Kyoto Zuikougama Pottery Experience

 

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Description

Try your hand at making the famous local Kiyomizuyaki pottery at Zuikogama, which has been creating high quality pottery in Kyoto since 1771. Learn how to create your own piece of beautiful Kiyomizuyaki pottery at Zuikogama, where expert craftsmen have been producing Kyoto-style pottery since 1771. Great for visitors of all ages, the passionate instructors will help you get a feel for the heavy clay, pottery wheel and traditional painting techniques. The reasonably priced plans only take about an hour each, making this a great short break from sightseeing. Create a unique memento of Kyoto, so you can remember your trip every time you use your pottery cup or dish!

Cancellation Policy

  • Any cancellations made after 7 hours prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.

Tours

Pottery Wheel Plan

Learn the basics of pottery using an electric pottery wheel. Watch as your chosen vessel takes shape, under the watchful eye of your instructor. Duration: 40 minutes One pottery craft is included.

Pricing Details

Prices Starts From:01-10-2019   Ends On:01-01-2038    Available On:    All Days
Adult/Child $46

Inclusion

  • Pottery Experience
  • Apron and Protective Clothing
  • English-speaking assistant

Start Timings

10:00

Schedules

10:00:00 Check in at Zuikogama

Day: Day1
Start your Pottery Experience!

Day: Day1
Pottery Wheel Explanation
Don't worry if you have never used a pottery wheel before, your instructor will teach you all you need to know!
Day: Day1
Preparation

Day: Day1
Create your Pottery!
Get used to the feel of the pottery wheel as you slowly shape your piece. Enjoy the zen-like concentration as you watch it take shape.
Day: Day1
Finishing Touches
Smooth out your clay and give it the last finishing touches.
Day: Day1
Done!
Your piece of pottery will need to be baked, and can be sent to you afterwards.
Day: Day1
Activity Ends at Zuikogama

Day: Day1

Check In/Pickup Location Details

  • The closest stations to the pottery studio are:
    Tofukuji Station (JR Nara Line) 20 minute walk
    Shichijo Station (Keihan Railway) 20 minute walk

Pottery Wheel Plan

Learn the basics of pottery using an electric pottery wheel. Watch as your chosen vessel takes shape, under the watchful eye of your instructor. Duration: 40 minutes One pottery craft is included.

Pricing Details

Prices Starts From:01-10-2019   Ends On:01-01-2038    Available On:    All Days
Adult/Child $46

Inclusion

  • Pottery Experience
  • Apron and Protective Clothing
  • English-speaking assistant

Start Timings

10:30,  11:00,  11:30,  12:00,  
12:30,  13:00,  13:30,  14:00,  
14:30,  15:00,  15:30,  16:00

Schedules

10:30:00 Check in at Zuikogama

Day: Day1
Start your Pottery Experience!

Day: Day1
Pottery Wheel Explanation
Don't worry if you have never used a pottery before, your instructor will teach you all you need to know!
Day: Day1
Preparation

Day: Day1
Create your pottery!
Get used to the feel of the pottery wheel as you slowly shape your piece. Enjoy the zen-like concentration as you watch it take shape.
Day: Day1
Finishing Touches
Smooth out your clay and give it the last finishing touches.
Day: Day1
Done!
Your piece of pottery will need to be baked, and can be sent to you afterwards.
Day: Day1
Activity Ends at Zuikogama

Day: Day1

Check In/Pickup Location Details

  • The closest stations to the pottery studio are:
    Tofukuji Station (JR Nara Line) 20 minute walk
    Shichijo Station (Keihan Railway) 20 minute walk

Handbuilding Pottery Plan

The most traditional form of pottery, mold your clay by hand into your desired shape. You can choose to make a tea bowl, plate, coffee cup, beer mug or other crafts, assisted by your instructor. Duration: ~ 1 hour One pottery craft is included. You can create an additional craft for 500 JPY, or two for 1080 JPY.

Pricing Details

Prices Starts From:01-10-2019   Ends On:01-01-2038    Available On:    All Days
Adult/Child $52

Inclusion

  • Pottery Experience
  • Apron and Protective Clothing
  • English-speaking assistant

Start Timings

10:00

Schedules

10:00:00 Check in at Zuikogama

Day: Day1
Start your Pottery Experience!

