3rd to the 7th October, 2018

Wood Sculpture

Five days of intensive work with wood!


3rd - 7th October 2018;
10am - 1pm ; 3pm - 6pm;

Price: 315 € - 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 and for the already initiated;
4 - 6  people.


Renato Costa e Silva

Ceramicist and Sculptor


Renato Costa e Silva, ceramicist and sculptor, with 40 years of professional activity has a vast curriculum not only in the area of ceramics but also of large public sculpture in various materials.

Born in Angra do Heroísmo, Azores, where he lives and works, he has carried out an intensive study of clay and ceramic materials and has a long experience in the preparation of ceramic pastes and glazes. Over the years he has conducted hundreds of woodfirings.


Kerstin Thomas


Has a Fine Arts degree and studied wood carving and sculpture in her home country, Germany. Once in Portugal, she studied Portuguese Language and Culture at the Language Faculty of the University of Coimbra were she also studied social sciences. With a preference for noble woods, her work is inspired by rural life and the expressiveness of the human face. Co-founder of the Cerdeira Village project, she divides her time between her art practice and her work as coordinator of the village's Artistic Residencies Program. She has been living in Cerdeira since 1988.





Naturally using the bundle and chisels we will also introduce the chain saw and other powertools. We will explore different ways of carving and working the wood.

Each participant will design, with our support, their own project, plan and choose raw material and the appropriate tool at each step of the process.

If you have your own project in mind, please contact us in advance so we can better support your plans.



  • 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.