Mella Mella’s: A Passion for Pottery

Mella Mella’s: A Passion for Pottery

Relax, have fun and unleash your creativity at Mella Mella’s ceramic café and pottery studio

‘This might sound strange,’ admits Mel Gunaydin. ‘But the trick when teaching beginners to use a pottery wheel is to make them close their eyeswhen they’re trying to centre a pot. That’s actually the hardest thing to do – and they must feel it, not look at it.’

Mel, or Mella as she is known (a nickname bestowed by her baby nephew), is the driving force behind Mella Mella’s ceramic café and pottery studio.In a short time, it has become a community focal point; as well as exciting ceramic painting and pottery classes for children and adults – for novices a nd the more expert – there’s a café serving delicious coffee and freshly baked treats, a Kids Corner play zone, a garden and a private party area.

Mella graduated in Art and Design and worked in educatio n for over 10 years. After settling in Chiswick, she was seeking a new direction and a ceramiccafé seemed the ideal fit for her background and skills.

‘There wasn’t anywhere in W4 you could just walk in and be creative, somewhere affordable that didn’t need membership,’ she explains.

Having found the perfect space near Sainsburys, Mella Mella’s opened in September 2017. ‘Whether you’re painting ceramics or throwing pots, you don’t have to be naturally artistic to have fun,’ says Mella.

‘We have lots of tools, stamps and templates (a s well as pottery wheels and kilns) to help everyone create something memorable to take home andour friendly staff are always on hand to help.’

Mella Mella’s offers both adult and children’s pottery courses throughout the year, regular Craft Day activities and Open Studio days for people with pottery wheel experience. And, of course, everyone is welcome to drop into the café to meet friends while the children play in the Kids Corner and garden.

Mella is clearly passionate about what she does. ‘In the future, I’d like to hold other art classes and work with retirement homes. Using clay is so therapeutic; children love it and, for adults, it’s a fantastic way of relaxing. What could be better than that?’

Mella Mella’s
8 Essex Place,
Chiswick, W4 5UT
+442089956337
info@mellamellas.co.uk
https://www.mellamellas.co.uk
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Mella Mella’s
8 Essex Place,
Chiswick, W4 5UT
+442089956337
info@mellamellas.co.uk
https://www.mellamellas.co.uk

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