Contemporary Ceramics with Katja
  • Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • 25 hours over 5 days

Contemporary Ceramics with Katja

Get playful in a ceramics studio in the shadow of the Julian Alps. Learn handbuilding techniques to make functional objects, letting your sense of touch and Katja’s expertise guide you. Then spend a day exploring Lake Bled or hike in the stunning surrounding forest while they fire in the kiln.

    Pricing

    One Guest
    USD $605
    Additional guest(s) (max 4)
    USD $255

    Accommodation

    One Guest
    USD $260
    Additional guest(s)
    USD $145
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    Meet the Artist

    Katja is a ceramic product designer making products for different occasions - home accessories, lighting and everyday objects. Her work is functional in origin whilst being playful and thoughtful. It's a joy to see her combine different styles, techniques, concepts and materials - especially the discarded industrial made packaging usually thrown away after its original use.

    Learn

    • Handbuilding techniques such as slab, pinch and coil.
    • Creating functional forms such as cylinders and bowls.
    • Surface decoration and glazing techniques.
    • Materials including clay and access to kiln.
    • Your unique handmade ceramic products.

    Stay at Katja's

    Stay in your own separate studio apartment with a fully equipped kitchen, refrigerator, bathroom, and private entrance with keys.

    Explore Ljubljana

    A fairytale town surrounded by natural beauty, Ljubljana is a place to slow down and connect with local communities, Old World architecture, and outdoor inspiration. But don’t be fooled--there’s also a thriving contemporary and edgy art culture bubbling underneath the scene. Venture outside the charming Old Town for grittier neighborhoods that are vibrant, young, eclectic, and outrageously artistic.

    Additional Details

    Katja's studio is 46 kms from Ljubljana in Križe, a small town with incredible views of Julian Alps. We recommend planning for 6 days, as the 3rd/4th day is usually an off day. This is the day your ceramic works may be firing in the kiln. Additionally, this experience is available for a longer duration. Please ask when you send your booking request. 

    Guest Reviews

    5
    • Karolien, Belgium

      Had a great week with the lovely Katja in her beautiful studio. I came with the intention to pick up some ceramic-skills, but I got so much more: fun time with the inspiring Katja, a relaxing, almost therapeutic time working with the clay, some sightseeing in the gorgeous region and actually some pretty nice bowls (thanks to the confidence and the cheers Katja gave me). It proved for me to be the Read more

    • Emilia, United Kingdom

      We had the most wonderful time with Katja at the beginning on June where we learnt a number of ceramics techniques and glazing. When we arrived we had literally zero experience with clay but came back with a collection of pieces that we are using around our flat. We spent a few days creating functional pieces such as dipping bowls, tumblers and a large jug and ended the week glazing them. Katja waRead more

    • Juliet, France

      It was a huge surprise and a beautiful one. Spending days working on that project, we were both learning together and discovering concepts. Katja is a friend now, we Skype and I’ll be back in Slovenia in September to collaborate with her again. I really feel complete now, to have skills in fashion, knitting and ceramics.

    • Alexandre, France

      I liked to stay at one place and work on a project, while having a few days to explore the surroundings. The project was nice, and I had a closer contact with the country by interacting with Katja and her family. I liked the formula, staying in the artist's studio while she keeps doing her usual activities, I found easily my place and could benefit from the studio equipment. Katja seems to be usedRead more

    • Cecilia, Brazil

      Yes! Really interesting way to meet local people, to learn or to improve skills. Feeling part of the environment, finding new things inside me, totally unexpected festival in Zagreb, enjoying the nature around.