Aegina has been famous for its pottery since the Archaic age and its role as one of the Mediterranean's most significant trading centers ensured that the island's pottery was exported throughout the region. Even today the island is deeply involved with the craft and sculpted souvenirs fill many of Aegina's gift shops. The region of Mesagros is home to several pottery workshops.
The Aegina Workshop (Ergastiri tis Eginas) offers pottery lessons where participants of all ages can create their own works of art. The organization also provides tours of the island's pottery workshops.