Tierra de arcillas + Las Mecías

Introduction to the use of natural clays

Learn how to work with wild clays at Las Mecías farm

During this course of 4 days at la granja Las Mecías, in Granada’s mountains, 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.

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Price since €580

 

What does the workshop include?

 

ACCOMMODATION

3 nights accommodation
at the farm

FOOD

3 dinners, 2 lunches
and 3 breakfasts

WORKSHOP + DOSSIER

Over 15 hours of theory and practical instruction

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.

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Price since €580

 

Important information

How to get to Las Mecias?

 

Due to the location of the farm, planning your arrival and departure can be a bit complicated. For convenience, we advise you to make sure you arrive at the farm before 3:00 p.m., as the workshop will begin promptly at 4:00 p.m. The closest airports are those of Malaga and Granada, with Granada being the best served by public transport. We offer a pick up and delivery service in Orgiva, a town 45 minutes from the farm. Please specify in your reservation if you are interested in this option, so we can provide you with more information.

 

Transfers available from Orgiva at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday and return at 12:00 p.m. on Sunday, for €25 each way. Alternatively, car rental can be very affordable, and a taxi can also be arranged.


What it is not included? 

 

Flights and transport to Las Mecías 

 

Travel & accident insurance

 


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. In case of not reaching the minimum of 4, the course will be canceled or postponed to another date.

Do you have any doubt?

Write to us at hola@tierradearcillas.com