based: Suffolk, UK
Assington Mill, set in the beautiful Suffolk countryside, offers over 55 different short 1-3 day courses at very reasonable prices. Courses are mainly on rural skills and crafts and include a very diverse range: from wooden spoon-carving to picture framing and from landscape photography to making clay ovens.
| country crafts | wood crafts | pottery/ceramics | photographic | UK |
based: Illinois, USA
Large craft focused tour company offering worldwide tours and cruises based around a wide range of craft skills including felting, crocheting, embroidery, jewelry and beading, knitting, mixed media, pottery, quilting, scrapbooking, stained glass and weaving.
| mixed media | textile tours | knitting/crochet | patchwork/quilting | felt making | beadwork | embroidery | weaving | scrapbooking | Worldwide |
Explore Japanese Ceramics
based: Tokyo, Japan
A Japanese company offering pottery tours in Japan; 30-day programs making pottery and ceramics, with courses in Tajimi, Seto and Tokoname. The company has a strong relationship with pottery town ceramic experts, they can help with hiring an Anagama (traditional Japanese kiln), visiting ceramic artists and working with pottery studio craftsmen.
pottery/ceramics | Japan |
Raku Garden (The)
based: Brac, Croatia
Tailor-made Raku pottery holidays and workshops with experienced ceramics teachers in Croatia. Courses are taught from a well equipped workshop and garden on the edge of Povlja, an old fishing village on Brac Island. The course will teach clay techniques such as pinching, coiling, slabbing, and tile making; throwing pots on a wheel; using glazes and colours; and various techniques for firing and kiln building.
| pottery/ceramics | Croatia |
based: Malaga, Spain
Pottery classes, courses and holidays in Andalucia, Spain; for all ages and skill levels.
| pottery/ceramics | Spain |
based: North Yorkshire, UK
Bentham Pottery runs pottery courses in the North Yorkshire Dales, England.
| pottery/ceramics | England |
Haystack Mountain School of Crafts
based: Maine, USA
Residential two and three week workshops open to adults from all skill levels.
| glass crafts/stained glass | metal crafts | wood crafts | painting/drawing | pottery/ceramics | USA |
Lake District Pottery Courses
based: Cumbria, UK
Weekend and week long pottery courses at Gosforth Pottery in Cumbria; work in small groups with plenty of advice and guidance from experience potters, working in both stoneware and earthenware.
| pottery/ceramics | UK |
Martin Homer Pottery Summer School
based: Worcestershire, UK
Recreational week and weekend small-group courses and workshops run by professional potter Martin Homer, with personal tuition and ceramics studios at your disposal.
| pottery/ceramics | England |
Snow Farm: New England Craft Program
based: Massachusetts, USA
Arts camp vacations featuring glassblowing, flameworking, welding, ceramics, fiber arts, woodworking, photography, painting and more.
| glass crafts/stained glass | photographic | wood crafts | metal crafts | pottery/ceramics | USA |
Ideas and suggestions to help you build pottery and ceramics into your travels, holidays and vacations; including permanent exhibitions and collections, Worldwide ceramics museums, and pottery themed events.
• The Ceramics Trail: in and around Stoke-on-Trent in Staffordshire; this trail will allow you to build your own ceramics themed tour and is packed with ideas for ceramics related attractions, factory shops and tours, related events, exhibitions and museums. Plus local accommodation links, so you can make a short break of it.
• The Wedgwood Museum: home of one of the World's most interesting ceramic collections and telling the story of Josiah Wedgwood, his family and the company he founded.
• The International Ceramics Festival: Europe's premier festival of ceramics and the UK's leading ceramics event, held every two years at Aberystwyth Arts Centre, mid-Wales. It features demonstration by ceramicists from all over the world, kiln firings, films, talks, exhibitions and hands-on activities.
• The V&A: home to the most comprehensive and greatest collection of ceramics in the world; particularly rich in items from Europe, Asia and the Middle East.