Slow Pottery Residential Aug - Nov Monsoon Winter Courses 2024

Welcome!

 

Hope you're doing fantastic!

We're announcing Slow Pottery Residential Courses at our farm Velanga Orchard - Monsoon Winter Courses 2024.

The months that we are conducting the courses are -

August, September, October, November 2024

You can choose a one month course, two month or a three month course.

One Month - Aug/Sep/Oct/Nov 

Two Month - Aug Sep / Oct Nov (One slot left in Aug Sep Batch)

Three Month - Aug Sep Oct 2024 (1 slot left) 

 

More details below

 

Location 

 

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.

 

Course Dates

August Batch - 28th July - 24th Aug / Check in 28th July, Check out 24th Aug

September Batch - 28th Aug to 24th Sep / Check in 28th Aug, Check out 24th Sep

October Batch - 29th Sep to 26th Oct / Check in 29th Sep, Check out 26th Oct 

November Batch - 3rd Nov to 30th Nov / Check in 3rd Nov, Check out 30th Nov


Slots Each Batch

9 Students 

 

Syllabus

One Month Pottery

- Introduction & Clay Preparation

- Pottery Wheel Basics

- Making forms of cylinders, bowls

- Trimming & Handles

- Handbuilding Techniques

- Lidded Pots

- Pourers

- Glaze Application of your own collection

- Kiln Firing 

- Lectures on Recycling Clay, How to be a Professional Potter

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2 Month Pottery

Month 1- Introduction & Clay Preparation

- Pottery Wheel Basics

- Making forms of cylinders, bowls

- Trimming & Handles

- Handbuilding Techniques

- Lidded Pots

- Pourers

- Glaze Application of your own collection

- Firing 

Month 2 - Bigger quantities of clay

- Casseroles

- Plates and combinations of the forms above 

- Work with quantity & quality

- Making a collection, glazing & firing

- Lectures on Recycling Clay, How to be a Professional Potter

- Studio Tasks

 

3 Month Pottery

Month 1- Introduction & Clay Preparation

- Pottery Wheel Basics

- Making forms of cylinders, bowls

- Trimming & Handles

- Handbuilding Techniques

- Lidded Pots

- Pourers

- Glaze Application of your own collection

- Firing 

Month 2 - Bigger quantities of clay

- Casseroles

- Plates and combinations of the forms above 

- Work with quantity & quality

- Making a collection, glazing & firing

Month 3 - Bigger quantities of clay

- Teapots

- Hump Throwing

- Make your own collection

- Glazing & Firing

- We may be able to add in more techniques as the course goes by.

- Lectures on Recycling Clay, How to be a Professional Potter

- Studio tasks

 

Studio Hours

Monday to Friday 10:30am to 5:30pm ( Includes 1 hour lunch and tea break ) 

Studio Hours with Teacher - 10:30am to 1:30pm

Hours to work in the studio by yourself - 2:30pm to 5:30pm with a brief check at 4pm by teacher

Studio will be open all 7 days a week from 10:30am to 8:30pm for practice hours. 

Course Fee

One month Course 

  • Shared Accommodation (2 people sharing) - Cottage Benesha

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

Fees - Rs. 94,800/- includes the course, materials, firings, accommodation, meals and tax for one person for one month. 

  • Individual Private Cottages - Cottage Rumani

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

Fees - Rs. 1,28,400/- includes the course, materials, firings, accommodation, meals and tax for one person for one month.

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Two month Course 

  • Shared Accommodation (2 people sharing) - Cottage Benesha

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

Fees - Rs. 1,89,600/- includes the course, materials, firings, accommodation, meals and tax for one person for two months.

  • Individual Private Cottages - Cottage Rumani

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

Fees - Rs. 2,56,800/- includes the course, materials, firings, accommodation, meals and tax for one person for two months.

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Three month Course

  • Shared Accommodation (2 people sharing) - Cottage Benesha

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, materials, firings, accommodation, meals and tax for one person for three months. 

