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18 - 25th NOVEMBER

Experience a week of serenity and creativity in South wester part of Portugal.

From Saturday 18th to Saturday 25th November, join us for a unique journey of Slow Travel & Clay, where we delve into the art of handbuilding with clay amidst the tranquil embrace of nature.

Over the course of 7 days and 6 nights, we will be camping at the Eco camping grounds. Our program is designed to immerse you in an enriching experience:

Program Highlights:

Clay Handbuilding Workshops: Engage in the therapeutic art of pinch, coil, and slab building. Through four sessions of clay workshops, you will create a set of beautiful items that will serve as a reminder of this unhurried week in harmony with nature. Once completed, your creations will be sent to your home.

Wild Clay Gathering: Explore the pristine beaches and stunning cliffs as we learn the art of finding and processing wild clay. Discover how to transform raw clay into material suitable for pottery making and slip decoration.

Camping under the stars: Embrace the natural surroundings by staying at an Eco camping site. Sleep beneath the stars in your tent, just a 15-minute walk from a charming fishing village and the serene coastline of the Algarve. Additionally, we are conveniently located 20 minutes away from Lagos.

Hiking: Walking along the breathtaking landscapes of the south and west coast. Embark on walks along segments of the renowned fisherman trail, covering a maximum of 15km per day.

Join us for this unforgettable journey where slow travel, creativity, and the beauty of nature intertwine.

YOUR GUIDE - Laura has been a nomadic Artist since graduating Fine arts Bachelor in 2015.

Since 2017 Portugal has drawn her, travelling all the way south from the Netherlands in her VW Van "Terra". After combing slow travel and learning about the clay craft for 2,5 years in New Zealand and Australia where soaking up all about this craft while living and working at different potteries.

Working with her hands and this earthy material have become a guide for her to also take time and attention in her own life just like you need to when handeling this clay craft.

The slow art of clay, has eventually guided her home after 5 years of travelling where she started her own pottery studio in 2019 with pottery tools, kiln and boxes full of glazes passed down by her grandmother.

With when life is slow Laura thrives to create a space for others to unwind, connecting with themselfs, the natural world around us to eventually find back your natural pace. Creating slow moments of connection and attention for the little things in life, inspiring to included this in everyday life.

Connecting with nature is an essential source of inspiration for her and also the place where a natural slow pace comes to life.

With the CLAY IN THE WOODS workshops she has started inviting people along into nature to create with clay. Her deep passion for the combination of both, the earthy material and natural surroundings have eventually driven her to create this slow travel & slow art of clay travel.

Saturday 18th - Saturday 25th November

Algarve, Portugal


7 days 

6 nights, camping at Eco camping



pinch - coil building - slab building

4 sets of clay workshop moments

make a set of max. .. items

that will be send home when finished

As a souvenir from this slow week in connection with nature.

WILD CLAY - gathering in nature along the beaches and cliffs

learn how to locate clay found in the wild & process it into clay for pottery making or for slib decoration.

CAMP - stay close to nature at a Eco camping.

Sleep in your tent* below the stars.15min walk from a tiny fishing town & beach along the algarve coast.

20min from Lagos.

HIKING - Walks along the south & west coast.

parts of the well known fisherman trail.

max. 15km a day 

VISIT on a day off you have the space to draw your own plan and visit a neighbouring village, Sagres or Lagos by public transport.

Activities like SURFING are also optional and can be palnned by yourself.

FOOD- during this week 


6 nights at eco camping

food: breakfast - lunch - dinner +snack for ... days

Program: Handbuilding workshops 4 moments, wild clay gathering knowledge, all material, firing, baking, 10clay pieces.

Postages sending it Home to you.

public transport tickets included for the trips in the program.


flight to and from Portugal.

Train ticket from Faro airport to Lagos.

Bus/taxi from Lagos to Eco camp

expenses for activities or dinner outside of the program

you own travel insurance.

camping gear*


Photo taken by Vadim during one of the workshops in the woods @mooomin_troll


It's a beautiful experience, and then you also get to have and use your own clay creations! Which is such a good feeing.


The workshop is a nice step towards learning about clay, Laura has a nice way of teaching and instructing. You come across very warm and open!


I expected to switch off my mind, and I did just that!



H O W   T O   B O O K

Join the workshop by selecting here one of the available dates below in the workshop agenda. Your spot in the workshop is guaranteed after payment. Further details about the workshop will follow after booking.

For further booking questions contact met at

* Please read booking & cancellation conditions carefully before booking see FAQ to find all conditions for clay workshops 2023.

** With the outdoor workshops we are depending on the weather, in case of rain the workshop will be rescheduled to a sunny day.


For personalised workshop bookings at a chosen date with your own created group of family/friends contact me for details and pricing at

C L A Y  I N  T H E  W O O D S


Get in touch with the slow art of clay


Create your own ceramics

to use in your daily life


Learn handbuilding techniques

used since the beginning of time


4h workshop in nature


All material to make up to 3 clay pieces

firing / glazing included.


Picknick during the workshop

Pottery send to you by mail 

W O R K S H O P   D E T A I L S  

4 hour handbuilding workshop.

Single ticket in group workshop 135,- pp.

Max participants 8.

O C A T I O N 

Outdoor workshop in Haagse Bos, The Hague.

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