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.

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

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!

Tour/Workshop Pricing

Room Rates and Payment Options:

Room rates cover your lodging and other tour activities for the entire trip. See our official itinerary for details. All rates in US dollars.

One-time Payment (Pay in Full):

Potter – Single Room $4,100
Potter – Double Room $3,500
Non-Potter – Single Room $4,100
Non-Potter – Double Room $3,500

No refund after March 3, 2019. Please see our cancellation terms below.

Pay-Over-Time (Payment Plan):

Potter – Single Room $4,350
Potter – Double Room $3,750
Non-Potter – Single Room $4,350
Non-Potter – Double Room $3,750

No refund after March 3, 2019. Please see our cancellation terms below.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The Pay-Over-Time / Payment Plan option requires a non-refundable $500 deposit due at the time of registration. Payments will be automatically deducted per the following payment schedule.

Pay-Over-Time (Payment Plan Schedule):

Non-Refundable Deposit $500 — Non-Refundable/Due at the time of Registration
2nd Payment 25% of total fee — Due January 3, 2019
3rd Payment 25% of total fee — Due February 3, 2019
Final Payment Remainder of Balance — Due March 3, 2019

For the sake of simplicity, the 2nd and 3rd payments will be rounded up to the nearest $10. The final payment will deduct the exact balance owed on the March 3, 2019, deadline.

Participants who elect to take part in the Pay-Over-Time option will be sent an invoice for each interim payment and for the final payment.

Registration Process and Terms:

  1. Questions and Payment: To ask a question about the tour or to make a payment to register, contact the ICAN Manager, Holly Goring, directly. Please DO NOT email your credit card information to us.

    Holly Goring, ICAN Manager
    Direct Tel.: 1-614-895-4213
  2. Confirmation: Once we process your initial payment, you will receive an email confirming your reserved spot on the tour. Reminder: The Pay-Over-Time option requires a non-refundable $500 deposit due at the time of registration.
  3. Required Documentation: After your reservation has been confirmed, you will need to provide the following documents to the ICAN Manager in order for you to participate in the tour:

    a) A completed Registration Form (provided by us)

    b) A completed Emergency Contact Form (provided by us)

    c) A completed Liability Waiver (provided by us)

    d) A color, scanned legible copy of your passport (A color photocopy can also be mailed to the ICAN Manager via regular mail)

  4. Airline Tickets: We advise that you do not to book non-refundable flights or other services until the tour has filled the minimum number of required participants. Once the tour has met that minimum requirement, you will be notified immediately and will be encouraged to book your flights at that time.
  5. The ICAN member discount only applies to products in the Ceramic Arts Network Shop and cannot be applied to this international tour.

Cancellation Policy:

  1. Tour Cancellation and Refunds: In the unlikely event that the tour be cancelled due to not meeting the minimum number of required participants or other reasons beyond our control, all tour-related deposits and payments made previously by you will be refunded back to you.
  2. Personal Cancellation and Refunds: If for some reason you register for the tour and later determine you will not be able to participate, you must notify the ICAN Manager in writing. Any payments made up to that point will be refunded. No refund after March 3, 2019. Notification of your cancellation after the deadline will result in a forfeiture of any payments made to that point. Note that this clause does apply to a deposit made as part of the Pay-Over-Time option. The Pay-Over-Time option requires a non-refundable $500 deposit due at the time of registration.

Communication Leading Up to Departure:
Once registered, tour participants will receive regular communication from the ICAN Manager with details about the event. All you’ll have to do is relax and enjoy this once-in-a-lifetime trip! We hope you can join us!

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

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.

For pictures from other past trips, visit on our Events Gallery Page page!