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 8:30 am and we will be in the studio at 9:30 am. If you are an early riser we encourage you to join us each morning for a hike on one 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. 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).
All Pottery Retreats include:
- All instruction, studio time, materials and supplies
- Completion of a selection of one or two unfinished pieces 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. To book a space we require a 25% deposit.
The balance will be due two months prior to your retreat
|Workshop and room for one. Meals included. (shared bathrooms)||
Two workshop participants share a room. Meals included. (shared bathrooms)
One participant, includes lunches. All other meals and accommodation not included. (alternate accommodation. meal plan available upon request)
All of our rooms can accommodate up to two people. Rooms can be set up with either two twin beds or one king bed.
Dates Of Retreats in 2022:
June 5-11 (Toni Losey)
July 17-23 (Sarah Fulford)
August 29-September 3 (Naomi Clement)
Dates Of Retreats in 2023: These will be available for sale after October 15th
April 23-29 (Sarah Fulford)
May 28 - June 3 (Joan Bruneau)
July 2-8 (Sarah Fulford)
August 6-12 (Jen Allen)
Fogo Clay Studio follows all government mandated COVID provisions.
If travel bans to Newfoundland are reintroduced you will be fully reimbursed.