Tierra de arcillas + Las Mecias

Introduction to the use of natural clays

Tierra de arcillas

Tierra de arcillas are a small ceramic studio located at the foot of the Alpujarra Almeriense, in southern Spain. Behind this project we are Julia and Milena; Julia obsessed with the search for the origin; Milena passionate about light and darkness.


The main objective of Tierra de arcillas is to give back to the object its identity, making its origin visible, and that is why we use local natural clays to create our own clay bodies and glazes, adapting to each clay that we find on our way and getting to know it to be able to work with it.


Through this course we want to share our interest in clays and awaken your curiosity to go out into nature and get to know your environment, which you are surrounded by every day.

Las Mecias

Laura and Nina are the founders behind Las Mecías, a self-sustaining and regenerative farm in the Alpujarra (Cástaras). When they found this area by chance, they fell in love with the wild nature and its changing landscape, so tired of working in the hospitality industry they decided to embark on a new path.

Imagine that you wake up in a place where you can see the sunrise and the sunset. A place where fresh bread and homemade orange juice are part of the daily ritual. A place where everything is calm and there is space for inspiration to flourish and the relationship with oneself to be renewed. All this is what you will find at Las Mecías, accompanied by a culinary experience from the garden to the table, in which Laura and Nina put their enthusiasm and their hearts into everything they cook.

Price €560

23-26 March Full

11-14 May Full

5-8 October
19-22 October Full


What will you learn in this course?

During this course you will learn to recognize clays in nature, collect them, process them and turn them into pieces with unique characteristics. Together we will build an ephemeral kiln in which to fire the collected clays, spending the afternoon – night around the fire while we feed it with firewood.


At the end of the course you will take home a piece fired in a wood kiln and made with clay that you have collected yourself. In addition, all participants will receive a guide with everything learned in the workshop on the use of natural clays. With this guide you will be able to create your own pieces with local clay wherever you are.

· Recognition and collection of natural clays
· Processing methods
· Tests to know a clay
· Clay bodies with natural clay
· Interpretation of results after firing


+ How to make an ephemeral kiln

What includes?

Course ‘Introduction to the use of natural clays’
+ Dossier with course information.


Accommodation (3 nights)


Shared double room in the house or in the yurt / Double room (double bed) / Private room (double bed) +100€


Food: Full board

Price €560

23-26 March Full

11-14 May Full

5-8 October
19-22 October Full



How to get to Las Mecias?

Granada airport is the closest. From there you can rent a car or go to the bus station from which you can take a bus to Torvizcón. If you come by public transport, inform us of this during the reservation to specify.

What time do you have to arrive on Thursday?

The arrival time on Thursday is 3:30 a.m. and the departure time on Sunday is 12:00 p.m.

How many people participate in the course?

The courses have a capacity of 6 people. In case of not reaching the minimum of 4, the course will be canceled or postponed to another date.

What happens if I finally can’t attend?

The reservation deposit (50%) is not refundable. In case of cancellation, the return policy is as follows: 8 weeks prior – 50% refund / 4 weeks prior – 25% refund / Less than 4 weeks non-refundable.

Do you have any doubt?

Write to us at hola@tierradearcillas.com