A pottery workshop with a social mission
Learn pottery from a social enterprise that uses the sensory experience of moulding clay to teach a craft and promote mental wellness.
THE DIFFERENCE YOU MAKE
Sales of their handmade ceramic wares fund programmes for the elderly and the underprivileged. Subsidised rates are provided for people with mental health conditions to aid in their recovery.
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Center Potter has two locations, one in the heritage district of Joo Chiat in the east of Singapore, and the second with a dragon kiln – one of the last few in Singapore.
To get to the Joo Chiat studio, take the MRT to Kembangan or Eunos station on the East West Line, and catch a bus (15, 33, 150 or 155) and alight near Parkway East Hospital.
Or, take a bus to Still Road (13, 15, 55, 150, 155, 585, 966). Alight at Aft Lor G Telok Kurau stop or Flora East stop.
To get to the Jalan Bahar studio, take the MRT to to Boon Lay station on the East West Line. Walk to Boon Lay bus interchange and take 172 ot 199, and alight near CleanTech Loop.
About the host
Founder Joan Huang is doctor by training, who decided to channel her interest in pottery towards developing its potential to improve mental wellness, after noticing a rise in conditions like stress and anxiety among her peers. The curriculum at Center Pottery was developed together with two psychologists.
The studios do not have air-conditioning, so dress comfortable and light, and bring mosquito repellent.
Private workshops need to be booked and fully paid for at least seven days before your visit.
If you visit the Joo Chiat location, make the most of your trip by exploring the district, which is home to beautiful Peranakan (Straits Chinese) shophouses, and numerous eateries.