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ATELIERS

Our Ateliers are immersive experiences spanning from four days to a week and can accommodate individuals and small groups. They are designed to facilitate creativity through re-engagement with the natural world and by inviting you to become a creator of your immediate environment. Born from the belief that the relationships we build with ceramics in the domestic sphere are deeply intimate, we guarantee that after some time spent at Salvadore you will never drink from a cup in the same way again.

We offer guided ateliers with an adaptable teaching programme based around our rustic and traditional approach to working with clay, and for more experienced practitioners or those wishing to work independently without support, we also offer self-led ateliers.

GUIDED ATELIERS

Our guided workshops include 3 hours of tuition per day and are suitable for all levels including beginners. In contrast to some of the more formal or traditional ceramics courses available, our teaching philosophy is to disseminate the tools and skills for you to find own path in ceramics. You will find suggested outlines and example schedules, which act as a starting point rather than a fixed agenda. Ultimately, we aim to support individual interests and aspirations to encourage the development of a personal practice.

long weekend

4 night stay, 575€ - 725€ pp

With two full days of guided making and opportunities for self practice, the long weekend Ateliers are an invitation to explore various hand building methods with the possibility of producing a small tableware set or a collection of more experimental pieces.

Across two days you will learn basic hand building techniques including pinching, coiling and using molds; as well as methods for refining your forms such as carving, smoothing and burnishing. There is also the option for a wheel throwing taster session. The long weekend will finish with an immersive raku firing experience and you will be able decorate pieces using glazes or natural embellishments.


full week

7 night stay, 695€ - 995€ pp

Our week long Ateliers are an ideal opportunity to gain an understanding of traditional and rustic ceramic practice and develop a personal project, with plenty of time to play. Those joining will be guided through various techniques including hand building, wheel throwing and finishing and will complete the week with an experimental body of work or a full set of hand made tableware. You will be invited to experience the many processes and effects possible with different glazing, decorating and firing methods,  all against the backdrop of our idyllic surroundings.


Self led ateliers

7 night stay from €495 pp

For those who wish to work within the context of our studios and without the need for tuition, we welcome stays of one week for self-led ateliers. Guests will be housed in one of our large self-catered apartments and invited to work in our shared studio space, an old forge stepped in history. This is an opportunity to work independently on your own clay-based projects using local earthenware, and immerse in a more traditional approach to making outside of contemporary studios. Prices include accommodation, the use of on-site studio and equipment, materials and 2 firings. Additional tuition or support is subject to availability and additional cost.