Create your own ceramic works in a charming Belgian town on the North Sea. Work with Mie to use the surrounding coast as inspiration, experimenting with shapes, textures, and glazes to make your own unique handmade products. Walk the nearby windswept coast whenever you need a dose of inspiration.
Mie is a Belgian ceramist creating clay sculptures, porcelain vessels and installations for past 20 years. She explores the dark organic shapes in her stoneware, translucency in porcelain and thoughtful glazes in her work. A world traveler, she has lived and worked in studios in Thailand, Phillipines, France, Netherlands and Belgium. Few years ago, Mie bought and renovated an old mansion on the Belgian coast, where she founded a small gallery and studio, and created a space for local artists to collaborate. Being on the coast, she draws her inspiration from the surrounding sea, movement, colors and textures. Hence it's not a surprise that she likes scuba diving and adores the sea world. A getaway working in a ceramic studio steps away from the Belgian coast - we are ready!
Exploring different kinds of clay and porcelain techniques.
Creating functional, decorative or sculptural forms.
Learning how to decorate before and after bisque fire.
Using an electric kiln, one or two times, depending on the technique.
Inspiring studio environment with tools, books, ceramics and other artists.
Your unique handmade ceramic products.
All materials including clay, glazes and firing.
Stay at Mie's
Stay with Mie in a spacious third floor apartment in her house just minutes from the sea. It includes your own bathroom, kitchen, living area and beds to accommodate up to five people.
Located on the North Sea along the Belgian coast, this small beach town has seen its fair share of history throughout the centuries. Everyone from Belgian royalty to Albert Einstein to Marvin Gaye have spent time on its shores, enjoying the beaches and vibrant joie de vivre of locals. Take the coastal tram route (it’s the world’s longest single tramline!) to enjoy all the sights and villages along the coast.
You can extend the duration and add accommodation at Mie's house for an additional fee. Ask when you send a booking request.