Asnieres-sur-Seine, France
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clock-o2 hours (Approx.)
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commentOffered in: English and 2 more


Try your hand at the decorative art of faience on this 2-hour ceramic-painting experience at the Gien workshop in Paris. Listen as your instructor shares insight into Gien’s 200-year history. Browse the broad range of faience patterns and seek inspiration for your own creations. Then, set to work painting your plate in the faience style of your choice. Enjoy personal attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to eight people, and take your plate with you when your class comes to an end.
  • 2-hour faience painting workshop in Paris
  • Discover the history of the Gien brand, considered the finest faience producer in Europe
  • Learn the intricate art of faience from an instructor
  • Browse books and patterns for inspiration
  • Paint your own Gien dinnerware piece to take home with you


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, Dec 2016

A new experience

, Oct 2015

Terrific. Saw the showroom of Gien patterns, heard about the manufacture of faience and how to handle it after it is painted. Very different from porcelain and pottery. Painting a small plate was the best part. I would do this as many times as I have time in Paris.

, Sep 2015

Never has such an idea about the making of ceramic, but after attended to this workshop and review of the Gien's history, I have a better understanding of it now.

The painting part is fun and memorable, just go if you enjoy ceramic-painting.

The location is easy to find, at the centre of Paris, you might spend some time to walk around the neighbourhood.

, Mar 2015

My husband and I only had two days in Paris for Valentines Day. We chose this painting class as one of our many activities. It certainly did not disappoint! Solène was wonderfully helpful, kind, and knowledgeable. We cannot recommend this highly enough not only did we get an off the beaten path experience, but two unique souvenirs and an amazing memory. Truly one of the highlights of our trip and something that we will be talking about for years.

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