Crafting 'Varza': Pottery Workshop in a Restored School
“Varza” is one of the oldest traditional pottery forms in Iran. In this experience, we aim to acquaint you with various Iranian pottery forms and traditions. After you get familiar with the environment of our old school while sipping special Gilani tea, we will provide a brief explanation of “Varza” and other pottery forms. Then, together, we will explore the types of clay used in Gilan for pottery and get up close and personal with them.
The exciting part of our adventure begins with crafting “Varza” or any other pottery form on the potter’s wheel. Afterward, you can place your creation inside the kiln. During this process, we can engage in conversations while enjoying the ambiance of the schoolyard. Feel free to relax, play, or chat while savoring the tranquility and simplicity of the moment.
To summarize, if you think you have a good fist and are up for some fun pottery, this experience is for you. Join us, and let’s create some beautiful pottery together!
What to Expect:
Exploring Various Pottery Forms:
We will introduce you to different pottery forms and discuss their significance in Iranian culture.
Learning the Art of Pottery:
You will learn how to shape clay on the potter’s wheel. This activity can significantly improve your motor skills and muscle control.
Enhancing Spatial and Geometric Skills:
Pottery is an excellent way to develop your spatial and geometric visualization skills, which are useful in various aspects of life.
Understanding “Varza” and Its Philosophy:
We will delve into the world of “Varza” pottery and its underlying philosophy.
Creating Your Pottery:
You will have the opportunity to craft your own “Varza” or any other pottery form you desire during our hands-on workshop.