Arrive in your body
Connect with your breath
Create with your hands
We offer an extensive program built upon the basics technique of throwing. The exact content of the lessons is adapted to personal requirements and individual abilities. We teach the following topics:
Morning: Theory with demonstrations followed by practical exercises.
Afternoon: The studio is open for your free practice and creation.
Kiln: At the end of the course, a part of the created pottery pieces will be glazed and fired in the kiln. This allows the participants to learn all steps from the chunk of clay to the finished piece; and to take a memory home.
Morning: This class will be held outside if the weather allows it. The fresh air, the closeness to the earth and gazing at the morning sky are a great way to start the day. Gently waking the body up through movement, exploring some breathing exercises and creating some heat will be the focus of this class.
Evening: After focusing on your pottery skills during the day and bending over the wheel you are welcome to join a second class. We will be doing counter movements to the positions we put our bodies in while doing pottery. Chest openers, balance postures and some restorative poses will be elements of this class to keep our bodies and creativity flowing.
You are welcome to join both classes; however, if you would prefer to take the time to relax, you are encouraged to do so.
Breakfast is simple, self-serve and includes fresh goat milk, homemade yogurt and fruit; fresh from the tree if we are lucky (cherries, apples, prunes and figs). Farm made jams, coffee and tea will be available as well.
Lunch and dinner are enjoyed together, usually outside on the terrace under the chestnut tree. Most meals will be vegetarian and besides freshly harvested vegetables, may include our own eggs and homemade cheeses.
Dietary restrictions can be followed; just let us know in advance.
The house is 150 years old. After buying the farm in 1973, George (Paula’s husband) remodeled the house and started offering pottery workshops in 1975. Prior to moving onto the farm in Pouygarin, he owned a pottery studio with a store front in Paris, France. The farm is also home to goats, chickens, horses and a dog.
Destination Auch (35km). Let us know your arrival time in advance so we can pick you up.
…Narbonne – Toulouse – Auch – Vic-Fezensac. GPS: Pougarin Marambat.
Airport Toulouse-Blagnac (100km). Extra charge for pick-up / drop-off service.
7 – 8:15 Yoga class
8:30 – 9:30 Breakfast
9:30 – 12:30 Guided hands-on pottery class
Afternoon Free time. Enjoy a relaxing creative afternoon practicing or creating on the potter’s wheel, the workshop is open and you have full access.
18 – 19:30 Yoga class
Additional Activities: There are a few bikes available. You can hike or go for a walk with our farm dog. There is a natural swimming pond on the farm. There is a tennis court in Vic, a swimming pool (4km) and a few small swimming lakes around. You can also have a beach day on the Atlantic (160km). Or just rest and dream under a tree.
The cost for the entire week is 1000 Euros and includes
Does not include
How to secure your spot
If you are interested in joining, fill out the form below and get in touch with us. We will answer any of your open questions and then ask you to make a deposit of 1/3 of the full price. The remaining balance can be brought as cash or deposited before arrival.
There is limited space for each week, so the sooner you have made your deposit, the sooner you can set your mind at ease and be excited for your trip!