Bizen Ware Pottery Lesson with a Craftsman in Okayama

Classes & Workshops in Bizen

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Bizen ware, or "Bizen-yaki," is one of the most famous Japanese traditional potteries. For this lesson, you will have the choice of either using an electric potter's wheel or hand forming your pottery.
During this experience, you will enjoy making some Bizen ware in the town of Imbe, one of the most well-known places for pottery.Japan is known as a country that has many areas that are famous for their various pottery styles. The 6 oldest areas famous for pottery are called the Nihon Rokkoyo and known as representative of the pottery production areas.One of Nihon Rokkoyo is Bizen ware, and it is also called Imbe ware since the Imbe area is famous for producing Bizen ware.This will be a private lesson at a potter's studio. You will need to choose either the electric wheel or hand forming option and sketch a drawing of the idea you have for your creation. Afterward,  you will make your own pottery with a professional potter.There is also a clay making experience for Bizen ware option.1. Smash the dried original clay with a wooden hammer (20 min.)2. Dissolve and put in a pot. Knead clay with your foot. (20 min.)3. Sieving all stones using the wire  (20 min.)*Please note: an additional shipping fee will be incurred if you would like your pottery to be shipped to you.

What’s included

  • Pottery instructor
  • Material cost (clay)
  • Lesson fee
  • Participants will receive a little gift

What’s not included

  • Delivery fee of a finished work (upon request)
  • Food and drinks


  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Step back in time on a history tour