1-WEEK INTENSIVE CERAMICS CLASS
My winter intensive class is currently sold out, upcoming summer class is scheduled for July/August 2024. If you would like to get more information, kindly send an email to email@example.com.
I'm thrilled to present my second intensive 1-week ceramic workshop!
I'd like to create an unforgettable experience for anyone who'd like to learn my techniques.
The workshop will take place at my studio at Vilharjeva cesta 3, Ljubljana, Slovenia.
Monday, 22nd of January 2024 to Friday, 26th of January, from 10 am to 4 pm
Saturday, 27th of January, from 2 pm to 4 pm
Entire class will be taught in English.
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. Colouring 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.
Materials & Tools
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.
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, just few steps away from 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.
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.
The fee for this intensive summer workshop is 850,00€. You can conveniently pay the fee using a credit card or PayPal through my website.
You have the option of refund or 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.
How to apply
For applications and other details please send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Impressions of participants who've joined my first intensive workshop
"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