Raku Courses

franceWelcome to my Ceramic Courses page. Here you can find the latest news about my ceramic courses. If you would like to be kept up to date about upcoming courses in Portugal or France, why not join my mailing list.

Courses will be run from both my farm, Barregao in Portugal, and at the home of Dennis Gliddon at Lot et Garonne region in Aquitaine, South West France. Dennis is a very old friend of mine from back in the early years at Dartington Pottery.

Dennis and I welcome you to join us at his magnificent gite in South West France where I will run my pottery courses suitable for all levels. The course specialises in hand throwing and glazing and decorating techniques designed for the spectacular Raku firing process.

For more information please check the website: www.gitedanslejardin.com, and or contact Dennis direct on +33 643 30 84 91.

Courses are fully catered with continental breakfasts, light lunches and a more substantial dinner. In the afternoons you are free to continue working, relax by the pool or visit some of the many local potters or Bastide towns. Non-potting partners are welcome to come at a reduced rate.

…and this is where we found ourselves at the end of September 2014. It’s a beautiful gite, fully catered (bliss), with a swimming pool and wonderful pottery studio plus fantastic tuition from Rob, all under the hot sun of southern France … wonderful.

Jennie Durant in Spring issue of Anglian Potters Newsletter

We would like to to thank Jennie Durant for her permission to quote from her review above. You can download the full review in PDF format by clicking here.

Raku Courses in France 2015

Throwing masterclass – 28th March – 4th April

IMG_0199-300x224This master class by Rob Sollis “An Examination into Form” endeavours to de-robe ceramic form of unnecessary clutter and fuss. So exposing clarity in shape, proportion and balance.

This course in France 2015 is designed to appeal to makers whose throwing skills might benefit from five days intensive throwing tuition.

Price includes: 5 half-days tuition, all materials, home cooked meals. Shared room £580, own room £690.

Man on fire, Raku Course – 13th – 20th June

rob-sollis-teachingThe course specialises in hand throwing and glazing and decorating techniques designed for the spectacular Raku firing process. Suitable for all levels.

Price includes: 5 half-days tuition, all materials, home cooked meals. Shared room £580, own room £690.

 

One Day Pottery Courses in Portugal

courses-page2Designed for beginners, offering tuition in throwing and Raku firing.

There will be a break midway for a sumptuous lunch of cured meats and cheeses, salads and freshly baked bread, local wine and beers. All available in the price which also includes materials and costs.

The course starts at 10am, breaking for lunch at 1pm, continuing until 4pm. Course members are welcome to take their work with them. Please contact me if you are interested in attending one of my one day courses in Portugal. Or why not why not join my mailing list.

I also offer weekend and week long courses.

Masterclass Courses in Portugal

masterclassI also offer tuition one to one in throwing and general wheel-based skills. Courses can be booked by arrangement. Please contact me if you are interested in attending one of my Ceramic Masterclass Workshops in Portugal.

Next course is planned for April 2015.

Portugal Course Tariffs

Single day individual price: €50 (minimum 5 adults)
Masterclass Courses price: €150 per day