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Whorkshop Ceramica

Vietri Sul Mare, Italy

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Experience hosted by Elvira

3 hours
Includes drinks, equipment
Up to 4 people
Hosted in English, Italian

What you'll do

In three hours, you will experience the modeling of clay, its plasticity, try the throw, see how an object is glazed and try to do it. You can also try the decoration on ceramic enamel.
Usually we start with the modeling of small animals, then we experiment the technique of "colombino" and "slab", finally we try a the throw.
After a short coffee break, let's try the geometric division for the decoration of a plate and the first brush strokes. Then the "bath" enamelling is experimented and finally the decoration with metal oxides on ceramic enamel.
For those who want to deepen this knowledge it is possible to continue the appointments in order to practice and acquire new practical skills.
With this formula I give you a general overview of the production and you can try a little of everything.
Other things to note
Tickets for transport are not included.
I will supply an apron, but if you want you can use your work clothes.
In three hours, you will experience the modeling of clay, its plasticity, try the throw, see how an object is glazed and try to do it. You can also try the decoration on ceramic enamel.
Usually we start with the modeling of small animals, then we experiment the technique of "colombino" and "slab", finally we try a the throw.
After a short coffee break, let's try the geometric division for the decoration of a plate and the first brush…

Elvira's commitment to safety

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What's included

  • Drinks
    Water, coffè, thè
  • Equipment
    Tools for working
From £42
/ person
Fri, 27 Nov
10:30 - 13:30
£42 per person
£42 per person
Sat, 28 Nov
10:30 - 13:30
£42 per person
£42 per person
Sun, 29 Nov
10:30 - 13:30
£42 per person
£42 per person

Meet your host, Elvira

Host on Airbnb since 2014
  • 29 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I am a restless architect with kin interests in artistic heritage and environment but my great passions are Design and ceramics which combine in my art. Working with clay I feel a strong emotion and love the excitement of opening the kiln after firing to discover the treasures from my experiments with their unique variations in color and effects. I have been a teacher and tutor in professional courses. I have worked with children in sculpture classes of primary schools. Now I am president of a cultural association.
What I love mostly is creating my own ceramics and sharing them with others.
I am a restless architect with kin interests in artistic heritage and environment but my great passions are Design and ceramics which combine in my art. Working with clay I feel a strong emotion and love the excitement of opening the kiln after firing to discover the treasures from my experiments with their unique variations in color and effects. I have been a teacher and tutor in professional courses. I have worked with children in sculpture classes of primary schools. Now I am president of a c…
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Where you'll be

The workshops in summer are held in the inner courtyard of the building, outdoors. In winter, at the studio of my house upstairs.

Rated 4.97 out of 5 from 29 reviews.

Matthew
October 2020
The experience was just as amazing as Elvira was. She was very welcoming and very nice. We got to make several different pieces and then were able to paint a tile. The price is great for the value of what you are getting, Elvira was very helpful along the way when we needed some assistance. My wife and I highly recommend Elvira and her workshop.
The experience was just as amazing as Elvira was. She was very welcoming and very nice. We got to make several different pieces and then were able to paint a tile. The price is gre…
Freeda&Marco
October 2020
We had a wonderful time in Elvira‘s studio!Even though I booked very last minute and I was the only participant the course took place and Elvira was a great host, teacher. Elvira invited my 4,5 year old son to stay along and let him join in, he had a brilliant time! So did I, we will surely be back for more!
We had a wonderful time in Elvira‘s studio!Even though I booked very last minute and I was the only participant the course took place and Elvira was a great host, teacher. Elvira…
Audric
September 2020
Amazing activity! We highly recommend it. We got to do 3 (making with our hands, with a spinning wheel & painting) different activities into 1. She is lovely and we had a lot of fun.
Davide
August 2020
L’esperienza con Elvira è stata piacevole. Un bel momento da passare a Vietri, provando a usare il tornio e altre tecniche per la costruzione di oggetti in ceramica.
Lisa
July 2020
The workshop with Elvira was great. She showed me a lot of different things, from forming the clay to painting tile. When something didn't work out, she showed me how to do it better and let me try it again (several times ;) ) Elvira is a very nice and friendly person. It was a lot of fun. I would definitely recommend it!
The workshop with Elvira was great. She showed me a lot of different things, from forming the clay to painting tile. When something didn't work out, she showed me how to do it bett…
Maya
March 2020
Elvira was wonderful and very talented! She guided me through many techniques and I came away with a lot more knowledge about ceramics.

Choose from available dates

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  • Fri, 27 Nov
    10:30 - 13:30
    £42 per person
  • Sat, 28 Nov
    10:30 - 13:30
    £42 per person
  • Sun, 29 Nov
    10:30 - 13:30
    £42 per person
  • Mon, 30 Nov
    10:30 - 13:30
    £42 per person
  • Tue, 1 Dec
    10:30 - 13:30
    £42 per person
  • Wed, 2 Dec
    10:30 - 13:30
    £42 per person
  • Thu, 3 Dec
    10:30 - 13:30
    £42 per person
  • Fri, 4 Dec
    10:30 - 13:30
    £42 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 4 guests ages 10 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.