Wheelthrowing Workshops Groups



Pottery Workshop-Holidays in France

Wheelthrowing Workshops + full board and lodging

Workshops for all

The pottery workshops are for beginning as well as for advanced potters. Experience is not necessary; you work at your own level of skill and improve your own craftsmanship.

The first three days we will be at the throwing-tables. After that your first fired objects will be glazed. Glazing is an almost magical process in which quartz mixed with metal oxides complete your work. By the intense heat of the kiln (more than 1000 degrees centigrade) the object is changed from clay into crockery. On the final day of the course your work will be fired by one of the special techniques (depending on the week). This can either be Raku, Anagama or Crystalline-glazing. For more information on these firing techniques, please see Themes.

Apart from the main theme, during the Crystalline weeks we also work with a Pitfire! The daring amongst you can help play with fire while the Anagama, Raku or Pitfire is being used. When in doubt about what theme to choose, feel free to contact us.

Beginners will learn the basic principles of throwing and glazing.
If you are more advanced you can find out about the different techniques of throwing, e.g. making bottleneck or round vases. You can also work on making your own glazes.

Children are allowed to participate in the course; it is up to you as a parent to decide whether your child can concentrate and work independently.

Clay Wheelthrowing

The daily routine: breakfast will be served from 8 till 9 o’clock, after which the lessons start. There will be a coffee break around 10.30 and lunch will be served at one o’clock . The afternoons are free: you can continue working in the workshop or do something else. Tea and coffee will be served around four and we’ll have dinner at seven o’clock.

The weekly routine: on your first day you can arrive from 3 o’clock onwards. Our first meal together will be at 7 o’clock . Day 2 to day 6: see above. On the last day the kilns will be opened after breakfast, you can clean up and pack your things; the ceramics centre closes at noon.

Ceramics course

Equipment: The workshop is fully equiped with 15 throwing-tables, a pug mill to recycle used clay, 3 electric kilns, a gaz-kiln, a mini anagama (wood kiln), over 50 raw materials to make glazes and all sorts of tools. Advanced throwers may want to bring their own tools. At the end of the week everyone returns home with one or more finished objects.

The teacher: the workshops are taught by Bo Filarski. All products shown on this site are made by her. see: Bo Filarski

For questions about how much clay you can use, what to wear, diets, dogs etc please see the Terms and Conditions.
For all other questions feel free to contact us.


Atelier de Céramique Filarski /De Kleischool / Atelier d’Hôte SAS 519 552 574 R.C.S. METZ Siret 519 552 574 00013 + 519 552 574 R.C.S. AGEN Siret 51955257400021 Activité Code NAF : 8552Z : Enseignement culturel, Capital Social € 30.000,00 - TVA No: FR42519552574