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Pottery training course : turning technique - Marrakech

From 18/01/2019 to 18/07/2019, this workshop was evaluated 8 times
The averages of the scores are:
Program and stages content: 9.4/10
Accomodation by the professional and exchanges: 9.8/10
Technical skills of the professional: 9.4/10
Organization and animation by Ateliers d'Ailleurs : 9.6/10

This pottery training course concentrates on the learning of the turning technique  on a traditional potter's wheel

For the beginners, gesture by gesture, you will master the clay and learn how to manipulate the clay to create shapes. You will tackle also the entire workshop's organization, from the clay kneading, until the firing...


    The practical activity is focused on the clay shaping and mastery of traditional potter's wheel.


Pottery training course :  turning technique

    The program of your pottery training course inclides:

  • Between 3 hours and a half and 4 hoursof  practice devoted to the learning of the various phases required to achieve two pieces of pottery on the traditional potter's wheel;
  • a tea -break in company with Mustafa, craftsman potter;
  • explanations and demonstrations concerning the clay activities (kneading ....),the potteries firing and glazing activities.

    The following services are included in your pottery training course:

  • the presence of a professional experimented professional the whole  workshop;  the necessary tools and raw materials for your practical work and the protection's equipment (aprons);
  • the presence of a guide in charge of the translation, who will ensure the good progress of the workshop and assist you in a general way.
  • The advantages during the workshop: snack "home made Moroccan pastry", photographing, a present from ateliers d'ailleurs
  • The advantages after the workshop:.emailing your photos, participation certificate, learning sheets.

Options :

  • extra rate for the 1 person workshops: 350 dhs ou 32 euros;
  • supplement for transport from our meeting point (medina or guéliz) : 150dhs/14e (1pers) ; 120dhs/11e (2pers) ; 90dhs/8e (3pers or +), round-trip per personn.
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Commentary from Luciana C., the 08/05/2013:

Learning to do pottery with Mohamed has been an experience I will never forget . Thank you  Nathalie and Nahid for your wonderful organisation and flexibility . I enjoyed my stage immensely and learned a lot from Mohamed , from de beginning , he was always welcoming , explaining techniques well and being open and chatty
I learned not only about pottery but also Moroccan culture and some Arabic from him .
Everything from Mohamed's workshop , training and to Naahid's patience , translation and support was perfect !
Thank you all for a wonderful time .
Program and stages content: 8/10
Accomodation by the professional and exchanges: 10/10
Technical skills of the professional: 8/10
Organization and animation by Ateliers d'Ailleurs : 10/10

Commentary from Nicola S., the 07/04/2013:

We both enjoyed the workshop , the craftman gave us a lot of attention and clear demonstrations .
The three pieces you can choose from are all useful 
We also liked the terrace experience where we saw the locals making bricks and tiles : Fascinating ! 
Nahid gave a good translation for us , also found out about village life .
Give it a go - you will be surprised what you will achieve !
Many thanks

Program and stages content: 10/10
Accomodation by the professional and exchanges: 10/10
Technical skills of the professional: 10/10
Organization and animation by Ateliers d'Ailleurs : 10/10

Commentary from Monique C., the 13/01/2013:

Second atelier en poterie, le potier est une personne remarquable par ses compétences, son savoir faire, et sa pédagogie, Bravo et grand merci
Program and stages content: 10/10
Accomodation by the professional and exchanges: 10/10
Technical skills of the professional: 10/10
Organization and animation by Ateliers d'Ailleurs : 10/10

Commentary from Rajeev G., the 29/09/2012:

 I really enjoyed making the pottery objects with the help of a patient artisan and a competent translator. Thank you Mohamed for translating and facilitating the learning of pottery. The artisan was cool and the guide fascinated us with his knowledge about Moroccan handicraft, culture and traditions.
Thank you for tea and cakes! :)
Thank you Mohamed the pottery maker, thank you the guide and thank you Ateliers d'ailleurs for an amazing morning in the pottery village.

Program and stages content: 10/10
Accomodation by the professional and exchanges: 10/10
Technical skills of the professional: 10/10
Organization and animation by Ateliers d'Ailleurs : 10/10

Commentary from Sylvie B., the 28/09/2012:

Un grand merci à Ateliers d'ailleurs et toutes l'équipe!
Un moment de découverte de l'art de poterie dans un endroit trés typique et authentique
Merci et bonne continuation :)

Program and stages content: 10/10
Accomodation by the professional and exchanges: 10/10
Technical skills of the professional: 10/10
Organization and animation by Ateliers d'Ailleurs : 10/10

Commentary from Pat P., the 16/05/2012:

A mazing! so much fun, such a unique and great experience. This gives suh an appreciation  for the hard work it takes to create all the beautiful pottery we have seen.
Thanks for such a great experience.
Program and stages content: 10/10
Accomodation by the professional and exchanges: 10/10
Technical skills of the professional: 10/10
Organization and animation by Ateliers d'Ailleurs : 10/10

Commentary from Sabine T., the 06/07/2010:

 Everything  was great, exactly what i had hoped for .
Both my guide and the teacher were very helpful and professional.
A great experience !!!!

Program and stages content: 9/10
Accomodation by the professional and exchanges: 9/10
Technical skills of the professional: 9/10
Organization and animation by Ateliers d'Ailleurs : 9/10
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  • Pottery training course: casting and turning techniques - Isabelle F., le 25/07/2016
    Un excellent moment passé avec Hafsa et Mohammed. Hafsa a su traduire et nous assister pendant toute cette matinée. Mohammed nous a fait partager sa ...
  • Moroccan cooking class : LAMB TAGINE - Philippe F., le 22/05/2016
    We had an amazing experience. Definitly to be recommanded for visitors ... Wana get a local host ...
  • Moroccan cooking class : TRIDE - Aurélie M., le 2010-05-19
     Bravo à ateliers d’ailleurs pour l’organisation et merci à Mohamed (prononcé à la marocaine !!) de nous avoir accompagné dans cette ave ...

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