BASIC COURSE ON THE POTTER'S WHEEL - LEARN THE BASICS
This basic course is suitable for anyone who wants to test their skills on the wheel and is available as an individual or in a group of up to four participants. During the session you will learn the basic skills of pottery making through your own hands-on time on the wheel. You can also book a second session to complete your pieces yourself. Please read the explanation of what this means exactly.
The aim is to get a feel for the ceramic material, to live out hidden creativity and to take home a ceramic piece you have made yourself at the end.
1 Session: (2.5h) 160CHF for one, 140CHF per person in a group of two and 120CHF per person in a group of three people.
2 Session (optional): (2h) 140CHF for one, 130CHF per person in a group of two and 120CHF per person in a group of three people.
Residents of Zermatt receive a 10% discount on the offer.
The price includes the use of up to 1.5kg of clay, all our available tools, firing and glazing to your color preference by our ceramist (for this you have the full glaze range of Zermatt Ceramics at your disposal).
The sessions are divided into two ceramic working steps. In the first session, after a demonstration of the technique, you will shape your own pieces on the wheel. Our ceramist will actively support you in this process. Afterwards, the ceramics must dry for at least 24 hours before they can finally be worked on. This means that the second session cannot take place on the same day, but ideally the following day, or in the course of the next five days. In the second session, the surfaces of the pieces are worked on. For example, by painting with a brush, pressing in stamps, carving or additions such as handles or feet.
PAYMENT AND ADDITIONAL COSTS:
Only the first session is paid in advance with additional Mwst. of 7.7% each time, even if the second session wants to be booked. You will receive an invoice for the first session after contacting our ceramist. After your second session with us, you will receive a second invoice with the balance and any additional costs. Additional costs occur in the following cases:
- If you want to have more clay fired than is included in the workshop per person. For each additional lump of clay of 250g we will charge you 22.5CHF plus Mwst. of 7.7%.
- If we need to send your finished pottery by post. After your last visit to our ceramic studio in Furi, the pieces will be ready for personal collection after two weeks. If this is not possible for you, we will send the pieces by post with the additional insurance "FRAGILE". So, you will be charged the shipping costs of 15CHF-30CH. This depends on the weight of the pieces created. Whether shipping is possible depends on the condition of the ceramics, which is assessed by our ceramist. Furthermore, Zermatt Ceramics does not accept any liability for possible delivery of damaged goods due to postal transport, despite additional insurance "FRAGILE".
- Exclusively for residents of Zermatt, we offer personal home delivery if you are unable to collect your ceramics from the studio. For this we charge you an additional 25CHF for delivery.
This course is normally offered from Monday to Friday. Weekend sessions are also available on request. Please do not hesitate to contact our ceramist directly at email@example.com or on 079 952 48 58with any questions or to make a booking.
We look forward to your questions and a creative time together in our beautiful studio in Furi.