Siem Reap, Cambodia
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clock-o2 hours (Approx.)
TransportHotel pickup offered
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commentOffered in: English and 1 more

Overview

Discover the time-honored tradition of making Cambodian ceramics during a pottery workshop in Siem Reap — a perfect family activity. An expert artist demonstrates methods of molding pieces on a pottery wheel, then helps you shape your own bowl and create Khmer designs with the proper carving tools. Your masterpiece is delivered to your hotel the following evening, along with a potter's diploma, after firing in a kiln overnight. This 2-hour experience includes hotel transport by tuk-tuk.
Learn to spin a pottery wheel and use Khmer carving tools to fashion Cambodian ceramics during a 2-hour workshop session. At your selected time, you're transferred by tuk-tuk on a quick ride from the city center to the studio.
There, a professional local artist demonstrates how to make Cambodian masterpieces. Under the expert eye of your instructor, have a go at the pottery wheel and mold a bowl from local clay. Once you’re satisfied with your piece, use can use a variety of special tools to add kbach (ornamentation) to your artwork. Afterward, you’re returned to your hotel by tuk-tuk.
Your pottery will be fired in the kiln overnight then safely packed and delivered to your accommodation along with a potter’s diploma the following evening, so you can display your souvenir for your friends and family back home.
If you prefer to have your pieces shipped home, it can be arranged at your own expense.

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M
, Aug 2018

I've always wanted to try my hand at pottery making. Why not do it in Cambodia under the tutelage of an expert artist? Don't let the movie Ghost fool you it is harder than you think. Haha! In any event, the class was great fun! Worth the money.

D
, Jun 2018

This tour was an amazing way to do something unusual while briefly passing through Siem Reap. Our instructor was hearing impaired but really helped us complete at least 4 pieces and he was very skilled in fixing our attempt at turning a bowl on the wheel. The nice thing about this tour is that our pieces were fired, glazed and delivered the next day to our hotel. I would recommend this tour to folks that need a change from the usual tours of sightseeing. The organization that runs this Pottery Class is comprised of very personable people that lend a nice insight to the culture and the warmth of the Cambodian locals. This tour sends a tuk tuk to pick you up and drop you off at your hotel. One suggestion wear clothes that you won't mind getting dirty, because it can get quite messy, especially if you haven't done any sort of clay making.

S
, Mar 2018

This tour was amazing!

B
, Feb 2018

My husband and I were picked up from our hotel at 0945 by tuk tuk and taken to our pottery class which started at 1000. The class started with a brief introduction and a demonstration of how to make a bowl - nine steps in total. After this we were given a very experienced helper who sat opposite us and helped us make five different items ranging from cups, bowls, plates and vases. It sounds daunting put as you are given a person to help then the task is so much easier. The things you forget to do like putting water on your clay or not turning the wheel quick enough are always remedied for you. You get to make five items and you get to keep one as part of the cost for doing it and if you want to keep any more they cost 5 each which is a bargain. This whole experience is made more extraordinary as all the helpers are deaf which means they cannot speak to you and instead use their expertise to assist you in the turning of your clay. We had never touched clay never mind turned it on a potters wheel, this is a great thing to do and when you see a lump of clay turned into something you do get a great sense of achievement. This pottery class is a must if you are visiting Siem Reap, the people involved are lovely and you will have a great time.

R
, Jan 2018

One must have such experience in the life

C
, Jan 2018

Good late afternoon outing. Fun for the family. Get to take 3-4 tries to make something worth firing and glazing. If you are hopeless like me, they step in and guide you so you having something that resembles a cup or bowl or plate. Pick up next day.

R
, Sep 2017

AMAZING EXPERIENCE! If you get the chance, please go!

D
, Jun 2017

Highly recommended!

N
, Jun 2017

Good fun for the whole family. My daughter still talks about it months later as one of the favorite things she has done. It is a little hard to communicate with the instructors, but we made it work.

A
, May 2017

This was a great experience! It is part of Cambodia's life and it was great to be able to learn. Sadly I couldn't take my piece home with me as I left next day early in the morning. It is an must have experience!


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