Ceramic Lathe Create your unique piece

Cesena, Italy

Experience hosted by Frida

2 hours, Hosted in Italian, German and English
Committed to safety
This Host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 5 people
Includes drinks and equipment

What you'll do

I will welcome you by showing you my laboratory, the lathe, the oven, the enamels and some objects made by me.
We will immediately get to the heart of the workshop by becoming familiar with the clay, kneading it and preparing it to work it on the lathe. I will show you how to turn and finish different objects, and how to use different tools. It will therefore be your moment: you will try to turn!
In turn, each person can return his bowl / cup. Seeing and feeling the clay taking shape in your hands is a magical experience! You will be kidnapped, I'm sure! We will take a break about halfway through the workshop with tea or coffee and biscuits.
After the break I will finally show you different ways of glazing ceramic objects to obtain different effects. We will say goodbye and everyone can bring their own creation or decide to leave it to cook it and have it sent.
I will welcome you by showing you my laboratory, the lathe, the oven, the enamels and some objects made by me.
We will immediately get to the heart of the workshop by becoming familiar with the clay, kneading it and preparing it to work it on the lathe. I will show you how to turn and finish different objects, and how to use different tools. It will therefore be your moment: you will try to turn!
In turn, each person can return his bowl…

What's included

  • Drinks
    Tea or coffee with some biscuits for a break
  • Equipment
    Apron (I still recommend comfortable clothes that can get dirty)

Accessibility

Free admission for people assisting guests with disabilities

Meet your host, Frida

Host on Airbnb since 2020
  • 15 Reviews
  • Identity verified
When I finished the training of the ceramic school in Germany I flew to my apprenticeship. I have known and worked with many potters and artists in Germany and Italy. Now, after about ten years, I have my own studio in which I create my works starting from clay, with the lathe and by hand, developing shapes and glazes, up to the finished object, cooked in an electric oven in my laboratory. The ability to follow every phase of the creative process is a fantastic thing that unfortunately is increasingly disappearing. I know German, my mother tongue, Italian and English and in these three languages I can speak to you about the splendid art of ceramics, even if it is the hands that speak the most.
When I finished the training of the ceramic school in Germany I flew to my apprenticeship. I have known and worked with many potters and artists in Germany and Italy. Now, after about ten years, I have my own studio in which I create my works starting from clay, with the lathe and by hand, developing shapes and glazes, up to the finished object, cooked in an electric oven in my laboratory. The ability to follow every phase of the creative process is a fantastic thing that unfortunately is increa…
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Where you'll be

The workshop will take place entirely in my laboratory at my home, in the first hills of Cesena

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 15 reviews.

Nicole
August 2021
Der Keramikworkshop bei Frida war wunderbar. Frida ist nicht nur sehr kompetent, sondern auch herzlich gegenüber ihren Gästen. Das Töpfern hat großen Spaß gemacht und ich würde sagen, dass dieser Kurs definitiv eines meiner Urlaubshighlight war. Wer Lust darauf hat, auf seiner Reise zwei Stunden kreativ schöpferisch tätig zu werden, sollte diese Entdeckung unbedingt buchen!
Cheyenne
August 2021
Het was erg leuk om te doen. Je mag je fantasie en creativiteit gebruiken. Als ik ooit in de buurt ben ga ik het zeker nog een keer langs bij Frida.
Julia
August 2021
Der Töpferkurs bei Frieda hat riesigen Spaß gemacht. Frieda hat sich sehr viel Zeit genommen und alles geduldig erklärt. Mit ihrer Hilfe konnte man dann sogar schon erste Erfolgserlebnisse an der Töpferscheibe verbuchen. Man bekommt wirklich einen tollen Einblick in ihre Arbeit!
Becky
August 2021
Overall, a fun and good introduction into the world of ceramics, Frida is patient, kind, and helpful and allows for lots of flexibility so you can create your own individual piece.
Danny
July 2021
Wir hatten eine rundherum wunderschöne Erfahrung. Frida und ihre Familie sind unglaublich liebenswert und man fühlt sich dort sehr wohl. Sehr geduldig bekommt man in ihrer Werkstatt alles erklärt und gezeigt und kann ganz viel auch selbst ausprobieren und sich dann auch an der Töpferscheibe versuchen. Wir waren sehr begeistert und können diese Erfahrung absolut empfehlen!
Matteo
November 2020
Esperienza senza pari, consiglio di farla. Frida è molto preparata, sensibile, coinvolgente, è in grado di trasmettere tutto l’amore che ha per l’argilla e la sua lavorazione, e vederla lavorare questo fantastico materiale è davvero entusiasmante. Ti coinvolge, ti spiega in maniera semplice la tecnica e gli errori da non fare, e comunque, il successo è garantito dalla sua grande esperienza. Ottimo anche il momento dell’accoglienza con una tisana preparata nella teiera e bevuta nelle tazze anch’esse fatte da lei. Grazie, Matteo e Margherita

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 5 guests ages 5 and up can attend.

What to bring

comfortable clothes that can get dirty