Pottery courses



I nostri metodi sono sperimentati e garantiscono il miglior risultato di apprendimento e qualità dei lavori; la professionalità del maestro, Luca Leandri, garantisce il percorso dalla conoscenza di I corsi con Luca Leandri si sviluppano su due piani formativi : si affrontano le tematiche da un punto di vista storico-culturale dell' argomento scelto, con lezioni teoriche tenute dal Maestro e coadiuvate da immagini video e da dispense cartacee; da un punto di vista tecnico e pratico durante le ore di laboratorio, in genere con orario intensivo, si affronta la conoscenza degli strumenti utilizzati, delle materie plastiche usate e tecniche manuali e di cottura. Non presentiamo un calendario annuale in quanto siamo aperti tutto l’anno e ci si può iscrivere con date a scelta dell’allievo o degli allievi. In alcuni casi raggruppiamo le richieste con delle date che aggiorniamo qui nel nostro blog o attraverso newsletter, sotto forma di proposte.
Alla Fratta art-house è possibile frequentare i corsi tutto l’anno.
I corsi (modellazione, colorazione, tecniche di cottura raku, bucchero, lustro e corsi di tornio) sono frequentabili sia da allievi, che vogliono intraprendere un percorso formativo a partire da un primo livello sino ad un livello avanzato e professionale e da quanti vogliono avvicinarsi alla ceramica per sperimentare una esperienza di arte e relax da integrare nel proprio programma di vacanza.


metodi sperimentati - garantiscono il miglior risultato di apprendimento e qualità dei lavori
professionalità del Maestro, Luca Leandri
Alla Fratta art-house è possibile frequentare i corsi tutto l’anno.
I corsi : modellazione, colorazione, tecniche di cottura raku, bucchero, lustro e corsi di tornio.


Pottery courses on wheel can be individual or in groups. Groups of attendees will not, in any case, exceed the number of six students, in order to give every student the chance to have their own place at the wheel. The aim of this type of courses is to make any beginner student to achieve encouraging results rapidly. These courses are intensive. The teacher will follow the initial stages of the approach with the clay of all the students and will observe closely each student in their position. Wheel courses are thought both for beginners and to professional purposes. The minimum recommended period of attendance for these courses is one week intensive course (five days). Those who are familiar with this technique can also follow wheel courses at higher levels to improve their skills, to create larger artefacts or for professional applications. Classes start at 9.30 and end at 12.30. In the afternoon, the timetable includes a practice tutorial class with the teacher from 15.30 to 18.30. Practice, in particular in the case of the use of the potter’s wheel, is felt indispensable to acquire technique and manual skills

75€ day/p.


The Bucchero is a type of black ceramic originally produced by the ancient Etruscans. The black colour is not obtained by painting, but thanks to a special cooking process without oxygen. Bucchero Etrusco courses begin with modelling and preparation of the object. In this phase, polishing represents an extremely important moment. The final cooking is obtained by following the old Etruscan firing technique in a specifically prepared kiln. The main characteristic of the final object is its shiny, black and smooth texture. The course lasts a minimum of 4 days due to the phases of object preparation and firing: modelling of one or more objects (mainly vases or bowls) smoothing the surface before firing, collecting the materials for the preparation of the kiln (wood, shrubs, dry leaves) and sealing the kiln before lighting. The objects remain with the pupil.

95€ day/p.-by group – 130€/day/p.- by self


RAKU is a Japanese firing technique that dates back to the 16th century. RAKU means enjoying the day, living in harmony with things and with people. In ceramic art, it represents an important experience and a moment of culture that brings us closer to the decisive elements that constitute the essence of man: earth, water and fire.
The RAKU technique course can be held in a module of minimum 2-3 days and is suitable for those who want to have a first approach to ceramics. After a theoretical presentation of raku, its history and philosophy, basic modelling techniques will be taught and some clay artifacts will be created and put in the kiln for the first time. In the meantime, glazes, their preparation and colouring techniques are examined. The first experience of firing raku on forms already prepared by the Master is preceded by a detailed theoretical lesson on the various types of glazes and oxides and their chemical composition. Once the first firing has been carried out, the results are observed and the work is painted. Raku courses at the most advanced level consist of meetings of minimum three days to study of raw raku, lustro raku, oxide raku, raku course set on the relationship between material, shape and colour. Each meeting includes the use of instruments, kiln and materials (clays and colours).

95€ day/p.-by group – 130€/day/p.- by self


Paperclay courses last at least 4 days. Paperclay is a method of working with ceramics that involves in a first stage the preparation of a clay mixture with cellulose. The mixture is obtained by kneading the clay with crumbled paper or particles of vegetable fibres such as cotton or linen. The cellulose modifies the mixture, improving its workability and giving the fired ceramic more lightness but, at the same time, strength. The objects are created with various techniques based on the density of the clay mixture. Once dried, the objects are treated with enamels and then they put into the kiln. The name “paperclay” is formed of two English terms: paper (paper) and clay (clay).

