21 hours Workshop Event

Primitive Kiln Construction

Teacher Teresa Vidal

Primitive Kiln Construction and Design


– First session – optional* – in Barcelona’s studio

the preparation of the pieces (3 hours)


– Second to forth session – at the rectory of Sant Llorenç de Gaserans –

primitive kiln construction and firing of the pieces (18 hours)


  • Outdoors, in a natural environment, the participants will develop a practical and collaborative work sharing techniques and experiences in ceramics area, aimed to enrich their artistic vision and elevate their materials aknowledgment.

We will use low temperature clay  (900 degrees) to build, with hand modeling techniques, utilitarian or sculptural pieces. They should not measure more than 15 to 20 centimeters. We will use  using engobes, burnishing or incisions to decorate our pieces, according with the purpose of each. 


For the construction of the primitive kiln, we will make a reconnaissance of materials and raw materials present in the environment and we will choose those that can be mixed with clay, the essential material in the construction of the kiln.


We will build a clay kiln with a pit at low level to burn our pieces in a primitive way. Once finished we will feed it with wood and fire it for 5 hours, taking the opportunity to share ideas and reflections on the process, also make cultural exchanges between teacher and participants.


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


  • February 5th, 6th, 12th and 13th 


    (2 weekends)



    – from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. 
    – and from 2:30 to 5:30 p. m.

    First saturday we will finish at 1:30 p.m.



    – from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 
    – and from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p. m.

  • Price

  • Workshop event – the 4 sessions – 200€ *


    Workshop event – only the 3 sessions dedicated at kiln construction and the firing – 150€ *


    *the price includes:

    – all the materials and tools.

    – the transportation from the train station Riells i Viabrea 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 Riells i Viabrea.

How are we going to work:

Session 1 – optional * (3 hours)
Design and modeling of the pieces
Decoration and finishing.


Session 2 (6 hours)
Collection of materials for construction of the kiln
Soil preparation and dome lining for kiln
Construction and assembly of a furnace for burning with fire.


Session 3 (6 hours)
Wood burning of ceramic pieces.


Session 4 (6 hours)
Disassembling the kiln
Review and evaluation of parts.

Note that:

  • No previous experience needed
  • The groups are comprised of a minimum of 6 students
  • We provide all the materials and tools that you may need


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