In Art & Design | By Jill Brown | July 30, 2021

Throw in a Fogo Clay Studio Visit

Creating something with your hands is both a satisfying and meditative experience. We're now offering guests the option to participate in pottery-making sessions, in partnership with Fogo Clay Studio.

With over 30 years of experience, including a stint training in France, potter Sarah Fulford leads classes for individuals or small groups that are adaptable to all levels, from beginner to advanced. Located in the community of Fogo, the Clay Studio sits on the edge of the water. The long windows along the back of the studio look out onto the sheltered harbour and rocky hills. The surrounding environment provides inspiration for the studio's glaze-colour palette, which includes shades such as sea glass, driftwood, and blueberry.

Your Fogo Clay Studio experience is completely customizable. Spend half-day or multi-day sessions with Sarah in the studio, creating pieces by hand building or on the pottery wheel.  Shorter classes will give you enough time to create a mug or pot, while longer classes will allow you to explore, play with incorporating natural textures or developing something more complex. Younger participants can create a puffin whistle or hand-build the object of their choice.

Private classes begin at $150 per hour for an individual, with some variation depending on group size and the length of the class. Please inquire with our Reservations Team prior to your visit should you require more information or wish to make a booking, or chat with our Guest Experiences Team once you've arrived. 

Should your time on Fogo Island come to an end before your work is ready to take home, any remaining pieces will be glazed and fired by the small team at Fogo Clay Studios. They will ensure your creations are safely shipped to you.

If you'd simply like to browse or shop, the Studio also carries a line of tableware; each piece is inspired by the elemental beauty of Fogo Island. Colours, textures, and shapes are borrowed from the natural world, from elements such as Fogo Island's distinctive white-striped "wishing stones", the flowers and bushes that tangle along the trail sides, and the changing hues of our Seven Seasons.