I offer 5- day and 10 -12 day intensive pottery courses in my ceramics studio in Liguria, Italy. The courses take place in the Ligurian mountain village of Montecalvo, surrounded by olive groves, with stunning views of the Apennine foothills. Accommodation is offered in partnership with the Bed & Breakfast Il Calderone, a short distance from my studio in a neighbouring village. Courses are available for booking all year round in an inspiring studio environment that is pleasantly cool during the summer months and heated with a wood burning stove during the winter.
Bookings for 2023 are open! Please send me a brief email to receive the dates for pottery courses in 2023.
We don’t have availability during January, February and March.
Our cancellation policy for ceramic courses in Liguria is very flexible. Please contact me for any questions.
5 Day Intensive Pottery Course: Wheel throwing
In this intensive course you will be taught the basics of throwing on the potter’s wheel, including clay wedging, centring and forming your first small pots. We will work with red clay from the Montelupo area near Florence, which is ideal for throwing on the potter’s wheel and creating onglaze painted ceramics.
The courses take place in small groups with a maximum of three participants. Each participant has an individual potter’s wheel for practice. The atmosphere is both relaxed and concentrated, with each participant being encouraged to find their own rhythm for creating on the wheel.
The courses are designed for beginners whilst also being suitable for those with prior experience of ceramics, who would like to restart or deepen their skills.
The 5 Day Intensive Pottery Course can be booked at all times of the year. I would be very happy to provide a PDF with details regarding prices, course dates, content and accommodation via email.
10 and 12 Day Intensive Pottery Courses: Wheel throwing and onglaze painting.
This intensive pottery course offers an immersion into the art of Italian pottery. You will learn the basics of throwing and turning pots, including glazing and onglaze painting with the Italian Maiolica technique. Each participant will be encouraged to find their own rhythm for working in the studio and over the 10 or 12 days there will be plenty of time to develop skills via hands on experience.
The course will cover the whole process of ceramics production, including loading the kiln for bisque and glaze firing. Each participant will have the opportunity to bisque fire, glaze and paint their own ceramics during the course. The Maiolica technique is a colourful and rewarding method for painting ceramics.
These courses take place in small groups with a maximum of three participants, each having access to an individual potter’s wheel for practice. The courses are designed for beginners whilst also being suitable for those with prior experience of ceramics, who would like to restart or deepen their skills.
The 10-Day and 12 Day Intensive Courses are an ideal preparation if you would like to work independently in your own studio or in a shared workshop space.
The courses can be booked at all times of the year and I would be very happy to provide details regarding prices, course dates, content and accommodation via email.