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Introduction to Manual Ceramic Techniques

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Introduction to Manual Ceramic Techniques
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Serra da Lousã

There are so many ways to handle clay! In this one-day experience, you will try different manual techniques.

These techniques were the first used by humans to meet their basic needs. You will be able to learn how to create objects using only your hands, such as cups, bowls, or plates. And, if you want, take advantage of the surrounding flora and use it in your pieces.


- Basic knowledge necessary for working with clay;
- Weigh, knead, store, reuse, and recycle clay;
- Drying processes;
- Hand-building techniques such as coiling, pinching, and slabbing;
- Basic tools.

National Register of Tourist Entertainment Agents (Portugal) no. 135/2021


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Surrounding Area

Nossa Senhora de Fátima Chapel at 39m

Candal Shop at 1.6km

PR4 LSA - Schist Walking Trail Lousã - Rota das Quatro Aldeias at 1.7km

Talasnal School at 2.7km

Casa da Eira at 2.7km

Nossa Senhora da Piedade Shrine at 3.4km

River beach of Senhora da Piedade at 3.5km

PR 2 LSA - Schist Walking Trail Rota das Aldeias do Xisto da Lousã at 3.6km

Lousã range at 3.6km

PR5 LSA - Schist Walking Trail Lousã - Rota dos Serranos at 3.6km


This experience last 5 hours and it costs €80/ per person.

The experience includes all materials and the firing of your pieces, which can be shipped to your home or recycled to give them a new purpose!
*We charge an additional fee if you request shipment.

Experiences are booked on request, subject to availability.

You may withdraw within 14 days of registration, paying the correspondent transfer fees. Following the EU consumer protection legislation, payments are not refunded past 14 days of registration. The payment will be fully reimbursed if the training cannot be held because of insufficient students.
Suppose the training is canceled by Cerdeira - Home For Creativity for reasons of significant force such as a pandemic, civil disorder, a natural catastrophe, medical or family issues of the teacher, and others beyond our control. In that case, Cerdeira will offer a voucher for a different workshop of your choice. The voucher is valid for two years.

All prices include VAT at the legal rate in force.

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Rita Pereira
Rita Pereira

Rita Pereira, in mid-2015, enrolled in the Fine Arts degree at the University of Porto, specializing in visual arts - painting. After earning her degree, she collaborated with the Associação Oficinas do Convento at the Telheiro da Encosta do Castelo, where she first encountered ceramics. Through the production of bricks and handmade tiles, she developed her knowledge of clay as well as her initial experiences with wood-fired kilns.
Her work with clay also sparked an interest in earthen architecture and the vast possibilities that clay offers.
In 2024, she began collaborating with Cerdeira-Home for Creativity in the ceramics studio. Here, she continues to develop her craft, teaching introductory ceramics workshops and assisting with long-term courses.


Lugar da Cerdeira, Lousã 3200-509
Latitude: 40.093944713631
Longitude: -8.1945970846557