Individual tuition in a small ceramics studio – come and get your hands dirty!
35 Euros/hour. This includes private instruction, materials, and two firings. After drying, trimming, and bisque firing the pieces, they can be glazed and high fired. Depending on the project or pieces, this will take two to three stages so total costs will vary.
Sessions are available by request either when you’re attending a writing or yoga retreat, or you’re welcome to book any time if you’re in the area.
As well as teaching yoga, Maureen is a potter.
“Even as a young girl I loved playing in the garden digging and getting my hands dirty, so working with clay seemed natural when I first took a pottery class at a local arts centre while living in New York. Falling in love with the making process and the scope of possibilities of clay as a medium, I sought out pottery classes in every place I lived: Poland, Switzerland, Hong Kong, Indonesia, England and, settling in France, I was finally able to open my own studio at Le Chant de la Cascade.
Le Chant de la Terre
Maureen’s work is for sale at our sister site, Le Chant de la Terre, and she also provides one-to-one instruction in hand-building or for beginners on the potter’s wheel.
“I use white stoneware, black clay and porcelain to make both functional and decorative pieces, including delicate porcelain necklaces.
Using hand building techniques or throwing on the potter’s wheel, I create simple forms and use calm shades of colour, always seeking to incorporate nature and stillness into my pieces. I hope that these pieces bring a sense of peace and joy to anyone who may end up with them.”