Frequently asked questions
What is included in the price?
The lessons, the clay, the use of the wheel and the tools as well as the firing. Plus breakfast, (two courses) lunch, aperitif, (three course) dinner, coffee, tea and wine.
Are the courses for beginners or for more advanced students?
The courses are for both. You can learn the basics of pottery or perfectionize your ceramic skills. The classes with guest lecturers however often require some prior knowledge.
When do I have to pay?
The remaining amount can be transferred 12 weeks before the start of the course. You can also pay in cash on arrival.
What is the maximum number of participants?
In general, twelve. It depends a bit on the course.
Can I bring my children?
No, our courses are reserved for adults. However, if you are on holiday with your partner and children, there is a nice campsite nearby.
Can I suggest a guest lecturer?
We are always open to suggestions.
I am a teacher myself. Can I come with my students?
Nice! Feel free to contact us.
I am part of a (ceramics) club and we would like to come for a week outside the existing courses. Is that possible?
It certainly is. Feel free to contact us.
My partner is not taking part at the course but would like to stay and eat at La Céramique. Is that possible?
Yes, that is possible. You then pay a supplement for the stay (accommodation, food and drinks).
In the workshop
Is the clay included in the price?
For most courses, all clay is included. An exception is made for porcelain, of which a limited amount is included in the price.
Is firing included in the price?
Please see below.
Is everything I produce also fired?
We reuse a lot of clay, so you can experiment as much as you like. The pieces that you really find worthwhile will be fired in the wood kiln.
Please note that you share the space in the kiln with all the other participants.
Are there towels in the studio?
There are. Please bring your own apron and/or old clothes.
Are plenty available. But you may also bring your own.
Does every course end with a wood firing?
Not as much as we would like. Unfortunately we are weather dependent these days.
Do you have a swimming pool?
Yes, we do!
Do you have a flat spot for my tent or caravan?
Yes, you can camp on our property free of charge.
Can I be picked up from the train station?
We are happy to pick you up from the station Cordes-Vindrac. Just let us know which train you will be taking.
Which airport is the nearest?
Toulouse-Blagnac. From there a shuttle service can bring you to the train station Toulouse-Matabiau. It is then one hour from Toulouse-Matabiau to Cordes-Vindrac.
I am a vegetarian / I follow a special diet. Can you take this into account?
We take special dietary requirements into account as much as possible. A vegetarian meal is no problem at all.
Lactose or gluten-free diets are usually taken into account, but not always. Therefore, please contact us if you have a special diet before enrolling a course.
Is all your tap water drinkable?
Yes, it is.
Is all your wine local?
Can I bring a pet?
This is usually possible but please check beforehand. In any case: no pets in the rooms or at the table during the meals.
Of course. But not in the studio, the rooms, the toilets, the showers or at the table.
Do I have to bring my own bed linen?
Bed linen is included in the price of the room. However, you have to bring your own towel.
Please bring your own towel for the shower and the pool. In the studio we have towels for your clay hands.
Do I have to help in the kitchen?
No, you do not. But we do ask for your help in setting and clearing the table. We have a dishwasher for washing the dishes.
Is there a cleaning round at the end of the course?
Yes, we ask you to clean your wheel and the equipment you used. Then you clean the workshop together with the others.
Can I also spend an afternoon doing something else?
Of course, you can. You can go your own way. In consultation with the other participants, we sometimes organise excursions to other potters, to the vineyard or to a nice market for example. Do you have an idea of your own? Do not hesitate to let us know during that week.