The 6-day intensive workshop with Hana was magical! Not only did I learn a ton about handbuilding, but it really served as a therapeutic experience, as well. The group's energy mirrored Hana's process – natural, free, and fluid. Hana was very approachable and patient throughout the week. She taught us to embrace each step of the journey of building a piece, whether that meant parting ways with a broken bowl, or challenging oneself through glazing. I would recommend highly recommend Hana's course!
- Noelle, USA
Attending Hana’s one-week workshop was a fabulous immersion into ceramics crafting and particularly into Hana’s hand-building techniques as throwing, pinching, rolling, squeezing, pulling, smoothing etc. This encounter with clay was intense (6 hours a day) and very well structured from theory to (a lot of) practice and so much fun in a beautiful spacious studio filled up with sunlight and tasteful music. Getting involved in the whole process of creation of a collection from rolling a ball of clay to opening the kiln not to mention the design of a logo or mixing the colours was thrilling. Hana is such a kind and patient pedagogue who also teaches you resilience to materials and gives you useful tips and constructive feedbacks while letting your imagination run wild. She also excels at preparing tasty treats and connecting people. It was a beautiful week suspended in time!
- Anne-Cécile, France
I traveled all the way from Guatemala to attend Hana’s one-week workshop and the long trip was completely worth it! I have been doing ceramics for many years and I recommend the workshop for beginners as well for advanced ceramists.
Her technique is different, unique and her studio has a natural light that exudes a calm vibe.
Hana is very experienced ceramicists and incredible teacher of her art.
- Lilyan, Guatemala
This has been the most special and rewarding experience I have ever had. Firstly, I want to express how kind, generous, and caring Hana is. Every morning, she took care of us, brewing delightful coffee and providing small treats. She patiently answered all our questions, generously shared her expertise in crafting clay items, and walked us through the entire process—from measuring and wedging the clay to modeling and shaping, using various techniques, to the specifics of drying the items and, my personal favorite, glazing.
The workshop was meticulously detailed, well-structured, and perfectly organized. Each day, we crafted new things, with ample time to proceed at our own pace, and Hana was readily available right beside us. Beyond the artistry, every day she prepared the most delicious lunches, allowing us the opportunity to get to know one another. It was a precious time spent together, providing a wonderful chance to meet such a kind and delicate artist and person.
- Anna, Bulgaria