Clay Studio Experience - Mar 15 2020 | 15:00 pm CETIntroductory experience at a ceramics studio (up to 5 people)
Cost:€50,00 per person
About this experience
Location: Poble-sec Neighborhood, Downtown Barcelona
Duration: 2.5-3.0 hours total
Includes: Drinks and equipment
Languages: Offered in English and Spanish
On arrival we’ll show you our small batch ceramics workshop. Every day we’re here making ceramics for folks. After hearing what your experience and interests are in regards to clay, we'll get going.
Let the fun begin.
Out come the aprons, clay and tools to get your hands dirty. I’ll explain the ceramics process and demonstrate three building techniques: coil, slab and pinching. You’ll get to follow along digging in hands-on. 30 minutes
Now’s your time to shine, free-building with me to help out. Final items are often cups, plates and bowls than sculpture, but make whatever you wish. 80 minutes
About one week later your finished pieces come out of the kiln are ready to be picked up or mailed to you. Shipping is not included in the workshop fee. During the workshop we have a fun selection of local music – including world class musicians from our neighbourhood Poble Sec.
Last, it’s time to clean up to look respectable out on the street. Soap, water and hand washing. 10 minutes
What we’ll provide
Clay, working aprons and all tools are provided.
We offer coffee, water and other refreshments during this workshop.
Keep in mind clay can be messy. It's dirt. Most folks are neat and you can wash up afterwards. Consider what you are wearing it might get a little clay on it. For crazy messy people a change of clothing may be appropriate.
What to bring
Clothing that can get messy or a change of clothing. Aprons and towels are provided.
Music that you would like to listen to while working with clay.
Where you'll be
It takes place in our ceramics workshop “Taller Gingell.” Located in the Poble Sec neighborhood downtown Barcelona. The building is from 1890 and prior to us the space was a bakery for generations. The small 25 m2 studio space is where we work every day making and selling ceramics. We’re 1 minute walk from Blai Street for pintxos, 5 minutes from the metro and 10 minutes from the Ramblas.
Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.
Up to 5 guests ages 18 and up can attend. Please note that we do have a dog that lives on the premises. Taupin is an elderly 14 year old Labrador. She is onsite but is not in the studio during the workshop.
We adjust the workshop to you interests. Please let us know who's coming, and ask questions or concerns you may have prior to your visit. We look forward to meeting you.
I enjoy introducing folks to ceramics, it’s fun. No skills needed, just an interest that’s all. Ceramics let me have some really neat experiences and I like sharing that with folks. Plus my ceramics studio has a disco ball.
I am a ceramic artist and I’ve shown my ceramics in Europe and North America; including at the Smithsonian, Philadelphia Museum of Art and American Craft Council craft shows. My ceramic work is part of permanent museum and private
collections in North America and Europe.
I’ve attended international ceramic artist residencies including International Ceramics Workshop, Kesckemet, Hungary; Project Art, Cummington, Massachusetts, USA; A.I.R. Vallauris, Vallauris, France; and Medalta, Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada.
I have a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Sculpture and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History. I am a current member of the Associació Ceramistes de Catalunya and A-FAD Artists and Artisans’ Association.
My husband Eric and co-owner, helps run our studio. Plus there’s Taupin - a lovable labrador retriever sleeping on her dog bed.