"Every pot that is crafted required hands to be spoilt"

~ Coral Jain

POTTERY WORKSHOP

In the Artisan Village of Capula

QUICK INFO

 

LOCATION​

Artisan Village of Capula

 

DATES​

You request your date

 

AGE GROUP

18+

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GROUP SIZE​

6 Maximum

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PROVIDED​

Materials

Instruction

Translator

Lunch

Water

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DIFFICULTY​

This tour is for beginners - and your finished piece will look amatuer.  This is all about the experience!

AN ANCIENT CRAFT OF MICHOACAN

INTRODUCTION

 

Capula is a quaint village located in the highlands of Michoacan, near Lake Patzcuaro.  Famed for Catrina's made from clay, the original art form of this town was pottery covered in tiny dot-flowers - cooking wares that are perfect for the stove-top.

WORKSHOP HIGHLIGHTS  

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Spend the day at Juan Torres School of Arts, working with excellent teachers who will show us how to make pottery mugs from molds.  While we will not be able to leave with our un-fired mugs, we will enjoy the experience of making pieces and can then shop in the local collectives for a piece to take home!   

 

 

WHAT TO EXPECT 

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Class is in Spanish with English Translation

Class starts at 10 AM, ending around 3 PM

You will craft a bracelet or a small bowl from copper.

There will be a fire going, so expect some exposure to smoke

TRANSPORTATION

 

We haven't included transportation, as many locals are able to provide their own.  We will work to organize car-pooling.  If unavailable, we can arrange return taxi transportation (cost not included).

COST

SHARING

Guests x 1 =  $5,000 ea

Guests x 2 =  $2800 ea

Guests x 3 =  $2,000 ea

Guests x 4 =  $1,600 ea

Guests x 5 = $1,400 ea

Guests x 6 = $1,300 ea

PRICES

Cost-sharing is based on hiring a translator + minimum payment to the artist for your workshop.  Please keep in mind - the artists include your materials and are giving up production time.  We compensate the artists based on the maximum class size of 6 students, even if there is only 1.

If you speak Spanish well enough to translate art-lingo for your group, please let us know so we can reduce your price.