Pottery Workshop 'Introduction to Raku technique'

Learn the traditional art of pottery
Stay in a traditional Greek village
Explore the island of Pythagoras
Taste the well-known Samian wines and local specialties

Learn step by step one of the oldest crafts, pottery. Introduce yourselves to the “Raku” technique in a quaint village of Samos.

The seminar is divided into 4 parts. Starting from scratch, an amateur may learn the steps to create and decorate its own works.
The subject of the first part is how to work with the pottery wheel. Next part is about the decoration of your work (painting, sculpting). The third part is about the glazing of your work and the final part’s subject is the work with the kiln and how to finalize your work.
The seminars at the workshop are about 4 hours daily except the first and the last day due to the transport from and to the airport.

Minimum participation 1 
Maximum participation 4



Accomodation

Manolates is a small mountain village located in the heart of mount “Ampelos”. The road leading to the village is surrounded by pine and platanus trees. Nevertheless Manolates are about 4,5 km away from the sea, so its a few minutes by car to the beach. Inside the village the roads are paved with cobblestone and cars are not allowed further than the parking at the entrance. Many hiking paths start from there, some of them are worth following.
At Manolates you will have the chance to taste the local specialities at the village’s taverns, and of course try the famous Samian wine.

Daily

Day 1: Meeting at the airport of Samos and transport to Manolates village. After arranging your accommodation there will be free time for a meal and some rest. Later you can get to know the workshop and have an introduction of the seminar that you will attend the following days.

Day 2: The seminar starts at 12:00 so that you get your time to have a good breakfast and some morning rest or a walk around the village. The rest of the day is free.

Day 3: After the breakfast we will visit the capital of Samos and the archeological museum of Samos, where you will have the chance to wonder some of the most important statues and monuments of antiquity. Then you can visit the winery where the famous Samian wines are produced and of course taste the wines. The seminar will take place in the afternoon after a noon’s rest at the village.

Day 4: This day is free so that after the seminar you can enjoy other activities you may like.

Day 5: After the breakfast, we will hike in the paths near the village and get to know better the nature of Samos and the neighboring villages. The seminar will take place in the afternoon.

Day 6: This day is free so that after the seminar you can enjoy other activities you may like.

Day 7: After the breakfast, we will visit Pythagorio and Heraio archaiological site (one of the biggest temples of antiquity according to Herodotus). We will also visit the Eupalinus tunnel (landmark of ancient architecture). Later we will visit the monastery of Panagia Spiliani which is built inside a cave. The seminar will take place in the afternoon, after a noon’s rest at the village.

Day 8: This day is free so that after the seminar you can enjoy other activities you may like.

Day 9: After the breakfast we will visit Karlovasi and hike to the old settlement. We will hike to the Potami beach and visit the small waterfalls in the region. The seminar will take place in the afternoon, after a noon’s rest at the village.

Day 10: This day is free so that after the seminar you can enjoy other activities you may like.

Day 11: After the breakfast, we will visit the Mitilinii village and the Paleontology museum there. The seminar will take place in the afternoon, after a noon’s rest at the village.

Day 12: This day is free so that after the seminar you can enjoy other activities you may like.

Day 13: After the breakfast we will visit Karlovasi for second time, in order to visit the folklore arts museum and the traditional tannery workshops for which the region is known.

Day 14: This day is reserved for the evaluation of your work and question you may have after the seminars.

Day 15: Transport to the airport for your return flight.

14 Days
Daily Pottery lessons
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Samos airport transfers
600 €
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