Contemporary Handbuilt Ceramics with Myrto
  • Athens , Greece
  • 16 hours over 4 days

Contemporary Handbuilt Ceramics with Myrto

Discover your own language in clay, as you gather inspiration from centuries old Greek pottery traditions to hand build your own ceramics with master ceramist Myrto in Athens – the city with ultimate artistic inspiration.
  • Snacks, Coffee, & Tea


One Guest
USD $845
Additional guest(s) (max 2)
USD $505

Meet the Artist

Ceramics artist Myrto’s pieces are a special harmony of traditional and contemporary everyday style. Her relationship with ceramics began as a child, when she spent her summer vacation in a ceramic studio on a mountain in Crete. There she learned to love everything about clay. The smell, the touch, the endless possibilities, and the holistic experience that it offers. After studying art in London, and a masters in Art Therapy in Edinburgh, Myrto returned to her hometown of Athens. Once back in Greece, she found that the forms, colors and intensity of the country, and the people she interacted with all informed her work.

Today, Myrto continues to follow her ancestor’s clay tradition in Athens, Greece where she lives with her two children. Myrto works with slabs of clay and hand builds her ceramics. She has immense knowledge of throwing techniques, glazing and experimenting with different clay techniques. Myrto’s two passions are clay and people, and she delights in sharing her knowledge of materials and form with guests, and displaying how the memory of an interaction, the colors of her country and the playfulness of children are all a part of what she creates.

VAWAA Includes:

  • Understanding clay and translating your creative ideas into form.
  • Learning different techniques of hand building ceramics, slab building, pinching, coiling and throwing on the wheel.
  • Learning glaze mixing and firing techniques.
  • All materials and tools.
  • Your handbuilt ceramic pieces.
  • Exploring Athens on Myrto's guest bike to get a better experience of the city and its amazing sites.

Explore Athens

Athens is home to centuries long ceramics traditions, museums and sacred sites. The inspiring vibrant light of the Mediterranean makes it the perfect space to explore. Infamous for its ancient art and mythology, Athens will breathe inspiration into your craft. When you’re not in the studio, take in the many museums, ancient archaeological sites and exhibitions of contemporary ceramics. These will allow you to further explore the relationship between form and function. A city that never sleeps, Athens has an incredible vibe. Be sure to ask Myrto to point you to the best local restaurants in Athens, which is famous for its food scene. Ultimately, immerse yourself in the art of ceramics in the beautiful studio of Myrto, an Athenian born and raised.

Additional Details

The best time to visit is Spring and Autumn to enjoy open air cinemas, theater plays and outdoor festivals.

This VAWAA is available for a longer duration up to 30 days. If interested in extending your time, let us know by how many days and we will do our best to accommodate you.

There is full wheelchair access to the studio. As a trained Art Therapist, Myrto can accommodate people with special needs. Kids and elderly are welcome as long as they feel confident to work with their hands.

Myrto speaks English, Greek and some Italian.
Myrto's Availability 4 days

Guest Reviews

  • Megan C., United States

    Had the loveliest time working with Myrto!

    She is an excellent teacher who introduced me to a whole new variety of handbuilding techniques. The studio is beautiful, her knowledge is endless, and our sessions together allowed me to further develop my craft in the most warm and welcoming environment. Taking classes in Athens—a city with such rich ceramic traditions—was an incredible experience a
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  • Naomi H., United States

    I loved everything about my week with Myrto. I enjoyed being a part of her world and create new art in her beautiful studio with her guidance. i would love to come back in the future and do it all over again.

  • Varsha B., Australia

    Myrto is an absolutely amazing person! Working with her in ceramics introduced me to a whole new world. She is incredibly knowledgeable about the local area and restaurants and has great music taste. :)

    The whole experience was memorable, from learning the basic techniques to having a go at wheel throwing. I was immediately looking up pottery studios for me to go to back home.

  • Elena K., United States

    Myrto went above and beyond as both a ceramics teacher and ambassador of Athens. I made some items inspired by her work, others by ancient pottery at the museums she recommended me to, and so many thought-provoking conversations about art, art therapy and beyond.