We offer workshops in our studio for people who would like an introduction to making pottery.
Since the very first visit, we like to show to our clients our handmade process of producing pots. We think its very important for the client to understand, to touch and to get involved into the process so there is no better way then to invite them to our studio. Feeling the clay on their hands and observe its workability, how to shape it and how to finish it, from a drawing to the finish product. We believe each time our clients place an order they have got a picture in theirs minds of how its made. It improves the communication between us, we start working as a team.
potterybybruno® studio/workshop is located in Lama, a rural village located between the beautiful cities of Braga and Barcelos. There are many lovely hotels and other lodging options in the area. Bruno will provide transportation to and from lodging each day, so the student doesn´t need to worry if it doesn´t have a car. The region has a rich history of pottery making and is very picturesque. Apart from learning to work with clay, we will visit other studios and see skilled artisans at work. You will see first hand the process of pottery making; from preparing the terracotta through the glazing process. We will have coffee in charming cafes, and lunch each day at a “tasco” a typical rustic restaurant featuring local dishes, where you will have a choice of two entrees. You will enjoy a glass of vinho verde (typical wine of the region), a Portuguese beer, or a natural fruit juice with your meal. Our day will start at 9:00 AM and finish at approximately 4:00 PM. If we need to change the schedule to accommodate you there is no problem. You will need to wear comfortable clothes (which might get a bit dirty!) and I will provide a work apron. All you need to bring is your enthusiasm!
potterybybruno® offers workshops in schools to introduce children to pottery. The little potters can put their “hands on the wheel” and experience the transformation of the clay into a piece during the process of the potters wheel. The pieces will be fired in the Pottery by Bruno studio and will then be returned to the school, to be hand painted by the children. Each child will then be able to take home his or her own original work of art.