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Cambodian Pottery Class in Siem Reap

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Siem Reap, Cambodia
Cambodian Pottery Class in Siem Reap

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icon1 hour 45 minutes  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 2 more
Good for avoiding crowds


Discover the time-honored tradition of making Cambodian ceramics during a pottery workshop in Siem Reap — a perfect family activity. An expert artist demonstrates methods of molding pieces on a pottery wheel, then helps you shape your own bowl and create Khmer designs with the proper carving tools. Your masterpiece will be ready for pickup the next day, along with a potter's diploma, after firing in a kiln overnight. This 1.45-hour experience includes hotel transport by tuk-tuk.
  • Learn the hard of pottery making using a traditional Khmer tools
  • Enjoy hands-on direction from a ceramic artist
  • Collect your item the very next day
  • Hotel transfer via tuk-tuk included
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Hotel pickup and drop-off by tuk tuk
Workshop visit
Local guide and pottery teacher
All art materials
Pottery class
Pottery demonstration
Pottery bowl (handmade by you)
A ‘’Cambodian Potter Diploma
Bottle of water
All taxes, fees and handling charges
Food and drinks
Cost of shipping your piece(s) to your home address
Delivery of the piece the next day

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
We pickup from any hotel in Siem Reap

Learn to spin a pottery wheel and use Khmer carving tools to fashion Cambodian ceramics during a 2-hour workshop session. At your selected time, you're transferred by tuk-tuk on a quick ride from the city center to the studio. 

There, a professional local artist demonstrates how to make Cambodian masterpieces. Under the expert eye of your instructor, have a go at the pottery wheel and mold a bowl from local clay. Once you’re satisfied with your piece, use can use a variety of special tools to add  kbach (ornamentation) to your artwork. Afterward, you’re returned to your hotel by tuk-tuk. 

Your pottery will be fired in the kiln overnight and will be ready for pickup the following day after 4pm safely packed along with a potter’s diploma, so you can display your souvenir for your friends and family back home. 

If you prefer to have your pieces shipped home, it can be arranged at your own expense.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Your piece(s) will be fired in a kiln overnight. The next day your piece(s) will be available for pickup
  • If you prefer to have your pieces shipped to your home address it can be arranged but the cost will at your own expense
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Khmer Ceramics & Fine Arts Centre
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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  • "Don't let the movie Ghost fool you it is harder than you think." See review
  • "It’s appropriate for families and adults, and they are very accommodating about delivery to hotel." See review
  • "The instructors start with a demo which looks easy but once you start it can actually be quite tricky." See review


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Fun class
, Jan 2020
This is a fun class where you can experience making clay bowls the traditional way. The instructors start with a demo which looks easy but once you start it can actually be quite tricky. Luckily, each instructor works with at most 2 people and they help you as needed so everyone ends up with something that looks wonderful. The school employs deaf people who communicate via miming. There are also posters detailing each step and another guide who you can ask questions if needed so there was never any issues. This class left me with a lot of respect for the artisans who create things with clay.
, Jan 2020
Great fun! Our teacher was so patient and fun to work with! I recommend this tour! It’s appropriate for families and adults, and they are very accommodating about delivery to hotel.
Wonderful class!
, Oct 2019
I really enjoyed the pottery class, the staff were great and the girl who taught me was excellent. Although my bowl didn't make it in the fire (haha), I was able to choose another bow from their shop, which was obviously a lot better than mine! Would highly recommend this class.
Fun experience
Melissa A
, Aug 2019
Definitely need hands like Theim! She was an amazing teacher using only her hands and smile. I would highly recommend try your hand at the wheel...even when you struggle, they help you right along with creating perfect pieces.
Great pottery experience
, Jul 2019
Attended this pottery lesson conducted by experienced orally impaired teachers who are skilful, friendly and always ready to help. Beautiful experience!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2019
Thanks for reviewing us, everybody is happy, hope you will keep fond memories from your experience.
I've always wanted to try my hand at...
Michelle G
, Aug 2018
I've always wanted to try my hand at pottery making. Why not do it in Cambodia under the tutelage of an expert artist? Don't let the movie Ghost fool you it is harder than you think. Haha! In any event, the class was great fun! Worth the money.
This tour was an amazing way to do...
, Jun 2018
This tour was an amazing way to do something unusual while briefly passing through Siem Reap. Our instructor was hearing impaired but really helped us complete at least 4 pieces and he was very skilled in fixing our attempt at turning a bowl on the wheel. The nice thing about this tour is that our pieces were fired, glazed and delivered the next day to our hotel. I would recommend this tour to folks that need a change from the usual tours of sightseeing. The organization that runs this Pottery Class is comprised of very personable people that lend a nice insight to the culture and the warmth of the Cambodian locals. This tour sends a tuk tuk to pick you up and drop you off at your hotel. One suggestion wear clothes that you won't mind getting dirty, because it can get quite messy, especially if you haven't done any sort of clay making.
My husband and I were picked up from...
Brenda B
, Feb 2018
My husband and I were picked up from our hotel at 0945 by tuk tuk and taken to our pottery class which started at 1000. The class started with a brief introduction and a demonstration of how to make a bowl - nine steps in total. After this we were given a very experienced helper who sat opposite us and helped us make five different items ranging from cups, bowls, plates and vases. It sounds daunting put as you are given a person to help then the task is so much easier. The things you forget to do like putting water on your clay or not turning the wheel quick enough are always remedied for you. You get to make five items and you get to keep one as part of the cost for doing it and if you want to keep any more they cost 5 each which is a bargain. This whole experience is made more extraordinary as all the helpers are deaf which means they cannot speak to you and instead use their expertise to assist you in the turning of your clay. We had never touched clay never mind turned it on a potters wheel, this is a great thing to do and when you see a lump of clay turned into something you do get a great sense of achievement. This pottery class is a must if you are visiting Siem Reap, the people involved are lovely and you will have a great time.
Good late afternoon outing. Fun for...
Chad S
, Jan 2018
Good late afternoon outing. Fun for the family. Get to take 3-4 tries to make something worth firing and glazing. If you are hopeless like me, they step in and guide you so you having something that resembles a cup or bowl or plate. Pick up next day.
AMAZING EXPERIENCE! If you get the...
Renee S
, Sep 2017
AMAZING EXPERIENCE! If you get the chance, please go!

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