• Capacity

    7 - 10 People

  • Schedule

    Thursday 10h–13*

    Friday 10h–17h30

    Saturday 10h–13h

  • Price


  • Dificulty

    For all those interested in this subject, with or without experience.

  • Additional information

    We offer shared accommodation, subject to availability

Handmade Tiles Workshop

"Looking at Nature"

An introduction to manufacturing tiles with nature as a source of inspiration. Two days filled with demonstrations and structured exercises that will allow the participants to gain confidence in this centuries old art. Each participant will be guided through the several steps, from the initial drawings to the final glazing.

What you will learn:

  • Introduction to the history of tile manufacture techniques;

  • Executing and transferring drawings;

  • Mold making;

  • Painting and glazing techniques.

The “azulejo” is one of the icons of Portuguese culture. The word of arabic origin “al-zuleich” means polished stone. The Azulejos (painted tiles), original from the orient, are present in Portugal for five centuries., covering and giving colour in a very singular way  to palaces and churches, stations, public and private houses. Even in contemporary architecture, hand painted azulejos are often used, and Cristina and Alberto from Projecto A2 have made this works as well.

Peter Layton

Cristina Vilarinho Designer and Illustrator
A designer and illustrator and one of the few people who are keeping the knowledge about the various techniques of painting and artisanal production of azulejos alive today. She is a true ambassador for her country’s culture, and her creative work takes a lot of inspiration from Portuguese culture.

Alberto Azevedo Ceramicist
Alberto develops his own work within the areas of Pottery, Ceramic Modeling, Raku and Ceramic Serigraphy since 1997, developing personal projects and partnerships with Design and Architecture studios. With extensive experience as a teacher, he also has years of collaborative work with other potters and ceramicists. Alberto continues his practice as a teacher alongside the signature ceramics project he develops with the ceramicist/designer Cristina Vilarinho - Project A2.



Thursday 10h–13*
Friday 10h–17h30
Saturday 10h–13h

*On thursday, there’s only class in the morning due to the drying time of the pieces.


  • Offer of accommodation in our shared Residency house with enrolment in the course (subject to availability) or a 10% discount in accommodation with a minimum of 2 nights;

  • 10% early bird discount if you sign up before August 26th;

  • 3% discount for prompt payment granted;

  • Group meals can also be ordered.