10 Week Slow Pottery Course - Jan to Mar 2023

10 Week Slow Pottery Course

Farm residential course

23rd Jan to 31st March 2023 

10 weeks 

What will you learn? Beginners to Intermediate level pottery, with glazing, firing, practical knowledge of recycling clay, prepping glazes, taking care of a studio, and all about setting up your home studio. 

Where will you stay? 

Velanga Orchard Farm

Velanga Orchard, Bodabandla Village, Andhra Pradesh 

Location point on google maps - Velanga Orchards 

An ultra-private 50 acres mango orchard, skirting a reserve forest at the foot of a hill with a couple of lakes nearby. Surrounded by shrub forests endowed with over a 100 species of birds and animals.

We have built the cottages using vernacular design, local material and vintage aesthetics. The space is surrounded by neem, coconut, teak trees, under the canopies of mango trees, with the hill at the back and lush green all around.


Week 1-4 

Introduction To Pottery

Preparation Of Clay

Basic Techniques of making a pot 

Forms - Cylinder, Bowl, Lidded Pots, Jugs & Milkers

Recycling of clay 

Week 4 - 8

Working with bigger amounts of clay 

New techniques through learning more complex forms like Casseroles, narrow mouthed pots, vases, bottles, plates

Make your own collection - 15 pieces ( these are yours to keep - no extra charge )

Practical and Theory - Recycling Clay 

Week 9 & 10

Preparation Of Glaze

Glazing & Firing 

Learn how to setup your own home studio 

Any extra mentoring needed by the student can be scheduled. 

Here’s the course fee of the 10 weeks course with accommodation, meals, firing and glazing of pots, taxes.
We have different accommodation types and you can choose from the following options - 

  • Totapuri Rumani Cottage

This cottage is a house with two rooms, shared bath, shared courtyard and an outdoor kitchen.

  1. Room Totapuri in the cottage (Individual Room Shared Bath)

          Room Totapuri is an individual big room in this cottage for one person with a shared bath and courtyard, kitchen. 

Fees - Rs. 3,51,600/- includes the course, accommodation, meals and tax for one person for 10 weeks.

      2. Room Rumani ( Individual Room with shared bath) 

          Room Romani is an individual small room in this cottage for one person with a shared bath and courtyard. 

Fees - Rs.3,18,000/- includes the course, accommodation, meals and tax for one person for 10 weeks.

Note - This accomodation is getting renovated as of now and we’ll be updating its photos by the 31st of July.

     3. Room BeneshaShared Cottage two     people ) 

This accommodation type is a shared room with two individual beds, shared kitchenette, bath and patio for two people.

Fees - Rs. 2,84,400/- includes the course, accommodation, meals and tax for one person for 10 weeks.

Photos below - Accommodation Gallery

  • Individual Private Cottages 

This accommodation is a private cottage for one person with a single bed, bath, kitchenette, patio. 

Fees - Rs. 3,85,200/- includes the course, accommodation, meals and tax for one person for 10 weeks 

Photos below - Accommodation Gallery 

Accommodation & Meals

- All cottages have kitchenettes equipped with mini fridges, induction plate, basic utensils.

- Laundry is taken care off by us. (Twice a week - machine wash)

- All three meals, with snacks, tea will be provided, basic vegetarian or non vegetarian Indian meals at the common dining room.

 - Accommodation & Meals will be provided for the entire duration of your course. This includes weekends (when the classes are not running)

Note - We will be providing more detailed information on the stay, food, course once the student registers. But if you have any specific questions, please mail us at hello@slowpottery.com or DM us on Instagram.


Accommodation Gallery 

(The rooms are similar to the photos- every room has unique features that may not be in the photos)

  • Room Totapuri & Room Rumani - Will be updated by the 31st of July


  • Shared Accommodation Benesha

  • Individual Private Cottages


How to reach us?

Velanga Orchard, Bodabandla village is located in Bangarupalem Tehsil of Chittoor district in Andhra Pradesh, India.

Velanga Orchard, the location found on google maps is 164km from Bangalore International Airport. 

You can reach the Orchard via bus and car/cab. 


To book your slot, we take 50% of the total fees. Remaining 50% payment to be made before 15th November 2022

If we don't receive the remaining payment before 15th November 2022, we will be cancelling your slot, with no refund.

After 15th November 2022 - To book your slot, we will be taking the full payment.

IMPORTANT - Cancellation Policy

- If you cancel before the 30th of November, we will provide you with a 100% refund.

- If you cancel between the 1st to 15th December, we deduct 30% of the total fees as cancellation fees and refund you the remaining paid amount.

- If you cancel between the 16th December  to 31st December, we deduct 50% of the total fees as cancellation fees and refund you the remaining paid amount.

- From 1st Jan 2023, we will not be providing any refund. 

- If you have a case of medical emergency informed atleast a week in advance, we can consider rescheduling the course (upon providing proof) Refund is not possible. Less than a week, we will not be able to help you.

- We follow this policy without any exceptions. 

- We take four weeks to process any refund. 

To register, please email us at hello@slowpottery.com

To inquire further or schedule a call with us, email us at hello@slowpottery.com

You can visit our Instagram page to know about about Slow Pottery & Velanga Orchard