- Robert Frost
Khmer Ceramics is another of the Siem Reap attractions which, in a similar vain to Artisans d'Angkor, focusses on bringing back the ancient tradition of making Khmer Ceramics. Another somewhat 'lost' tradition until recent years, back during the ancient Angkorian Empire of the 9th to 12th centuries the use and production of Khmer ceramics was extremely popular and a fine representation of Khmer skill when applied to art and craft. The ceramics produced here are both ancient and contemporary in style, catering for all types of consumer.
Many underprivileged Cambodians are offered the chance to gain an in-depth insight their ancient traditions and learn a sustainable skill which they can be proud to undertake and proud to teach others. The Center has a selection of kilns and potting wheels, which any visitors are welcome to have a go at using (we advise you not to wear your best clothes!), while taking a tour of the center as a whole. There is a small shop should you wish to purchase any of the products available which range from delicate shells or oil lamps through to heavier duty urns, pots and bowls, which may not be ideal for your suitcase.
It is free to visit the workshop and people are welcome to observe the artists at work or have a go on your own. There is a small shop also where you can browse some of the typical crafts they create.
Open 7 days a week from 8am until 7.30pm, you can go anytime. To take a tour or look around yourself will take no longer than 20 minutes.
The workshop is in on the Charles de Gaulle Road. It's on the right hand side a little past Raffles Grand Hotel on your left as if heading toward the Angkor Temples - good to combine maybe before or after a day out at the temples.
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