Dates

TBA. Check with Felipe to see if he will be in Mazatlán this winter.

Venue Hotel Belmar
(USA / Canada Toll Free:
tel 1+(877) BELMAR-1),
Old Mazatlán, Mexico
Fees  
1-4 days

$85 USD per day

Includes:

  • Instruction in micaceous clay pottery each morning;
  • breakfast & lunch for each day. Afternoons are free.
5 Days

$400 USD per 5 days

Includes:
  • Instruction in micaceous clay pottery each morning;
  • breakfast & lunch each day;
  • excursion to visit the local potters of Concordia;
  • Pickup & return to Mazatlán Airport
Accommodation

Available at the Hotel Belmar
for between $22-$27 USD, per night per room. Felipe can help arrange accommodation at the Hotel Belmar.

Other nearby hotels include La Siesta (Tel. 52 669 981 2640) and Best Western Posada Freeman Express (Tel: 52 669 985 60 60). You need to make your own arrangements for accommodation with these hotels.

 


Mazatlán at night; View from the Hotel Belmar.

Classes cost $85US tuition per morning of instruction. The fee includes all materials (micaceous clay, turntables, & use of tools) as well breakfast and lunch, both delightfully prepared by Felipe.

A week of instruction, 5 mornings, costs $400US. Lessons take place in the morning. Afternoons are free for you to enjoy the beach and the surrounding area, or to visit local potters and other venues. The 5 day class includes a visit to the local Mexican potters of Concordia. Airport pickup & drop off is also included for those who take the 5 day class.

Accommodation and evening meal are not included in the tuition cost.

Accommodation

Felipe Ortega demonstrates pottery making in Mazatlan.

Felipe Ortega demonstrates pottery making in Mazatlán.

The classes take place at the Hotel Belmar, in old Mazatlán, where rooms are available at reasonable rates, around $22-$27 USD per night, per room, depending on the exchange rate. Sea front rooms are available.

The Hotel Belmar is on the beach front (Olas Altas beach), so access to the sea is a simple walk across the road. Local restaurants & good food abound and as it located within the Arts / Cultural district, there are many interesting places to visit and activities to participate in.

Other nearby hotels include La Siesta (Tel. 52 669 981 2640) and Best Western Posada Freeman Express (Tel: 52 669 985 60 60). You need to make your own arrangements for accommodation with these hotels.

 

Getting There:

Flights are available to Mazatlán (Airport code: MZT) from Denver Co., Phoenix AZ, and other US airports. It is also possible to drive there … the Hotel Belmar has a locked car park for guests … but you do need to buy Mexican auto insurance before you cross the border. There are also a number of other requirements for bringing your own vehicle into Mexico, so please read the information provided at the following web sites:
See http://www.mexicanautoinsurance.com/ for insurance plans and read http://www.mexonline.com/drivemex.htm for information about bringing your car.

For the latest entry requirements for Mexico, go to the US Department of State website http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_970.html .

Email with your details and he will help arrange rooms at the Hotel Belmar & advise you on transport to and from the airport.