Maishima Pottery Village

Maishima Pottery Village

OPEN HOURS10:00-18:00
・Class for hand forming: Sat. 10:30~12:00/ 14:00~15:30
・Class for painting pottery: Sat. 10:30~12:00/16:30~18:00, Sun. 10:30~12:00/ 14:00~15:30
・Class for using electric potter's wheel: Sun. 10:30

Osaka used to be called "Naniwa" and is known as the birthplace of sueki pottery, from which many subsequent types of Japanese pottery evolved. Maishima Pottery Village opened in Osaka's manmade island in 1998 for the education and promotion of naniwazuyaki, made from the vast amounts of unwanted marine clay resulting from the construction of Kansai International Airport. The main building has studios with electric and momentum potter's wheels, rooms for preparing clay and glazes, a gallery, a noborigama climbing kiln and an anagama tunnel kiln. There are also studios for visitors to experience hand-building and painting. There is a wide range of practical courses that can be selected according to purpose. These include the 3-month long "ippan kobo" for beginners, "chukyu kobo" and "kenkyuka" for the intermediary and advanced, and "naniwazu kobo," which is open to professional ceramic artists as well.

ADDRESS 〒554-0042 2-2-98 Hokuko-Ryokuchi, Konohana-ku, Osaka City
HOLIDAY Mon., Year-end and New Year holidays (Dec. 29 - Jan. 3)
TRANSPORTATION Take a Maishima Active bus at JR Sakurajima Sta.; get off at Lodge Maishima-mae bus stop.
ADMISSION FEE 1-day Workshop for hand forming ""Tebineri"":JPY2,500 
1-day Work shop for painting pottery ""Etsuke"":JPY500~JPY1,500 
1-day Workshop for using electric potter's wheel ""Dendo Rokuro"":JPY3,500 *Additional charge for shipping your work. *Booking required.
INQUIRIES TEL : 06-6463-7282    FAX : 06-6463-7283