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Discover the secrets of traditional Vietnamese pottery without a time-consuming trip to one of the country’s rural ceramics villages. In this half-day pottery class, learn how to make all sorts of clay creations from a master artisan direct from Bat Trang, one of the country’s oldest ceramics villages. Get personalized guidance and answers to all your questions in this private session – no fighting to be heard from the back of the class.
Hello creative minds!
Have you ever thought of holding a brush pen and writing calligraphy on “Dó”-paper just like the emperors wrote down their commands in ancient times?
Cool fact: your writings are likely to last up to 200 YEARS thanks to the traditional way of making our paper, that we are preserving with this project. The paper is completely handmade and it takes around 100 steps to have a finished piece.
At Zó Calligraphy Workshop, you will get your own time to get used to the brush pens, ink stones, “Dó”-paper and to create your own words in calligraphy then bring home later, all under the care patient and support of our calligraphy-master.
What will you get from our workshop:
- Get to know the history, papermaking process of traditional Do paper of Vietnam.
- Listen to the story of Zó Project as a social enterprise.
- Will be guided to do one product from Dó paper then bring home later.
"Zó project was by far the best part of our trip to Hanoi. This all-female led social enterprise is dedicated completely to preserving the ancient traditions of dó paper making and to supporting the muong village people. We had so much fun and felt like we were taking part in a much bigger experience. There was a workshop to suit all kinds of ages, and it was really atmospheric to sit on the railway line and make paper while the locals came by to watch and ask questions and share their own stories. The girls have done a great job of taking the traditional paper and turning into contemporary products for souvenirs, everything was great and everyone was so respectful"
This is one of our customer's reviews on tripadvisor.
Amazing little shop with unique workshops. Great way to spend the morning making lamps. The staff is extremely friendly and accommodating, and there are many unique gifts. We really enjoyed our visit and a quiet morning away from the hustle and bustle of the city. They also had great restaurant recommendations in the area! I highly recommend Doug a workshop and going home with a unique work of art while hearing the amazing story of Zo Project while learning a bit more about how the paper is made
Nestled in Kien Hung Commune, Ha Dong Town, Hanoi, the small, but prestigious village – Da Sy has a long - standing history of forging profession. During wars in Vietnam, the village was the main source supporting weapons for Vietnam military. However, when peace returned to Viet Nam 40 years ago, the Da Sy people returned to making to agricultural implements such as ploughs, rakes and machinery parts or kitchen implements.
Journey alongside the Red River on a scenic countryside drive from Hanoi to Bat Trang. Visit the village known for producing high-quality ceramics and see how this pottery is made by hand. You’ll have the opportunity to participate in a workshop crafting your own piece or shop for something to take home with you. This private tour offers air-conditioned transport and the personalized attention of your very own guide.
In the northernmost region of Vietnam, Ha Giang is a remote destination that has been open to tourism for only a few years. With a population of just over 700,000 people, this is one of Vietnam’s poorest places, and it shows—not because it is decrepit or run-down, but just the opposite—not being reliant on a strong economy has kept the area pristine and preserved, virtually untouched by the harmful effects of mass tourism and big industries.
The region boasts nature as you have probably never seen it. Massive limestone walls, granite outcrops everywhere, hanging valleys, rice terraces climbing to the clouds, and winding roads carved into the mountainsides.
This alone sounds like a great adventure, but combined with the ubiquitous presence of the local hill tribes—mostly proud Black Hmong—this experience is a "must-do" on any Vietnam itinerary.
Fun fact: Ha Giang is both a city and a province that shares a border with China’s Yunnan province.
Nestled in Kien Hung Commune, Ha Dong Town, Hanoi, the small, but prestigious village ? Da Sy has a long - standing history of forging profession. Historically, two blacksmith ancestors of the profession were Nguyen Thuat and Nguyen Thuan who came to the village several hundred years ago, and taught forging technics for locals. During wars in Vietnam, the village was the main source supporting weapons for Vietnam military. However, when peace returned to Viet Nam 40 years ago, the Da Sy people returned to making to agricultural implements such as ploughs, rakes and machinery parts or kitchen implements.
While away the afternoon with this watercolor class in a cute, off-the-beaten-track cafe in Hanoi. Whether you’re an avid artist or it’s your first time picking up a brush, your teacher can accommodate your level with appropriate instruction on techniques and gentle guidance. Leave the class with your original artwork in hand—it makes a memorable souvenir.
Get more fun and more experience with pottery class in Hanoi old quarter
You don't need to go to Bat Trang ceramics village, just stay in Hanoi Old Quarter, you can play with our Bat Trang artisan.
