11th - 12th August, 2018

Handmade Tiles Workshop "Looking at Nature": Aresta Viva and Corda Seca

An introduction to manufacturing tiles with nature as a source of inspiration.


11th – 12th August 2018;
10am -1pm ; 2:30pm - 5:30pm;
Price: 126€ - basic materials and shared accommodation included;

Meals are excluded. You can either bring your own or enjoy a light meal at cafe da Videira;
For beginners with or without experience;
7 – 10 people.

Cristina Vilarinho

Designer and Illustrator


Cristina Vilarinho is a designer and illustrator and one of the few people who are keeping the knowledge about the various techniques of painting and artisanal production of azulejos alive today. She is a true ambassador for her country’s culture, and her creative work takes a lot of inspiration from Portuguese culture.


Alberto Azevedo



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Alberto Azevedo develops his own work within the areas of Pottery, Ceramic Modeling, Raku and Ceramic Serigraphy since 1997, developing personal projects and partnerships with Design and Architecture studios.

With extensive experience as a teacher, he also has years of collaborative work with other potters and ceramicists.

Alberto continues his practice as a teacher alongside the signature ceramics project he develops with the ceramicist/designer Cristina Vilarinho - Project A2.

  • Introduction to the history of tile manufacture techniques;
  • Executing and transferring drawings;
  • Mold making;
  • Painting and glazing techniques.

What you can learn at this workshop



An introduction to manufacturing tiles with nature as a source of inspiration.

Two days filled with demonstrations and structured exercises that will allow the participants to gain confidence in this centuries old art.

Each participant will be guided through the several steps, from the initial drawings to the final glazing.



  • If you decide to stay in one of our houses you will enjoy a 10% discount.

  • 10% early bird discount if you sign up 3 months before.

  • Group meals can also be ordered.