New craft studio opens in Wong Chuk Hang

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Ceramics studio LUMP Studio opens its doors this month in Wong Chuk Hang.

“LUMP Studio is all about making ceramics more accessible,” says founder Liz Lau. “Hong Kong has a very active ceramics maker community, but many people struggle in terms of space and equipment. LUMP is a 2,400 sq.ft. fully-equipped pottery studio for ceramics makers of all levels. Here, they can work independently to develop their practice and be part of a community. It’s a bit like a co-working space, but for ceramists! We also want to promote ceramics to more people through our beginner classes.”

Lau fell in love with ceramics making while living in London. “It is not really understood as a material by a lot of people,” she says, “and yet it is something that can be found everywhere — our cups, our plates, even our sinks and toilets! I especially love the beauty, intimacy and uniqueness of handmade pottery. And of course, ceramics is not only about functional forms like cups, plates and pots —  it is also the material of great artists and sculptors!”

Monthly membership gives makers up to 15 hours of studio time a week for $2,000 a month. For those that need more flexibility, Sessions Membership allows you to buy 30-minute sessions in the studio for $50. The four-class beginner course costs $1,250. A 10 per cent discount applies as part of the opening promotion.

Suitable for ages 16 and up. 11A, Gee Luen Hing Industrial Building, 2 Yip Fat Street (exit A1 Wong Chuk Hang MTR). Open Tuesday to Sunday, 11am – 9pm. Closed Mondays and public holidays. Open Tuesday to Sunday, 11am-9pm. Find out more at www.lumpstudio.com.hk.

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