Hands in Clay

There are few things more satisfying and pure than creating art with earth. That being said, we are excited to work with three generations of women in this studio to bring to you our new “Hands in Clay” experiences, where we´ll have the opportunity to… get our hands into the clay!

Let´s learn about this ancestral practice and beautiful art form, followed by a chance to feel the earth between our fingers. Our hosts will explain how to transform earth into art, and you will get to make as many pieces as your heart desires. This experiences is for everyone, so beginners, you can enjoy getting the feel for this craft, and potters, you can learn new techniques or add an ancestral perspective to your practice!

Spend the afternoon with our host family, who will lead us through the opportunity to create ceramic pieces of our own in this dynamic household of all women.

Let’s immerse ourselves in the intersection between tradition, utility, design, and art. We´ll also learn about the larger context of sustainability in which this practice has existed for thousands of years.

What to Expect

Step One: Write to us and request this experience, telling us how many people are in your small group and what your dates of availability are.

Step Two: Once we’ve found a date that works for our hosts and for your group, we will send you a Paypal request for a deposit for your experience or an invitation to sign up using our website calendar. (Feel free to check our calendar for the experiences we currently have confirmed!) *

*Your experience will be open to additional folks to join unless your group is composed of 6+ people or you reserve a private experience at an additional cost.

You can see our refund policy here.

Step Three: We will meet you at Tlayudona, located inside the Plaza San Cristóbal in street M. Bravo 210 local C, Centro. 

Experience Includes

  • Transportation. Leaving from/returning to Tlayudona´s office.
  • Visit to our host’s home studio in Atzompa
  • Talk given by our clay experts
  • Personalized instruction on how to create art out of pottery, catered to your level of experience
  • All materials necessary to create your pieces
  • Translation from Spanish to English if/when necessary
  • Firing of your pieces, their delivery to Tlayudona within 8 days of your experience*

*We are not responsible for accidents or pieces breaking in the kiln. Nature is at play here and there is a factor of chance, as well as weather and other influences. Our hosts will guide you on how to create pieces that will be most likely to dry and cook without cracking. We are responsible for delivering your pieces to Tlayudona for pick-up. If your group does not have 8 days of travel to guarantee your pieces’ arrival, we can arrange to ship your pieces to you at your expense. You are also welcome to take your pieces “as-is” (to be kept as a souvenir or fired for greater durability at a later point at your home location.

Logistics and Cost

Time Involvement – 3-4 Hours

Schedule: 10:30 am -2:30 pm

Transportation –From / To Tlayudona

Costs and Minimums – 1,800 MXN

Children – Are invited to participate at same cost due to materials. We offer discounts for 2 or more children.

There is a minimum of 3 people required to schedule this experience.