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Pottery with a local artist in Maras

Maras, Peru

Experience hosted by Yuri

2 hours
Includes equipment
Up to 5 people
Hosted in English, Spanish

What you'll do

You will spend half a day in the community of Maras! (Maras is near the known Maras Salt Mines). Here, I will wait for you at the meeting point (which is Maras Main Square) and I will teach you different ceramic techniques to mold beautiful art pieces. You can mold your own pieces with Andean designs or your own creations, and take them home as souvenirs of this amazing experience.
Other things to note
The experience is not in Cusco Center, is in Maras, Sacred Valley. but you can take public transport or a taxi to come here! If you book with me, I will give you recommendations on how to come. The workshop is about 2 hours, but it will take you 1 hour to go to Maras and 1 hour to return from Maras.
You will spend half a day in the community of Maras! (Maras is near the known Maras Salt Mines). Here, I will wait for you at the meeting point (which is Maras Main Square) and I will teach you different ceramic techniques to mold beautiful art pieces. You can mold your own pieces with Andean designs or your own creations, and take them home as souvenirs of this amazing experience.
Other things to note
The experience is not in Cusco Cen…

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What's included

  • Equipment
    Necessary supplies for the pottery class
From $52
/ person

Meet your host, Yuri

Host on Airbnb since 2019
  • 5 Reviews
  • Identity verified
My name is Yuri and I have lived all my life in Maras, Cusco. I am a local artist and I love to receive people in my studio to show them my knowledge in art and ceramics. Since I was a child, I was very passionate about it and I won lots of contests and awards. I studied Artistic Education in Bellas Artes University in Cusco, and since that moment I dedicated to my passion. For example, in Maras, I made the sculpture in Main Square, which is one of the most attractive places in my town!!
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Where you'll be

We will have the lessons in my art studio located in the community of Maras. It is a special place that I have been decorating with my father since I was young. It has very interesting paintings that explain the history of Maras and the Andean culture.

Rated 4.80 out of 5 from 5 reviews.

Sergio Y Laura
March 2020
The workshop with Yuri was awesome, my family and me had an amazing time playing with clay while learning the technique. Yuri was an excellent guest and had plenty of patience with my kids. It was a great experience!
Claudia
February 2020
My husband and I had a wonderful time visiting Yuri’s workshop. The hour drive was definitely worth the trip! What we found especially moving was how deeply important art seemed to be in his life. In addition to making beautiful pieces, Yuri shared with us that he teaches art in Chinchero (between Cusco and Maras) and how important he believes teaching art is for young people, especially of indigenous/native communities. We loved getting our hands dirty and learning from Yuri! If you have the time, you should pay him a visit.
My husband and I had a wonderful time visiting Yuri’s workshop. The hour drive was definitely worth the trip! What we found especially moving was how deeply important art seemed to…
Maya
June 2019
Yuri made us feel like we were at home& told us to just be comfortable and have fun! He was very knowledgeable about his work and you could tell by the way he talked that he was very passionate! Our favorite part was the painting , we had an option to copy his work (attempt to) or do our own thing. If you’re in town & need something relaxing to do, id definitely give this a try!
Yuri made us feel like we were at home& told us to just be comfortable and have fun! He was very knowledgeable about his work and you could tell by the way he talked that he was ve…
Casey
June 2019
I highly recommend this art class. It was very personal and Yuri knew a lot about the subject and shared his knowledge with us. I’m not much of an artist but the two activities we did with him leading us helped me create awesome pieces. This was a great Cusco experience.
I highly recommend this art class. It was very personal and Yuri knew a lot about the subject and shared his knowledge with us. I’m not much of an artist but the two activities we…
Stine
March 2020
Great experience :) definitely recommended!

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    Cancellation policy

    Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

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    You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

    Guest requirements

    Up to 5 guests ages 7 and up can attend.

    What to bring

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