Become a potter for a day at Sof Salémi with Saba

Earth becomes word, sensation and poem under the potter’s fingers

Who hasn’t played with clay as a child? Now it’s time to try again. In our Sof Salèmi workshop, you can unleash your creativity and learn to create your own authentic ceramic pieces. Give free rein to your imagination and make your own objects for decorating or preserving olives and olive oil. Whether you’re curious or passionate about clay, this workshop is for you!

Period: All year round

Duration: Half-day

Participants: From 2 to 6 people in the workshop and from 7 to 12 in the host.

Level: Accessible to all

Languages: Arabic, French and English

Location: Atelier Sof Salèmi

Location: Route Gremda km 4,5, Sfax, 3062 (3 hours from Tunis)

Transport and accommodation: Not included

Your hosts : Saba Sellami and her team

Saba Sellami

Our team welcomes you to Sof Salèmi to share their passion for ceramics in a friendly atmosphere. Unleash your artistic talent and shape clay with your own hands to create unique, authentic pieces. All the necessary equipment, from soil to tools, will be provided. You’ll be in good hands with our artists to discover or deepen your knowledge of gestures and techniques in ceramic art, and to experiment with different creative processes. Our team will help you experience special moments of joy and pride, where you can also find yourself. The clay paste will be ready and waiting for you. Let’s get our hands dirty!

Highlights of the experience

  • A memorable experience in today’s world of ceramics;
  • Discover craftsmanship in an immersive workshop atmosphere;
  • Spend a suspended moment, disconnection guaranteed;
  • Back to basics with clay;
  • Production is artisanal (and ancestral), and all pieces are handmade, making them unique.
  • Unleash your creative spirit.

Ideal if you’re looking for activities for…

  • Children and adults;
  • Families with children ;
  • Retirees;
  • Solo travelers;
  • Solo or group travelers (Women only);
  • Lovers of creation who want to discover the world of earth ;
  • Passionate about handcrafted experiences.

The spirit

Ceramic art is a form of craftsmanship that dates back thousands of years. It is a major cultural component of Tunisian civilization. Our craftsmen are renowned for their creativity and skill in transforming clay into timeless, functional and decorative objects.

Sof Salèmi will provide you with an authentic experience, and accompany you in your search for creativity. A good introduction to, and in-depth knowledge of, ancestral shaping techniques (modeling and shading). Plus a great creative atmosphere.

In this privileged space, you can share this immersive adventure as a group or solo, with every gesture and movement a search for harmony with yourself. Imagine the earth coming to life under your fingers and giving shape to your creation!

We’ve got you covered…

Our program gives you the basics of the potter’s and ceramist’s trade. You’ll learn how to shape plates and bowls for presenting olives and olive oil.

First of all, we invite you to discover our workshop and our creations. All the equipment is here for you! And if you have any questions or need advice, our team will be on hand to guide and support you. Accompanied by our artists, you’ll be immersed in the world of ceramics and discover different techniques over half a day.

Here are the steps and techniques of our pottery workshop:

  • A brief introduction to clays and a few technical terms;
  • Soil preparation ;
  • Réalisations des pièces soit par : 
    • Modeling: work on the pinched technique, starting with a ball of clay that you will gradually pinch to give it shape. A little pinched bowl, for example!
    • Stamping: you make a slab of clay using a roller, then texture it and cut out a shape that will be the “template” for your creation.
  • Drying
  • Piece decoration (engobes, oxides)

While you’re waiting for your creations to dry, a cup of coffee in a well-earned break is a special moment to discuss your creations, as well as anything and everything.

At the end of the workshop, the craftsman will offer you some of his creations that resemble the pieces you have modeled during the day.


  • On request.
  • Prices include: organization of the experience, raw materials and equipment needed for the workshop, coffee break, pieces donated by the artists.
  • Prices do not include: transport, accommodation and insurance.

Recommendations for running the experiment smoothly

  • Choose a comfortable outfit that’s cool and in keeping with your style.
  • Make sure you have a good grip (keep your fingernails short).

Contact us

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  • Phone / Whatsapp: +216 26 309 386
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