Five-Day Ceramic Workshop In Crete

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Five-day Ceramic Workshop in Margarites Village of Crete. Discover your creativity during your stay in lovely Crete.

  • Small Group
  • Multi-Day
  • Art
  • Ceramic Workshops

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, a 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 by 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.


On a request basis
Please contact us for more details


650.00 Euros per person 


5 days x 6 hours a day


1-2 adults (age 16+)


- individual tutoring
- not limited local terracotta body clay
- basic tools
- coffee break and lunch
- first bisque firing
- Participants can choose pieces that will be fired (biscuit firing including.
- Second firing with glaze is an extra charge)


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  • Yiannis

    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,

  • Julia

    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

  • Attassa

    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,

  • Hannah

    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!

  • Luke C.

    Hi Yiannis, It was really great, really enjoyed it thank you! EMA and Aris were really nice and helpful during the workshop! We will definitely look at doing it again when we are next in Crete. Thanks, Luke

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