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How to get there:

Address:

Calle del río Polendos, 8
Cabañas de Polendos, Segovia, 40392
España

Car:

From Segovia, at the junction with Cantimpalos, in the gas station turn right towards Pinillos of Polendos / Cabañas de Polendos. Passing Pinillos you will reach Cabañas de Polendos. Once in Cabañas take the first street on the right, behind the church.

From Segovia there is another way, go to Espirdo, Higuera-Cabañas. This road is shorter and nicer. It crosses the the Marquis de Quintanar farm where there are oaks and spanish bulls. But the signs are confusing, so we just  recommend to take it if you have GPS in the car.

Public transportation:

Bus Segovia-Cantimpalos. Empresa Garrido.

Information Bus station: phone: 900 700 000

Yes Dogs welcome Yes Public transport access
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130,00 €

Earth, Air, Fire and Water

Cabañas de Polendos, Segovia

Do you know what is the Raku?

This is the feast of ceramics, in which we combine the four elements: water, fire, earth and air, to get unrepeatable and unique effects in our ceramics. It's a show of sensations and colors.
When you arrive, you'll find a home made piece of clay (a kettle, a bowl, a cup or similar) and the activity consists on enamelling it, s playing with the different elements. We invite you to learn how to make effects such as copper, turquoise or metallizations. Learn the differences between at least five types of glazes. Test your imagination, ad this type of ornamentation has to be done intuitively, resulting in abstract forms.
The piece is placed in the oven and in 20 minutes it reaches 1000º degrees. Enjoy the great moment of the fire: we open the oven, where we get our incandescent piece with tweezers, that we will place in a container with sawdust . Due to the high temperature of the piece, the sawdust burns and a flame occurs. The piece is smoked, turning black, but the reductore atmosphere makes changes in the colors. To make the crackle cracked effect, we will is introduce a new element, putting the piece quickly in water, which will produce lots of steam.
With this technique, we will never obtain two pieces alike, no one knows exactly what you will get ...enjoy the surprise factor!.

Information about the craftsman

Our host is a middle-aged man, very friendly. He has dedicated 15 years to this type of craft, and came to Cabañas 8 years ago, where he set to work quietly, already tired of the city. He speaks English, so the activity can be done in this language if clients wish.

Information about the area

Cabañas de Polendos is a very little and charming village with less than 150 inhabitants, belonging to the Segovia region. It is located between Polendos Valley and Quintanar Hill, the reasons of the great beautiful landscapes. The course of the Polendos River goes through the town and gives it its name. Only 16 km away from the capital of the region (Segovia), and not much further than 1km the town of Cantimpalos, famous for the typical chorizos.

In this little villages, there are some interesting places, like The San Lorenzo Church, the Marqués de Quintanar Palace and the “Agejas” Chapel. You could also visit other nearby towns, like Cantimpalos, Mata de Quintanar, and Quintanar de Polendos; or enjoy the landscapes of the Polendos Valley and the Natural Park Hoces del Río Duratón.

Reservation policies

If cancel or modify up to 24 hours before the date of the activity, no fee will be charged. If you cancel or modify later or if you don´t show, the total price will be charged.

Payment methods

Only cash is accepted

Children policies

Children younger than 15 only pay if they make a piece.

Pets policies

Dogs are welcome if they behave properly

Recommendations

There are restaurants nearby and if you want you can enjoy live music concerts, held in "la oveja negra pub", every Saturday night from September to June.

Aditional options

This activity can take place other days. Please, ask by email: info@localplan.es

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Earth, Air, Fire and Water

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Earth, Air, Fire and Water - Miguel Angel Molinero

Address:

Calle del río Polendos, 8
Cabañas de Polendos, Segovia, 40392
España

Car:

From Segovia, at the junction with Cantimpalos, in the gas station turn right towards Pinillos of Polendos / Cabañas de Polendos. Passing Pinillos you will reach Cabañas de Polendos. Once in Cabañas take the first street on the right, behind the church.

From Segovia there is another way, go to Espirdo, Higuera-Cabañas. This road is shorter and nicer. It crosses the the Marquis de Quintanar farm where there are oaks and spanish bulls. But the signs are confusing, so we just  recommend to take it if you have GPS in the car.

Public transport:

Bus Segovia-Cantimpalos. Empresa Garrido.

Information Bus station: phone: 900 700 000