Discover a side of Hanoi that’s usually reserved for locals during a walking tour that combines street food with live music venues. This private tour ensures that you receive the undivided attention of your guide and saves you the stress of researching top Hanoi food venues. Plus, you’ll receive tailored recommendations to last your entire trip.
"Yen Thai Silk, Bat Trang Pottery, Dinh Cong Silver, Ngu Xa Copper" is the quintessential quarters of the Thang Long trade village. Through its history, the village has seen several drastic changes take place to its people, culture, tradition and crafts but silversmithing in Dinh Cong is one of the few ancient crafts of Thang Long (old name of Hanoi) that still exists today.
Located on the To Lich river bank in Hanoi's Hoang Mai district, approximately 10km from Hoan Kiem Lake), Dinh Cong village has long term history of silver handcrafts. According to the legend, in King Ly Nam De's reign, three brothers of the Tran family (Tran Dien, Tran Hoa and Tran Dien) learned how to make silver and gold jewelries by chance, mastered the skills and then passed this on to the local people of the village and created the reputation of Dinh Cong's products. The products are not just beautiful but also have a masterful finish.
- I will provide an instruction of how to use a camera if needed.
- I will share my experience at doing street photography in Hanoi
- We will enjoy walking around discussing about whatever topic: photography, art, history, culture, etc.
- During the tour I will take environment portrait of you as well ( if you don't mind )
Bat Trang is one of the most well-known traditional handicraft villages in Vietnam. Traditional Ceramics village with history of seven centuries, is an interesting attraction in Hanoi that tourists should not ignore.
With more than 10years working in factory in bat trang village, we know how to guide and bring more experience for customer , The customers can explore in our factory and work with our employee , that why our tour is very different with other
Explore Glaze factory and hand made, hand painted factory
visit Old Kiln
Doing Ceramics class
Discover Ancient village
Born and raised in the Hanoi capital, the center of Vietnamese culture and traditional handicrafts. I graduated as IT-Software engineer, but fall in love with hand-crafts as a child. Started to learn handmade leather by my-self from 2013, I decided to start plan of my life with the material. I came to the realization that my workshop was an place where everyone can come & have experience, to know or understanding how does artisan make excellent handicrafts. I hope the crafts will be preserved and honored all over the world.
Hi! After going to so many beautiful places in Hanoi, it's time for you to have a souvenir to remind you of this trip. Why not create it by yourself while enjoying a conversation with a HANOIan in our bookbinding workshop?
DURATION: 2.5 hours
A home studio located in a peaceful local area with walking distance from the historical site the Downed B-52. 1 min by car from B52 Victory Museum, 5 mins by car from Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum. A place for art & craft lovers!
• Class TIMING is FLEXIBLE so drop me a message to arrange workshop at a time which is not in the schedule
• Children aged 8 and up can attend
• No previous experience is required.
• All the materials are provided by our team. Just bring your art soul along ;) and your own picture (for the notebook cover) if you wish to do so.
You might have noticed the little hole-in-the-wall shops cluttered around the Old Quarters, tended to by a single craftsmen, hunched and dedicatedly carving sophisticated designs on little wooden blocks. Wooden stamps, or historically, the art of seal making was borrowed from China and was used by kings and aristocrats during the feudal times in Vietnam. More than a 1000 years later, the art yet lives, but has morphed into the wooden stamps we know today, elegantly managing to stay relevant with the times.
Thac Ba Lake; the mountain province Ha Giang; the palace of the H'mong King; the mountain town of Dong Van; Ba Be Lake; the Ma Pi Leng and Ba Be mountain passes
2 nights in homestay and 2 nights in hotels
1. Professional services with multiple-language-speaking staffs
2. Reasonable price (actually cheaper than most studio & lab in the same segment)
3. Flexible way of communication and planning/ booking services
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This workshop is for people who love art, watercolor painting, or just simply like to have a relaxing afternoon experimenting with art:)
Join us for a 2 hours workshop to learn some basic techniques about watercolor painting and enjoy time practicing your new painting skills in an artistic space.
This workshop is for people who love the art of making DIY jewelry, especially wire art jewelry:)
Come to our workshop, pick one or more designs that you like (in our catalog or your own favorite design)
As an art and craft brand in Hanoi, Vietnam, FOLKSIGHT is run by artists with the passion of folk art, storytelling and cultural values.
We create our own designs and put them into daily used products, such as silk scarves, embroidered clothing, zip pouches, coasters, art prints, home décor, and many more. In each item, you shall find the best of our efforts to not just preserve the beauty of Vietnamese long-live aesthetics, but also to express our unique voice and creativity in the modern time.
Let us take you through the journey of dancing colors, pertinent skills and blooming dreams of Vietnamese artists and artisans’ pride.