Siem Reap: Cambodian Pottery Class

4.7 / 5

44 Reviews

Siem Reap: Cambodian Pottery Class

From US$ 25 per person

Create a ceramic bowl with Khmer carvings to take home with you. Learn from a local artist how to express yourself in clay on this 2-hour activity.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Duration 1.5 hours
Starting times 8:00 AM, 10:00 AM, 2:00 PM, 4:00 PM
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Instructor
Cambodian, English
Pickup included
Hotel pickup is provided.
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Learn about Cambodian pottery from an expert local artist
  • Express yourself with clay and create a Cambodian ceramic bowl
  • Decorate your bowl with Khmer carvings
Full description
Your 2-hour activity begins with a tuk tuk ride to the center of Siem Reap town. Siem Reap has been an important center of traditional Cambodian ceramics for centuries. An expert will explain the process of creating ceramics and demonstrate the necessary skills. Get behind the pottery wheel to shape your own masterpiece under expert guidance. Spin the wheel to create a bowl from local Cambodian clay and add some Khmer ornamentation to your piece. Use the various tools and equipment in the workshop to create your own masterpiece that you will take home with you. After firing in the kiln, your bowl will be ready for you the next day and can be picked-up after 4:00 PM.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Workshop visit
  • Pottery class fee
  • Local English-speaking guide and teacher
  • All art materials
  • Pottery demonstration
  • Pottery bowl (handmade by you)
  • Cambodian potter's diploma
  • Bottle of water
  • All taxes, fees, and handling charges
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Optional gratuities
  • Delivery of your piece to your hotel

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Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 44 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.7 / 5
  • Organization
    4.7 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.5 / 5
  • Safety
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Old style pottery class

This is a nice pottery class. The people that help you are deaf and so a little hard to converse with but by pointing you get there in the end. They use a manual wheel that is run by moving your foot forward and backward on the chain foot- rest. Only thing i would change is for them to provide you with pictures of what they want you to make. instead of choosing depending on what shape the clay forms. Decorating the bowls / cups was good.

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July 29, 2019

Interesting experience, but felt more like a spectator

Great idea to show us tourists how to make some pottery. Our instructor was very friendly, but since he was deaf communication was reduced to him showing us what to do. This makes it hard to understand what we were doing wrong, what we should improve and what areas to focus on. They promise that you will create 5 pieces during the workshop. We did create those pieces, but in reality the instructor is doing all the work while you are mostly just sitting there watching him do it for you. Overall, very friendly people and nice experience.

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June 20, 2019

There was a person in charge for pottery came, and introduced the company and the steps for pottery first. There were some pictures in each step, therefore it was okay if you couldn’t remember all things. Before class, a teacher would demonstrate step by step. After that, the class were started. The teachers are mostly deaf-mute, they taught us hand by hand. It was challenging at first, but later on, we could do it by ourselves, even you were the first time. We had made 5 pieces of work in total that 3 made with teacher, and the other two made by ourselves. And we could chose 1 in 5 pieces of work, and brought it home. We had a great fun in this activity.

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February 17, 2019

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