In today’s fast-paced world, the significance of allocating time for creativity has never been greater. Engaging in pottery provides an ideal avenue to unwind, cultivate mindfulness, and nurture our artistic abilities.
There has been a remarkable upsurge in the enthusiasm surrounding pottery. This newfound interest has led to the emergence of numerous ceramic co-working spaces, supply stores, and fairs, all catering to the growing community of pottery enthusiasts. Barcelona, in particular, has witnessed a flourishing pottery scene, with an expanding array of studios to meet the rising demand.
A spacious workshop in a modernist building in the heart of Barcelona’s Gracia neighborhood. A pioneer workshop in the city since 2013.They have a time card system and flexible open hours concept. They have two large tables, 6 wheels and a slab roller. All the glazes and tools are at your disposal so that you can use them freely, as well as two teachers who will help you whenever you need it.
Bas is the result of Alicia Bas’s passion for ceramics. In 1970 she established her workshop in Barcelona and began working on clay and, after a long journey through various creative phases, in 2013, with the initiative of her daughter, Xènia Bas, the Bas project was born. Bas is a family project that draws on the know-how of handmade ceramics and the precise outline of contemporary design. They offer ceramics and mold-making courses in Spanish. Learn more >
BCN Clay Studio launched in September 2018, offering new classes and coworking opportunities in the Gracia district. They currently have spaces available for ceramists and jewelers. Perks include a personal table, personal drawer + shelves, access to kilns, pottery wheels and basic glazes, kitchenette + coffee/tea. They have ongoing as well as weekend workshops dedicated to wheel-throwing, hand-building, porcelain and more. Location in the district of Gracia. Learn more >
Lisa Allegra, born in Paris in 1986, is a designer/ceramist who has lived in Barcelona since 2017. She founded Ceramic LAB in March 2021 where she develops, in addition to her personal work, a friendly coworking space. She organizes workshops for all levels with experienced teachers and offers private events on request. Located in the Gracia district. Learn more >
This school was launched in 2019 and is located in a spacious building in the centre of Poblenou, with plenty of natural light. The space measures 300 m2 distributed on one floor, and is fully equipped with 10 Shimpo wheels, and a 300 Litre Nabertherm electric Kiln. The school is divided into 7 different areas: Wheel throwing, hand building, glazing, 20 communal coworking spaces, 9 artists spaces, kitchen, and reception. They have a small gallery, library and chill out area. They offer high quality, professional ceramics courses in various ceramics techniques such as: hand building, wheel throwing, glazing and decoration. They also host Artists Residencies and Symposiums. Learn more >
Tucked into the eclectic and quaint district of Sant Antoní, you can find a beautiful space dedicated to clay, named after it’s founder, Echo (pronounced [‘eko]). Native to China, Echo has worked with many art forms, including photography and jewelry, before finally settling down in the world of clay. Her creative space offers coworking, workshops as well as pop-up shows. Learn more >
ku means emptiness, latent potentiality, constant changes. Espai ku is a ceramics studio, a working place for its members. Ceramics, painting and sculpture are our main activities. Espai ku also has an area exhibiting the work of its members, and eventually also that of guest artists. There has emerged the possibility to host concerts, theatre and other events. Espai ku is also a place where guest artists/ artisans can offer various workshops. Learn more >
Opening its doors in 2007, El Torn Barcelona was the first large, international ceramics hub in Barcelona, bringing potters and artists together with classes and coworking. This ceramics studio is located in a large commercial space in the district of PobleNou. There is a classroom, exhibition area, coworking studio spaces, a glazing area and kitchen/bathrooms. El Torn de Barcelona studio space is shared among a large group of international artists and they offer continuous and intensive classes for all skill levels. Learn more >
The Forma school of ceramics, founded in 1970, is a family center founded by Joan Auleda and Maria Rosa Segón. Since 1997, her daughter Elisabet Auleda is the director of the school and his son Ivan Biescas (3rd generation) is the pottery teacher. Their method is to teach students the techniques they prefer and the courses adjust to their needs. Learn more >
Studio from Designer Lucila Santoro, Handen House offers a monthly modeling course which includes four classes-once a week, two hours each. You will learn to model clay with different techniques, also different ways of decorating and finishes. If it is your first time in contact with clay, we will teach you the techniques one by one so that later we can define together which of them is best to materialize your pieces. If you already have experience, you will have everything at your disposal to work calmly, counting on our help when you need it. Learn more >
Laüma is an artistic studio that is born with the objective of bringing creativity closer to everyday life. They offer courses related to artistic creation to initiate exchange, experimentation, autonomous learning and creative freedom. It’s also possible to rent the space for personal or collective projects. Learn more >
Located in the Gracia district, Studio Avenir offers a wide range of art activities; from team building events, ceramics and mosaics workshops and art schools for kids to private day and evening classes, art exhibitions and more. The studio is run by three Turkish women who speak five languages between them. They have set up with space with a large table for everyone to share, a botique shop and a cozy living space. You can learn more about their story here and visit their website >
Founded by Katia Falcón in 2016, Studio Kanay started out in the historic center of Barcelona, in the district of El Raval and in 2020 moved to a larger space on Calle Bruc, just a few minutes walk from the Palau de la Musica Catalana. Studio Kanay offers hand-building pottery classes as well as wheel throwing classes. There are also a few coworking spaces for artists to work independently. Learn more >
The Taller de Cerámica Yuu is run by Japanese potter Motoko Araki. This ceramics studio is located in the historic city center, in the district of La Ribera. Classes for small groups are offered Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday and there is a small gallery where exhibitions are held. Learn more >
Terra i Pell is a concept store and artisan studio located in the trendy creative district of El Born. You can find handmade ceramics, jewelry and leather products made by two local artisans, Purificación Rodríguez and Víctor Resa. Besides selling their artwork, this is a working studio where Purificación and Victor give lessons and workshops. You can take wheel throwing and clay hand building classes. Learn more >
Paula and Jose started a studio with a home spirit, where they design and produce unique, special pieces designed both for everyday use and for decorating a space. Located in the Gracia district, they offer workshops as well as monthly classes. Their coworking has 7 individual workplaces and a common area. Each member has free access with keys and will have their own table, chair, 5 shelves and a wide variety of glazes included in the rental. Learn more >