Traditional Pottery works & Batik Experience in Srilanka

Traditional Pottery works & Batik Experience in Srilanka

Tour Description:

Day excursion – Traditional Pottery works & Batik Experience

Traditional Pottery and Clay Tiles Today, we seek porcelain and ceramics to adorn our homes and beautify our dinner tables.  These are considered as symbols of prestige. However, Sri Lanka has a heritage of pottery where the traditions have survived the test of time and find a unique niche in the world of pottery.Apart from using pottery or clay products for household devices, they were also utilized for religious and cultural practices.Visit a family engaged in traditional pottery for generations with the trade being conducted by all three generations within the family, and follow this by a modern outfit in producing roof tiles, the raw material may be the same and the process may be the same but the machinery is biblical years apart.Batik Experience with Eric Suriyasena Mr.Erik Suriyasena , one of Sri Lanka’s foremost artist,  a designer, and a maestro in Batik creations.Mr.Suriyasena himself will greet you as you enter his private factory premises located in the city of Marawila. It is at this work house where he used to create his unique designs and experiment extensively.  Thereafter each member of the group can select a ‘design art’ from the hundreds of arts that will be available or alternatively bring your own art design. Once this is done the mentors will provide you with the correct fabric that would suit your selected design. Thereafter Mr.Suriyasena will teach you how to engage in the traditional dyeing on cloth using a wax resist method.Take a break from this exciting session as you wait till your creations to dry by enjoying the hospitality of the Suriyasena family who will serve you with Tea, local cookies and chocolate cake.Later on explore the elegant galleries that display some of Mr.Suriyasena’s unique creations, a fusion of traditional, abstract and modern art. See what almost half century of expertise has evolved and listen to his fist hand account of how his designs have draped beauty queens to former prime ministers and how he has taken his ‘one of a kind’ designs around the word and displayed the art at leading art galleries in the world.


  • Port pickup and drop-off for cruise ship/other ship passengers
  • Transport by air-conditioned vehicle


  • Tips, gratuities and expenses of personal nature


Starting from USD USD 95 per person

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