Holiday Workshop France

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Pottery Holidays in the North of France


Enjoy a potters holiday at Atelier de Céramique in Vannecourt, France

Throwing workshop

Would you like to break away from your everyday turmoil?
Come and enjoy a week in a pottery in a tiny village in rural France.
Another world, another rhythm, simplicity and peace of mind.
Offer yourself a relaxed week, just for you.

The workshops are open to beginners and advanced throwers, with a maximum of 15 participants. There are 3 different themes to choose from.  The workshop is one week, including accommodation and all meals, made with fresh local products.
You can pitch your tent in our orchard or rent one of our rooms in the old farm.

We will spoil you and make sure you can relax.


Learn how to throw

During this week a professional potters wheel is at your disposal. You will (learn how to) throw some pots, finish your work with a glazing (a thin layer of quarts with metal oxides). Depending on the theme of the week you will fire your objects in either a Raku kiln, in our Anagama (traditional Japanese technique) or in a kiln for crystalline glazes.

See “themes” for more information on the firing techniques and “workshop” for more on the course. Discover the fascinating world of clay, water and fire.

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Vannecourt is situated in the beautiful Saulnois-area, a five-hour drive from the port of Calais (easy driving on the highway), or 2 1/2 hours by the TGV (high speed train) from Airport Charles de Gaulle, Paris. We will pick you up at Morhange train station.

See: map

Throwing Workshops France

Relax and enjoy

In the mornings there are lessons; in the afternoons students are free to continue working in the workshop or to have a look around the area, a swim in our pool, go for a walk in the beautiful countryside or simply read a book under one of the fruit trees and enjoy the view. There are also bikes available for our guests.


swimming pool

May we suggest a visit to Art-Nouveaux cities Nancy and Lunéville?
Guests can pitch their tent on the grounds of Atelier de Céramique or sleep in a room (at a surcharge). Vannecourt is situated in the North-East of France in the beautiful Saulnois-area.

Ceramics Workshop France

Our little world is without mass tourism, traffic jams, pressure and the need to achieve. This is not a holiday with an empty feeling after having consumed in touristic boutiques. Neither is it a competition for making the Best Piece of Art; we offer an exploration with like-minded people into an ancient craft. A holiday in which you create, and in the mean time enjoy the process of changing clay into pots with the help of water and fire. Situated in a century old Lorain farmhouse in a simple French village.

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Ceramics holiday

Last year over 200 people enjoyed a stay at our pottery, of whom 80 had never worked with clay before.

You are welcome!

Bo Filarski & Anna Creemers