Private 3-hour Artisan Clay Workshop in Zagreb

Classes & Workshops in Croatia

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Ready to get your hands dirty to create your own magnificent piece of art? Start your day around 9am with clay, to a perfect medium as you capture life the way you see it through the touch of your hands. Bring your friends and wear clothes that you don't mind getting dirty. Range of hand building techniques, and explanation of glazing are all covered during this fun, private, 3-hour experience.Reenact that pattern you saw during your strolls on the beach or while walking through the dense woods and hugging that birch tree, feeling complete with yourself and nature.
To get started, you will have an option to take a walk or hop on a bicycle* on your way to the atelier where this workshop will take place. Either way, pleasant stroll or a ride towards the workshop will be nice overture into what we have prepared for you there. Enjoy a relaxing, creative afternoon lead by an experienced instructor, these fun and informative workshops are designed for those who are curious about clay or want to further their skills. You can say our clay instructor is sort of a wizard since her creations come into life right in front of your eyes, she is well-established artist who likes to keep in touch with Nature as her work is mostly influenced by the magnificent power of Mother nature. Extraordinary shapes and textures replicated from nature's beauty and brought to nature's perfect imperfection within so very adjustable, yet delicate clay will become a masterpieces of their own as each piece will tell its own story. Create pieces by hand building, throwing, or a combination of both techniques. The instructor guides you through a variety of methods to build, decorate, and finish your ceramic projects. Designed for all skill levels, this class is a great introduction to ceramic fundamentals. Bring clay to life in the ways only you can imagine through sculptural objects. Explore form, scale, proportion, surface and narrative possibilities of the material by learning various hand building techniques while making one of pieces. Share insights, inspirations and questions about ceramic art and investigate different surface treatments including both ceramic and cold-finish options. This class is a great opportunity to learn some basics of making ceramic sculpture and three dimensional art and finding ways how to incorporate that knowledge to your ceramic making. Experience the satisfaction of designing and creating your very own dinnerware, serving pieces, and objects for the garden. Hand building technique demonstrations include slab construction, coil building, pinching and extrusion. Applied textures are also demonstrated. Explore these various hand building and surface techniques to create your own unique memorable piece which then you will be able to purchase from the craftsman at agreed price.   (*Bicycle will be provided at the starting point of the tour. It is important to notify supplier, when booking the tour, in case you choose to ride a bicycle instead of taking a walk towards the workshop which is 15 minutes away from the starting point of the tour.)

What’s included

  • Private, professional guide
  • Tour escort/host
  • Use of bicycle
  • Use of helmet
  • Clay, tools and explanation of firing/processing

What’s not included

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • All the clay pieces made during the workshop can be bought from the craftsman for a certain fee (agreed price)

Highlights

  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
  • Perfect for all ages and skill level
  • Tour is wheelchair accessible
  • Cycle the city streets to absorb the local atmosphere
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