Pottery on the wheel is a relaxing and creative art. The first archaeological discoveries in Crete date back to 7000 BC. The Minoans still have a great influence on the objects made by today’s professional potters of our island.
We can guide you and your hands into making your first Cretan clay pot. A single lesson will give you great insight into how the wheel works and how the clay takes form. At the end, you will be able to take the pot you made home with you.
We offer two different types of workshops for all ages and levels:
For ages 4 and above and with all languages welcome, we offer you the chance to make a small pot using Cretan clay, with the help of our professional potter.
"Make a Pot" is offered with a reservation.
Every pot is made within 15 minutes and the price is 15€
For ages 10 and above (in English or Greek) we provide a comprehensive lesson which is perfect for beginners or even intermediate throwers learning the basics and beyond, as well as making your first clay pots to take home.
The duration of the workshop is 60 minutes and the price is 38€ per person
The price is per person with the workshop having 4 spaces which remain open unless a private lesson is organised by contacting us
BOOKING IS REQUIRED
GLAZING YOUR POTS
We are also offering:
Shipping the pots directly to your home once they are ready
*Bisque firing is the process of firing a clay piece in a special kiln which slowly raises the temperature until it reaches around 1000°C (1832°F). In that process the clay becomes ceramic. Cretan clay in particular forms a red terracotta look and feel.
**Glazing requires the initial (bisque) firing and yet another similar firing for the applied glaze to form. The pieces are then suitable for everyday use (food safe, microwave safe, dishwasher safe). We have plenty of color and textured glaze choices for you to choose from.
Prices and times for bisque firing, glazing and shipping vary widely so it is best to discuss further at the end of each course.
You can also carefully take your pots home unfired and keep them as clay or even paint them with acrylics.