Dates for 2023:
please contact us for further information
If you would like to book as one group of family or friends, we can arrange further course dates to suit you. Please email us to find out about our special group rates.
€1380 per person
+ €140 extra for August to cover peak season accommodation cost
(all prices are in Euros)
Prices for 2023 still to be confirmed
Your Raku pottery course
The aim of our workshops and classes is to enable you to feel confident using clay, to achieve your own forms and develop ideas, and to give you the skills and knowledge to build and fire your own Raku kiln.
We keep our groups small, a maximum of 7 people per course, to ensure a high level of personal tuition.
Raku course details
The course includes:
• Apartment for 7 nights
• 6 days pottery course
• Lunch during the course
• Transfers across the island from Supetar to Povlja
• Pottery studio open from 9am to 9pm
• Use of all tools and equipment
• Tuition for each stage and teachers on hand all day
• 20kg clay
• Firing and glazes
• A welcome basket to help you settle in
• Soft drinks, snacks, tea and coffee through the day
• Tourist insurance, a requirement in Croatia, though you will still need your own travel and medical insurance
Flights are not included, our nearest airport is Split. There are connecting buses to the ferry port, where you take a ferry to Supetar.
What your Raku course offers you
How to make pinch pots, and refine and decorate them into beautiful, simple and elegant forms. This will allow you to become accustomed to how clay moves and learn it’s limits. It also gives you pieces to practice glazing on later.
Learn the various techniques needed to build the clay forms such as slabbing, coiling, pinching, and tile making.
Explore your own ideas to make forms, pots, sculptures, handmade ceramic tiles or mosaics.
Experience biscuit firing your pieces (first firing).
Learn to prepare and mix the glazes from scratch, choose colours and decorate.
Practice using raku glazes, layering and masking, and how the post firing reduction (for example, dropping your hot pot in sawdust) affects your pieces.
Explore naked raku, surface texture and decorating techniques.
Practice copper matte firing to achieve flamboyant multicolored matt surfaces.
We have 2 potters wheels if you would like to have a go at throwing pots or developing and practicing your throwing.
We are 10 minutes walk from the sea allowing you to pop down for a swim between pots or take walks through the olive groves for quiet inspiration. We also have a swimming pool if you need to cool down.
Povlja offers a variety of apartments which are either located right on the harbour in the heart of the village, or have wonderful views of the Adriatic Sea and Dalmatian mountains.
We aim to find you an apartment as near to the sea as possible depending on availability.