Sep. 03, 2020 UPDATE
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Make your own original pottery in 40 minutes
This pottery establishment, located about 2-minute walk from Kiyomizu-dera Temple, has a history of 120 years. Pottery experiences are held there every day. Participants can create their own original pottery under the gentle instruction of the potters working there, including mugs, plates, tea cups and so on. It takes around 40 minutes from start to finish. English instruction booklets and photographic guides are available, and the instructors are very used to communicating with foreign tourists, so anybody can join in the fun with peace of mind and they can feel free to ask any questions. ▼Click here for Writer's Blog http://sharing-kyoto.com/Blog/b_005/
The Shop Attached To The Workshop
"Kiyomizu-yaki" is a traditional kind of pottery from Kyoto made at the workshop and sold at the attached store, which also sells other accessories featuring Japanese designs. Items of Kiyomizu-yaki are popular as ornaments, too.
Foods that are just perfect for eating while walking as you tour around are available for purchase. The most recommended item are the manju, which are made with Kyoto Beef, available for 450 yen each. A must-eat item after your pottery experience.
Make Original Pottery
Make your own pottery with clay and a hand-operated potter’s wheel. You can start your creation after receiving a lecture from an instructor. The instructions are written down in a guidebook, so anybody can enjoy making their own marvelous creations.
Get An Image In Mind Beforehand Of The Kind Of Pottery You’d Like To Make
It’s recommended to get a simple idea of what kind of pottery you’d like to make such as a mug, a plate, and the shape of it before you begin. The pottery that are on sale at the shop can be an excellent source of inspiration for your own creation.
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Stay focused when making your pottery. Follow this tip in order to make some nice pottery. Taking photos is not allowed on some displayed items. Be sure to ask a staff member which ones are permitted for pictures.