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Open Studio

My Studio has just been renovated, and  can  now host workshops. This spot is green and silent. ( pics on “casa, il posto, il fantarmadio”-gallery) La Badia di San Nicola al Monte Orvietano is very close:  it was an ancient Monastery, nowadays it is possible to visit the Church, which has just been restored after interesting archaeological diggings. Orvieto is at 30 minutes by car, like Città della Pieve and Chiusi. The River is 10 minutes walk away, and the closest village is 4 km away if you walk or 7 km by car. In summer it is possible to enjoy working in the studio or choose a tree, and work in the shade: there’s space for up to 6 people.  Age and experience aren’t important. You could stay in the house, there are 2 bedrooms, or in a self-contained room, good for 2 – 3 people ( bathroom, kitchen, wi-fi).

Facilities: Local clays and materials, tools, Kilns ( electric test kiln, gas kilns, downdraft wood kiln – max temperature 1280°C)

You can choose your working experience : – Local materials: collecting, preparing and mixing them. – Hand building (Coil and Slab techniques) – The wheel – The singing clay (from drums to whistles etc.) – Extruding (and building) – Slips – Glazes  – Wood firing –  Kiln building. I will give you my assistance,  you will choose and develop your project.

It is also possible to take great walks,  and learn about Italian cooking .  We do not have meat here at home, normally the meals are based on products from the veg-garden, oil from our Olive-grove, and local products.  The cost for 1 week ( including room, 1 meal, materials and firings) is  500 euro per person.  900 euro for 2 weeks. (300 euro/ week  if you want to use the studio facilities, including one meal,  while staying in other B&B or Holiday houses nearby)