Inspired and inspiring pottery


Inspired and inspiring pottery

Welcome to my workshop which is open-plan, yet cosy. It is in the village of Le Retail, in the Gâtine hills, on the edge of the forest. In touch with nature and all the beauty which it inspires. You will be charmed by the setting. Once you enter the village, all you need to do is turn into the road to Ronfrére which is after the pond and the Mairie. Go round the corner and pass two gardens and then you will find a little red wooden gate and you have arrived! “welcome to my workshop” Once inside we can have a nice chat and I will be happy to explain my work and the methods I use to create the effects I want. But you must ask the questions and tell me what you want to know.

Everything is an excuse for creating

Once in the workshop I can explain how I work, the different techniques used, inspiration, ideas, modelling, firing, smoking, enamelling and finally raku – which gives each piece its unique character. You can have a go without being judged or challenged too much, just for the fun of it and to rediscover the child within. Workshops need to be booked. Contact details…….
A weekly pottery workshop
Adults: Wednesdays 10h-12h and 20h-22h. Thursdays 18h-20h. Children: Wednesday 14h-15h30 Fridays 17h30-19h
Half day for getting a feel for this magical technique and personalising your heart in clay. (Minimum 3 people). Two non consecutive days for making, enamelling, and finishing the Raku. 1 person+.Everybody goes away with what they have made.
Formal training
Adults: “Celebration of the earth” – a weekend from 10h-18h to reaffirm our links with Mother Nature. Children: Clay modelling – a week from Monday to Friday in the holidays from 14h-16h (you can come for individual (one day) sessions too).

Where to find us and what to do near by ?

La Ronfrère, 79130 Le Retail


Items Price
Atelier modelage hebdomadaire Adulte carte de quatre séances (8h) : 55 € / Enfant carte de trois séances (4h30) : 32€
Raku (demi journée) 20 €
Raku (deux jours) 150 €
Stage (adultes) 100€
Stage (enfants) 2h : 20€ / 4h : 30€ / 10h : 65 €

Payment methods

Accepte la Gatinelle

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