We can’t think of a better souvenir than something you created with your own two hands during your stay in Pafos. Pottery wheel workshops are a fantastic way to be creative and indulge into the local culture, since Cyprus has a ceramic heritage that is around for thousands of years.
Pottery in Cyprus dates back to the Neolithic period. Archaeologists’ findings, in particular ceramic artefacts, confirm that people were using clay items in their everyday life at that time and even decorated their homes with them. It’s especially interesting to note that the artists of that time already knew how to make a glaze and had developed polishing techniques.
There’s nothing more satisfying than creating your very own teapots, platters, bowls, and ceramic keep cups. If you’ve always dreamed of having your very own Ghost moment and would love to try your hand at creating your own ceramics, there are some great private pottery workshops in Pafos area to try your luck. Artisan ceramicists at their charming studios, where you can try throwing on the wheel, centering and shaping your clay, hand building, and glazing.
You will have the opportunity to explore a variety of techniques which are used to create objects, such as throwing on the wheel, slab building, coiling, pinching and sculpting, plus you will learn the process of decorating and glazing. And of course, you get to keep your creations! In addition, you can arrange for your ceramics to be sent back home without the hustle of having to pack them.
We would highly recommend Lemba Pottery workshop and Avgoustinos Pottery since they are both fine craftsmen and very fun during their workshops!