"The ICAN tour to Italy was everything I expected and more. Italy is all it's cracked up to be and the trip was delightful. The workshops were informative and interesting and the art, architecture and culture of Italy surpassed expectations. [The ICAN staff] planned a wonderful itinerary and were lovely to be around. Overall it was a fantastic experience." —2018 ICAN Tour of Tuscany participant.

Registration is Closed for this Tour!

Trip Highlights:

  • Hands-on ceramic workshops at ElTorn Barcelona
  • City Tour including the Sagrada Familia, Park Güell, and Casa Batlló
  • Flamenco dance performance
  • Cooking class with lunch
  • Day trip to Montserrat
  • Wine tasting
  • Walking tour of the Las Ramblas, with a trip to the beach
  • Tour to the Miro Foundation and the Picasso Museum
  • Trip to Montjuic
  • Visits to Palau de la Musica, La Boqueria, Gothic Quarter, and Museu de Cantir de Argentona
  • Day trip to the Dalí Theatre and Museum in Figueres, and a stop in the seaside town of Girona

Photo Gallery:

Click here to see pictures from our 2016 tour of Barcelona. Click here to see pictures from other ICAN tours.


Hotel Jazz Carrer de Pelai, 3, 08001 Barcelona, Spain Phone: +34 935 52 96 96 www.hoteljazz.com/en About the hotel: Located in the heart of Barcelona, between Plaza Catalunya, Paseo de Gracia, and the famous Ramblas, the Hotel Jazz is one of the city’s most sought after accommodations. An outdoor pool and a spacious terrace with a bar and views of the city make the hotel a unique and spectacular spot for relaxing in the city center, and grant guests easy access to the city’s historical, cultural, art and architectural attractions, along with close proximity to restaurants and public transportation.

Included in the registration: 

  • Lodging: 11 nights at the Hotel Jazz. Additional nights lodging must be arranged and paid for on your own.
  • Ground transportation: Includes bus and train transportation while traveling in Spain during the tour dates.
  • Meals: 11 breakfasts at hotel, 9 lunches without wine, 3 group dinners (Spanish meals with water and wine) are included.
  • Workshop facilities for potters at ElTorn Barcelona. ElTorn will provide a large, well-organized studio, clay, use of equipment, and all necessary clay tools. All demos at ElTorn will include hands-on participation with professional potters including: Corrie Bain, Paula Loew; Martin Loew.
  • Day tours to Montserrat, Figueres, and Girona
  • Museum entrance tickets: Miro Foundation, the Picasso Museum, Museu de Cantir de Argentona, Dalí Theatre and Museum, Palau de la Musica
  • Activities for non-potters during the ceramic workshops for potters

Not included in the registration:

  • Airfare
  • 8 meals
  • Personal purchases
  • Free time activities
  • Transportation to and from the airport to the Hotel Jazz
  • Shipping of ceramic pieces made at ElTorn


"This tour was an inspirational highlight of my life. I can't wait to go on anther one!" —2018 ICAN Tour of Tuscany participant.

Registration is Closed for this Tour!

To ask questions, or reserve a spot, contact the event manager directly:

Holly Goring ICAN Manager 550 Polaris Parkway, Suite 510 Westerville, OH 43082 1-614-895-4213 hgoring@ceramics.org

"The whole experience was a pleasure and a gift! I met some lifelong friends and I plan to return to Italy someday! Thank you!" —2018 ICAN Tour of Tuscany participant.