Beim Storchennest

Creative workshops with Otakar Sliva and invited lecturers


Ceramics - Mixed Media
Workshops for creativity with clay, paperclay, stone, wood and metal scrap

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We offer workshops for clay modelling and pottery. You can also learn to weld iron pieces, to scarve wood or stone, or to assemble different materiels to a sculpture or wall piece. You will be fascinated regardless whether you are a potter, an artist or a hobby potter!
Enjoy a short creative holiday at our place in Burgenland, Austria!
Get some inspiration for your own artistic work or relax from your daily routine!

We will introduce paperclay to you, a mixture of clay and cellulose fibres. If you already have a little practice with clay work, you will be surprised by the difference: it is easier to handle and much more flexible in use.
As paperclay can be fired still moist, you will take home your own ready piece from the workshop.

We live in Lutzmannsburg, a village in Burgenland, Austria.
It is situated at the Hungarian border, 100 km south east from Vienna. The region with soft hills and the Pannonian weather-influence of the Hungarian lowland is famous for its special red wine Blaufränkisch and for thermal water.

Our house is a traditional farmhouse on the main road with an elongated garden.
It is a perfect place to feel comfortable. Our studio and the dining room have a cozy atmosphere and are big enough for approximately 10 participants.
Optional, we have some apartments to rent. You will find it easy to book a „B&B“ or a hotel in the neighbourhood, too.

Additional to the workshops with Otakar Sliva, we offer an interesting program with guest lecturers from the USA, Hungary, Serbia, Germany, England, France, Japan, etc. who teach their special field.
We speak German, English, Czech, Slovak, Polish and Russian. The lessons are held in German or English.

View our schedule and click each heading for further information.