Friday was a holiday, so I went to the mall with a friend. There was a small grouping of tabled set up where you could try to make your own pottery.
The fee was ¥1200 for one piece, with an additional ¥700 fee if you wanted it shipped to your house after it was fired in the kiln.
There were a few items you could learn how to make: two types of plates, two types of bowls, a mug, or an animal. I made a pie plate.
We got to hand sculpt our pieces under the instruction of a professional. We were taught how to work the clay on the wheel, how to make 3D adornments, and how to do etching cleanly. Then, we were asked what color glaze we wanted. I choose blue.
The piece need to finish its procrssing at the shop so I’ll have to wait until the new year to get it. I chose to have it sent to my home since the factory is a bit far out of the way.