Cerdeira- What to do pt.1


Our creative experiences were developed by our team and inspired by traditional techniques.

Ceramic Figurines

Ceramic figurines have a long tradition in Portugal, especially in the areas where traditional pottery is common. It is a spontaneous form of popular artistic expression, depicting everyday life.

Using various modeling techniques, you will create fun clay figures. You can take your small sculptures home or leave them in the studio to be put in the kiln.

The price includes firing in the kiln.

Introduction to potter’s wheel

The potter’s wheel has lost none of its charm and fascination since it was invented about 3000 years ago. Working with it to produce small bowls is the challenge of this creative experience, learn to focus, center and pull through the clay and yourself under our guidance.

In the end, you can take the pieces home or leave them in the atelier to be fired in the ceramic oven.

Handcrafted Binding

Staying at Cerdeira is inspiring! You need a little notebook for your notes, poetry, and drawings. Here you can learn to do it by hand and to your taste under our guidance.

Let’s learn the traditional and Japanese technique and some decorative ways to customize your notebook.

At the end of this experiment, you will get a copy of each type of binding.

Homemade Jam

This is an activity for all ages. We join you in your house and help you make homemade jam with seasonal fruit.

We go through all the steps: prepare the fruit, spices or herbs, make the jam, bake everything and make cute labels.

While the jam is boiling, let’s make some simple cookies in the oven to sample with the jam when it’s ready. The result will be a homemade jam that will take you home to enjoy with your family!

Carving Chestnut Wood

There’s no better way of starting to work with wood and get to know it better than through carving. Using a selection of chisels you will make your own carving, following your own design.

You will be carving chestnut wood, a noble wood that grows in the Lousã hills, which grows very homogeneously. Children over the age of 6 can take part if accompanied by an adult.

Miniature schist house

The architecture of a schist village is fascinating. No two houses are the same! We will look at the patterns and rules that govern these constructions by making a miniature schist house.

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