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.

Klick Paperclay and Raku for the description of Otakar’s workshops. Besides, we invite ceramists from various countries as guest lecturers.
Thanks to the following artists who have been here since 2007: Monika Armbruster, Steven Branfman, Patricia Cassone, Ian Currie († 2011), Michael Flynn, Maria Geszler, Kiho Kang, Ine und Ed Knops, Aleksander Lvovich, Wolf Matthes, Shozo Michikawa, Ute Naue-Müller, Fritz Rossmann, Jeff Shapiro, Frank Theunissen, Velimir Vukicevic and Patty Wouters

We speak German, English, Czech, Slovak, Polish and Russian. The lessons are held in German or English.

Ask for our schedule and for the guest lecturers who are here this year!