Pedro Ramirez



August 25 - September 1

With an optional bonus stay of 3 nights (not for clay time, just to enjoy the island), participants can leave as late as the morning of Sept 4th.


Techniques Covered

Pinch Pots

Coil building

Slab construction

Working with Groggy Clay

Using White Earthenware

Impressing and inlay for texture

Using natural seaweed and/or banana to repel the flame

Painting and burnishing terra sigillata

Jewelry (bead) making

Using paper clay

Creating the best forms for Raku  

And more!


Multiple firing options


Raku:  We will build a small raku kiln which we will fire in the driveway.

Pit:  We will do another beach pit firing. A beach picnic will take place to celebrate the firing up of the pit.

Electric:  Lauren, Pedro’s wife and an amazing bead maker, with her own business called Brooklyn Beach Rocks will lead an afternoon workshop on bead making. These beads will be fired in the electric kiln.  




In addition to the beach picnic, there will be one other ensemble dinner. Breakfast supplies for the week will be provided.  Attendees are on their own for lunches and dinners, but, by request, Wade Cottages staff will shop for provisions. 


The Guest Cottage accommodates nine.  Three shared bedrooms have twin beds.  Two of these have ensuite baths.  The remaining bedrooms share one full and two half- baths.  If demand exceeds supply, there is an additional cottage available. 





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Email to book.  Space is limited and we fill up quickly.

Wade Cottages is located in 'Sconset, Nantucket,

on the bluff overlooking the beach.



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