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Ancient Nepali Art of Pottery Workshop

by Backstreet Academy
per traveller Price is AU$35
*Pricing based on group of 2 travellers
Duration: 2h Free cancellation available No Booking Fees E-voucher (printout not required) Offered in: English Offered in: English

Highlights

  • Art of traditional pottery taught by local master craftsman

  • Variety of pot uses, from storage & transport to decoration

  • Master artisan teaching technique for forming the best shape

  • Design principles of pottery remain similar after millennia

  • Use of pottery wheel allows for fun interpretation of design

Highlights

  • Art of traditional pottery taught by local master craftsman

  • Variety of pot uses, from storage & transport to decoration

  • Master artisan teaching technique for forming the best shape

  • Design principles of pottery remain similar after millennia

  • Use of pottery wheel allows for fun interpretation of design

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Workshop in English

Duration 2h

Live Commentary in English.

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Total price is AU$42.30, taxes included

No booking or credit card fees

Ancient Nepali Art of Pottery Workshop

Activity Location

Roadhouse Cafe

Roadhouse Cafe

Kathmandu 44600

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • At the entrance of Roadhouse Cafe, Jhamshikhel

    Patan 44600


Description

Study the art of pottery, an integral part of Nepalese culture going back several thousand years. Learn to work with clay and how to use a pottery wheel, incorporating traditional designs and patterns with expert input from a master of the craft.

The art of pottery in Nepal goes back millennia, with the oldest pot found in Lumbini dating to over 2,600 years old. Over the years, the technique has been refined and tools have become easier to use, but the essential premise has remained the same. Today, these pots are still used in everyday life, from storage to transporting water, decorating, lamps, and even making alcoholic drinks.

Work with a master artisan to get the clay to the optimal moisture for moulding, and then practise forming the structure on a traditional potter's wheel. Once the basic shape has taken form, take time to adorn it with beautiful patterns. If you have a few days to spare, you can have your pot fired for the best finish, and delivered to your hotel for extra charge.

Please note that the number of days for the pots to be dried depends on the weather.


Inclusions

  • Guided pottery workshop

  • Pottery tools and materials

  • Commentary provided in English


Exclusions

  • Transport to meeting location


Know Before You Book

  • You must be aged 10 or older.

  • Maximum group size is 4 people.

  • An additional surcharge of USD 20 to upgrade to a full-day pottery workshop from 9 AM to 5 PM and is payable on the day of your activity

  • You do not need previous pottery experience

  • Opening hours are 10 AM–4 PM daily. You will receive confirmation of your exact tour departure time when you call to confirm your reservation.

  • Check-in is 5 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.


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