Duration: 3 hours
THE INTERNATIONAL CERAMIC SCHOOL OF MONTELUPO
Experience one of the most typical crafts of the Tuscan tradition! Arianna & Friends organizes private pottery classes during your holiday in Tuscany in the workshop of a skilled ceramist right in Montelupo Fiorentino, Tuscany’s most renowned town for the production of traditional ceramic goods.
Our expert ceramic artisan Ferruccio will show you all the secrets of the clays used and will give you some tips about how to create unique objects. Your teacher has got a many year long experience in creating vases, jugs, plates and many other different objects in several workshops in the area after attending the International Ceramic School of Montelupo. The classes take 3 hours and take place in a workshop in Montelupo, right in the International School.
Your unique souvenir of Tuscany
In the end the items you created will be your unique and personal souvenir of Tuscany. Your items will be baked and get proper ceramic in the following days . You can get your items after baking if you are still in Tuscany or have them shipped home with a surcharge. Please, check with our personnel on the time necessary to bake the pots after the class, as this might require some days.
This activity is particularly advisable to families with children over 8. Children under under a minimal height cannot be admitted to the lathe.
All the materials and tools used are completely safe.
Whom you meet
In our tour we like showing you places off the beaten track and introducing you to Tuscan people with their personal stories, careers and characters.
You will have one of our guides with your party during the whole tour. Please, see below all the guides who can be with you.
During this experience you can also meet some of the Tuscan friends involved in the events. Please, see below which friends you are likely to encounter.
The total rate for this activity varies according to the number of people in your party.
Check rates in the table below.
PRIVATE POTTERY CLASS
NUMBER OF PEOPLE IN YOUR PARTY
|from 2 to 8 persons||€ 460|
|9 persons||€ 500|
|10 persons||€ 540|
|Extra person/child||€ 40|
- An English speaking assistant for the whole class
- Teaching by a local artist
- Pottery materials
Rates do NOT include
- Baking of the pots created
If you want to bake the vases or goods that you made, a cost for their shipping might apply. Please, define this at the time of booking with our personnel.
Transportation is not included in the rates above. For more info on transportation, please see the box “Transportation options”.
This is a message sent to us by Valerie, who took her family to one of our private pottery making classes in Tuscany during their stay:
No, thank you! The kids had a great time and talked about their arts all day long. My husband and I were blown away at all you guys did. It really wasn’t what we were expecting! It was so much more. You guys went above and beyond.
We will be singing your praises on Trip Advisor and the like as soon as we get home and I get on my computer. These iPads are so frustrating to type on!
Have a great rest of the week and thanks again,
Our exclusive pottery making classes take place at a ceramic school near Montelupo Fiorentino, between Florence and Pisa.
Unless differently specified, the meeting point with the language assistant is in Montelupo. Detailled instructions will be provided.
This program takes 3 hours. Time for reaching the meeting point not included.
Available all the year through, from Mondays through Saturdays.
This class is available in English, German, French, Spanish, Russian or Italian with no surcharge.
Ideal for children
No particular clothing required.
This program and its rates do not include transportation to the meeting point and are set on a self-driving base. For further information see the box "transportation options".
The destinations reached during this activity are in the Tuscan countryside, in areas off the beaten track that cannot be reached by public transport. We highly recommend renting a car or a scooter in order to reach them. As an alternative, we can offer a valued service by chauffeured car, van or minibus. Any cost of transportation is to be added to the rates displayed on the rate table of this page.