Discover your creativity during your stay in lovely Crete.
A unique experience, to combine your lovely holidays in Crete and your passion for clay and ceramic art.
Pottery is one of the oldest arts developed in Crete from 3000 BC first Minoan times and is associated with the creation of products based on the four elements of nature: earth, water, air, and fire.
Especially, the village of Margarites, where the workshop takes place, is the most important and well-known pottery center of Crete. In the area, there are plenty of clay deposits which explain the long occupation of the residents with this art. It is located in the scenic, green rolling hills at the foothills of Psiloritis. The traditional settlement with some extraordinary architecture and lovely narrow winding streets. Surrounded by two parallel gorges with rich flora, aromatic plants, trees, herbs, and flowers.
The studio is based in this lovely pottery village 25 km southeast away from Rethymno with nice walking paths, monastery, and local tavernas. Nearby archeological site Eleftherna also with spectacular walks and Arkadi monastery with an interesting story.
You could combine your lovely holidays in Crete and your passion for clay joining this 5-day ceramic course on wheel throwing.
Wheel throwing training also includes basic information about ceramics, clay types and decorating techniques Workshops will compose of a maximum of 2 participants – a whole week is tailored for every participant's individual interests and needs.
In case you need help with your accommodation, our nearby Kapsaliana Village Hotel is just a unique holiday experience.
13 -17 April 2020
05 - 09 October 2020
12 - 16 October 2020
- Duration – 5 days x 6 hours a day
- Participants: 1-2 adults (age 16+)
- Includes: individual tutoring / not limited local terracotta body clay/ basic tools/coffee break/ lunch / first bisque firing
- Participants can choose pieces that will be fired (biscuit firing including. Second firing with glaze is an extra charge)
- Price: 650.00 Euros per person
Please contact us for availability and further information when you have some dates in mind to check for availability, along with any other questions you may have.
All e-mails are answered promptly, usually within 24 hours.
Good morning, it was a lot better than I expected. Aris and Emma are amazing and I will return next year. Nothing to improve. Absolutely perfect. Best regards,
Thank you, Yiannis - we are just back home after our lovely week in Crete. We had a great time at the pottery workshop - couldn't have been better. We made a lot of pots! But unfortunately, I couldn't bring them all home. Never mind. We really enjoyed the experience. Thank you for organising it. Everything went perfectly. Thank you again
Hi Yiannis! How are you? My experience in the ceramic studio was better than I expected. I think this space was the most modern of all in Margarites and the owners were very kind. I would like to repeat it if I returned to Crete someday.
Thanks you for everything! Warmly,
"Hi Yiannis, Apologies for the delay in getting back to you! My mom and I had a wonderful time at the workshop -- Aris and Ema were so friendly and we enjoyed learning the history of pottery as well as learning at the wheel from Aris. We made a few items and they will ship them to us in the states so we look forward to seeing our creations in person. Overall, the experience was better than we expected and would highly recommend for others interested. Thank you for checking in!"