Learn ceramic pottery and traditional clay molding techniques from Thomas, India's finest ceramist, while enjoying the best of what Goa has to offer: slow travel experiences, away from the crowded path. #creativevacation #vawaa #discovergoa #claypottery #india #ceramicsidea #claycrafts #ceramicart #travelasia #art #creativity
  • Goa, India
  • 28 hours over 4 days

Ceramics with Thomas

Channel the shapes of the sea by the beaches of the old Portuguese colony of Goa. Thomas, one of India’s finest ceramicists, will teach you handbuilding & wheel-throwing techniques in his serene outdoor studio. Then decorate and glaze to complete your own ceramic art work to bring home.

    Pricing

    One Guest
    USD $475
    Additional guest(s) (max 4)
    USD $300

    Accommodation

    One Guest
    USD $115
    Additional guest(s)
    FREE
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    Meet the Artist

    Thomas is one of India’s finest ceramist, sculptor, and painter who traces his love for clay to a childhood spent playing with mud during monsoon. He handmakes simple and organic ceramic forms using traditional Indian techniques. From massive murals to tableware to musical instruments, all of Thomas’ work sources inspiration in the forces of nature and the cultural diversity that he lives alongside in Goa, an old Portuguese colony. Nestled in dense, green forest, Thomas’ studio is a refuge for animals, plants, and art - a retreat. He credits his regular swim in the nearby sea as the key to his prolific creativity. You may too and never want to leave.

    VAWAA Includes:

    • Handbuilding and wheel throwing techniques. 
    • Creating functional, decorative or sculptural forms.
    • Surface decoration and glazing. 
    • Materials including clay and access to kiln.
    • Your unique handmade ceramic products.

    Stay at Thomas's

    You can stay with Thomas in his extra guest room, or choose to stay in a tent in his rustic but charming outdoor backyard/studio area. The accommodation is basic and safe.

    Explore Goa

    Goa is a coastal state in western India known for its spice plantations, white sandy beaches and laid-back vibe. Its history as a Portuguese colony prior to 1961 is evident in the beautiful 17th century architecture and fusion-style cooking. A true beach town with both bungalows and luxury hotels, it can get overcrowded with tourists, so follow Thomas’ advice to explore off the beaten path and get a more locally flavored experience.

    Additional Details

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

    Thomas's Availability 4 days

    For longer durations, add a note in your booking request and your guest experience coordinator will help find availability.

    Guest Reviews

    2
    • Harleen, India

      My experience with Thomas was absolutely amazing. It's been a childhood dream to learn how to play around with clay. He is a superb teacher and very sincere and patient. I will surely be visiting him again.

    • Julia, United Kingdom

      - 100% Value for Money - absolutely well-invested, keeping in mind that the fee is mainly for the artists covering their time and material.

      - 100% Safety - although I'd call myself an 'experienced' solo traveler, VAWAA gave me the extra layer of confidence to spend 4 days with an artist in a small village in Goa far off the normal tourist crowd.

      - 100% Customer Service - VAWAA provided me
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