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Pottery Retreat

Discover a serene haven nestled in the picturesque countryside, where creativity meets relaxation. Join us for a rejuvenating 6D/ 5N getaway filled with pottery workshops, tranquil surroundings, and unforgettable experiences. At our retreat, we pride ourselves in providing comfortable accommodation, delightful amenities, and a warm, inviting atmosphere that will make your stay truly memorable.

Learn Pottery

Bookings open  

2024

April-
05-10  (Available 6)
12-17  (Available-6)
22-28  (Available 5)
May- 
03-08  (Available-6)
10-15  (Available-6)
31-05  (Available-6)
June-
07-12  (Available-6)
28-03  (Available-6) 

This retreat will introduce you to the fundamental techniques of building in clay with the best tools a potter can have - their hands. The week is divided equally between hand building and wheel-throwing. No prior knowledge required, this course is perfect for beginners.

Techniques we will cover

  • Introduction to stoneware clay, wedging, ceramic vocabulary
  • Hand building techniques- Coil and Slab
  • Intro to pottery wheel- Centering, Coning and Pulling Cylinder shapes

The Studio

The Aura studio is a roughly 1000 sq. ft. space, dedicated to the art of ceramics. The inside of the studio is segmented into throwing areas, hand-building spaces, and drying, finishing, and storage areas. It is a modern, well-equipped space with access to all necessary tools. The glazing activity is carried out in the open. All sides of the studio building open onto various courtyards that have other facilities.

Schedule

Day 1 (Friday) – Upon arrival, take the opportunity to check in, settle into your accommodations, explore the studio and the farm, mingle with fellow participants, meet the dogs and partake in your first pottery session from 11 am to 5 pm.

Days 2 through 5 – These days of the retreat are filled with immersive pottery sessions running from 11 AM to 05 PM. Here, you'll delve into the fundamentals of pottery while crafting your own unique artistic creations.

Day 6 (Wednesday) – As the retreat draws to a close, it's time to prepare for departure. Check-out is scheduled for 11 AM following breakfast.

Instructor would be available from Monday to Saturday (11 AM - 5 PM), but guests have access to the studio 24*7.

Comfortable Rooms with Ensuite Bathrooms

Pottery Retreat residents stay at the Potters Villa during their residency. The villa is a small building towards the far end of the property; it faces the orchard and is a two-minute walk from the studio. The villa is a cozy space with all rooms opening onto a central lounge where residents get together for meals, music and socializing with other residents.

Each room is tastefully furnished and equipped with modern amenities, ensuring a restful and relaxing stay. Sink into the plush beds after a long day of pottery, and refresh yourself in the privacy of your ensuite bathroom, complete with all the essentials to make you feel at home.

Nourishing Meals

We believe in the power of food to nourish both body and soul, which is why we take pride in serving simple home cooked meals made with farm grown/locally sourced produce.

Farm with a Swimming Pool and Orchard

Sprawled over 3 acres, Aura offers beautiful outdoor spaces for you to enjoy. Our infinity pool is open to our guests to use and enjoy. Grab a book & a beverage and find yourself by the pool side. A walking path around the entire periphery of the property takes you through our fruit orchard, organic kitchen garden, ponds, potters villa and the meditation circle. A great spot for picnics and catching some hammock time.

 

Interactive Sessions with the Team

Aura is run by a small happy team that is skilled at working and interacting with people from all over the globe. Anuja, the resident potter, and the studio co-ordinator are the organizers of all retreatsworkshops, and classes. The team at our pottery school ensures that your time is well spent at the studio, you benefit from the activities organized, your stay is comfortable, and you enjoy healthy, organic meals that complete the experience!

Getting here

Aura Pottery is located near New Chandigarh, on the Siswan-Kurali Highway, about 19 km from Chandigarh City Center in Sector 17. Find us listed as “Aura Pottery” on Google maps.

Distances
  • From Chandigarh International Airport (IXC): 45 to 60 minutes by taxi (INR 2000)
  • From the Railway Station: 45 minutes by taxi
  • From the Sector 17 Bus Station: 30 minutes by taxi
Price
  • Shared Room: INR 42,000 | USD 532 | Enquire Now
  • Single Room: INR 49,000 | USD 620 | Enquire Now
  • Applicable GST: 18%
  • Payment mode: Wire transfer or UPI
  • At the end of the retreat, with the help of the instructor, students will identify the pieces that they would like to get fired. Firing charges are INR 100/ 100 grams. We need 3-4 weeks to fire the pieces. Once they are ready, they can be shipped to you with an additional delivery charge.
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