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Ceramic Workshop with Coiling Technique

2 reviewsRome, Italy

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Experience hosted by Michela

3 hours
Includes food, equipment
Up to 6 people
Hosted in English, Italian

What you'll do

The Ceramic Workshop is designed for everyone, there is no need of previous experience in shaping clay. You will be introduced to the basics of the Coiling Technique. You will shape your own object and, at the end, it will be yours to take away. First of all, we will do some design work, making a simple sketch to visualize the object that you want to create. After that, we will cut a piece of clay and start working on it. Then, we will move on shaping the coils that are the elements that will compose your object. Then, we will start to roll coils over one another, gently modeling the object. Duration is three hours. At the end, you can decide if you want to take the object with you as it is, or you want to have it decorated by me and then shipped to your address (shipment cost is not included).
The Ceramic Workshop is designed for everyone, there is no need of previous experience in shaping clay. You will be introduced to the basics of the Coiling Technique. You will shape your own object and, at the end, it will be yours to take away. First of all, we will do some design work, making a simple sketch to visualize the object that you want to create. After that, we will cut a piece of clay and start working on it. Then, we will move on sh…

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What's included

  • Food
    Water, snacks and beverages.
  • Equipment
    Apron for basic protection of clothes. All materials and tools required for...
From ₹3,492
/ person
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Meet your host, Michela

Host on Airbnb since 2014
  • 2 Reviews
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I am Michela Dawe, I am a ceramist, I turn clay into handmade unique pieces. Using the Coiling Technique, I shape objects both for design and functional purpose. This technique is amazing because it allows to design and create almost all kind of shapes. I am an art historian based in Rome and I have always worked in the art and tourism field as a tour guide and museum educator. I have always been attracted by all the things that deal with creativity, as art, photography, travelling…and ceramic more than anything. The first time I met this material was in 2009 thanks to some friends who signed me to a pottery class as a gift for my degree. Soon clay became my passion and, after practicing for many years, in 2018 I have kickstarted my own ceramic profession establishing the brand "Clay By Mi".
I am Michela Dawe, I am a ceramist, I turn clay into handmade unique pieces. Using the Coiling Technique, I shape objects both for design and functional purpose. This technique is amazing because it allows to design and create almost all kind of shapes. I am an art historian based in Rome and I have always worked in the art and tourism field as a tour guide and museum educator. I have always been attracted by all the things that deal with creativity, as art, photography, travelling…and ceramic m…
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Where you'll be

The Ceramic Workshop will be hosted in a tiny and beautiful ceramic studio in the center of Rome where I perform my day by day job.

2 reviews

Estelle
November 2019
Amazing experience, I highly recommend it to anyone visiting Rome! Michela is a very nice and passionate teacher, who brings you through the magic of working with clay. I didn’t feel rushed at all and had the chance to learn a lot about the coiling technique and spent a truly pleasant morning making my own handcraft! Everything was as described. It is really worth the money.
Amazing experience, I highly recommend it to anyone visiting Rome! Michela is a very nice and passionate teacher, who brings you through the magic of working with clay. I didn’t fe…
Philip
September 2019
A wonderful experience! So highly recommend! I took my 3 children aged 13, 8 and 5. The class was for 3 hours and they were completely immersed in their project for the full length of time and were keen to continue into the afternoon! We all made a cup of our own design using the traditional coiling method. Michaela was so gentle, kind, enthusiastic, encouraging and patient with us all. I was so proud what my kids achieved and really enjoyed the process of making a cup myself. Michela also offered organic juices and delicious Italian biscuits when we got hungry! It was a really beautiful experience and we have all learnt something that we will all continue to do.
A wonderful experience! So highly recommend! I took my 3 children aged 13, 8 and 5. The class was for 3 hours and they were completely immersed in their project for the full length…

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Cancellation policy

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Government ID

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Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 8 and up can attend.

More tips

Bring clothes that you don't mind to dirty (however, I will provide an apron). Unfortunately, location is not equipped with easy access for people with reduced mobility (there are 5 steps to enter and a small bathroom).

What to bring

Creativity, enthusiasm and willingness to learn