)

Aryan's mom - will post - just been a bit busy and a bit lazy...

Monika,Ansh said...

Sounds great. Waiting for pics of the pots.

Uma said...

Monika Ansh: Oh, that one is pending still... hoping to do that this weekend... hang in there