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Ancient Nepali Art of Pottery Workshop

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  • 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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September 2020
















About this activity

What's included, what's not

  • What's included

    Guided pottery workshop

  • What's included

    Pottery tools and materials

  • What's included

    Commentary provided in English

  • What's excluded

    Transportation to meeting location

Know Before You Book

  • You must be 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

  • Hours of operation 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.

What you can expect

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 liquor.

Work with a master artisan to get the clay to the optimal moisture for molding, and then practice 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.


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Activity Location

  • Roadhouse Cafe
  • Roadhouse Cafe
  • Kathmandu Central Development Region 44600

Meeting/Redemption Point

  • At the entrance of Roadhouse Cafe, Jhamshikhel
  • Patan Central Development Region 44600
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