MAY 22 – 28, 2023
OCTOBER 9 – 15, 2023
the island of longevity,
the island where time stands still,
the island where Dionysus grew up,
the island where Icarus decided to land.
“you go on dad (Daedalus) I’m getting off here”
The Raku Making and Firing Workshop is aimed at enthusiastic beginners or intermediates who are keen on an intensive and rich creative programme. It offers a professional approach to the technique, and we will try, in addition to simple glazes, Naked Raku, Terra Sigillata and Horse Hair Raku. At the same time, participants can get an insight into the unique Ikarian way of life.
The first day is a day of getting to know each other. You will arrive around midday, we will discuss theoretical and technical details of building and firing with the Raku technique. On our table we will have some ceramics as examples to study up close. Each participant will receive a bag with their personal tools.
First day of creation. You will be free to make whatever you want within the limits we will set on the first day. We will be with you throughout giving you advice and directing you for the best possible result.
We continue with the creation and completion of the ceramic works.
This is the day we will be bisque firing your work, and while the kilns will be working, we will have the pleasure of showing you around our beautiful island. Some of our options are to visit the Archaeological Museum, take a hike on the unique Ikarian paths, visit the thermal baths or one of the famous wineries. We will define the program on the first day, depending on the weather and the mood of the group.
On the fifth day, you will learn to use glazes and different firing techniques. You can make very simple applications or depending on your mood and design skills – something more complex. The firings will start like the workshops – from 10 in the morning and last as long as we have daylight. Of course, anyone who wants to can actively participate in the firing. After each kiln, each participant takes their works and clears the charcoal off while we discuss the results.
Second firing day.
Unfortunately, this will be the day of departure
One participant in a single room 1035€ / person
Two participants sharing a double room 935€ / person
Seminar cost without accommodation, food and transport > 480€ / person
You can submit the registration form here
Interested parties are invited to fill out the form at this link. To reserve your participation in the seminar, a bank transfer of 30% of the final amount must be made (a reply email will be sent to you with accurate information after completing the form.) You can cancel your registration free of charge (you will be fully refunded payment in advance). Advance payments will not be refunded for cancellations made 20 days or less before the start date. The finalization of the participation requires the payment of the entire amount.
The courses are held in English and Greek.
- The price includes:
- the training,
- all the necessary materials and tools,
- a six-day overnight stay in a single or double room,
- one breakfast and one main meal per day at Artemis Restaurant (in the same area).
Also, for participants who arrive on the first day of the seminar and who depart on the 7th, there will be free transportation to and from the airport. (Those who wish to come to Ikaria on other dates than those of the seminar will have to organize themselves their transportation to Artemis Studio.)
Everyone who participates on the first day of the seminar will receive a bag with all the necessary tools they will need during the course and keep these afterwards. You don’t require any preparation, experience or having your own tools or materials, (unless you want to).
Artemis Restaurant is one of the founding members of the Slow Food Ikaria community, with respect for “good, clean and fair food for all”. It supports local producers, offering visitors a variety of vegetarian dishes of the Ikarian cuisine, but also fine local meat, pasta and dairy products, good wine and, depending on the weather, fresh fish. Participants can have unlimited drinks throughout the day (alcoholic drinks and soft drinks are not included).
If you want to stay more nights or stay with a friend (who will not participate in the seminar), please contact us for availability.
All participants must take care upon their departure to either pick up the projects they have made, or in collaboration with us pack them to be sent by courier to their place of residence.
Contact us for any other information or questions.