In your search for a new hobby, you might be weighing up the pros and cons of each hobby to find the right fit for you. If pottery has made your list, here’s why it can be hugely beneficial to you.

Creative Outlet

Whether you’re having a bad day or fantastic day, pottery is a brilliant way to channel your emotions into something creative. Express yourself and have fun.

Mindfulness

Sat at the pottery wheel, allows you to switch off and escape into the unpredictability of the clay. There is no right and wrong, you’re free to go with the flow.

It’s very meditative and you can create something for yourself.

Sense of achievement away from a screen.

We live in a world of screens and instant gratification. Depending on how you feel about that, pottery could be the answer.

By switching off your devices and stepping away from your laptop, where you have everything at your fingertips. Challenge yourself to bring an idea to life over a period of a few weeks and see how you feel about it.

I’m sure you’ll have a fantastic sense of achievement that will be extremely fulfilling.

Pottery Class Sydney Samantha Robinson

Memories

Bringing your ideas to life at the wheel not only has the initial sense of achievement but also creates ongoing memories.

Imagine you make a coffee mug and every time you have a coffee, you’ll have a brilliant memory of the time you made it yourself and the feelings it gave you.

Here’s what some Hobby Society members have said about their own pottery experiences:

“Ok I have just moved to Sydney and I was looking for something to do. Initially I was looking for a wood turning class but the only one I found made rolling pins. Not needing a rolling pin, I stumbled across Sam’s pottery classes and on a whim i signed up. So thinking it wasnt the most masculine of artworks, I kept it pretty quiet to my family and friends. But honestly it is AMAZING! The zen like focus you have when spinning clay on a wheel is both calming and exhilarating at the same time! Sam and Jenny are both brilliant in instructing and helping when needed providing an atmosphere that is relaxed where you can do what you want but you are never alone when you need it.”

“I had such a great time with Samantha and Jenny, they were patient and helpful and I learnt a lot. I can’t wait to continue pottery with them next year!”

“My first time doing pottery and the teachers were really accommodating and provided great tips. Such a great experience!”

If you want to pursue your pottery passion further, you can join one-stop-shop Hobby Society, which will allow you to book hobby experiences on request, follow your favourite hosts and receive our monthly edition, The Hobbyist.