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Learning local techniques from Kyauk Taing potter. Photo by Chris Riou
Myanmar is an eye feast for everyone, especially for artists. As a ceramic artist, the majestic buildings and heritage sites alone provide artistic inspiration.  However, these buildings are also adorned with amazing artworks: the sculpture, carving, weaving, painting, pottery, puppets and gold leafing are outstanding. As Burma is rich in resources and creativity, these art […]
Twante pottery shop
Getting to Twante Our small group of four (including Mimi, our English speaking tour guide ‘extraordinaire’) took the local ferry across the Yangon River which connects the Twante Canal, with the Irrawaddy Delta. The ferry ride provides an authentic insight into the daily lives of local Burmese people in the city of Yangon. Seated on […]
Welcome to Inle Lake. Photo by Chris Riou
a potter’s blog post by Dianne Turner We take a long boat ride on Inle Lake, travelling serenely past floating tomato and gourd farms along a narrow tributary passing a writhing black mass of water buffalo having their afternoon swim, to our majestic hotel. Inle Princess The lake entry to Inle Princess Hotel is part […]
Welcome pots in Bangkok Thailand. Photo by Chris Riou
Welcome to the Clay and Culture – Pottery and Ceramic Arts Tours new website! Clay and Culture is the fruit of a long-term collaboration and friendship between Dianne Turner, Ceramic Artist and Chris Riou, Travel Manager at Newport Travel. What we offer Hosted Pottery Tours – deluxe, small-group clay-and-culture hosted tours with hand-picked local specialist […]