WORKSHOPS

Please see the different types of workshops below.

The next workshop will be held on 5.-6.11. or you can also schedule a wheelthrowing lesson as it suits you!

Contact us for more information and scheduling.

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HAND-BUILDING TECHNIQUES FOR CERAMICS – 2 DAY WORKSHOP, 8 HOURS IN TOTAL. NEXT WORKSHOP 5.11.-6.11.

In this course for beginners we will learn about the different types of clay and the tools needed in order to work with clay. We will also learn to prepare the clay, experiment with 3 different hand building techniques, the drying process, and a brief introduction to engobes, decoration and firing of the pieces. At the end of the course, the resulting pieces will be glazed and fired by the instructor.

THE NEXT WORKSHOP WILL BE HELD ON 5.11- 6.11.

FRIDAY 5.11. at 18.30-21.30 and SATURDAY 6.11. at 10.30 – 16.30

PRICE 135 EUR / PERSON incl. Wine on friday night and lunch on saturday.

TEACHING LANGUAGE: Portuguese, Spanish or English.

HAND BUILDING TECHNIQUES

Pinching Technique:

In the first class we will learn and experiment with the pinching technique, and will build a small bowl or pot with standing feet.

Coiling Technique:

We will learn how to build and join coils in order to build different clay pieces. During the course we will learn to prepare our own slip, and finally build our own cup with a handle.

Slab Building Technique:

In this session we will learn how to prepare and roll out slabs. Later we will design and build a piece with different planes. The result could be a box or a flower vase. 

INSTRUCTOR BIO

María Renée Morales Lam is a French-Guatemalan artist, born in 1985 in Guatemala City. She holds a BA in Industrial Design from her hometown, and an MFA in Glass from VICARTE in Portugal. In 2019, Morales finished the postgraduate program Research Lab CRAFT at Konstfack. In 2020 Morales started Projeto Despacio – an ongoing project that explores art, craft, sustainability and society – hosting cultural events, exhibitions, workshops, among others, in Lisbon and Guatemala City. Currently she lives in Lisbon and is a resident artist at Fábrica Moderna.

WHEEL THROWING WORKSHOP –

PRIVATE LESSON

Duration 2h.

Free scheduling (Between 10am – 8 pm) for Monday, Wednesday, or Friday.

2 person max (From 13 y.o.)

Materials, tools, firings, glazing included in the price. Private lesson with teacher.

During the lesson we learn how to throw on a potter’s wheel and make 3-4 pieces ( like cup, bowl, vase and other things)

You will pick up the finished ceramics in 3 weeks.

 Before that, your work goes through several stages: drying, firing, covering with transparent glaze, firing again. All items can be used in everyday life, safe for the dishwasher.

Price:

 70 EUR for one person

130 EUR for 2 people

TEACHING LANGUAGE: English or Russian.

INSTRUCTOR BIO
Maria Bezuglaya was born in Moscow, Russia, started studying ceramics in 2013, completed a full course on ceramic production in Moscow in 2014-2015.

In 2016-2019 Maria was head of ceramic centers “Terracotta Ceramics” and “Pottery Squat” in Moscow. In 2018 Maria completed the intensive wheel throwing course «On Centre» in the international ceramic school «La Meridiana» in Italy, Tuscany, which led to several group and individual exhibitions in Italy and Russia. In 2019 Maria enrolled in a Master Degree course in Ceramics and Glass, Art and Science in the research unit VICARTE, Lisbon, Portugal, which is continuing now. Maria also took part in several group shows in Lisbon, Portugal. Recently her work participated in the Latvia International Ceramics Biennale in Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre.
Maria has overall 6 years of teaching experience in wheel throwing, handbuilding and decorating ceramics

WHEEL THROWING WORKSHOP, 2 CLASSES (THROWING & TRIMMING) / PRIVATE LESSONS

Duration 4 h

Free scheduling (Between 10am – 8 pm) for Monday, Wednesday, or Friday.

2 person max (From 13 y.o.)

Materials, tools, firings, glazing included in the price

Two private lessons with teacher.

During the lesson we learn how to throw on a potter’s wheel and make 3-4 pieces ( like cup, bowl, vase and other things). During the second class we learn how to trim on potter`s wheel and we have ability to make more complex shapes with lids, spouts, handles, decoration.

You will pick up the finished ceramics in 3 weeks.

 Before that, your work goes through several stages: drying, firing, covering with transparent glaze, firing again. All items can be used in everyday life, safe for the dishwasher.

Price:

120 EUR for one person

210 EUR for 2 people

TEACHING LANGUAGE: English or Russian.

CREATIVE DAY – SATURDAY 13- 17 H

NEXT WORKSHOP ON 11.12.2021

Duration 4h

Max 6 people / workshop (From 13 y.o.)

Materials, tools, firings, glazing included in the price

During this workshop you can let your creativity out and make whatever comes to your head: set of plates or ceramic sculpture, lamp or a teapot – clay gives endless opportunities. We provide you help and teach you all necessary techniques. During the class you will be able to use colours and make several finished pieces, your fantasy, time and our kiln are the only limits. We will cover your pieces with clear glaze once they are fired.

You will pick up the finished ceramics in 4 weeks. All items can be used in everyday life, safe for the dishwasher.

Price:

80 EUR

Saturday from 13 to 17h.

TEACHING LANGUAGE: English or Russian.