Get crafty with pottery and carpentry lessons

Steady hands are needed when trimming the clay.
Steady hands are needed when trimming the clay.PHOTOS: THE BUSINESS TIMES
Mr Alvin Tan, founder of The 8th Floor Creative Space, enjoys passing on the techniques of ceramic art.
Mr Alvin Tan, founder of The 8th Floor Creative Space, enjoys passing on the techniques of ceramic art. PHOTOS: THE BUSINESS TIMES
Learn to make your own cups and small vessels.
Learn to make your own cups and small vessels. PHOTOS: THE BUSINESS TIMES
A chair that is still a work in progress and one that is completed at Tombalek.
A chair that is still a work in progress and one that is completed at Tombalek. PHOTOS: THE BUSINESS TIMES
Tombalek's founder Kung Guangjun uses a bandsaw to cut wood.
Tombalek's founder Kung Guangjun uses a bandsaw to cut wood. PHOTOS: THE BUSINESS TIMES
Glass artist B Jane Cowie demonstrates the art of glass-blowing.
Glass artist B Jane Cowie demonstrates the art of glass-blowing. PHOTOS: THE BUSINESS TIMES
Vases and tumblers are some items participants can make at Art Glass Solutions.
Vases and tumblers are some items participants can make at Art Glass Solutions. PHOTOS: THE BUSINESS TIMES
PaperConnect's furniture is light and yet sturdy.
PaperConnect's furniture is light and yet sturdy. PHOTOS: THE BUSINESS TIMES
Mr Adrian Chua uses cardboard to build sculpture and furniture.
Mr Adrian Chua uses cardboard to build sculpture and furniture. PHOTOS: THE BUSINESS TIMES

(THE BUSINESS TIMES) - There is nothing more valuable than something you make yourself. Here are some places to check out.

When Alvin Tan enrolled in the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (Nafa) in 1997, there were no ceramics studios in Singapore to speak of.

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