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Pottery making

Frequently Asked Questions

What can I expect from the course?

You will learn from three master sculptors how to sculpt the head in the traditional Italian stlye. The mornings focus on studying anatomy and the the afternoons sculpting in clay. Over 10 days you will complete a life size bust in clay.

What do the fees include? 

The class fee includes tuition and sculpting materials, your hotel accomodation, breakfast, three group meals. Overnight stay and dinner in Florence and gallery admissions.

What is the best airport to fly to ?

It really depends if you have other plans before or after the class to explore Italy. We begin the class with a visit and first night stay in Florence, so would be the ideal airport to arrive at. Some students have preferred to fly to Rome and then get a train to Florence/Pietrasanta. Pisa airport is the closest to the city of Pietrasanta where the main class will take place. Perhaps you would like to fly directly to Florence and then leave either from Pisa or Rome after ?? Best to consult with your travel agent.

Do I need insurance?

It is highly recommended that you take out travel/medical insurance and add coverage incase you need to cancel at the last minute or if you have any travel delays. It would be best to check with your travel or booking agent to get the best coverage.

Time ? Will I have free time to explore?

The classes finish at 5pm each day. We have three evening group meals planned but the other evenings are open for you to explore the galleries,restaurants and sites of Pietrasanta and beyond. There is also one free day to explore and travel or rest. Often students decide to extend their vacation before or after the class and visit many other cities in Italy.

What is the accommodation like?

To keep the cost resonable the fees are based on shared room occupancy, though there are single room upgrade options available. We will spend the first night in Florence at a central hotel. For the 10 days of the class in Pietrasantsa we will stay at the Palagi Hotel located near the main Piazza.

Can I bring a friend?

How much cash should I bring?

Absolutely! We have a non-sculpting fee for anyone that you would like to join with you. They would participate in all of the activiites and dinners, except for the taeching sessions. We also have a coordinator to help them navigate around the city and plan their own explorations.

It is useful to have some Euros available to use whilst travelling, though it is possible to use your current interact card and credit card for most purchases. There are three bank atm's where you can also withdraw Euros as needed. Usually at cafes you would pay in cash but you could also use your interact if desired. A suggested amount could be between 300-500 euros as a back up, but really depends on your spending habits.

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