Add Your Own Unique Design to an Arita Porcelain Coffee Mug

In this casual activity, you will become a designer for a day and decorate your own porcelain coffee mug. Using the simple technique of transfer printing, choose from available patterns to create a design for your coffee mug.

[Highlights]
– Create a unique design for a porcelain coffee mug in Arita
– Use your imagination and try various combinations of transfer printing
– Visit Kouraku Kiln, where artists from all over the world collaborate
– Receive the guidance of an experienced local potter
– Have a relaxing coffee break with Arita ware
* Duration: 2 hours 45 minutes
* Starts: Arita, Japan
* Trip Category: Classes & Workshops >> Pottery Classes




In this casual activity, you will become a designer for a day and decorate your own porcelain coffee mug. Using the simple technique of transfer printing, choose from available patterns to create a design for your coffee mug.

[Highlights]
– Create a unique design for a porcelain coffee mug in Arita
– Use your imagination and try various combinations of transfer printing
– Visit Kouraku Kiln, where artists from all over the world collaborate
– Receive the guidance of an experienced local potter
– Have a relaxing coffee break with Arita ware

Itinerary

This activity has two available start times: 10:00 and 13:00

Morning / Afternoon
10:00 / 13:00 — Meet your guide at Arita Station; head for the Kyushu Ceramic Museum
10:10 / 13:10 — Visit the Kyushu Ceramic Museum
10:55 / 13:55 — Walk to Kouraku Kiln
11:05 / 14:05 — Arrive at Kouraku Kiln for a brief explanation about the kiln and its special program for international artists
11:35 / 14:35 — Choose paper prints and decorate a coffee mug through transfer printing
12:30 / 15:30 — Coffee break with a porcelain coffee mug
12:45 15:45 — Tour ends at Arita Station

[What is Arita Ware]
Arita ware is a highly appraised type of Japanese porcelain. At Kouraku Kiln, which often welcomes artists who are interested in Arita ware, you can take part in a fun, easy-to-join activity in English! This modern kiln has developed special porcelain designs.

This is your chance to take home a beautiful porcelain coffee mug that you decorated with transfer printing. Use any combination of paper prints to create an original design, and make your own souvenir of your trip to Arita!

This tour is walkable, and includes a visit to the Kyushu Ceramic Museum.

[Note]
• Please pay for shipping in cash on the day; the finished coffee mug will reach your address in 1–2 months after firing one more time
• During the coffee break you will use a different mug from the one you made
• Kouraku Kiln also offers a treasure-hunting game (separate fee required), in which you can search for and purchase anything you like from the kiln’s huge Arita ware collection (cash only; payment on-site)
• This activity does not include taxi transportation. If you wish to arrange for taxi transportation, please select the optional add-on.
• The required minimum number of people for a tour is two.
• All children under 12 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Operated by TABINOWA KYUSHU Co., Ltd.

Stop At:

• The Kyushu Ceramic Museum, 3100-1 Otsu Toshaku, Arita-cho, Nishimatsura-gun 844-8585 Saga Prefecture