Discover Triana pottery and make your own mosaic tile
Discover Triana pottery and make your own mosaic tile

Triana Pottery Class, Seville

Learn the history behind Triana pottery in Seville's historic and artsy district and enjoy a ceramics workshop.

Overview

Head to Seville's historic and artsy district for a ceramics workshop, perfect for adults and kids alike. You'll find Triana across the Guadalquivir River via the Puente de Isabel II. Throughout history, Triana has solidified its reputation as an artistic area of Seville, a working-class neighborhood known for its talents in flamenco dance, Azulejos ceramic tiles, pottery, and textiles. Discover the history of ceramic making and decoration in Triana through fascinating stories, then put your creativity to work and paint your own tile—a perfect memento of Seville.

Highlights

  • Learn about Seville's history of ceramics and pottery
  • Cross the Guadalquivir River along the historic Puente de Isabel II
  • Discover an authentic district of Seville
  • Decorate and "bake" your own unique ceramic tile to take home

Know before you go

Duration
3 hours
Recommended for
All ages
Group
Private

What you'll do

Start today's excursion by walking along the scenic Guadalquivir River, making your way to the bridge into Triana, an artistic and historically working-class neighborhood of Seville. Though an authentic, colorful, and culturally rich district, you won't find as many travelers in this area of the city. Instead, you'll enjoy a genuine area known for its history in flamenco, Azulejos ceramic tiles, pottery, and textiles. If you have room in your schedule, spend an hour or so in Triana. You'll find plenty of artisan shops and delicious markets.

But your time in Triana focuses on a fun and interactive pottery class. After meeting your teacher and getting familiar with your supplies, you'll enjoy a historical introduction to the district's famed pottery through entertaining stories, facts, and unique anecdotes. You'll then watch a practical demonstration of Triana's traditional ceramic decoration techniques.

Next, using a brush technique, you'll put your newfound knowledge to work and adorn your own piece of smooth tile. Your teacher is always available to answer questions and help guide you. After you've finished your smooth tile, you can use a different technique to decorate a basin or ridge tile using a knob tool. Throughout the class, you'll have fun learning new skills, trying your hand at traditional techniques, and letting your creativity flow!

At the end of the class, you'll say goodbye to your teacher and your tiles for now. They'll need to bake in the ceramics oven overnight. You can pick them up the next day in the evening at the earliest, then pack them in your suitcase and enjoy this unique memory of your time in Seville.

What's included

  • Private ceramicist for your group
  • Tools