Connecting to Clay: Discovering Mallorca's Best Ceramic Workshops
- By
Laura Pott
Connecting to Clay: Discovering Mallorca's Best Ceramic Workshops
May 29, 2024
by
Laura Pott
Connecting to Clay: Discovering Mallorca's Best Ceramic Workshops
May 29, 2024
by
Laura Pott
Connecting to Clay: Discovering Mallorca's Best Ceramic Workshops
- By
Laura Pott
Connecting to Clay: Discovering Mallorca's Best Ceramic Workshops
- By
Laura Pott
Connecting to Clay: Discovering Mallorca's Best Ceramic Workshops
- By
Laura Pott
Photo courtesy of Ceramic Carme
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aced with the frenetic pace of today's lifestyle, professional pressures and personal problems, ceramic workshops emerge as an effective relaxation practice and way to recentre your connection to nature. Making ceramics can be a therapeutic and meditative experience, allowing individuals to express their creativity and reduce stress. Additionally, the process provides a sense of accomplishment as raw materials are transformed into functional and artistic pieces, all while disconnecting from the daily stress and reconnecting with oneself and other creators. If you're looking to create your own ceramics in Mallorca, here are five creative workshops where you can get hands-on experience.

1. Ceramicarme in Alcúdia

On her finca near the picturesque town of Alcúdia, local artist Carme Navas Campomar offers a personalised experience for ceramic enthusiasts. After the pandemic, Carme started making ceramics again, as she had always enjoyed it as a child. Her passion grew and two years ago she decided to offer workshops due to the lack of ceramics classes in Mallorca's northern area. What Carme likes most about her work is the connection with the clay. In her own words, 'emotions influence the process, and the clay helps channel them, expressing them through creativity'. Her workshops focus on creating functional and decorative pieces that reflect the natural beauty of the surrounding landscape and the creator's inner world. Workshops at Ceramicarme are intimate, often limited to small groups to ensure personalised instruction and a feel-good atmosphere.

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Photo courtesy of Lula Luca

2. La Guilda in Palma

La Guilda was born as a ceramic workshop for the general public to discover this ancient way of creating and to make people understand the value of ceramics made by professional artisans against mass-produced ones. In the middle of Mallorca's bustling capital, La Guilda studio offers a calm and inspiring oasis. A studio where people come to disconnect from their daily lives and connect with others at the same time. La Guilda doesn't only offer ceramic classes but moments of laughter and entertaining conversations. In their unique workshops and monthly classes you will learn the basics of making ceramics and a series of techniques to design and create your own beautiful pottery. Under the loving guidance of Mallorcan artist Elisa Braem and her team you will explore a world of textures and colours, learn how to make enamel and decorate your pieces. You do not need to have knowledge or artistic ability, just some time for yourself.

3. Mixing Soup in Palma

Located in Palma's neighbourhood Son Ferriol, Mixing Soup is a creative ceramic studio and co-working space where artists find everything they need to bring their projects to life and share them with fellow creators and art lovers. Artist Marina Bonnin is the driving force behind Mixing Soup. She studied and worked in creative fields across London, Stockholm, San Francisco, Kyoto, and New York, excelling in design and fine arts. After winning several prestigious scholarships and holding multiple exhibitions, she embarked on a new journey and opened the Mixing Soup Ceramic Studio in 2019, focusing on ceramics and collaborative art projects. In her creative workshops participants learn the basics of ceramic making under the guidance of skilled artisans, from wheel throwing to hand-building techniques. Mixing Soup is a haven for ceramic art lovers who enjoy all kinds of ceramic techniques, including traditional Mallorcan styles and more modern.

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