Pottery making at the art center

Avanos, Turkey

Experience hosted by Mahmut'S

  1. 60 mins
  2. Hosted in English

What you'll do

This is a unique experience because Avanos is a famous town about pottery making The pottery making on the wheel Avanos is a center of Anatolian arts from the middle ages. And the town has many experienced local masters they are going to help you about the discover your talents at pottery making art. We will meet with you at the center of Avanos ör I can pick you up from your hotel then I'll pick you up back of course just gasoline price

What's included

  • Drinks

Meet your host, Mahmut'S

Host on Airbnb since 2020
  • 18 Reviews
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You can ask me what ever you want to learn but I will give you some information I am from Avanos. Avanos is a famous city about making pottery art and I am a local man I can show you the incredible things in our workshop. if you have a car you can come directly to the location but if you don't have a car please let me know then I can take you
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Where you'll be

Rated 4.67 out of 5 from 18 reviews.

Angela
January 2022
Brief pottery practice followed by good information on how the clay is collected, pottery is made and an amazing show room of hand made items. Like some of the reviews, my friend and I (the only ones there) were only allowed to practice making pottery once
Clara
January 2022
Mahmut is very nice and polite host. My 2star review is more about the pottery class itself which was disappointing, booking 1hour of pottery class I expected to have a more hands on experience with the clay but as other reviews state here you will only have 10min of real hands on pottery making. I don't recommend booking this experience if you are already doing the Red Tour because you will have the exact same activity and experience.
Angie
December 2021
Mahmut was an excellent host! He accommodated my timing even though it was late for him and he arranged for me to be picked up. He served us wine and dried fruits while we watched his cousin give us a presentation. he even recorded me the while time that it was my turn to make something. Afterwards on the way back home I mentioned I was hungry so he accommodated even more and we stopped so I can get some food to go and then they took us to a top view where you can see the whole city. All and all my experience was much much more than I expected and Mahmut and his cousin delivered way more. I will definitely be back again and will recommend this experience to everyone!
Chantal
November 2021
The experience was amazing. We had so much fun with Mahmut and the grand master. Their work is so special. They offered us tea and a demonstration and after that, we (4 people) all got to make a pot of our own. We spend almost 2,5 hours at the art gallery. Definitely a great addition to your time in Capadocia:)
Ziad
November 2021
This is the best value for an AirBnB experience I’ve ever had! We spend an hour and a half (we only expected 1 hour) at the location without being rushed out, and had a wonderful time exploring the location. We made pottery, got a tour, checked out the functional art made throughout generations, and made new friends. Mahmut, I hope to see you again soon!
Georgios
November 2021
I give 3 stars to this experience with the intention to improve its overall structure. First of all, Mahmut is a very polite guy, clearly knowledgeable and it was very obvious to me that it mattered to him that I have a positive experience. In the beginning of the experience we started with a pottery demonstration from the “master” (not Mahmut) and shortly after it was my turn. However, I felt overwhelmed by the master and did not really get more than 10 minutes with the clay. At this point I also want to highlight that I was alone, so you would expect more 1:1 time. Obviously I’m not an expert and I would have liked for the instructor to let me be more creative instead of making sure I get the perfect shape in such short amount of time. The second part of the experience was a tour by Mahmut which if I had to rate I would definitely give it 5 stars. This was more of a learning of the red and white clay making process, together with a wide display of finished creations and antiques. Mahmut, thank you for everything. You are great. As a closing statement please consider having at least 30min of actual pottery making.

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Things to know

Guest requirements

Guests ages 10 and up can attend, up to 4 guests in total. Parents can also bring children under 2 years of age.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practise social distancing.

Cancellation policy

Cancel up to 7 days before the Experience start time for a full refund, or within 24 hours of booking as long as the booking is made more than 48 hours before the start time.