Dates for 2024:
May 19th - 24th
September 8th - 13th
September 22nd - 27th
We ask you to arrive in Povlja at least the day before the start of your course, on the Saturday as we will start at 9.30 Sunday morning. We would also advise staying in Povlja an extra day, as we often work late on the friday night, it allows you to come back on the Saturday morning and pack your pots.
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.
We are also offering private half day sessions for individuals or family groups during the summer, please ask for further details.
€1180 per person
(all prices are in Euros)
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:
- 6 days pottery course
- Lunch during the course
- Scheduled transfer across the island from Supetar to Povlja on Saturday afternoon
- Pottery studio open from 9am to 9pm
- Use of all tools and equipment
- Tuition for each stage of making and teachers on hand all day
- 20kg clay
- Biscuit Firing of all your pieces
- choices of raku glazes and the opportunity to create your own
- Soft drinks, snacks, teas and coffee through the day
We have a list of apartments we recommend and are here on hand if you need any help or advice with where to stay.
Flights are not included, our nearest airport is Split. There are connecting buses to the ferry port, where you take a ferry to Supetar. If you need a different transfer time, we can arrange a taxi to come out from Povlja, for around €35, about half the cost of harbour taxis.
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.
Povlja is a steep sided harbour, with a lot of accommodation up steps. If this is a problem, please let us know so we can help find a suitable place for you.