Maison Salvadore

Retreats & Residencies

 

 

Things that have only been in mind come real, just to speak of them means they exist a little more. The soft unfurling of imagination. A space. A hesitation. A small journey to the kettle. Then creation starts again, often and on repeat.

 

For all our retreats the fundamentals are the same: Freshly prepared meals using local produce are included, as are use of the facilities and any other activities that might be offered. We will pick you up from Limoges or Poitiers airports or Poiters TVG train station, and we promise there will never be more than 12 participants.

 

 

CERAMICS RESIDENCIES & RETREATS

"Things that have only been in mind come real, just to speak of them means they exist a little more. The soft unfurling of imagination. A space. A hesitation. A small journey to the kettle. Then creation starts again, often and on repeat."

 
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We believe IN celebrating the act of making in the digital age & that through being creators of our immediate environments we can re-engage with the natural world.

Following on from the success of our group ceramics retreats and residencies and development of new facilities, We are pleased to announce the launch of individual (and small group) year-round ceramics ateliers. Those joining us are free to work independently work on their own clay-based projects, and for beginners, or those looking for further support; tuition is available from our resident ceramists.

 

FACILITIES & EQUIPMENT

Our ceramics studio is set up much in the way that small potteries in the surrounding area were pre-second world war; humble but spacious, simple but authentic.

We have a rustic and traditional approach to working with clay, but we have some very recent, modern economical equipment, such as an electric kiln and throwing wheel.

We fire our wood-burning kiln, using local felled trees and scrap wood (it takes work up to 87cm tall and 87cm wide) we also have an electric kiln that can accommodate works up to 46cm tall and 40cm wide.      

We have a good selection of hand tools and most other things you will need.

 

PARTICIPATION FEES

There is a choice of one of our en suite rooms (€195 for a two night stay/ €525 per week) or a large self-catering apartment (€220 for a two night stay/ €675 per week). There is a discounted rate for monthly stays, depending on time of year, get in touch for details.

Prices include accommodation and sole use of the studio as well as all our usual facilities; large communal kitchen, seasonal pool and Jacuzzi, use of vintage bikes for countryside exploration.

Extras: Clay, glaze and eclectic firing charged at cost. Tuition charged at 12 euro per hour. Additional guests charged €35 euro per night. Food/ Meals are not included, but there are local restaurants, shops and markets and use of our beautiful large kitchen is included.

 
 

AVAILABLE DATES

Week beginning 5/11/18 (for up to two weeks)

Week beginning 2/12/18 (for up to two weeks)

Week beginning 25/03/19 (for up to two weeks)

Some availability over Easter holidays (enquire for further details)        

Week beginning 6/04/19  (for up to four weeks)

Those joining us will:

Make in studio spaces and outdoor terraces with views over the river and beautiful surrounding countryside, whilst gaining a deeper relationship with ceramic materials and processes.

Have access to a daily firing and several hours use of the wheel per day & Work with our special clays - a fine white earthenware produced nearby in Limoges and a mica rich red clay produced a little further south in the Haute-Provence.