Cretan Pottery in the Olive Farm

Agios Nikolaos, Greece

Experience hosted by Costas

  1. 2 hours
  2. Hosted in English and Greek

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 a 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…

What's included

  • Drinks

  • Equipment
    Aprons, shaping tools, clay, potter's wheels.

Meet your Host, Costas

Host on Airbnb since 2015
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A 34 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 4.99 out of 5 from 119 reviews.

Luis
November 2021
Me and my girlfriend loved the pottery experience...even as bloody beginners you can create something unique and beautiful. The overall experience was very soothing - overlooking the ocean, creating something from scratch and sampling all of the local, homemade products (oil, honey etc.) afterwards...10/10 would do it again!!
Chloe
November 2021
Really good experience set in an olive farm. Costas was a great teacher and we learned a lot in just two hours. We made four pieces each and arranged for them to be glazed and shipped to our home address. I would definitely recommend.
Kathrin
October 2021
Alles bestens! Costas hat viel Geduld und hat uns genau erklärt und immer wieder geholfen um für uns das beste Erlebnis zu schaffen, so dass man auch nicht frustriert ist. Mir hat es wirklich sehr gut gefallen, meinem Mann ebenfalls. Wir haben uns bis auf eine Schale auch alles glasieren lassen und werden es uns nach Deutschland schicken lassen. Ich kann diesen Kurs nur weiter empfehlen und es war eine tolle Erfahrung! Danke 🙏🏻 lieber Costas!!!!!
Françoise
October 2021
We wanted to try something completely new for us. We have spent a so nice time with Costas who is so kind, so professional and so in love with pottery that, at the end, we have been very surprised to realize that our "production" was very nice. As a matter of fact, as soon as we made a mistake, Costas came to help and correct... This is how we got so nice pieces 😅. We shall have the final result next Monday. I will post photos then. I mostly recommend Costas and pottery, especially if making thing with your hand is not natural.
Marion
October 2021
We really enjoyed the afternoon with costas. He has a lot if knoledge and is a very warm and kind person! Thank you so much!
Laura
October 2021
Costas erklärt super gut step by step wie man mit der Drehscheibe und dem Ton arbeitet. Es ist genug Zeit, um mehrere Stücke anzufertigen wie Schalen oder Becher. Es hat super viel Spaß gemacht. Sehr zu empfehlen ☺️

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Things to know

Guest requirements

Guests ages 10 and up can attend, up to 4 guests total.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practice social distancing.

Cancellation policy

Cancel up to 7 days before the Experience start time for a full refund, or within 24 hours of booking as long as the booking is made more than 48 hours before the start time.