At Kiguri Pottery, visitors are welcome to join in the process of traditional pottery making. The Rwandan Traditional Pottery Workshop at Kiguri takes around 2 hours and gives full insight into the tradition of pottery making in Rwanda. This includes an insight into the history and gives a deeper understanding of the importance of pottery tradition to some Rwandan communities. The cooperative of pottery makers in Rwanda has a long history and the members will give you a full insight into the founding of the pottery cooperative in Kiguri and its importance to the community.
After the intitial introduction, the Kiguri Pottery Experience starts with a welcome of traditional songs and dances. As a visitor, you are welcome to join in but those who rather relax, and watch can do so.
After the clay is dug and prepared it is time to start crafting. Your guide will show you several techniques used for making crafts out of clay. Together with other members of the cooperative, you are welcome to craft your own clay items using traditional clay and methods.
After you have crafted your clay items, the members of the cooperative will show you how the clay items are dried and burned. As this is also done using traditional methods, you are sure to learn something new.
At the end of the experience, you are welcome to bring home your own crafted clay item.