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Pre-columbian Whistling Vessel (huaco silbador) Making Immersion 2024 (fall)


In this immersive workshop, delve into the fascinating world of whistling vessels. Explore the science behind their sound production and gain the knowledge to craft your own unique instrument from clay.

October 19th-20th, 2024

10am Sat until Sunday afternoon

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Unleash Your Inner Artisan: Create Your Own Whistling Vessel

Craft a unique piece of history in this immersive two-day workshop exploring the art of pre-Columbian whistling vessels.

Go beyond the basics:

  • Master Hand-Building Techniques: Learn how to manipulate clay to create your vessel’s form.
  • Unravel the Secrets of Sound: Discover the science behind whistling mechanisms and create your own.
  • Unleash Your Creativity: Decorate your vessel, reflecting your personal style.
  • Journey Through Time: Immerse yourself in the history and cultural significance of these ancient instruments. Explore theories about their uses in pre-Columbian societies.

The Workshop Experience:

  • Saturday & Sunday: This intensive workshop spans two days, providing ample time for focused learning and creation.
  • Building & Beyond: Learn hand-building techniques, create the whistling mechanism, and explore decorative options.
  • Firing & Finishing: Pieces will require a week of drying before firing the following weekend. You have the flexibility to:
    • Take your creation home to fire yourself.
    • Pick it up after the final firing weekend.
    • Have your finished masterpiece shipped directly to you (additional fee applies).

This workshop is perfect for:

  • Art enthusiasts
  • History buffs
  • Anyone curious about the magic of sound and creation

Register today and embark on a journey into the world of pre-Columbian craftsmanship!



We have free camping available onsite, and tons of short term rentals (hotels, airbnb) nearby.

October 19th-20th, 2024

10am Sat until Sunday afternoon


Program Outline-

  • Arrive on Saturday morning by 10am.
  • Saturday morning workshop starts at 10am, break for lunch at 1pm, and then end the workshop around 5pm. Potluck and fireside communion starts at 6pm.
  • Sunday morning start to finish up your projects, final touches, and communal lunch, continue working if needed.


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