Discover the magical world of clay.

Iraklio, Greece

Experience hosted by Ioanna

  1. 2 hours
  2. Hosted in French, Greek, and English
Excellent value
Guests say it's well worth the price.
Super storytelling
Guests say this Host tells great stories.

What you'll do

At the beginning of the seminar there will be a quick guided tour of the workshop and information on the stages that the clay passes to get from an amorphous mass to a useful object.

Then I will show you the various techniques that you can use to create your own unique items by hand or on the wheel. Τhe creations you will realise in the atelier will take 3-4 days to dry, depending on your realisation and the weather. Then you can either pick them up or glaze them in the colour you wish. In that case, you have to wait another 2 days for the second baking. Notice that the second baking is not included in the price.

The handicraft that you will create, once cooked, can be obtained from the workshop. If you prefer, it can be send to the address you wish at your own expense. Note that shipping overseas can be fairly expensive.

To participate in the seminar you don’t need to have any previous experience.
Come in with casual clothes and let your imagination lead you. Be assured that you will spend a creative and unforgettable moment.
If the timetable or duration of the seminar is not at your convenience, just contact me to adjust it.
Other things to note
You do not need to have any previous experience with clay. Children and adults can participate in the program. No long nails is an advantage.
At the beginning of the seminar there will be a quick guided tour of the workshop and information on the stages that the clay passes to get from an amorphous mass to a useful object.

Then I will show you the various techniques that you can use to create your own unique items by hand or on the wheel. Τhe creations you will realise in the atelier will take 3-4 days to dry, depending on your realisation and the weather. Then you can eithe…

What's included

  • Drinks
    Drinks and some snacks, you will also be offered throughout the experience.
  • Equipment
    Aprons to keep your clothes clean. Cretan clay, as well as the necessary e...

Meet your Host, Ioanna

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 55 Reviews
  • Identity verified
My name is Ioanna in 2005, I made my hobby a business by creating my own pottery school “Koumoulia”. Since then, I give pottery courses to people of different ages and nationalities during which I have the opportunity to convey my love for pottery. At the same time, over the years, I have not stopped creating my own unique pieces, which I sell. I speak Greek, French and English.
Want to make your own cup, or make a unique gift to your friends? Then this seminar is for you!
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Where you'll be

The workshop is located 16 kilometres from Heraklion ( acces only with car ), in a unique location in the nature, with a spectacular view of Cretan mountains. The area around offers many opportunities for walking and visiting the nearby villages.

Rated 4.96 out of 5 from 55 reviews.

Amy
September 2021
We had a great time with Ioanna and would highly recommend the experience. Ioanna was very welcoming, and very knowledgeable about working with clay. She guided us through the steps and also encouraged us to be creative. The workshop is great, very clean and well set up. We would highly recommend!
Vanessa
September 2021
I really recommend to come to this place to do a pottery class. She had a lot of patience with us which we appreciated. I enjoyed the class so much that I even think to continue to do pottery in Germany. Thank you so much Ioanna!
Véro
August 2021
Génial! Nous avons passé un super atelier, Ioanna nous a tout expliqué sur la poterie, puis comment passer à la pratique sur le tour. Elle est très patiente et encourageante! Et bien sûr, on a la joie de repartir (ou de se faire envoyer) avec ses propres créations. A recommander, notamment avec des enfants!
Lisa
August 2021
It was a great addition to our roadtrip-holiday in Crete! We needed sth apart from hiking and beaches and then we found Ioanna! We had never done pottery before and Ioanna was unbelievably patient with us! She explained all of the techniques and let us try our best. We would have loved more time to experiment with different techniques.
Agnes
August 2021
Wir sind davon ausgegangen, dass am Kurs mehrere Personen teilnehmen werden. Zum Schuß waren wir zu zweit und haben den Töpferkurs sehr genoßen. Ioanna hat sich mehr Zeit für uns genommen und alles sorgfältig erklärt (Techniken und ihren Weg zum "Koumoulia"). Unsere Werke werden ihrerseits gebacken und gefärbt (derzeit 12 EUR) und nach Deutschland versendet (derzeit 20 Eur). Ioanna hat außer ihrem Atelier noch einen kleinen Laden mit eigenen Werken inkl. Keramik-Schmuck. Wir freuen uns auf unseren Kaffe-Service und empfehlen jedem diesen Kurs, um die Insel aus der anderen Seite entdecken zu können.
Kerenza
August 2021
I booked this as an experience for a friend and she was super-happy with it! It turned out to be a private lesson and she said both the location/facilities were great and her host very helpful and gave detailed explanations

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Cancel up to 7 days before the Experience start time for a full refund, or within 24 hours of booking as long as the booking is made more than 48 hours before the start time.

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 6 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.