Potter's Residencies Abroad Group - Add a Member

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  • $800.00
  • Regular price $1,000.00


Be part of a unique and life changing experience.  Enjoy the warm family and community-oriented environment provided by the Cambodian people and their expert potters.

Windmill Pottery is currently conducting unique pottery experiences with traditional Khmer Potters in Cambodia. We offer potters from around the globe (potential and experienced) the opportunity of working with Khmer potters using their traditional methods.

We aim to facilitate social and cultural interaction between our clients and the Cambodian people through a traditional approach to clay pot making.  In this 10-day residency program, you will not be just an observer. You will learn the Khmer way of creating pottery and share an inside view of your hosts' lives; discovering the aspects of life that mean most to the Khmers; their loves, joys, and imperatives. 

Cambodian pottery in this environment is utilitarian and functional, while still being crafted decoratively, and for centuries was an essential part of trade between the country and its neighbors.

Includes:

  • 7-day Pottery Residency in a tranquil guesthouse environment
  • Breakfast & Lunch included (choice of Western or Khmer cuisine)
  • 20 hours tuition under the guidance of traditional Khmer potters
  • Build a traditional firing pyre (season depending)
  • Learn how to knead, throw & purl clay the Khmer way
  • Guided Tour to the clay diggings and enjoy preparing freshly dug clay 
  • Watch a treadle Potter’s wheel construction in progress
  • Shop at the Kampong Chhnang night market
  • Tour village potters at work and visit a Buddhist temple
  • Enjoy evening meals in a Cambodian thatched shelter
(Interpreters Available)
    Attend traditional ceremonies and chat with the locals

      For all questions and further booking information, please Contact Us.

      $2,300USD/$3,200AUD for Group of Four Twin OR Double Share 

      Australia

      +61 412 744 715  -  +617 3206 2777

      Cambodia

      +855 99 743 283 (English) - +855 93 353 025/+855 61 400 321 (Khmer)

      ITINERARY
      Khmer Village Pottery Residency

      Day 

      Place

      Description

      Accommodation

      Inclusions

      Day 1

      Arrive Kampong Chhnang

      Book in at the Garden Guesthouse

       Single, Twin or Double Air-Conditioned with Ensuite

       

      Meals Complimentary Beer

      Tuk-Tuk to & from Central Market 

      Day 2

      Andong Reussey

      Tuk-Tuk departs at 8:30am for Andong Reussey pottery workshop – visit clay diggings – prepare clay for throwing – throw first pot/work 1st stage purling a pot

      ditto

      Meals Breakfast 7-8:30am

      Day 3

      Andong Reussey

      Krae Deus Monastery

      Tuk-Tuk departs at 8:30am for Andong Reussey pottery workshop – Using a treadle wheel – throw first pot/work 2nd stage purling a pot

      Travel to the top of the mountain and visit the monastery

       ditto

      Meals

      Trip to market to buy food for evening meal before Khmer Language Lesson in a spindle

      Day 4

      Andong Reussey

      Bamboo Weavers

      Tuk-Tuk departs at 8:30am for Andong Reussey pottery workshop (contd)– decorating techniques/3rd stage purling a pot

      Visit to the Bamboo Village

       

      ditto

      Meals

      Day 5

      Andong Reussey

      Tuk-Tuk departs at 8:30am for Andong Reussey pottery workshop (Contd) – Finishing products for firing/4th stage purling a pot

      Visit the Buddhist Temple


      ditto

      Meals

      Lunch at Garden Guesthouse

      Day 6

      Andong Reussey

      Kampong Chhnang

      Final touches to Purling a pot.  Shopping Kampong Chhnang Central Market

      ditto

      Meals

      Lunch at the Garden Guesthouse Restaurant

      Day 7

      Andong Reussey

      Kampong Chhnang

      Floating Village

      Tuk-Tuk departs at 8:30am for Andong Reussey pottery workshop Farewell to Pottery Instructors.  Gift sharing – set up a firing (season depending)/Visit Kampong Chhnang Floating Village

      ditto

      Meals

      Day 8

      Kampong Chhnang

      Checkout

      Garden Guesthouse

      Breakfast

      Tuk-Tuk to Bus Depot

       

      Note:  Travel Insurance is not supplied by the tour company.