Aug. 19, 2020 UPDATE
Kyoto Ceramic Art Association official Shop & Gallery - Kyoto Ceramic Center- 京都陶磁器会館 -
They have English speaking staff and brochures in English and Chinese, and they are friendly toward tourists so you should have no worries going to the center.
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See, touch, and feel Kyoto’s charm at the home of pottery in Kiyomizu at Kyoto Ceramic Center
The area around Kiyomizu-dera Temple is a town of pottery. To this day many Kyo-yaki and Kiyomizu-yaki pottery producers and artists have kilns in this area and keep producing pottery. Kyoto Ceramic Center is located at the home ground of pottery in Kiyomizu, and they exhibit and sell Kyo-yaki pottery. Kyo-yaki means pottery made in Kyoto, but there are no definite rules about the design styles so the artist’s personality is strongly reflected on the work. This is why it’s hard to say in few words what makes these carefully made works of art so alluring. Kyoto Ceramic Center was started by people who love Kyo-yaki to let more people know about the charm, culture, and history of Kyo-yaki and Kiyomizu-yaki. From master craftsmen to young artists, all kinds of artists have their wares on display and on sale. It would be easy to send a long time here just looking at the wares. The building has a glass curtain wall so a lot of daylight gets in, making the Kyo-yaki pottery made by hand look even more alluring. If you go near Kiyomizu-dera Temple, please visit Kyoto Ceramic Center so you can get to know more about the pottery synonymous with Kiyomizu.
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10:00am - 6:00pm (last admission by 4:30pm)
Thursdays (Open on national holidays)
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※There are regular individual artist exhibitions and special exhibitions, as well as demonstrations of how Kyoto ware is made.