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Cretan Pottery in the Olive Farm

craft class

Cretan Pottery in the Olive Farm

40 reviews
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 4 people
Includes
Drinks, Equipment
Hosted in
English
craft class

Cretan Pottery in the Olive Farm

craft class

Cretan Pottery in the Olive Farm

40 reviews
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 4 people
Includes
Drinks, Equipment
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

We will start by learning the basics of the tools and materials that we are going to use. Aprons are provided and students seat on up to four individual potter's wheels. We then prepare our clay and our wheels in order to begin the making. We walk through the whole making process step by step focusing on the details of each technique required to successfully place and form the clay. Once we learn the basic techniques we move on to simple design ideas that we can apply to our pieces. Once we are done we discuss the basics of glazing and firing the pots. Students also have the opportunity to let us bake and glaze the pots. Pots are shipped by post or if given the appropriate time (which depends mainly on the weather) can be picked up within about 7 days.

Your host

Learn more about Costas

Costas

A 31 year old professional potter. I have 8 years of throwing and glazing experience and 5 years of sharing my knowledge with guests in my family's olive farm. I was taught by a third generation Cretan potter. I can guide you and your hands into making your first ceramic pots following the traditional throwing techniques of Crete. Your pots can also be fired, glazed and shipped directly to your home.

What's included

Drinks
Water, Sodas, Juice or Herbal tea
Equipment
Aprons, shaping tools, clay, potter's wheels.

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Where you'll be

We will conduct the ceramic workshop in my family's olive farm which is located by the sea on the outskirts of the city of Agios Nikolaos.

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

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

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 14 and up can attend.

More tips

Pottery requires patience and willingness to learn. We have all the tools and knowledge to help you learn. All you need is focus and relaxed energy.

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Costas
Cretan Pottery in the Olive Farm
40 reviews
From €35/person
40 reviews
From €35/person