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40A -2022 – Ellen Shankin – Shape n’Shake in Tuscany

September 25 – October 8, 2022

An intensive session of throwing and exploration of Tuscany.

Throwing. Non beginners

For booking, please contact Ellen Shankin at warshank@swva.net


40A -2022 – Ellen Shankin – Shape n’Shake in Tuscany

Since many years, Ellen Shankin leads an immersive  pottery experience to Tuscany. During the 2 weeks there will be 10 days of classes, demos, one on one instruction, discussion, slides and exploration. Each day of class an incredible gourmet Tuscan lunch is served accompanied by plenty of chianti. A fine balance is reached between focused work, the pleasure of meals, the daily espresso and tea break and ample opportunity to travel around the region, on your own, or with the delightful Tomec as your personal guide. Florence and Siena are a short train ride away. Included in the experience are small outings to see local potters, the occasional sunset caught in some incredible Hill Town, an afternoon excursion to an ancient Tuscan treasure,a welcome dinner at the local tratoria, noon meals, accommodations with kitchen facilities, all the clay, and workshop costs.

For registration please contact Ellen Shankin directly at warshank@swva.net

Ellen Shankin: Every day I work at the wheel. Over and over again I focus my attention on the unruly clay and bring my mind and body together in an intention to center it and create forms filled with breath and energy. For more than 40 years I have found myself drawn to this effort, trying to make pots that possess strength and clarity. Throughout that time I have been able to wander along a path that regularly courses between inspiration and familiarity, passion and comfort.


Ellen Shankin


September 25 – October 8 2022


Throwing. Non beginners


Inquiry at warshank@swva.net


The workshop fee includes the following:

Tuition of 6 – 8 hours per day
Studio open 12 hours per day
All materials and firings
Lodging in double room;
single room on request at additional fee of 220 euro 180 euro.
Freshly prepared three course lunch with wine on all working days 
Welcome breakfast,
Welcome and Final dinner
Coffee break in the mornings and in the evenings

Payment - Refund Policy

A deposit is required at registration. After submitting the registration form, you may proceed with the payment on-line. If you choose to pay by bank transfer, the registration will be confirmed once the deposit has been accredited in our banking account. The balance must be paid at the beginning of the course.

You may withdraw within 14 days of registration without incurring in any penalties and will have the deposit fully refunded.  No refund of deposits past 14 days of registration, pursuant to articles 53 and following of the EU consumer protection legislation.
If La Meridiana cannot hold the course due to unforeseen events beyond our control, La Meridiana reserves the right to offer a voucher for a different course of your choice. The voucher is valid for two years. The deposit will be transferred to the new course.


La Meridiana is equipped to comply with the current safety standards, including social distancing between people in and outside the studio. The building is sanitized and the daily  maintenance of hygiene measures is guaranteed.
Please note that participants will be required to follow the security protocol and to comply with some simple precautions.