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Paper Clay Course

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Paper Clay Course
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Serra da Lousã

In the Paperclay and Paperporcelain Course, taking place from 24 to 29 September at Cerdeira - Home for Creativity, participants have the opportunity to explore paper and porcelain, discovering their delicacy, unique properties and endless creative possibilities. To use special materials that need an equally special treatment, there's no one like ceramicist Patty Wouters to guide them.

After an introduction to paperclay and paperporcelain, followed by a practical demonstration, the artist shares with the group the distinct qualities of paperclay, its advantages and ways of handling it. Over 5 days, participants will learn and practise different techniques and follow the entire ceramic process, from preparing the paste to firing (1300ºC).

This is a course that enables the creation of a series of porcelain pieces, designed and created individually by each participant with the support of the trainer and assistants.

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Surrounding Area

Nossa Senhora de Fátima Chapel at 29m

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

Lousã range at 3.5km

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

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


Date: 24th to 29th September
PVP: 1380€/person
Duration: 6 days

24 September

- From 3pm: Reception and check-in for participants
- 17h00: Reception at the Atelier and presentation of the group and trainers;
- 19.30: Welcome dinner at Casa das Artes

25 to 29 September: 10h00 to 18h00, with a two-hour lunch break. Workshop available between 18h00 and 22h00.

30 September: until 11am, check-out from accommodation

- Introduction to paperclay and paperporcelain - what is it? Artistic, creative and technical aspects of these materials;
- Understanding the differences between paperclay and ordinary clay in general;
- How to make paperclay and paperporcelain;
- Exploring different forms of modelling - manual techniques, ballast, moulds, armatures, use of other organic materials;
- Creating pieces with paperclay such as small vases and luminous objects in paperporcelain.
- Full daily course programme available on request.

The course fee includes
- Training for 5-6 hours a day, spoken in English and with support in Portuguese;
- Atelier open 12 hours a day;
- Lunch during the course, from 25th to 29th September;
- Accommodation in a dormitory at the hostel during the course (6 nights) *;
- All the materials needed for the course;
- Welcome dinner on the first day of the course;

*The hostel is equipped with two dormitories (female/male), a kitchen and bathrooms. The booking includes towels and bed linen.

Cancellation policy:
You can make a cancellation within 14 days of registration, paying the relevant transfer fees. In accordance with EU consumer protection legislation, the course fee will not be refunded after 14 days. However, the fee will be fully refunded if the training cannot be held due to a lack of sufficient students.

All prices quoted include VAT at the legal rates in force.

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Patty Wouters
Patty Wouters
Patty Wouters began her artistic career in ceramics in 1985. Her career reflects two passions: ceramics and teaching. The result of many years of work, study and experimentation, the ceramicist has a wealth of experience working with porcelain and paperclay. In 1987, she founded the artistic education institute Atelier Cirkel, where she has organised workshops and masterclasses in ceramics and other artistic disciplines. She regularly participates in international workshops and symposia as a ceramicist and speaker. Today she is a member of the International Academy of Ceramics (AIC-IAC) and Design Flanders.


Lugar da Cerdeira, Lousã 3200-509
Latitude: 40.09383719152
Longitude: -8.194771674591