Pottery Workshops in Berlin

You would love to attend a Pottery Workshop, Ceramic Design Course or a Clay Class in person in Berlin? You are in safe hands! We are a team of potters and ceramic artists, ready to welcome you for Pottery Workshops on several locations in Berlin Friedrichshain and Berlin Neukölln. 

  

THIS SUMMER

We will welcome you in a beautiful hidden garden among trees & birds.

If it happens to rain, we will proceed with the session in one of the beautiful spaces of Betahaus NK, which is located in the same garden.

All the COVID-19 safety measures will be insured at the event. Please, make sure to wear a mask and bring a Negative test from the same day or proof of Vacination with you. <3

1 or 2 Day Pottery Workshop

Join us for this 2-Day experience, learning the craft of ceramics.

 

ABOUT THE WORKSHOP

It is a 2-DAY Workshop, yet you can decide to book only one of the days and go through only part of the learning process with us. In case you only book DAY 1, your creation will be fired and glazed minty-beige for you.

DAY 1 - HAND-BUILDING

It will be all about hand-building, so no throwing wheel involved. We will start with a 40 min lecture introducing you to different types of clay, different stages of drying and firing, ways of preparing it and ways of shaping it into a final piece. Then we will get right into practice and get your hands dirty. Each participant will get a chance to create their own ceramic object shaped according to their personal master plan.

DAY 2 - GLAZING

This session is fully devoted to bringing colour into your ceramic object. There are several colouring techniques in pottery, but in the current session we will fully focus on glazing – covering your object with a combination of chemical elements that turn into glass-like plating after firing. We will start with a 40 min lecture, introducing you to the different techniques and possibilities of glazing. Once all the basic rules are shared, you will get down to glazing your ceramic object according to your desired plan, under an attentive eye of your instructor.

 

Suited for 

Complete beginners – no prior experience required

Language
English

Location

Betahaus                                

(Harzer Str. 39, Berlin 12059)

Price
70  (1 Day) – 120 (2 Days)
(inc. material & firing costs)

Student Price 85 (2 Days)
(inc. material & firing costs)

 

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Oct 6 & Oct 13 // 6.30-9 pm

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Oct 20 & Oct 27 // 6.30-9 pm

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Nov 3 & Nov 10 // 6.30-9 pm

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Nov 17 & Nov 24 // 6.30-9 pm

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Dec 1 & Dec 8 // 6.30-9 pm

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Ceramic Design Course

Learn practical and theoretical principals of ceramics with us in a fun hands-on way.

Our Ceramic Design Course will give you a solid introduction to all the core ceramic techniques and materials. Plus tremendous amount of fun working with clay. Learn an ancient craft while discovering ways to integrate it into contemporary design fields, which could be anything from jewellery to tableware, interior objects and art pieces.

4 Group Classes:

DAY 1 - Hand-Building and Ceramic Design Current session will be devoted to techniques of working with clay. You will get introduced to qualities and capabilities of clay and create your first ceramic piece.

DAY 2 - Slab-Building This technique is incredibly useful if not to say essential for creating ceramic vessels of numerous shapes and functions and adding a new dimension to your work. In this session you will try it out, learn different tips and trick on handling the clay with this approach.

DAY 3 - Sculpture Current session will be devoted to Sculptural work with clay. Ceramics as a medium goes far beyond functional tableware and this class will allow you to explore the techniques that could take you to the next level of 3-dimensional expression.

DAY 4 - Glazes, Colorstains & Oxides Glazes are the queens of coloring, colorstains & Oxides are the best way to spice it up! You will learn how to create stunning and experimental glass-platings on your clay objects.

 

On top of that, each of the participants will be offered:  

  • Inspiring project-based homework to make sure that through this course you confidently step into whatever you were dreaming about making
  • Assistance and tools required to set up a ceramic working station at home (wherever you have 1m2 of table surface) + 2 kg of clay. If your project will grow into a big scale, aditional clay will be available for purchase at 14 euro/ 2kg
  • Personal consultation time with the course holder (to make sure you successfully advance with your project and know exactly, what is the next craftsmanship step towards a splendid result)
  • Covered firing costs of the ceramic items you create at home during the first two weeks of the course, and all the items you make in class. Further firing will be available at a firing rate of our Firing Hub - Clayground

The workshop is suitable for both, prior participants of Ceramic Workshops and complete beginners, no prior experience with ceramics is required. 

In case of any questions, please don´'t hesitate to contact us at info@brsg-keramik.com

Suited for 

Complete beginners – no prior experience required

Language
English

Location

Betahaus                                

(Harzer Str. 39, Berlin 12059)

Price
260 (inc. all the firing and material costs)

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Oct 14, Oct 21, Oct 28 & Nov 4 // 7:00-9:30 pm

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Nov 6, Nov 13, Nov 20, Nov 27 // 11:00 am-1:30 pm

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Nov 28, Dec 4, Dec 11, Dec 19 // 11:00 am-1:30 pm

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Natural Glazes Masterclass 

Traditionally ceramic objects were created & glazed with only natural components : wood ashes, rocks reach in minerals, mud & Co. We invite you to rediscover diverse pallet of colors and materials that nature has to offer.

 

Within this workshop you will:

  • discover the nature, origin and properties of common glaze components
  • learn the essential basics of glaze mixing theory
  • get to know where and how to find natural glazing components
  • learn how to test your glazes (what to test & how to test)
  • mix your own glaze out of natural components & create a test for it

In other words, you will get fully equipped to go into the wild and make your own astonishing discoveries.

Current workshop is based on the personal research on natural glazes, conducted by Elizaveta Barsega during her 3 month residency in a local pottery in Chiang Mai and several years of following experiments.

 

Important

The workshop is accessible for absolute beginners, no prior knowledge of glaze mixing is required.

Language
English

Location

Clayground Ceramic Studio                               

(Danneckerstr. 7, 10245 Berlin)

Price
75
Student Price - 55   

CHOOSE A DATE

 

Oct 13 // 6:00-9:00 pm

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 YOUR WORKSHOP HOLDERS

 

ELIZAVETA

Elizaveta Barsega is a potter, a teacher, poet, ritualistic wonderer, traveler, and co-founder of Pottery Tribe. In the spin of the past 6 years, she has welcomed over 500 students in her pottery classes in person as well as online. Seeing how people felt touching clay, she realized that pottery is one of the most grateful ways to get grounded, feel human, calm and present.

 

 

BEC

Bec Beattie has been working with pottery for over 5 years. She started as a production assistant at brsg Keramik and recently moved on to running her own pottery label BB pottery. She is the best mentor to introduce you to the craft and spark the curiosity that evolved so far in her own practice over the past years.

 

 

VIVIANE

Viviane Tabach founded ceramic brand Lebú in 2014 and ran her own workshop and art space in São Paolo, Brasil. As a ceramics teacher with many years of experience, in her classes she seeks to collectively investigate the experience of hand-building with clay. The contact with clay for her is as a way to connect with nature, negotiation between intention and intuition in shaping, observation of the contrast between our rhythm and the clay's pace.

brsg Keramik Gift Card

 

Want to delight your nearest and dearest ones? Surprise them with a workshop Gift Card! The card will be valid for any workshop held by brsg Keramik within upcoming 6 months (months of lockdown are not counted). 

 Gift Voucher - 1 Day Workshop    Gift Voucher - 2 Days Workshop