Experience Shanghai: Chinese Pottery Class

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Experience Shanghai: Chinese Pottery Class information and booking

2 hours
Departs from
After booking, please contact your local guide via email regarding departure location (contact info is provided on your confirmation voucher)
Returns to
Returns to original departure point
Time of departure
10am or 2pm
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Tour description provided by Viator

Experience one of China's time-honored cultural traditions during this 2-hour pottery-making class in Shanghai. A perfect activity for the whole family, this workshop is led by an expert local artist. Learn about the history of this ancient Chinese art form and discover methods of shaping clay and crafting intricate decorations. You’ll create your own piece of pottery to take home with you!

After meeting your guide in a central Shanghai location in either the morning or afternoon, head to a workshop for your 2-hour pottery class. Enjoy being part of this time-honored cultural tradition of ceramics, an ancient Chinese art form originating more than 11,000 years ago. Learn from your instructor, an expert local artist, about the variety of construction materials used, such as bricks and tiles, and the products created, from hand-built pottery fired in bonfires or kilns to sophisticated porcelain wares made for the imperial court. Get hands-on and discover several methods of forming and shaping clay and crafting intricate decorations and stylistic flairs. Use the various tools and equipment in the workshop with the help of your instructor to create your own pottery – a piece of true artwork to display proudly to your friends and family back home.

What's included

  • Small-group pottery class
  • Local english-speaking guide
  • All art materials

What isn't included

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks