POTTERY CLASSES

IS THERE ANYTHING MORE HUMBLE THAN EARTH?

Pottery classes in Pelion

Is there anything more humble than earth?

Herodotus , an ancient Greek historian, wrote “..A boat once left Greece loaded with goods..When it reached as far as Spain, turned back with a “profit” of one thousand times the original value of its cargo..” Of course he spoke of the Attic red-figure vases that could fetch huge prices: For three whole centuries they were a smash – yes this expression can be used – in the foreign markets, literally transforming earth into gold.

The ancient potters of Athens not only  monopolized the international markets of their day, but they also created a rare material. The famous black glaze of the Attic vases,   recently attracted the attention of NASA, which wants to know its composition in order to discover secrets to improve insulation in its spaceships. They made ceramic utensils for use in daily life and not only for showing off. Their images have become the main source of information for the development of Greek fine arts.

 In Pelion, the Anetopoulos family, potters since 1790, will introduce us the art of ancient and modern pottery. The group will participate in courses and in combination with the archaeological findings of the region exhibited in the archaeological museum of Volos, they will obtain the knowledge of this art.

Is there anything more humble than earth?

Day 1

Day 1

Discussion on Ancient and Folk Pottery, creations of clay. We will learn about Ancient and Folk Pottery since 1885 till today, the operation of Anetopoulos family Ceramics and Pottery Museum and the long family tradition. We will have a guide tour to the Folk Pottery Museum with works that date back to 1885 until 1960, and in the Modern Ceramics exhibition hall with works of Greek and International Ceramists. We will create our own projects by clay under the guidance of the teacher.
Day 2

Day 2

Ceramics and Pottery class. We will create modern ceramic sculptures with the attendance of teachers and watch the use of the wheel tool to create a ceramic. We will paint on unfired ceramic, sign it and put it in the kiln to be baked. In the end of our holidays, we will receive our ceramic souvenir.

The services included in the program:
1. Transfers by bus/mini bus from hotel to the museum for the pottery classes and return as indicated in the program (days 1 & 2).

Pottery classes and guide tour in the museums of Folk and Modern Pottery (days 1 & 2).