Opulent Journeys

Potting in Japan

30 September - 13 October 2018

From (AUD)


14 DAY

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1300 219 885 (AU)

0800 456 219 (NZ)


Join Marian Howell on a trip of a lifetime to explore some amazing traditional and contemporary Japanese ceramic techniques in Mashiko, and truly inspirational museums in Kanazawa, Naoshima Art Island and Shigaraki!  With 350 potteries and 52 ceramic shops to explore in Mashiko as well as attending our workshop with 6 morning demonstrations and free time to practice what you have learnt in the afternoons or go wandering in the galleries close by, we will be in ceramic heaven.  Mashiko is predominantly a throwing area however demonstrators will combine hand building with throwing, and highlight these techniques from different perspectives.


Dates & Price

Tour Prices *                                   


Per person, twin share                               $4,335
Single room $4,730

 *Tour price is Land Only, starts in Tokyo and finishes in Kyoto

  • 6 day workshop at Mashiko, one of Japan's foremost pottery
  • Appreciate Naoshima Art Island
  • Stroll through the Shigaraki Pottery Centres
  • Visit Ceramic Pottery museums & galleries
About your tour leader - Marian Howell

The tour will be led by the well-known Australian Ceramicist, Marian Howell who will provide expert commentary on ceramics during the tour. Marian is a past president of the Australian Ceramics Association, a former Head of Ceramics at the National Art School and is currently Head of the Ceramics Design Studio, Sydney.  Marian's passion for Ceramics and more than 35 years' experience as a Ceramicist and Teacher will enable her to explain and discuss the Ceramics you see and experience.


What's Included
Tour Inclusions:
  • 13 nights good standard accommodation
  • 7-Day Japan Rail Pass
  • Daily breakfast, 7 dinners
  • Admission fees to galleries and museums
  • Chartered coach while on the tour
Not included:
  • International flight
  • Arrival/departure transfer
  • Travel insurance
  • Gratuities & porterages
  • Personal expenses, and anything not mentioned
For detailed itinerary, please contact

Phone: 1300 219 885            Email: enquiries@opulentjourneys.com.au


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