Pottery Workshop

A Master Potter Teaches this Traditional Nepali Craft

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$22.00 per guest

Highlights

  • Getting to try 2 forms of pottery: handmade pottery and on the pottery wheel
  • Learning pottery from a third generation master potter who has over 20 years of experience
  • A fun and educational activity for families with children

Inclusive of:

  • English speaking guide
  • All tools and materials necessary
  • Apron

Not Inclusive of:

  • Pick-up and drop-off service (can be included at additional cost)
4.8 Out of 5
42 Reviews
Samantha Reed United States
5
14 May, 2019

We had two groups of 6 people and loved our experience! Our guides/translators were so friendly, funny, and made the exp...

Marion Prot France
5
15 Apr, 2019

Il y a plusieurs années que je voulais réaliser un atelier poterie en France. Quand j’ai découvert cette possibilité à K...

$US 22.00 per guest
2 hours
1 - 6 guest
Cancellation Policy: Moderate

Full refund available for cancellations made up to 24 hours prior to booking start time.

More About This Experience

An integral part of Nepalese culture, the art of pottery goes back milleniums, with the oldest being found in Lumbini with a recorded age of over 2,600 years old. These pots are used in everyday life, be it storing, transporting water, decorative purposes, lamps and even for making liquor. Made on a traditional potter's wheel, and adorned with traditional Nepali designs, this is quintessential Nepali culture at its best! Learn about how to get the clay to the optimal moisture level for moulding and have lots of fun with the pottery wheel! Once you have your basic shape hammered out, then take your time to adorn it with beautiful patterns and inscriptions. Our pottery master can also show you a variety of Nepalese patterns and explain what they all mean. Come join our pottery course and try making one for yourself to bring home! Note: It takes about 2 days for the pottery to dry so please book with ample time to spare for the pottery to dry if you want to take it home. If you want to fire it then it will take 2 weeks. Please note that if you have selected an add on for pick up then we use local taxis.

Additional Information:

  • The pots take a minimum of 2 days (during summer) and 3 days (in winter) to dry out before you can take it away
  • Exact pick-up location address along with map direction will be sent to your email instantly after booking
  • Although aprons will be provided, please wear clothes that you are comfortable getting dirty
  • An additional $5 will be charged to have the pots delivered to your hotel
  • Be at the pick up location at the tour start time.

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Your Local Host

Narayan Prajapati

Dropped out of school since 9th grade, Prajapati has been pursuing his passion of pottery ever since. Having spent more than 10 years mastering the craft, he is a master potter and loves to teach. He hopes the prog...

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42 reviews from people who took this experience

Samantha Reed United States
5
14 May, 2019

We had two groups of 6 people and loved our experience! Our guides/translators were so friendly, funny, and made the experience very worthwhile. Narayan was also very friendly and so talented! He came around individually to help everyone and showed us all his work at the end! Overall I definitely re... Read more

Marion Prot France
5
15 Apr, 2019

Il y a plusieurs années que je voulais réaliser un atelier poterie en France. Quand j’ai découvert cette possibilité à Kathmandu et dans un cadre bienveillant, j’ai sauté sur l’occasion pour m’offrir ce moment à l’occasion de mon anniversaire. Et ce fut réellement un bon moment. Narayan a pris le te... Read more

Sybren Keizer Netherlands
5
25 Oct, 2018

Alot of fun making great stuff with alot of ease. I think this one of the most fun things to do, very rewarding. But mostly due great help of host and translations of backstreet academy. Might actually be nice to have (half) day workshops here. I think everybody should try it at least ones.

US$ 22.00 per guest
42 Reviews