Residential Pottery Courses in France with Sylph Baier
I am offering weekly residential pottery courses in a 17th century mill ('Le Moulin') near Bergerac, France, for up to 3 students in a beautiful well equipped workshop in April, May, June, September, October and November.
Improve your skills and knowledge in a creative environment.
The mill is in an area which is accredited as a bird sanctuary and is situated in a valley with extensive woodland walks.
Included with the Courses
- Airport transfers to and from Bergerac airport
- Full board and lodging. Continental buffet breakfast, a 3 course French lunch at the local inn and a light buffet supper at the Moulin at 6pm, wine included. Note: vegans and vegetarians can be catered for.
- Up to 5kg of finished and fired work in Limoges porcelain or 10 kg of stoneware clay. (Additional work can be made and is charged separately at £10 per fired and glazed kg of Limoges porcelain and £5 for stoneware and can be shipped at cost price)
Tuition will be 20 hours per week mainly in the mornings from Monday to Friday starting at 9am. It is mainly throwing based and would suit students with some throwing experience but other techniques can also be covered as well as glazing and firing in electric and gas reduction kiln.
There will be tea/coffee breaks at 11am and 4pm.
The workshop is available to students unsupervised until 9pm. There is also a program of films available in the evening and the library is open until 10pm.
Some recent feedback from visitors/students
- June 2019. I spent a memorable week with Sylph at her beautiful mill in the Dordogne.
- May 2019. My husband and I have just returned from a wonderful week with Sylph at Le Moulin...
- What a brilliant week. As a first year BA mature student in Design Crafts (Ceramics) at the...
- I have just spent a delightful week with Sylph, improving my throwing skills in her studio...
- Well, I started off with a list of things to achieve and managed to tick them all off as the week progressed. The tuition was excellent throughout, striking just the right balance.
- I recently had the treat of spending a week with Sylph Baier in France at her new residential workshop...
- Thanks again for having us at your place ... it's beautiful and inspiring and we have enjoyed every minute! James and Emily from the UK
Accommodation & Prices
Double (the Blue Room) with en-suite shower and toilet: £1060 per student (course and accommodation).
Double (the Red Room) with en-suite shower and toilet: £1060 per student (course and accommodation).
Partners are welcome for a holiday only at £530 each for full board and lodging without the tuition fees.
If you wish to book, a deposit of 20% secures your booking and is non refundable should you wish to cancel.
The balance is due one month prior to your arrival.
We ask guests to use only environmentally friendly products.
Please note that the staircases in the mill leading to the first floor bedrooms are steep and unsuitable for people with walking difficulties and small children and toddlers. We also have uneven flagstones on the entrance of the property which date from the 17th century and access to all parts of the property is at visitors own risk.
Transfers are included from and to Bergerac airport which has flights coming in from Stansted and Southampton. I will need to know your flight number, details and time of arrival and departure, so I can be there to collect you.
You will need to book your flight well in advance arriving on the Sunday and departing on the Saturday.
We stock a good selection of local wines, mainly from the Bergerac and Bordeaux region.
You will need to let me know if you have any special dietary requirements.
Please get in touch if you have any additional questions or if you fancy a chat. I can ring you on a landline after 8pm English time.
Further information or if you wish to book, please contact Sylph Baier at firstname.lastname@example.org
Course Dates for 2019
Sun 30 June – Sat 6 July Full
Sun 8 Sept – Sat 14 Sept Full
Sun 22 Sept – Sat 28 Sept Full
Sun 6 Oct – Sat 12 Oct Full
Sun 20 Oct – Sat 26 Oct
Sun 3 Nov – Sat 9 Nov
Other dates can be discussed for individual tuition.
During July and August 2019 the pottery workshop will be available for untutored use with the holiday let.