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Yogyakarta’s Best Pottery Classes

Yogyakarta’s Best Pottery Classes

Yogyakarta (Jogja) is a vibrant cultural hub exuding art and tradition. One activity to get your hands dirty in the city is attending pottery classes. 

Whether you’re seeking to try something new, have always wanted to let your hands wander in clay, or hone in your artistic skills, we’ve gathered five of Yogyakarta’s best places for you to dive into the world of pottery. Soak up the serene nuances of these spots and the beauty in every clay stroke produced. All levels are accepted as each class thoroughly guides you step by step to form a personalised item to bring home.

Yogyakarta’s Best Pottery Classes 

Luthuk Ceramics

Yogyakarta’s Best Pottery Classes
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Experienced ceramic artists will not only guide and explain each process to you about the general information regarding pottery, but they will also give you the rundown on ceramic dyeing, and the formation of rotary techniques. Tools and materials for shaping and dyeing, and snacks will be provided. Additionally, this place also sells various types of ceramics, ranging from glasses, bowls, and plates, to knick-knacks.

Jl. Jayeng Prawiran No 5, Purwokinanti, Pakualaman, Yogyakarta. 
Operational Hours: Monday to Saturday, from 10 AM to 4 PM.
Fee: Rp 350,000 per person for a three-hour class. 
Instagram @luthuk_keramik

Kei Pottery

Yogyakarta’s Best Pottery Classes
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Workshops on ceramic-making techniques up to the production process for various ceramic products such as teapots, platters, bowls, glasses, and spoons are provided. However, it has a quota of merely six participants in each class.

Blunyahan, Bluyahan, Pendowoharjo, Kec Sewon, Bantul Regency, Yogyakarta.
Operational Hours: Monday to Saturday, from 9 AM to 4 PM.
Fee: Rp 275,000 per person and Rp 500,000 for two people.
Instagram @kei_pottery

Lukita Ceramic

Yogyakarta’s Best Pottery Classes
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Visitors have the option to choose a private and semi-private workshop at Lukita Ceramic. Two classes are available: technique class and experience class typically lasting for two to four hours. Various techniques taught in Lukita Ceramic workshops include wheel throwing, hand-building, and coiling. Plus, you’ll secure one Lukita cup on your way back.

Sekarpetak RT 02, Gedongan, Bangunjiwo, Kec. Kasihan, Kab. Bantul, Yogyakarta.
Fee: Rp 350,000
Operational Hours: Sessions are held at 10 AM, 1 PM and 5 PM.
Instagram @lukitaceramic

Augustine Budi Pottery

Yogyakarta’s Best Pottery Classes
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This pottery studio focuses on the process of making clay handicrafts with quality, functionality, and beauty. Augustine Budi Pottery holds each class with two sessions,  namely wheel throwing sessions and clay trimming with both using turntables and trimming tools. Bear in mind that it takes up to two days to learn pottery here. The finished products will be delivered after two weeks. In the meantime, get yourself one of the plates, bowls, glasses, vases, and many more items presented in various sizes, colours, and shapes.

Jl. Legi 1A Demangan Baru, Caturtunggal, Sleman, Yogyakarta.
Fee: Rp 375,000 per person
Operational Hours: Monday to Friday from 8:30 AM to 5 PM.

Buntari Ceramic Studio

Yogyakarta’s Best Pottery Classes
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Every interaction with clay at Buntari Ceramic Studio will undoubtedly bring a sense of serenity. Clay formation can be done by hand or with specific tools. Both of the beginner and intermediate classes here include regular hand-building classes, where you’ll use pinching or kneading techniques; and regular wheel throwing classes, where you use a pottery wheel. Typically, the resulting products are cylindrical, such as cups, plates, or bowls.

Jl. Kopen II Jalan Banteng Raya, Banteng, Sinduharjo, Ngaglik District, Yogyakarta.
Operational Hours: 10 AM to 5 PM. 
Fee: Beginner classes using hands start from Rp 260,000 for a two-hour class.
Instagram @buntaristudio