Experience the timeless art of pottery on the wheel with our knowledgeable and passionate instructors at our pottery workshops. As you immerse yourself in the relaxing and creative process of shaping clay, you'll gain a deeper appreciation for the ancient origins of this craft. The Minoans, who lived on Crete over 4000 years ago, were among the first to use the pottery wheel, and their influence can still be seen in the skilful creations of today's professional wheel-throwing potters on our island.
Under the guidance of our dedicated instructors, you'll learn the intricacies of using the pottery wheel and how to transform a lump of clay into a unique and beautiful piece of pottery. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced potter, our workshops offer a fun and engaging way to develop your skills.
At the end of the lesson, you'll have a personal and unique clay pot that you can take home as a cherished reminder of your time in Crete. Come and discover the joy of pottery on the wheel and the artistic legacy of our island with us.
Our one hour workshop on the wheel offers a comprehensive experience for individuals aged 12 and above in either English or Greek. It is perfect for beginners or even intermediate throwers. Learn the basics and experience the local techniques of pottery. Using rare Cretan clay make your first clay pots to *take home.
The duration of the workshop is one hour and the price is 48€ per person.
(up to 4 seats)
Booking is required
"Make a Clay Pot"
For all ages we invite you to make a small clay pot on the wheel under the guidance of our experienced potters. Every pot is made in 10-15 minutes and the price is 12€ per pot. We serve people as they come, one-by-one. Create your own clay pot to take home*, perfect for a first-time pottery experience.
Booking is required
A completely free introductory video for beginners can be found here.
In this workshop, participants will learn simple hand-building techniques and draw inspiration from Minoan period ceramic pieces. They will have the opportunity to create their own unique pieces using Greek earthenware clay. The workshop will conclude with decorating and painting the pieces using special clay-based colorants and simple tools.
The duration of the workshops is 2 hours
Minimum age is 6 years old
ONLY UPON REQUEST
*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.
**Glaze firing 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).
Prices and times for bisque firing, glazing and shipping vary widely so it is best to discuss further at the end of each course.
With no extra cost you can choose to carefully take your pots home unfired and keep them as clay or even paint them with acrylics.
Our New Pottery
In December 2019, Konstantinos Spyridis, the owner and instructor of our workshops, personally designed and constructed our unique pottery studio. With stunning views of the local gulf and surrounded by olive trees, our studio is equipped with silent potter's wheels and two hand-building tables, all in a private, clean, and organized air-cooled environment. Come and experience the perfect setting to learn and immerse yourself in the local pottery craft.