I'm happy to offer intensive ceramic workshops and create an unforgettable experience for anyone who'd like to learn my techniques.
My studio is located in Vilharjeva cesta 3, Ljubljana, Slovenia.
About the Workshop
During this 6-day intensive course, I will teach you my handbuilding techniques I use every day for creating my tableware, covering everything from clay preparation to glazing methods. Whether you're a seasoned clay artist or a complete beginner, this workshop is suitable for everyone. I prioritize teaching techniques rather than focusing on quantity of pieces, so you'll have the opportunity to create a few selected pieces that we'll fire and glaze together. To ensure personalised attention, the workshop is limited to a maximum of 8 participants.
Day 1: Introduction, clay preparation techniques, pinching mugs, and mug handles Day 2: Flattening clay, creating bowls and plates with styrofoam. Exploring textures. Day 3: Crafting larger objects like platters and salad bowls. Coloring with slips, loading the kiln, and bisque firing the selected items Day 4: Exploring glazing techniques using underglaze, pens & crayons. Mixing of the powdered glazes, using liquid glazes, and glazing safety. We'll also load the kiln with the glazed objects for firing. Day 5: Freeform experimentation to let your creativity flow Day 6: Opening the kiln and celebrating our final creations together
About your teacher
Ceramics have been a part of my life since childhood. I began my journey at the age of 10 when my mum, a ceramics designer herself, introduced me to the craft. After pursuing a master's degree in sculpture, I transitioned to creating more practical pieces. In 2016, I established my own studio in Ljubljana, where I now create ceramics and have conducted numerous workshops in Slovenia and abroad. My signature technique involves shaping pieces using styrofoam molds. In my designs I value simplicity while honouring the delicate beauty of stoneware, and I believe clay work is natural to all humans and can be very meditative no matter the level of experience.
You'll have access to three of my favourite stoneware clays in black, grey, and speckled white, as well as all the necessary clay tools. Styrofoam molds will be available for your use during the workshop and also available for purchase if you'd decide to use them yourself back home. Additionally, aprons, gloves, safety masks and other tools and materials will be provided. I recommend bringing a notebook for taking notes and wearing comfortable clothing.
Each day, I will prepare a delightful snack lunch for all workshop participants. You'll also have unlimited access to coffee, tea, and other refreshing beverages at the studio. Please note that accommodation is not included in the workshop fee. However, I'm more than happy to assist you in finding suitable accommodation in Ljubljana. Consider searching for Airbnb rentals or hotels near the city center or the Bežigrad district. My studio is conveniently located just a 10-minute walk from the city center, near the main bus and railway stations. Since Ljubljana is a tiny city anyway, everything is within walking distance. Due to limited availability, I recommend booking your accommodation soon after securing your spot in the workshop.
Workshop Fee & Private Classes
The fee varies depending on whether you're interested in attending a private class or a group class. I'll announce intensive class dates well in advance. If you're looking for private classes (for 1-2 attendees), please contact me at my email address email@example.com. Private classes can be adjusted to accommodate different lengths according to your needs.
You have the option to exchange your booking for another available workshop up until 7 days prior to the start of the course. After this point, the booking becomes non-refundable and non-exchangeable.
For applications and other details please send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photos by Marc Waldow