Traveller, Photographer, Mountaineer, Human

Pottery Barn of Vigan, Ilocos Sur

Clay plant holders (?) drying.

June 16, 2012

One of the stops of any of the tours of Vigan is the pottery barn (not the store but a real place where workers are creating pottery).  It is located in the city of Vigan and they say you can try creating your own pot.  We did not try doing this as we are in a bit of a hurry (the kalesa we were riding costs Php150 per hour).

The inside of one of the planters * Planters all lined up

Entrance is free and there are stalls selling some of the products of the pottery as well as other types of souvenirs.

Some of products (including a penis-shaped ashtray) * Scrap wood used to fire the kiln

Workers of the pottery barn.

I don’t know where they actually sell most of the products they create as most tourists don’t have their own vehicles (including us) or will not have brought a big vehicle to transport these big pots.

It’s a nice place to visit, especially if you can stay longer and try creating your own pot.


2 responses

  1. jing

    the owner of the place sells their products locally in Vigan and neighboring towns and other places in the Philippines including Manila…they also export it to China…the descendant of the owner, Mr. Go was from China….

    July 15, 2012 at 9:34 am

    • Thank you for that information. What other uses are there for these big pots. The only one I can think of is to put plants on.

      July 15, 2012 at 2:09 pm

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