Walbourne Workshops

Our Walbourne 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 four nights and three days, Thursdays through Monday. Arrive Thursday in the late afternoon or early evening and be welcomed to your room at Walbourne House, our private residence next to the Studio.  Meet your instructor and other participants over supper while taking in views of Fogo Harbour.   Friday morning before getting started in the Studio we take you on a hike to inspire you (weather permitting, but it has to be pretty bad to divert us). From late morning Friday through Sunday you are in Studio. There are four to five hours of instruction each day punctuated by dinner (Newfoundland for ‘Lunch’). If you don’t want to break for Lunch, you don’t have to, there’s soup on all day. In the afternoons, choose to spend more time in the Studio, or go for a hike or excursion, it’s up to you. The Studio will be open to you 24 hours a day during your stay. Suppers are first-rate, made from scratch and with love by our in-house chef, featuring local and seasonal fare, often foraged, and (good) wine is included. There are sometimes visitors who drop in to join us. One evening we will take supper ‘out’. Depart Monday 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 Walbourne Workshops include:

  • All instruction, studio time, materials and supplies
  • Completion of any of your unfinished work eg. bisque firing, glazing, and final firing
  • Private room in Walbourne House (shared five-piece washrooms)
  • All meals made from scratch by our in-house chef, using local, seasonal and often foraged ingredients from the Island
  • Complimentary wine and non-alcoholic beverage pairings with supper

Workshop fees do not include shipping of your finished pieces. We will be happy to coordinate shipping for you. Additional alcoholic beverages are available from our Honour bar (all drinks $10 and wine by the bottle available).


Prices are in CAD and exclusive of taxes.

The Single The Single & the Non-Potting Companion Two Stay for the Workshop Workshop Only
Workshop and private room for one, including meals. One workshop, private room for two, including meals. Two workshop participants share a private room. Meals included

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





All of our rooms are Double Occupancy. You can choose to come do the Workshop on your own, or bring along another person who either does the Workshop with you or who takes in all that Fogo Island has to offer while you are in Studio. Rooms are set up with a King bed. Twin beds can be requested.

Buy Outs: 

Bring a group of friends, family or colleagues. Buy-Outs of Walbourne House are available up to 8 persons if you would like to provide a clay-filled experience for your group. Please contact us for additional information, options for customization and pricing. 

Provide we have space, we may be able to accept outside participants in our Walbourne Workshops (e.g. you would prefer to combine a workshop with a stay at the Fogo Island Inn or other accommodation on the Island).