Day: Day1
Preparation
After being provided with clay, create a solid block.
Day: Day1
Build the Base
Create rings of clay to serve as the base of your pottery piece.
Day: Day1
Shaping
Mold the clay by hand to achieve your desired size and shape.
Day: Day1
Finishing Touches
Square off or round off the edges of your unique creation.
Day: Day1
Cut
Your instructor will slowly and carefully cut the pottery away from the base.
Day: Day1
Baking
Your piece of pottery will be baked, and can then be sent to you once it is done.
Day: Day1
Activity Ends at Zuikogama

Day: Day1

Check In/Pickup Location Details

  • The closest stations to the pottery studio are:
    Tofukuji Station (JR Nara Line) 20 minute walk
    Shichijo Station (Keihan Railway) 20 minute walk

Handbuilding Pottery Plan

The most traditional form of pottery, mold your clay by hand into your desired shape. You can choose to make a tea bowl, plate, coffee cup, beer mug or other crafts, assisted by your instructor. Duration: ~ 1 hour One pottery craft is included. You can create an additional craft for 500 JPY, or two for 1080 JPY.

Pricing Details

Prices Starts From:01-10-2019   Ends On:01-01-2038    Available On:    All Days
Adult/Child $52

Inclusion

  • Pottery Experience
  • Apron and Protective Clothing
  • English-speaking assistant

Start Timings

10:30,  11:00,  11:30,  12:00,  
12:30,  13:00,  13:30,  14:00,  
14:30,  15:00,  15:30,  16:00

Schedules

10:30:00 Check in at Zuikogama

Day: Day1
Start your Pottery Experience!

Day: Day1
Preparation
After being provided with cly, create a solid block.
Day: Day1
Build the Base
Create rings of clay to serve as the base of your pottery piece.
Day: Day1
Shaping
Mold the clay by hand to achieve your desired size and shape.
Day: Day1
Finishing Touches
Square off or round off the edges of your unique creation.
Day: Day1
Cut
Your instructor will slowly and carefully cut the pottery away from the base.
Day: Day1
Baking
Your piece of pottery will be baked, and can then be sent to you once it is done.
Day: Day1
Activity Ends at Zuikogama

Day: Day1

Check In/Pickup Location Details

  • The closest stations to the pottery studio are:
    Tofukuji Station (JR Nara Line) 20 minute walk
    Shichijo Station (Keihan Railway) 20 minute walk

Pottery Painting Plan

A fun course for the whole family, from kids to adults! Paint your favorite design on our smooth white pottery, a perfect memento of your visit to Kyoto. Duration: ~ 1 hour One pottery craft is included. You can create an additional craft for 500 JPY, or two for 1080 JPY.

Pricing Details

Prices Starts From:01-10-2019   Ends On:01-01-2038    Available On:    All Days
Adult/Child $52

Inclusion

  • Pottery Experience
  • Apron and Protective Clothing
  • English-speaking assistant

Start Timings

10:00,  10:30,  11:00,  11:30,  
12:00,  12:30,  13:00,  13:30,  
14:00,  14:30,  15:00,  15:30,  
16:00

Schedules

10:00:00 Check in at Zuikogama

Day: Day1
Start Crafting!
You can choose to paint on either pottery or glass vessels.
Day: Day1
Preparation
We will prepare all the tools and paint required.
Day: Day1
Polishing
Your instructor will polish your chosen pottery or glass, which will allow you to paint it more easily.
Day: Day1
Explanation
Painting on pottery is different from painting on paper or canvas, so the instructor will give you tips to make sure your art comes out looking great!
Day: Day1
Color Preparation
Your instructor will mix 8 different paint colors to the correct consistency.
Day: Day1
Start Painting!
Be inspired by traditional Japanese art, or express your personal creativity to the full!
Day: Day1
Done!
After drying, your piece of pottery can be sent to you after 2~3 weeks.
Day: Day1
Activity Ends at Zuikogama

Day: Day1

Check In/Pickup Location Details

  • The closest stations to the pottery studio are:
    Tofukuji Station (JR Nara Line) 20 minute walk
    Shichijo Station (Keihan Railway) 20 minute walk

Activity Detail

Restrictions

  • Children of elementary school age and above may participate.

Additional Notes

  • Pottery items can be sent to your desired address after baking, approximately one to two months after the activity.
  • Free parking available (10 spots).
  • The staff of this activity can speak conversational English.

Dressing & Items to Bring

  • There is an additional fee for shipping, to be paid directly at the studio. The fee will depend on the destination, and shipping outside of Japan may be expensive.

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