Khmer Ceramics & Fine Arts Centre

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The Khmer Ceramic & Fine Arts Centre in Siem Reap, Cambodia is dedicated to the renaissance and appreciation of the lost Cambodian art, pottery, ceramics & tableware. The center was founded in 2006 to revive the skill and knowledge of this technically challenging and beautiful hand crafted art form. We propose Contemporary tableware, vases, lavabos,... inspired by Cambodian culture and environment, both functional and decorative. We export our products worldwide.

Reviving Lost Skills – Khmer Ceramics Centre...

The Khmer Ceramic Centre – KCC, cordially invites you to visit, free of charge, our ceramic production and revival training centre, workshops and kilns, as we assist present and future generations of young Cambodians to revive the rich ceramic heritage of the Khmer Empire – 802 to 1432. The Khmer ceramic heritage is unique and very different from the ceramic traditions of China, Vietnam, Champa and later Siam.

You will be fascinated by the many activities taking place, and we encouraged you to try your hand at the potter’s wheel! The KCC and its young Khmer students are passionate about bringing about a full revival of the ancient skills and recreating traditional, high quality, Khmer ceramics for the benefit of future generations. We wish to share this passion with you – its infectious!

Our trainees will give you a fully guided tour with explanations and demonstrations of all stages and processes involved in turning raw clay in to a full finished, fired and glazed Khmer ceramic of beauty and utility. After which we invite you to browse in our show room and relax in the beautiful tropical garden setting.Our several kilns are all faithful reconstructions of ancient traditional Khmer Kiln types based on proven archaeological discoveries, and are of great interest and fascination to most people; especially so if your visit coincides with the regular firing of one of the kilns. These kilns operate at very high temperatures, between1,000 ۫ C to 1,400 ۫C (1,800 F to 2,550 F). Please join in and help us “fire” a kiln – an impressive and awe inspiring activity and highly photogenic!

We offer free vocational training for young disadvantaged Cambodians, we helping local potters to build and revive this lost heritage.

Pottery Class:
With this course ''Clay Class'', you can make your own ceramic artifact on the potter wheel or modeling by hand. You can feel the potter’s sensation and have fun at the same time. After you finish your piece, you can add different designs on it with our special tools. You can also learn traditional 'Kbach', Khmer traditional carving ornament. 
For adult and children from 2 years and up.

Painting Class: 
With this painting activity, you can draw and/or paint your own design on a pot, mug, plate and so on. You can customize your pieces by drawing or painting with our special ceramics paint. We have stamps, stencils, and pattern books to help your designs. Our experienced team will assist you and guide during your class.

For adult and children from 2 years and up.

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