The Spanish studio is next open between

   July 11th and August 5th 2018


 Morocco workshop - Taroudant

May 21st - June 5th 2018

  Limited places - Contact for details

Studio Golondrina is situated in the ancient village of Cañada de Benatanduz. At an altitude of 1442 metres,  Cañada is the highest village in the Maestrazgo, a wild, ruggedly beautiful and little-visited region of Aragon, northeastern Spain. 

The studio occupies the old  stables and corral of a typical Aragonese mountain house, perched on the upper slopes of  the deep limestone canyon that gives the village its Moorish name. Hundreds of nesting swallows - golondrinas - and swifts are constant companions.

The house and studio is top left in the following picture.

The view from the studio is inspirational.

Cañada de Benatanduz is a hardworking farming village, famous in the region for wheat, potatoes and lamb. The tough landscape, turbulent history, extreme winters and very isolated  location have produced a ruggedly independent, warm-hearted and welcoming community.    

Studio Golondrina is a small-scale addition to the green tourism initiatives that  are helping  to  counter depopulation in the Maestrazgo. Cañada de Benatanduz is a tiny community; to keep the project in scale, studio places are limited to four at any one time.

Cañada de Benatanduz is a rugged place where the spine of Spain gives a last upward flex before descending five thousand feet to the Mediterranean. The Maestrazgo is a product of primal geological forces; this ancient kingdom of stone, fossils and dinosaur bones is the perfect  setting in which to work - and learn from - natural materials. Come and join us.