  • Individual Private Cottages - Cottage Rumani

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

Fees - Rs. 3,85,200/- includes the course, materials, firings, accommodation, meals and tax for one person for three months.

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Accommodation & Meals

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

- Laundry room is provided in the common space where you can do your own laundry.

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

- You can let us know if you are allergic to any ingredients. 

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

Accommodation Gallery 

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

  • Shared Accommodation Benesha

  • Individual Private Cottages Rumani

 

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. 

We can help you with booking companies for the same.

PAYMENT

To book your slot, we take 50% of the total fees. Remaining 50% payment to be made anytime before 1 month prior to the month of your course.

For example. If you've booked for the August course, remaining payment to be made by the 28th June. The course starts 28th July.

If we don't receive the remaining payment on time, we will be cancelling your slot, with no refund.

After the due date - To book your slot, we take the full payment.


CANCELLATION POLICY 

AUGUST BATCH CANCELLATION POLICY (Course Dates 28th July - 24th Aug)

- If you cancel before the 28th May, we will provide you with a 100% refund.

- If you cancel between the 29th May to 29th June, we deduct 50% of the total fees as cancellation fees and refund you the remaining paid amount.

- Post 29th June, we will not be providing any refund. 

- If your case of medical emergency informed at-least 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 three weeks to process the refund. 

 

SEPTEMBER BATCH CANCELLATION POLICY ( Course Dates - 28th Aug to 24th Sep)

- If you cancel before the 28th June, we will provide you with a 100% refund.

- If you cancel between the 29th June to 29th July, we deduct 50% of the total fees as cancellation fees and refund you the remaining paid amount.

- Post 29th July, we will not be providing any refund. 

- If your 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 three weeks to process the refund. 

 

OCTOBER BATCH CANCELLATION POLICY (Course Dates - 29th Sep to 26th Oct)

- If you cancel before the 29th July, we will provide you with a 100% refund.

- If you cancel between the 30th Aug - 30th Sep, we deduct 50% of the total fees as cancellation fees and refund you the remaining paid amount.

- Post 30th Sep , we will not be providing any refund. 

- If your 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 two weeks to process the refund. 

 

NOVEMBER BATCH CANCELLATION POLICY (Course Dates 3rd Nov - 30th Nov)

- If you cancel before the 3rd Sep, we will provide you with a 100% refund.

- If you cancel between the 4th Sep to 4th Oct, we deduct 50% of the total fees as cancellation fees and refund you the remaining paid amount.

- Post 4th Oct, we will not be providing any refund. 

- If your 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 two weeks to process the refund. 

 

AUG - SEP TWO MONTH COURSE CANCELLATION POLICY (Course Dates 28th July - 24th Sep)

- If you cancel before the 28th May, we will provide you with a 100% refund.

- If you cancel between the 29th May to 29th June, we deduct 50% of the total fees as cancellation fees and refund you the remaining paid amount.

- Post 29th June, we will not be providing any refund. 

- If your case of medical emergency informed at-least 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 three weeks to process the refund. 

 

OCT - NOV TWO MONTH COURSE CANCELLATION POLICY ( Course Dates 29th Sep - 30th Nov )

- If you cancel before the 29th July, we will provide you with a 100% refund.

- If you cancel between the 30th Aug - 30th Sep, we deduct 50% of the total fees as cancellation fees and refund you the remaining paid amount.

- Post 30th Sep , we will not be providing any refund. 

- If your 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 two weeks to process the refund. 

 

AUG - OCT THREE MONTH COURSE CANCELLATION POLICY (Course Dates 28th July - 26th Oct )

- If you cancel before the 29th July, we will provide you with a 100% refund.

- If you cancel between the 30th Aug - 30th Sep, we deduct 50% of the total fees as cancellation fees and refund you the remaining paid amount.

- Post 30th Sep , we will not be providing any refund. 

- If your 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 two weeks to process the refund. 

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Hope to see you soon!

If you have any doubts, email us at hello@slowpottery.com or Dm us on our instagram handle 'slowpottery'. I will personally get back to you within 24 hours.

Cheers,

Nikita