95€ day/p.-by group – 130€/day/p.- by self


A Terra Sigillata course lasts at least 4 days. It is intended for those who want to have a deeper approach to colouring techniques through the use of vitrifying decanted clays. These paints are obtained by separating from the clay composition (by sedimentation in water) the finer and colloidal particles from the coarser ones. Decanted clays, since they vitrify during firing, replace enamels and give the object a vitrified but not shiny appearance. Firing can also be carried out using the raku technique.
The sealed earth has its origins in Roman times. They were inspired by Greek ceramics. The Romans decorated their artefacts by applying to them decorative motifs obtained from terracotta matrices, or “sigillum”, to obtain the
waterproofing of the object. This technique was often used to make objects “for the table”, since they covered it with a decanted and vitrifying clay mixture.

95€ day/p.-by group – 130€/day/p.- by self


Lustro is a particular technique of colouring and firing ceramics that allows to obtain colours with changing or iridescent shades. The metallic or intra-kiln lustro is a technique of Egyptian origin (8th century BC) which spread to Mesopotamia, Iran and, later, throughout the Islamic world. The procedure is particularly sophisticated: thanks to the application of special mixtures and a complex firing technique, metallic, iridescent and iridescent effects are obtained. A first basic course lasts from 2 to 4 days on objects that are made available by the teacher and on which one works starting from colouring to firing, paying particular attention to the type of enamel to be applied and its composition. With a course of at least 4 days you can also work on modelling and creating your own  shapes.

95€ day/p.-by group – 130€/day/p.- by self


This course takes place over four days. We use stoneware clay worked at the pottery wheel or other modelling techniques. We will study the vitreous mixtures composition and preparation before the firing step. Once the products have been prepared for firing we will pass to the high temperature final step (1200°C - 1300°C) in an oven conceived for high temperatures.

110€ per day/per person for groups - 140€/per day /per person for single persons

95€ day/p.-by group - 130€/day/p.- by self


Modelling courses are recommended to those who want to deepen or know the various techniques of manual creation of shapes, starting from a beginner level up to a professional level, with the support of the other ceramic phases (colouring, firing techniques, etc.). During the course, which lasts a minimum of 3 days (recommended duration 4-5 days), you will deal in particular with the techniques of construction, Colombino, Slabs or other more experimental techniques, taking into account the shape thought and designed at the beginning and the size of the object, whether it is a concrete object or a sculpture.

95€ day/p.-by group – 130€/day/p.- by self


Spending a holiday at Fratta Art-House means to test oneself through the creation of clay artefacts. We have been arranging tailored courses for school groups (national or from abroad), parties and families for many year now. In the case of families, we enjoy sharing our experience by involving each of the members in a creative project aimed at producing items that are thought for everyday use once returned to their homes. Children, too, have their part in this project, according to their age and the themes that most attract them. Italian or foreign college and school groups are very welcome to courses designed to form students within the schools’ institutional syllabi.


Where art is, there is wellness for body and soul. In the morning it is possible to practice warming up exercises based on Martial Arts principles, particularly on an old Chinese technique called Qigong (focused on the body and Qi), which belongs to inner Martial Arts and is closely associated to the principles of traditional Chinese Medicine. These activities, thought for our guests’ physical and mental health, include Qigong and Taiji-Quan exercises, which are led outdoors by Elisabetta, who has been studying and practicing them for twelve years. At Fratta Art-House is also possible to book (with some notice) Shiatsu sessions, as well as other types of massages with external certified professionals. (see more – page) The morning exercises last between 40 to 60 minutes and have to be scheduled with the House guests. In addition to the morning meetings, it is possible to arrange weekly residential periodic meetings. Meeting fee is 15 euros per person (minimum two people). Monthly participation fee for 4 meetings is 40 euros per person.


I CORSI vengono svolti dal maestro Luca Leandri, artista e scultore sin dal 1986. Insegna la didattica dell’arte ceramica nel suo laboratorio dal 1995. Dal 2019 le sue opere sono esposte nella sua galleria personale a Todi, in Via Duomo 13.



La Fratta art-house e la sua attività di programmazione e comunicazione è curata da Elisabetta Corrao, che si occupa di accogliere amabilmente gli Ospiti, di curare e controllare gli alloggi e seguire i contatti, le email , le prenotazioni ed i profili social e l’aggiornamento di tutta la comunicazione.


La Fratta art-house e la sua attività di programmazione e comunicazione è curata da Elisabetta Corrao, che si occupa di accogliere amabilmente gli Ospiti, di curare e controllare gli alloggi e seguire i contatti, le email , le prenotazioni ed i profili social e l’aggiornamento di tutta la comunicazione.



    Dati Personali

    Dati Soggiorno

    Note & Informazioni

    Ho letto e accetto il trattamento dati