4 class sessions of 4 hours each, in Baix Montseny

Handbuilding and Ceramic Decoration Workshop

Handbuilding and ceramic decoration workshop: 16-hours divided into 4 sessions of 4 hours each.

– This course will take place in the residential studio of the 137º project creators, in the Baix Montseny –


  • The handbuilding and ceramic decoration workshop is very useful as a first contact with the clay and its vast possibilities. Once completed, you can practice the acquired skills independently, or continue moving towards more complex projects in our ongoing courses.
  • Taking the Handbuilding and Ceramic Decoration course in the environment of Baix Montseny, in the residential studio of the 137º project creators, offers infinite opportunities. First of all, the calm and relaxing atmosphere of the natural environment is very inspiring and conducive to creativity. Being in contact with nature has been shown to help reduce stress and anxiety, which is often reflected in the improvement of the creative process and the quality of the artwork made.
  • The environment of Baix Montseny offers a great variety of shapes, textures and colors that can inspire and enrich the ceramic work. In addition, the connection with nature often awakens that place of consciousness where the most creative ideas gather;
  • You will disconnect from the daily routine, develop your creativity and the control hadbuilding techniques applied to clay, in a cozy and peaceful environment;
  • Mastering the hand-building and ceramic decoration techniques as well as acknowledge the optimal times and conditions to apply each, are key elements to conceiving 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!


  • 16 hour workshop: 4 sessions of 4 hours/day


    Next workshop:


    • July 17th to 20th, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

    • August 24th to 27th, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.


    Submition deadline:

    up to 7 calendar days before the start of the course*

    * check our booking and cancellation policies here

  • Price

  • Course 270€ *


    *the price includes:

    – all the materials and tools.

    – the transportation from the train station Gualba to the place where the activity is going to take place.

    *the price does not include:

    – the cost of traveling from your residency place to Gualba.

How are we going to work:

  • For the Handbuilding and Ceramic Decoration workshop we will travel to a very picturesque place located 45 km from Barcelona, in the charming Baix Montseny (you can get there by train), and spend the day outdoors, experimenting with all the different materials and techniques;
  • Day 1: theoretical introduction. Handbuilding techniques as pinch pottery and coil building
  • Day 2: slab building
  • Day 3: the emptying (a piece constructed from a block of clay)
  • Day 4: decorating the pieces with engobes: slip trailing, marbling, sgraffito, mishima, stencils, brush, sponge. Presentation of all the finished work, 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 2 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)


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