The Academy

Zurjole Academy

Our Academy

Zurjole Academy

Our Academy

CRAFTS are in danger of extinction, but as long as there is one person willing to pass on her or his knowledge, alongside another interested in receiving them, crafts will SURVIVE.

The figures of the Master and the Apprentice are still alive in Zurjole. Either for 2 hours a week or 4 hours a day, the people who come to Zurjole continue to learn trades with the aim of “know how” or with the idea of ​​making a living from it.

After a few years of growth as an Academy, we reached our adolescence with things very clear, we are here to transmit knowledge, to make people who want to learn have the possibility to do so, either because they find the teacher they were looking for or because they give with a site that provides the means for that transmission to occur.

Learning takes place through experience and this is how we also receive it. Once the knowledge of the wisest has been collected, we are able to synthesize it and give it back to the world.

Our goal is to change the world and our initiatives, whatever the field, this is what they pursue.

Our History

Our History

We opened the doors for the first time on October 5. October 2015

The Academy is born

We opened the doors for the first time on October 5th.

October 2015
Awarded in the San Sebastián Shops Christmas Window Contest. December 2015

Shop Window Contest

Awarded in the San Sebastián Shops Christmas Window Contest.

December 2015
Award to the best Craftsman at the XXV Handicraft Fair of Cascante, Navarra. May 2016

Best Craftsman

Award to the best Craftsman at the XXV Craft Fair of Cascante, Navarra.

May 2016
Awarded in the San Sebastián Shops Christmas Window Contest. December 2016

Shop Window Contest

Awarded in the San Sebastián Shops Christmas Window Contest. .

December 2016
"Balones de Madera" Blog. Daniel Lizarralde

Article about Daniel and the Zurjole Academy in "Wooden Balls" Blog.

September 2017
Award for the best handicraft piece at the 39th “Ereintza” Handicraft Fair of the Basque Country.

Best handicraft piece

Award for the best craft piece at the 39th “Ereintza” Craft Fair of the Basque Country.

October 2017
Article in the "Woodworking Crafts" magazine

Woodworking Crafts

Article in the "Woodworking Crafts" magazine.

October 2017
Publication of the textbook by Vicens Vives with special mention to the work of Daniel Lizarralde.

Editorial publication

Publication of the textbook by Vicens Vives with special mention to the work of Daniel Lizarralde.

February 2019
The great furniture maker Lorenzo Merino pass away.

See you soon

We bid farewell to Lorenzo Montesino, a great friend and a magnificent furniture maker.

March 2019
First prototype of the "STANDING WHEELCHAIR" project . June2019

Proyect

First prototype of the"BIPEDESTATION WHEELCHAIR” project.

June 2019
Finalists in the 2019 National Crafts Award

Finalists in the National Crafts Awards. Thanks to the Master Apprentice project that the Academy defends every day.

October 2019
We go ahead

We go ahead

Covid-19 confinement. More than 30 people make the impossible possible. They save the Academy from a safe closure and we managed to open in October.

October 2020
Daniel, one of the Academy's apprentices, goes to work at the Fronton “Galarreta Jai-Alai” as a "remonte" basketmaker.

Our students

Daniel, one of the Academy's apprentices, goes to work at the Fronton “Galarreta Jai-Alai” as a Remonte´s basketmaker.

2021

Our students say

Our students say

The Academy inside

The Academy inside

We are ready, we have knowledge, and we have the tools to get you started.
Are you interested? Come to meet us!

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Courses

Take a look at all the courses we have prepared for you.

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Calendar

Consult the annual calendar of all Academy courses.

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Tutors

Meet the tutors that make up the Zurjole team.