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Pottery Class


Its centuries-old craft of pottery offers visitors an excellent insight into an important aspect of Nepal’s culture and customs. The oldest recorded finds in Lumbini date back at least 2600 years. Bhaktapur has long been the hub for traditional pottery in Kathmandu Valley.  Of particular note are the large ceramic water pots which play a vital role in most villages. The large ceramic water pots can be found in almost every village in Nepal which are used to collect, store and transport water. These vessels also keep water cool.  This is your opportunity to have a first-hand experience of participating in this ancient tradition by using two different traditional methods of making clay pots.

Why you will love it

  • Learn about the background and history of pottery.
  • Learn from a third-generation master potter.
  • Experience making two forms of pottery – handmade and on the pottery wheel.
  • An evocative, therapeutic, tranquil experience
  • A fun and interactive activity for all ages.

What you will experience

Under the guidance of a third-generation master potter, who has over 20 years of experience, you will learn two different traditional methods of pottery making, which will be handmade pottery and on the pottery wheel. This can be a real fun experience, especially if you have kids with you on this trip and they join in. Dating to the times of the Bronze Age the potter’s wheel has not changed much in essence over the intervening centuries. Working the clay you are transported to the very roots of the earth and its scents and textures; you’ll find it will evoke long-suppressed memories of times spent in the outdoors…by a stream…on a mountain trail…in a meadow….Yes working the clay can be an evocative, therapeutic, tranquil experience...when the wheel and you are as one….The perfect time out from the noise and clutter of the world as you savour the clean lines of the pot emerging from your shaping hands and the spin of the wheel.

On Request | 1 hour | Craft and Textile Tours


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