14 hours Workshop

Handbuilding and Ceramic Decoration Workshop

Handbuilding and ceramic decoration workshop: 14-hours divided into 2 sessions of 7 hours each.


  • The course of handbuilding techniques and ceramic decoration is very useful to have a first contact with the methods of working with clay or to improve your practice. You will become familiar with the behavior of the different clay bodies and you will know how to control the different states of the clay.
  • Knowing the handbuilding and the decorating techniques, as well as the optimum times and conditions for applying each, is a key element when choosing and designing our projects.

The handbuilding and ceramic decoration workshop will stimulate your imagination and will allow your creative self to florish. We will stick to an easy going programme, personalized and adapted to your aims as well as to all leves and skils.

We are very proud of our students creations. Visit our Instagram and Facebook pages to see what they’re up to!


  • 14 hour workshop: 2 sessions of 7 hours/day

    (Saturdays and Sundays – 12:30 am to 7:30 pm)


    Next workshop:


    • February 24th and 25th


    Submition deadline:

    up to 1 calendar day before the start of the course*

    * check our booking and cancellation policies here

  • Price

  • Course 230€ *


    *all materials and firings included in the price 

    *the price does not include, if needed, the shipping of your pieces by mail. The shipping cost will be additional, please consult according to destination.

How are we going to work:

  • Day 1: theoretical introduction. Handbuilding techniques as pinch pottery, coil building, slab building and the creation of a piece made from a whole lump of clay;
  • Day 2: Removing the clay and emphty out the piece made from a whole lump of clay and decorating all the pieces made with engobes – application of engobes with the pear, marbling, sgraffito, mishima, stencils, brush, sponge. Presentation of the work done, analysis and conclusions;
  • A few days after the workshop, we will glaze and fire your pieces and we will give you a note to come and pick them up. If you don’t leave in Barcelona, we will wrap and ship them to you. Please consider this as an additional cost dependent upon your home location.

Note that:

  • No previous experience is necessary;
  • The classes are comprised of a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 10 people to ensure a personalized service;
  • We provide all the materials and tools that your creative process may need, including work clothes;
  • If requested, we also offer the course as an individual class (ask for price and availability);
  • This course is offered at the residential studio of the 137º project creators. It is a very picturesque place located 45 km from Barcelona, in the charming Baix Montseny (reachable by train);
  • Bring comfortable clothes and a lunch box or a sandwich as there will be many hours and we will take a break for lunch. Water and soft drinks will be provided by us;
  • Once you are familiar with the handbuilding techniques you may find our raku workshop interesting, as you will be exploring different finishes to add a touch of originality to your artwork.


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