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Cretan Pottery in the Olive Farm

Agios Nikolaos, Greece

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Experience hosted by Costas

2 hours
Includes drinks, equipment
Up to 4 people
Hosted in Greek, 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 sit 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.

Optional: Students also have the opportunity to let us fire 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. The cost of firing, glazing and shipping is not included.
Other things to note
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.
We will start by learning the basics of the tools and materials that we are going to use. Aprons are provided and students sit 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 id…

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What's included

  • Drinks

  • Equipment
    Aprons, shaping tools, clay, potter's wheels.
From $43
/ person

Meet your host, Costas

Host on Airbnb since 2015
  • 67 Reviews
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A 33 year-old professional potter with a small local business "Cretan Spiral Pottery". I have 10 years of throwing and glazing experience and 7 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.
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Where you'll be

We will conduct the pottery workshop in my family's olive farm which is located by the sea on the outskirts of the city of Agios Nikolaos. The workshops are held mainly indoors, in an enclosed studio with a small balcony overlooking the sea.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 67 reviews.

Janina
November 2020
Costas ist ein sehr offener und freundlicher Mensch und hat uns neben der Töpferei auch einen Einblick in die Olivenfarm gegeben, in der sich die Töpferei befindet. Es gibt die Möglichkeit sich die getöpferten Gefäße nach der weiteren Bearbeitung zuschicken zu lassen. Ich kann nur eine klare Empfehlung aussprechen und würde den Kurs wieder besuchen.
Costas ist ein sehr offener und freundlicher Mensch und hat uns neben der Töpferei auch einen Einblick in die Olivenfarm gegeben, in der sich die Töpferei befindet. Es gibt die Mö…
Janina
October 2020
Costas ist ein wirklich freundlicher Kerl mit Know How und Geduld! Wir haben uns in seiner Werkstatt wirklich sehr wohl gefühlt und würden das Töpfern durch ihn und dieses Erlebnis gerne wieder ausprobieren!
Drea
October 2020
Loved my first ever pottery class! Kostas is a fantastic teacher. Very knowledgeable and helpful all while letting you learn on your own. Would highly recommend this class. He makes it look so easy, you’ll discover a new appreciation for the art!
Loved my first ever pottery class! Kostas is a fantastic teacher. Very knowledgeable and helpful all while letting you learn on your own. Would highly recommend this class. He make…
Christin
October 2020
We had so much fun! Everything is explained very well and you can make your pottery as you like it :) it’s an unique experience and we were so happy to have tried it! 10/10 would do again 👍🏼
Albertine
October 2020
Super great experience! Costa is a real pottery pro and also a very good and friendly teacher. Also the Farm is very beautiful!
Kim
September 2020
Unbedingt machen, wenn man auf Kreta ist!!! Wir hatten eine tolle Zeit und haben viel gelernt. Costas erklärt alles sehr gut, ist sehr geduldig und hilft, so dass am Ende wirklich schöne Teller, Becher und Schüsseln rauskommen :)

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    Things to know

    Cancellation policy

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

    Guest requirements

    Up to 4 guests ages 12 and up can attend.