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.
  • Complimentary studio lunch

Pricing

One Guest
USD $955
Additional guest(s) (max 4)
USD $360

Accommodation

One Guest
USD $335
Additional guest(s)
USD $140
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Meet the Artist

Anastasia is a maker of ceramic artwork, pottery, sculptural jewelry, photography, silver works and three beautiful children. She finds beauty in wabi-sabi aesthetics, organic shapes and natural colors. Raised in a small Russian town close to Caspian Sea, she followed her heart to the Mediterranean island of Majorca in 2004. She was drawn to the local pottery tradition, turquoise summers, spice-smelling autumns, blooming almond tree winters, red soil and warm hearted people. No wonder her home studio is surrounded by orange trees hidden between country paths and small pine forest. 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 from all around the world. So much magic in one place!

Learn

  • Getting to know different types of clay, temperature regimes 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, sgraffitto, mishima.
  • Firing in a gas kiln and learning about firing curves.
  • Decoration after first firing – glazing or saggar firing.
  • Decoration after glaze firing – lusters. (Check for availability)
  • Pit firing, experimenting with different materials. Gathering natural materials.
  • All materials and tools. Gold and silver luster will be additional fee.  
  • Visiting other ceramic artists studios or sightseeing or going to the beach.
  • Tea, coffee and snacks. 
  • Shipping finished pieces to guest’s country can be arranged for an extra fee.

Stay at Anastasia's

Stay in a guest bedroom in Anastasia’s charming studio and home. It’s a bright room with orange and grapefruit trees outside and a garden to enjoy.

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

This experience is available for a longer duration. Accommodation with Anastasia is also available. Please ask when you send your booking request. 

Guest Reviews

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  • Catharina, 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 encouragRead more

  • Allison, 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 teachRead more

  • Nina, 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 (whicRead more