Eternal Flame


The 10-day ceramic workshop ‘Eternal Flame’ is an intensive program for ceramic artists and enthusiasts to explore various techniques and processes of ceramic making. The workshop takes place in a remote mountain setting, providing an unspoiled atmosphere for creative exploration and inspiration.
The workshop, scheduled from August 9th to 18th at Aqtushetii Residency in Omalo, Tusheti, will consist of three working segments, mainly focusing on three different firing techniques: Raku kiln firing, wood-fired kiln firing, and electric kiln firing.
Part I and II will cover shaping, composing, and mastering ceramic pieces as well as coil pottery, plastering, and throwing wheel masterclasses using Chamotte and other materials. Students will have the opportunity to create artwork entirely on their own, with a focus on composition, in addition making small-sized material for Raku firing.
The sessions will include instruction on finalizing, organizing, and drying the material, ensuring some free time is allotted for students to work on ‘out-of-class’ artwork as well.
Three methods of firing will be introduced at the workshop:
Raku kiln firing – a Japanese technique that involves removing the pottery from the kiln at a high temperature and placing it in a container with combustible materials such as sawdust or leaves, resulting in unique and unpredictable effects on the glaze and surface of the pottery.
Wood-fired kiln firing – a traditional method of firing ceramics that involves using wood as the sole source of heat in a large kiln. This process creates unique and organic markings on the pottery’s surface, which are influenced by the flame and ash during the firing process.
Electric kiln firing – a modern technique that involves using electricity to heat the kiln and fire the pottery. This process allows for precise temperature control and consistent results, making it ideal for creating uniform pieces with intricate designs.
The workshop will be led by the Georgian ceramicist, Beka Tabaghua.
Duration of residency 10 days


The cost of the workshop is 950 euros and includes:
– transport Tbilisi-Omalo-Tbilisi
– 9 nights of accommodation (in capsule dormitories)
– 10 days of catering: a light breakfast and two large meals per day
– participants will be provided with the material (clay, glaze, engobe, etc.) and the necessary equipment.


The workshop also includes daily demonstrations and individualized instruction from experienced workshop facilitators.


By the end of the 10-day workshop, participants will have gained a deep understanding of the ceramic-making process, as well as experience in three different firing techniques, enabling them to create unique and stunning pieces of pottery.


To take part, send us a letter to

Deadlines will close once all 6 available spots are filled


We’re looking forward to your applications!