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Ceramic Tradition: the potter's wheel

Vietri sul Mare, Italy

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Experience hosted by Elvira

60 mins
Includes drinks, equipment
Up to 2 people
Hosted in English, Italian

What you'll do

The magic potter's wheel. You will be able to learn the basic positions and feel the pleasant sensation of the moist clay flowing quickly under your fingers. You get so dirty, but it's surprising to see a shape grow in your hands. It is a difficult art and it takes many hours of practice before making a vase. I will help you make at least a small cup.
Other things to note
The structure is not suitable for those with severe walking problems. In the summer there are mosquitoes even during the day.

Elvira's commitment to safety

This host has committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines – including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practising good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.
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What's included

  • Drinks
  • Equipment
    Tools, materials and work shirts will be available.
From £19
/ person
Sat, 16 Jan
16:00 - 17:00
£23 per person
£23 per person
Sat, 16 Jan
17:00 - 18:00
£23 per person
£23 per person
Sun, 17 Jan
16:00 - 17:00
£23 per person
£23 per person

Meet your host, Elvira

Host on Airbnb since 2014
  • 8 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I am a restless architect with interests in artistic heritage and the environment, but my great passions are design and ceramics. Working with clay I feel a strong emotion and I love waiting for the oven to open to discover the wonders of ceramics with its unique variations of color and effects. I have been a teacher and tutor in professional courses. I worked with children in elementary school sculpture classes. I am now president of a cultural association. What I love most is to create my ceramics and share them with others.
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Where you'll be

The experience takes place in the courtyard of a historic building in the center of the town, on the main course in spring, summer and summer. In bad weather the activity takes place in my private upstairs laboratory.

Rated 4.88 out of 5 from 8 reviews.

Renata
October 2020
The experience was just amazing. In a very unique place. Elvira was very kind and open and very very helpful. I would definitely advise everyone to try it - it is a very nice and peaceful activity. Thank you Elvira for sharing your knowledge :) good luck
The experience was just amazing. In a very unique place. Elvira was very kind and open and very very helpful. I would definitely advise everyone to try it - it is a very nice and p…
Eveline
September 2020
Elvira's pottery experience was great fun! We were absolute beginners and able to create 3 pieces in 1 hour - thanks to Elvira's help :) Using the pottery wheel is very difficult but Elvira provided great instructions. Protective wear was also provided (covid: masks worn at all times). You can't take your finished piece home as it needs to be fired in a kiln first, however, Elvira offered to post it.
Elvira's pottery experience was great fun! We were absolute beginners and able to create 3 pieces in 1 hour - thanks to Elvira's help :) Using the pottery wheel is very difficult b…
Hannah
September 2020
Wonderful beginning to my stay here in Salerno. I have always wanted to test my skills at pottery throwing and working with ceramics in general, and never really had the time. I found Elvira’s experience on air bnb, and thought it would be the perfect afternoon activity — and it was. So relaxing, yet enriching. I will definitely be doing some more when I get home. Elvira was great at teaching me the basic techniques, from which you can make almost anything. She was also lovely company.
Wonderful beginning to my stay here in Salerno. I have always wanted to test my skills at pottery throwing and working with ceramics in general, and never really had the time. I fo…
Tatiana
August 2020
E' stata una esperienza coinvolgente! Elvira spiega molto bene il metodo e ha tanta cura nel correggerti durante la pratica. Ho fatto e rifatto l'esercizio più volte e ho tanta voglia di continuare a imparare questa tecnica. Consiglio vivamente a tutti questa esperienza nel cuore di luogo suggestivo come Vietri sul Mare in provincia di Salerno alle porte di Costiera Amalfitana.
E' stata una esperienza coinvolgente! Elvira spiega molto bene il metodo e ha tanta cura nel correggerti durante la pratica. Ho fatto e rifatto l'esercizio più volte e ho tanta vog…
Jennifer
December 2019
This experience was AMAZING. Elvira is an expert and made us feel so comfortable and welcome. She is an excellent teacher! I was impressed that my cousin and I were able to walk away with beautiful art thanks to her amazing instruction! All in one hour! It was more than we could have hoped for and I highly recommend!
This experience was AMAZING. Elvira is an expert and made us feel so comfortable and welcome. She is an excellent teacher! I was impressed that my cousin and I were able to walk…
Sara
December 2019
Esperienza molto bella e interessante. L’host è stato molto gentile e disponibile con due inesperti come me e il mio ragazzo. Da rifare sicuramente!

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  • Sat, 16 Jan
    16:00 - 17:00
    £23 per person
  • Sat, 16 Jan
    17:00 - 18:00
    £23 per person
  • Sun, 17 Jan
    16:00 - 17:00
    £23 per person
  • Sun, 17 Jan
    17:00 - 18:00
    £23 per person
  • Mon, 18 Jan
    16:00 - 17:00
    £23 per person
  • Mon, 18 Jan
    17:00 - 18:00
    £23 per person
  • Tue, 19 Jan
    16:00 - 17:00
    £23 per person
  • Tue, 19 Jan
    17:00 - 18:00
    £23 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 2 guests ages 13 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

What to bring

Comfortable clothes

want to relax and experiment