Koumoulia / Pottery Classes

Koumoulia / Pottery Classes

Koumoulia / Pottery Classes
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My name is Ioanna Zoutou and in 2005 I started my hobby by creating the "Koumoulia" pottery workshop. Since then I have been taking clay lessons, during which I have the pleasure of transmitting my love for clay to young and old. At the same time all these years I have not stopped creating my own unique pieces, which I also market.
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Πετροκέφαλο, Heraklion, Crete 70013 Greece
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1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
It should be explained that nothing would get fired and no complete pieces come home with you. Being unfamiliar with the process we were unaware. We took the unfinished pieces but will probably leave behind because we have no place to finish them. Definitely not worth the money or time.
Written 14 May 2024
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As I mentioned to your friend in the previous review, our experience description clearly states that the items need to be fired and that shipping them outside the European Union is expensive. It was your choice not to have them fired due to the high shipping costs to the USA. We understand you were unfamiliar with the process, and we regret that this was not clear. We are always happy to fire the items and arrange shipping if customers can cover the expenses. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and for your visit. Customer satisfaction and enjoyment are always our top priorities, and we are always available to provide support and respond to your needs.
Written 5 June 2024
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Scenic41403946311
Tel Aviv, Israel3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
I was 19 day in this beatiful place. I came to learn to work on the
wheel and Ioanna was a perfect teacher .She made a
program that was exactly right for me. I lived in a house above the studio and it was perfect.
Koumoulia is a very special place
and Ioanna is full of enthusiasm to create new creative things with the clay
Thank you Ioanna and good luck with your special way
Tali
Written 11 October 2023
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Simon B
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
The class was great. The teacher was very helpful. We learnt so much more than we anticipated. A short introduction to crete style pottery and also about the special crete clays that exist here. Being at the wheel was an amazing experience but especially with such a patient and enthusiastic teacher with you every step of the way. We have signed our pieces and paid a small fee for our postage for the safe return of our special items we made.

What an experience. Thanks so much for this.
Written 21 September 2023
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Can
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
My friend and I had a great 2 hours pottery lesson. Under the guidance of Ioanna we worked for the first time on the wheel and had such a nice experience. The atelier is on a wonderful spot and near to the Heraklion airport - so we could get the lesson before flying back. We highly recommend this workshop and we're looking forward to more pottery classes!
Written 24 October 2022
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Kat P
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Solo
Ioanna is an amazing teacher very talented, and warm as a person! She is a great instructor, providing guidance and support in each lesson and making learning a joyful experience with fruitful outcome. Moreover the place of the lessons is located in a beautiful garden with splendid nature around!
Written 14 May 2022
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Thank you! I am really happy to hear that you enjoyed the classes.
Written 15 May 2022
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Trine N
Athens, Greece8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a lovely time at the ceramics workshop. Ioanna showed us different techniques and we managed to create some really nice pottery that she will ship to us in Denmark.
Written 19 October 2021
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Thank you Trine! I am really happy to hear that you enjoyed my workshop 😊.
Written 20 October 2021
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Marilena B
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Solo
I got this pottery seminar as birthday gift, and the experience was really worth it! Working with clay is playful and enjoyable, the lesson was very professionally held, the atelier is very nice, clean and colourful and the location is great, surrounded by nature and vineyards, totally recommend it!
Written 23 August 2021
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Sabrina
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Couples
It was such an nice experience! Ioanna was such a relaxed guide and did explain us everything. She even let us do what we want and helped us with everything. I couldn‘t recommend it more to do the workshop - it enlighted my interest in pottery a lot!
Written 21 June 2021
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Dragos J
Reading, UK17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We just finished a 2h pottery class with Ioanna and it was fantastic.
Ioanna is a great host and she started by showing us some of her work, the different techniques used and asked us about what we would enjoy doing.
The whole class was tailored to what we wanted to do and Ioanna's patience led us through the different steps like centring the clay on the wheel and turning it into different shapes.
Aprons are provided and masks worn all the time. It was just the 2 of us in the class and always felt safe given the times.

I would definitely recommend trying this early on so you can return either for a full course or to collect your work after it is treated and glazed. We chose to have ours delivered and Ioanna was very accommodating for this.
Looking forward to receiving our little gems.
Written 9 October 2020
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MCV
Brasschaat, Belgium11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Family
We are a family with 2 boys aged 9 and 3 living in Belgium. It was our first experience on pottery class. The location is quite secluded but easy by car via Google maps. We entered the property with nice pomegranate trees and beautiful view. We were greeted by a nice lady Ioanna who first gave us an introduction and showed us her beautiful creations. We were excited to get our hands dirty. Since my 3 yr old son is too young for the wheel, he was given some clay to get busy. In the beginning Ioanna guided our hands in the wheel working with the clay. Eventually she let us spin on our own. We were proud to end up with our own production of little cups and plates. It seem easy to mould the clay but once you try it, it takes practice to center it on the wheel and discover techniques. I cannot remember how many times we made mistakes but we were always provided with a new clay to start again. When we returned home, a package arrived containing our own signed pieces. We enjoyed the experience and highly recommend this activity.
Written 28 August 2020
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