• Capacity

    5 - 8 People

  • Friday 15h–22h

    Saturday 15h–18h

    Sunday 10h–17h

    15h00 - 18h00

  • Price


  • Dificulty

    For ceramists, sculptors, plastic artists and all those interested in this subject.

  • Additional information

    We offer shared accommodation, subject to availability

Tea-cup and Raku firing Workshop

We start with the ancient technique of bowl making, with a ball of clay. We will create a collection of Chawan tea-cups, sculpting the clay and giving form to our tea mugs.

Looking for new relationship between hand and object, we explore the balance of forms and dimension. Our proposal, is to create to build a memory of our work, the expression that clay receives from us in a moment of contemplation and silence.

The Raku firing is another important elemento of this course. We will decorate our collection of tea-cups and submit them to the action of fire for 30 minutes in the Raku kiln.

We can appreciate the glowing works coming out of the kiln and how decoration and special effects turn out, it is always a surprise!

What you will learn:

- To produce Chawan cups and the the potters wheel;
- About bisque firing;
- To prepare glazes for Raku firing;
- Decoration techniques.

Peter Layton

Miguel Neto

Professional ceramicist, with formal education from CENCAL, lives and works in Caldas da Rainha, recently opened his new studio together with the Paula Violante. Excellent ceramic art since 1994, his pottery is distinguished by its elegance and simplicity of forms and colours. His curriculum includes also bigger work like murals for public space. Recently, he made the porcelain sealing at the cave of Livraria Lello in Porto. Over the years, Miguel held many exhibitions in Portugal and abroad, and we are glad to have him teach again in Cerdeira in 2019.

Paula Violante

Ceramicist, graduated in ESAD Caldas da Rainha and completed her formal education with an internship with the ceramicist Renato Costa e Silva. Paula lives and works in Caldas da Rainha where she recently opened her own studio together with Miguel Neto. Paula is collaborating and sharing her knowledge with Cerdeira, for two years now.


The workshop starts on Friday so we can have time for the first firing in the afternoon.


Friday  15h – 22h (with dinner break)
Saturday 15h – 18 h
Sunday 10h – 17h


  • 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 20th of August;

  • 3% discount for prompt payment granted;

  • Group meals can also be ordered.