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Paint Talavera items with an artist

Rated 4.96 out of 5 from 26 reviews.San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

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Experience hosted by Lorenzo Y Blu

3 hours
Includes food
Up to 8 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

We will paint in mayólica, an old and beautiful technique also known as talavera. You will learn from history to how to make the mayólica glaze and decorate your pieces with your own designs and creativity. You will pick 2- 4 items that fits best your tableware set: mugs, vases, flower pots, cups, bowls, or pitchers. We will fire your stuff and can ship it if you want (takes about four weeks mostly, this depends of how many stuff we have at the end of mont to make a firing, we count with a big kiln). We will provide all of the materials and bisque that you want to use.
Shipping costs extra depending on the size and quantity of what you create.
We work with the best and cheapest shipping company in town. (Please conctact us for arrengment).

Classes are private and intimate, so get ready to make some close friends while enjoying this amazing art.

* For artist interested in creating more that 4 items, we can sell more sets, and charging extra.
We will paint in mayólica, an old and beautiful technique also known as talavera. You will learn from history to how to make the mayólica glaze and decorate your pieces with your own designs and creativity. You will pick 2- 4 items that fits best your tableware set: mugs, vases, flower pots, cups, bowls, or pitchers. We will fire your stuff and can ship it if you want (takes about four weeks mostly, this depends of how many stuff we have at the…

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What's included

  • Food
    Crackers and Mexican cheese.
From £67
/ person
Fri, 9 Oct
16:00 - 19:00
£67 per person
£67 per person
Wed, 14 Oct
16:00 - 19:00
£67 per person
£67 per person
Fri, 16 Oct
16:00 - 19:00
£67 per person
£67 per person

Meet your host, Lorenzo Y Blu

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 26 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Hi. I am a clay artist who is in love with his craft. I’ve been teaching this beautiful old technique for many years in this lovely town. I love watching people create new stuff from their own imagination, and channeling that creativity into a piece of art. Talavera is a very Mexican kind of folk art that I love to show off in order to share my culture with the world.
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Where you'll be

My Studio its located at colonia San Ricardo, this house its my family propiety with i design and build, my studio its inside this house. You can look on google maps as We Baroque ceramics.
The access to Fracc. San Ricardo it’s by independencia avenue. Right next to visit antigua gated neighborhood. The access to San Ricardo is an cobble stone down hill. It’s the last big house with a bid red dome. You may see the dome from anyplace a around.

Rated 4.96 out of 5 from 26 reviews.

Matthew
January 2020
Incredible time with Lorenzo in his studio and home! 100% recommend to anyone traveling through SMA! Took my (work) team there as part of a retreat and we had a wonderful time, each painting four ceramic plates to take home for ourselves. Lorenzo and his sister were warm, inviting, shared stories, offered mezcal and other treats, and I even purchased a piece of his from his local studio downtown. Hope to remain in touch with them in the future!
Incredible time with Lorenzo in his studio and home! 100% recommend to anyone traveling through SMA! Took my (work) team there as part of a retreat and we had a wonderful time, eac…
Jade
August 2019
Lorenzo was such a wonderful and welcoming host and I had a great time spending the afternoon at his workshop and learning about Talavera. I will definitely stop by his studio in SMA to see his artwork.
Angela
June 2019
My daughter and I loved our painting experience with Lorenzo! He was knowledgeable, friendly, and a great sense of humor. We loved the studio space and chance to do something new. Can't wait to see our pieces fired!
M. Cristina
May 2019
Lorenzo and his sister were fantastic hosts and teachers. As a guest, you can see Lorenzo’s beautiful artwork around the home and know you’re in the hands of a master. I really appreciated the attentiveness and the genuine friendly conversation during the class. One note to future students, have something in mind when you arrive of what you may want your art to be like. I came sort of empty headed and so it took me awhile to figure out what to do.
Lorenzo and his sister were fantastic hosts and teachers. As a guest, you can see Lorenzo’s beautiful artwork around the home and know you’re in the hands of a master. I really a…
Eric
March 2019
If you have a passion for learning and creating and want to understand nature of glazing using these traditional methods this is for you. Lorenzo is knowledgeable and helps you get starting hands on. We spent the afternoon in intense conversation learning and experimenting. Great time. He and Blu are wonderful dynamic people and easy to talk with and learn from. Highly recommend!
If you have a passion for learning and creating and want to understand nature of glazing using these traditional methods this is for you. Lorenzo is knowledgeable and helps you ge…
Heather
March 2019
Great fun. Experience lead to an understanding of traditional painting and glazes. Wonderful comprehensive instruction. I can’t imagine having such a complete experience anywhere in one afternoon

Choose from available dates

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  • Fri, 9 Oct
    16:00 - 19:00
    £67 per person
  • Wed, 14 Oct
    16:00 - 19:00
    £67 per person
  • Fri, 16 Oct
    16:00 - 19:00
    £67 per person
  • Wed, 21 Oct
    16:00 - 19:00
    £67 per person
  • Fri, 23 Oct
    16:00 - 19:00
    £67 per person
  • Wed, 28 Oct
    16:00 - 19:00
    £67 per person
  • Fri, 30 Oct
    16:00 - 19:00
    £67 per person

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 12 and up can attend.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

More tips

You can bring wine or a snack to the class—it will make it more fun. Please note that the experience is NOT in Mexico City.

What to bring

Clothes ready to get dirty and confortable shoes