Short Term Course

Short term Japanese pottery course

This is a very intensive course that introduces Japanese pottery making techniques and is suitable for people who want to learn about the pottery production process during a short trip in Japan. We teach Japanese techniques for wheel throwing, hand-building, glazing, and firing.
Students are also exposed to a variety of tools and materials.

Students are not restricted to one class per day – please feel free to take multiple classes in a day.

If you are traveling in Japan for a relatively short time, we recommend joining our pottery course at the beginning of your trip to Japan as it takes c. 3 or 4 weeks to complete a piece. For those who are very pressed for time, we offer express firing services so the process can be completed within 7 days – shipping is also available, but with additional charges.

The duration of the short term course is not fixed and can be extended according to your availability.

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About Fees

1-Registration Fee
¥11,000 (50% off if you register at the first class)

2-Monthly Fee

Number of classes in a month 1 class per month 2 classes per month 3 classes per month 4 classes per month 5 or more classes per month*
3month Course ¥25,380 ¥34,650 ¥42,240 Each class costs ¥3,410
6month course ¥48,120 ¥65,520 ¥79,920 Each class costs ¥3,000
12month course ¥93,360 ¥127,440 ¥155,040 Each class costs ¥2,860

*All prices tax included.

3-Firing Fee
The firing fee varies according the the size of your works – Height × Width × Depth × 1 = ¥[x] (c. ¥1000 for a rice bowl)

About the School


Tue・Wed・Thu・Fri・Sat・Sun 10: 00-19: 00
(open on National holidays and Summer holidays)

Class Slots

Hours 10am-12pm / 1:30pm-3:30pm / 4pm-6pm / 6pm-8pm
Note that class times are flexible – you don’t have to follow a fixed schedule every week.

English pottery classes

Only Japanese classes are available.
If you take classes in English, you can take classes at our studio (Uzuamko Ceramic Art School) in Tokyo.
Vist the website Uzumako Ceramic Art School

Number of works students can make in classes

Unlimited (firing fees apply to each work)


Shipping is available for overseas customers. We use the Japanese international EMS posting service.

Firing fee

The firing fee is your work’s size, Height × Width × Diameter × 1 (about ¥1000 for a rice bowl)


The monthly fee is payable at the beginning of each course and we accept Japanese Yen and VISA, MasterCard and American Express credit cards.
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Rescheduling Classes

Rescheduling classes is permitted if time slots are available. Please take the number of classes you have registered and paid for per month as we do not refund money paid for the classes that have not been taken.

What you have access to after joining as a member

We provide all materials (including tools, clay and aprons) so you do not need to bring anything to class. Feel free to bring your own tools and aprons but please take your belongings home after each lesson as we do not have locker facilities for you to store your belongings.

About Courses

Pottery Wheel Course


Learning to use the potter’s wheel takes patience, practice and focus. It is also super-relaxing and rewarding.
If you are a total beginner, we will sit with you for an hour or two of lessons for your first few visits. After that, people typically find their feet a bit and want to work on their own with occasional advice, troubleshooting, demonstrations of new forms, or rescue missions. There are two instructors here who can help you as much as you want. You’ll make a few wobbly small bowls, plates or cups on your first couple of visits, but as you get better control you will begin to create your favorite forms.
For intermediate and advanced potters, we’re here when you need us for technical advice, aesthetic opinions, or learning new forms. We also aren’t shy with challenging you to explore new directions like altering forms, advanced surface treatments, construction of more complex works, etc.

Hand-building Course


Hand-building, or sculpture, is the other way of working with clay.
The basic techniques are easier to learn and the range of forms you can produce is much broader.
If you are interested in clay, but aren’t sure the wheel is for you, think about hand-building.
For the beginner, you will be surprised how easy it is to begin making nice functional ware or artworks on your very first day in less than 30 minutes!

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We also have a studio in Tokyo. Uzumako Ceramic Art School