1-Week Pottery Retreats

Our Pottery Workshops are a unique experience, whether you are a beginner looking to discover a new world, an intermediate potter seeking a focused time to create with a built-in mentor, or a master potter who has long hoped to work on a personal project in a welcoming studio at the edge of the world.

Workshops run Monday to Friday. You will arrive Sunday in the late afternoon or early evening and leave on Saturday morning after breakfast. You will be welcomed to our private residence next to the Studio.  Meet your instructor and other participants over supper while taking in views of Fogo Harbour.  Monday morning, breakfast will be at 8:00 am and we will be in the studio at 10:00 am. If you're an early riser we encourage you to enjoy any of Fogo Island's hiking trails before breakfast.  There are four to five hours of instruction each day punctuated by lunch.  After your class you can choose to spend more time in the studio or go for an excursion, it’s up to you. The studio will be open to you 12 hours a day during your stay. Suppers are made from scratch featuring local and seasonal fare, wine is included. There are sometimes visitors who drop in to join us. Thursday evening you will take supper ‘out’ somewhere on the island. Depart Saturday morning after a solid breakfast, feeling a little sad to leave new friends, and already scheming how to return (that’s what happens here).



Meet your Teachers

All Pottery Retreats include:

  • All instruction, studio time, materials and supplies
  • Completion of any of your unfinished work eg. bisque firing, glazing, and final firing
  • Private or Shared Room (shared washrooms)
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Supper (except Thursday Supper)
  • Complimentary wine and non-alcoholic beverage with supper

Workshop fees do not include shipping of your finished pieces. We will be happy to coordinate shipping for you. 


Prices are in CAD and exclusive of 15% taxes.

Single Room Double Room with Potting Companion (price is for 2 people)
Double Room with Non-Potting Companion (price is for 2 people)
Workshop Only (Limited Numbers)
Workshop and private room for one. Meals included.
Two workshop participants share a private room. Meals included.
One workshop, private room for two. Meals included.

One participant, includes lunches. All other meals and accommodation not included.


All of our rooms can accommodate up to two people. Come do the workshop on your own or bring another person who either does the workshop with you or who takes in all that Fogo Island has to offer while you are in the studio. Rooms can be set up with either two twin beds or one king bed.

Providing we have space, we will accept outside participants in our Pottery Retreats (e.g. you would prefer to combine a workshop with a stay at the Fogo Island Inn or other accommodation on the island).

If you are from outside of Newfoundland and wish to book a spot, you will be fully reimbursed if the province of Newfoundland does not open up before your scheduled workshop date. If Newfoundland does not open up we will still offer the workshops to Newfoundlanders but out of province instructors may not be able to come. If that is the case, Sarah Fulford will host the workshop in their place.



Dates Of Retreats 2021:

August 15-21 (Tony Clennell) - SOLD OUT

September 12-18 (Carolynne Pynn-Trudeau) - SOLD OUT

November 14-20 (Sarah Fulford)


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