Ceramic Artworks with Anastasia
  • Majorca, Spain
  • 20 hours over 5 days

Ceramic Artworks with Anastasia

Soak up the sun as you explore Anastasia’s wabi-sabi ceramic vibes. Get to know different types of clay, then experiment with techniques, decorate your work, and learn glazing and firing. Finally, take some time to visit the stunning surrounding beaches and take a dip in the Mediterranean.
  • Snacks, Coffee, & Tea


One Guest
USD $1300
Additional guest(s) (max 4)
USD $555


One Guest
USD $220
Additional guest(s)
USD $125

Meet the Artist

Anastasia is an artist and a mother to three beautiful children. Her primary mediums are clay and photography. She creates ceramic sculptures with a narrative, pottery, and ceramic jewelry that researches the ancestral art of beadwork. Anastasia finds beauty in wabi-sabi aesthetics, organic shapes, and natural colors. Raised in a small Russian town close to the Caspian Sea, she followed her heart to the Mediterranean island of Majorca in 2005. She was drawn to the local pottery tradition, turquoise summers, spice-smelling autumns, blooming almond tree winters, red soil, and warm-hearted people. Since then, she has explored different facets of her creative expression inspired by the Mediterranean. She shares her studio with another artist and a wooden boat carpenter. When we visited her, the air had an aroma of steaming coffee, and we couldn’t stop admiring her pottery collection of cups and plates made by vibrant ceramic artists worldwide. So much magic in one place!

VAWAA Includes:

  • Getting to know different types of clay, temperature ranges and choosing materials.
  • Discovering techniques and tools (hand building, potter’s wheel, slip cast)
  • Drying process and decorative techniques like carving, colored slip decoration, stamping, sgraffito, mishima.
  • Firing in an electric kiln and learning about firing curves.
  • Decoration after first firing – glazing or luster (check for availability).
  • Pit firing, experimenting with different materials.
  • Hiking to natural beaches nearby.

Stay at Anastasia's

Stay at Anastasia's home located in Manacor, Mallorca's second largest town. The apartment is very nice, light, and airy with a spacious kitchen and living room. Accommodations include one room with 2 single beds and a shared bathroom with a shower. It is situated on the second floor without a lift and you'll have access to wifi, TV, washing machine, espresso machine, toaster, microwave, oven, dishwasher, and a water heater. There is a very friendly cat in the home. The building is quiet, a 30min walk to the Rafa Nadal center and a 1-hour train ride to the Palma city center. You'll also have the train station, a supermarket, and an organic food shop nearby.

Explore Majorca

Majorca, the Mediterranean island off the east coast of Spain, is full of stunning beaches, plenty of gorgeous nature, and charming historic towns. No wonder it’s been the inspiration for generations of artists, from Chopin to Miro. Its towns are made up of tiny Spanish cafes, tapas bars, bustling markets, and cozy artisan shops to experience the local lifestyle. Or you can sun soak at the beach and explore the numerous coastal caves and cliffs for stunning views.

Additional Details

Mallorca is beautiful year-round as the landscapes and colors change every season. If you prefer to experience fewer crowds and mild weather, visit during the Spring in March–May.

This VAWAA can be extended for up to 7 days. Please ask when you send your booking request.
Anastasia's Availability 5 days

Guest Reviews

  • Anna S., United States

    From the moment I met Anastasia, I felt so warmly welcomed to Mallorca and her home. I was appreciative of getting the chance to design the experience not only in the studio, but outside the studio, seeing the island, discovering the flavors, learning the rich cultural history. Anastasia was a very knowledgeable guide in every way. She welcomed me as part of her family and felt like I was truly ca Read more

  • Martina K., United States

    I absolutely loved exploring my inner potter with Anastasia. It was everything I hoped for, personal and insightful. I learned so many different techniques and Anastasia was great at listening to where I wanted to go with my practice. Could not have been more happy with my experience!

  • Jaclyne O., Canada

    My partner and I had a wonderful time with Anastasia. She was a kind and patient teacher and never hesitated to answer any questions about what we were doing in the studio or about her own work. We had limited to no prior experience with ceramics, but in just 4 days in the studio, we were able to learn about and try out so many different techniques. Since we arranged to have a slightly shorter VAW Read more

  • Julie F., United States

    I loved the mixture of art making, conversations on culture and creativity, and explorations of nature through hiking. Anastasia was an amazingly generous, thoughtful, and endlessly interesting host. Our days were very full and we never had a dull moment. I learned so much about ceramics and also about what it means for Anastasia to establish herself in Spain as a self-supporting creative person. Read more

  • Alyana V., United States

    My best from college and I attended Anastasia's ceramics workshop. She was a really good teacher and a lovely host, within the studio and outside. We had a really fun time. It was our first introduction to ceramics and Anastasia showed us a variety of techniques from the wheel to casting, mold making, hand-building, pit-firing and several other very interesting techniques. It was a very inspiring Read more

  • Catharina B., Belgium

    Before the workshop, Anastasia asked me for my planning and what I wanted to do and learn during the workshop. I made a mood-board with ceramics I like, colors I like, textures I like, objects I like and mailed it to her. She immediately understood my mood. I had experience in sculpture (I studied 7 years sculpting at the art school), but after a trip to Japan my curiosity to ceramics was encourag Read more

  • Allison M., United States

    There was never a dull moment during my VAWAA with Anastasia. She welcomed me into her home, introduced me to her joyful family, showed me sights, beaches and local ceramicists that inspire her. She works with an abundance of clays and techniques- the learning was exponential. We had a flexible schedule that allowed for bursts of morning energy and creativity into the night. She is a natural teach Read more

  • Nina E., United States

    My two sons (18 & 21) and I had a wonderful time w/Anastasia and would very highly recommend the experience. We spent the day and she provided an overview of ceramic materials, her background and showed us around her studio. We enjoyed the passion she has for her art, the space she works in (an area of her home) and having the opportunity to meet her family, w/whom we shared a lovely lunch (whic Read more

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