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Elemental Claycation

An immersive pottery retreat

pottery retreat

Connection through Creativity

Elemental Claycation is an immersive pottery retreat for groups of people to connect through creating while in the pottery studio.  The groups are minimum three to maximum six people who are willing to stay in a shared accommodation space in the newly renovated third floor attic space of a 104 year old heritage house.  You will spend the weekend learning the ins and outs of creating functional pottery items. What does that really mean?  Marea will teach four different pottery techniques throughout the weekend in the basement studio.  There are pottery wheels where you will learn how to throw your own cups and bowls.  You will also learn how to hand build items only using your hands and techniques shown.  Participants will learn how to glaze their creations and load and unload a pottery kiln through the retreat.  No experience in pottery is needed.  All materials are provided.  Marea has 25 years teaching experience in teaching Visual Art in the public system to grades Kindergarten to grade 12.  She has 20 years of pottery creating in her own studio, and spent many years teaching workshops in and out of the studio to small groups.

The theme of this retreat is based around the four elements; Earth, Water, Air, and Fire.  You will sleep and gather in the third floor attic that was renovated specifically for this experience.  The three directional view of the Saskatchewan prairie sky will provide opportunities to see a sunrise and a sunset high up in the air.  Your group will create in the basement studio working with clay (earth).  Water is a key element to throwing on the pottery wheel as well as creating each hand built piece.  All the pottery gets fired in a kiln.

  

Location

Freba Pottery is located on a farm just off highway 16 between Wynyard, SK and Dafoe, SK an hour and a half drive from Saskatoon, Yorkton, Melfort, and Regina.  Nicely located in Central Saskatchewan.

If you have any questions please email marea@frebapottery.com

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Candy-Lynn Chuckry, SK

"Claycation is the perfect way to leave the stress of life behind and allows you to take a breath.  The calm that exists is amazing.  Focus on yourself, create a clay masterpiece, read a book or take a nap.  Whatever you do, you will leave refreshed and revitalized." 

Claycation Reviews

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Rita St. Amant,  SK

"Creativity comes in all forms. Reconnecting with old friends at the Claycation, over a weekend of creating was fun. Pottery was something I always wanted to try but now realize how hard it was. I would definitely do this again. The Experience was fantastic."
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Rhonda Shannon, SK

"Claycation is the perfect reason to leave your husband at home, make some fun pieces on the wheel, and connect with strangers who become your best friends!"
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Upcoming Dates

  • Elemental Claycation MAR
    Elemental Claycation MAR
    Multiple Dates
    Fri, Mar 22
    Freba Pottery Studio
    Mar 22, 2024, 7:00 p.m. – Mar 24, 2024, 5:00 p.m.
    Mar 22, 2024, 7:00 p.m. – Mar 24, 2024, 5:00 p.m.
    Elemental Claycation is an immersive pottery retreat for groups of people to connect through creating while in the pottery studio.
  • Elemental Claycation APR
    Elemental Claycation APR
    Multiple Dates
    Fri, Apr 19
    Freba Pottery Studio
    Apr 19, 2024, 7:00 p.m. – Apr 21, 2024, 5:00 p.m.
    Apr 19, 2024, 7:00 p.m. – Apr 21, 2024, 5:00 p.m.
    Elemental Claycation is an immersive pottery retreat for groups of people to connect through creating while in the pottery studio.
  • Elemental Claycation MAY
    Elemental Claycation MAY
    Multiple Dates
    Fri, May 24
    Freba Pottery Studio
    May 24, 2024, 7:00 p.m. – May 26, 2024, 5:00 p.m.
    May 24, 2024, 7:00 p.m. – May 26, 2024, 5:00 p.m.
    Elemental Claycation is an immersive pottery retreat for groups of people to connect through creating while in the pottery studio.
  • Elemental Claycation JUNE
    Elemental Claycation JUNE
    Multiple Dates
    Fri, Jun 07
    Freba Pottery Studio
    Jun 07, 2024, 7:00 p.m. – Jun 09, 2024, 5:00 p.m.
    Jun 07, 2024, 7:00 p.m. – Jun 09, 2024, 5:00 p.m.
    Elemental Claycation is an immersive pottery retreat for groups of people to connect through creating while in the pottery studio.
  • Elemental Claycation SEPT
    Elemental Claycation SEPT
    Fri, Sep 20
    Freba Pottery Studio
    Sep 20, 2024, 7:00 p.m. – Sep 22, 2024, 5:00 p.m.
    Sep 20, 2024, 7:00 p.m. – Sep 22, 2024, 5:00 p.m.
    Elemental Claycation is an immersive pottery retreat for groups of people to connect through creating while in the pottery studio.
  • Elemental Claycation OCT
    Elemental Claycation OCT
    Fri, Oct 04
    Freba Pottery Studio
    Oct 04, 2024, 7:00 p.m. – Oct 06, 2024, 5:00 p.m.
    Oct 04, 2024, 7:00 p.m. – Oct 06, 2024, 5:00 p.m.
    Elemental Claycation is an immersive pottery retreat for groups of people to connect through creating while in the pottery studio.
  • Elemental Claycation NOV
    Elemental Claycation NOV
    Fri, Nov 29
    Freba Pottery Studio
    Nov 29, 2024, 7:00 p.m. – Dec 01, 2024, 5:00 p.m.
    Nov 29, 2024, 7:00 p.m. – Dec 01, 2024, 5:00 p.m.
    Elemental Claycation is an immersive pottery retreat for groups of people to connect through creating while in the pottery studio.
  • Elemental Claycation DEC
    Elemental Claycation DEC
    Fri, Dec 06
    Freba Pottery Studio
    Dec 06, 2024, 7:00 p.m. – Dec 08, 2024, 5:00 p.m.
    Dec 06, 2024, 7:00 p.m. – Dec 08, 2024, 5:00 p.m.
    Elemental Claycation is an immersive pottery retreat for groups of people to connect through creating while in the pottery studio.
  • Elemental Claycation JAN
    Elemental Claycation JAN
    Fri, Jan 24
    Freba Pottery Studio
    Jan 24, 2025, 7:00 p.m. – Jan 26, 2025, 5:00 p.m.
    Jan 24, 2025, 7:00 p.m. – Jan 26, 2025, 5:00 p.m.
    Elemental Claycation is an immersive pottery retreat for groups of people to connect through creating while in the pottery studio.

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