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Pottery Workshop with Marina on Santa Maria Island, Azores, Portugal

Pottery Workshop with Marina on Santa Maria Island, Azores, Portugal

Regular price €81,00 EUR
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Marina's Pottery Workshop on Santa Maria Island, Azores, Portugal, starts with a brief introduction to the history of ceramics on the island.

Afterwards, you get to know three different techniques that are most commonly used while working with clay. And then you have all the knowledge to start creating your own "little monster" and other utilitarian ceramic pieces. 

At the end of the Pottery Workshop, you receive a surprise souvenir made by the artist herself! 

Note: Since all ceramics need time to dry, you can ask Marina to send your finished art pieces to your home address for an additional cost.

About the artist:

Marina Mendonça decided to trade her home in Lisbon for the easternmost island of the Azores Archipelago, Santa Maria. She moved into an old family house where she found enough space to set up her ceramic atelier. 

Marina's work is strongly inspired by the sea and nature. Through her work with clay, small characters from the stories and legends of the Archipelagos emerge. The so-called stories of the "Imaginary of the Sea".

Read our subcultalk with Marina here.

All You Need To Know for the Pottery Workshop with Marina on Santa Maria Island, Azores, Portugal:

Length of workshop: 3-4 hours

Number of people: 2-4 people

Location: At the artist's studio, in the village Santa Bárbara, on Santa Maria Island, Azores, Portugal

Price per person: € 81, includes artisan cookies, homemade bread, vegan options, tea or local craft beer

Minimum advance booking time: 5 days

Next workshops dates: Monday to Friday from 3-6 pm

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Customer Reviews

Based on 9 reviews

Had a lot of fun and enjoyed the class immensely. Marina is a wonderful, patient teacher and teaches different techniques. Went with 3 friends and we are all looking forward to more classes. Highly recommend.

Great and fun workshop!

The workshop was great! It was my first time working with clay, but Marina designed the workshop in such a way that it was no problem at all. She showed me very patiently and in detail how everything works and how I can implement my own ideas. It was super fun, I will definitely come back when I am on Santa Maria again!

The best creative ceramics workshop ever!

I have been taking ceramics classes with Marina Mendonça since 2020 and it is the best investment I ever made.
First she teaches you the basics: the different techniques, the materials, how different clays behave under different circumstances and all the variables that can influence the process of creating ceramic pieces.
Once you have that on lock, she lets you spread your creative wings and make the pieces you want. Nothing is impossible, she always finds a way to guide you throwghout the creating process, from the conception until the finished glazed piece.
Working with Marina is inspiring, she is such a great artist and teacher. In short, I highly recommend this workshop!

Sandra Sousa
Enriching and fun experience

I had never had contact with ceramics before participating in Marina Mendonça's workshop in 2020.
From the first moment I identified with clay, because when I handled it I felt calm and concentrated, as if in meditation.
Marina is a great mentor with immense experience in the area.
I advise you to enroll in the pottery workshop because it will be an enriching experience and you will take with you unique pieces made by you, and who knows, maybe discover a new hobby.

Stella Garcia
The clay that transforms us

I've been learning ceramics with Marina since 2020, and being in her studio is always a transformative and thought-provoking experience. She is a very attentive craftswoman and master who is able to see the potential of each person specifically, directing the work and questions to the interest of each one.