Banyumulek Pottery Village Lombok, Indonesia 2012
All my snooping in studios on my South East Asia touring was inspiring but nothing comes close to this pottery village. Renting a motorbike for the day to visit a few pottery villages turned into a whole day at this place. Almost immediatly after arriving, pulling the bike over to decide where to go we met a sweet guy named Mat. He asked us if we wanted him to show us around and I am SO happy that we did. I love exploring on my own and often am not fond of the idea of a 'tour guide' but this was amazing. Mat asked what I wanted to see and my response was 'everything.' So, everything is what we saw. Here they make pots of all sizes with nothing but their hands, a few simple tools and what can be best described as a lazy susan. The women do a majority of the pot making while the men harvest the clay from the land and fire the pots when they are dry. Im daydreaming about returning here to hang out and really learn their technique.