ceramics

Our list of articles tagged with "ceramics."

January 24, 2017

Ceramics in Japan: Robert Yellin’s Yakimono Gallery in Kyoto

If you’re interested in Japanese pottery, we highly recommend having Artisans of Leisure arrange a private meeting with Robert Yellin. Considered a foremost authority on Japanese yakimono (ceramics), Yellin has lived in Japan since 1984 and has written and lectured extensively both in Japan and abroad. Yellin runs Yakimono Gallery from an early 20th-century teahouse steeped […]

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April 20, 2016

Arts and Crafts Touring in Peru

An interesting part of any trip to Peru is exploring the country’s rich history and culture through its fascinating arts and crafts. Beautiful handmade textiles are among the most famous Peruvian crafts. They’re also among the most ancient: The oldest fabrics discovered in Peru have been dated to around 10,000 B.C. Artisans of Leisure Peru […]

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August 7, 2013

Amsterdam: Our Top 10 Recommendations

Amsterdam is an incredibly rich cultural destination with world-renowned museums, beautiful canals lined with gabled buildings, and a dynamic social milieu. The city is also an ideal base for touring the many other interesting places in the Netherlands, such as Delft, Maastricht and The Hague. Here are our top 10 most recommended experiences in and […]

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April 29, 2013

An Interview with Emeric Harney of Harney & Sons Fine Teas

We recently caught up with Emeric Harney of Harney & Sons Fine Teas to discuss tea, travel, fashion, food and more. Q: What makes Harney & Sons unique? A: Harney & Sons is a tea company that is committed to making quality tea an everyday luxury. We pride ourselves on providing education on proper tea […]

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June 18, 2009

The Way of Tea: Experiencing the Japanese tea ceremony

The tea ceremony is one of Japan’s most interesting and enduring artistic traditions. More than a ritual for preparing and drinking tea, the tea ceremony is a means to aesthetic appreciation and social interaction that has had a profound influence on Japanese art, architecture, gardens, cuisine and philosophy. What happens during a traditional Japanese tea […]

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April 3, 2009

Portuguese tiles (azulejos) are a visual delight and a travel highlight

We love Portugal and especially love the tiles (azulejos) that can be seen everywhere—on the exterior walls of private homes, in the train stations, on water fountains, and covering the walls of the magnificent countryside palaces. Tiles have been used as architectural and decorative elements for many centuries in Portugal. We’ve carefully selected our Portuguese guides—they are experts on the country’s history […]

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February 5, 2009

Must Stay: The Four Seasons Budapest is a work of art

Every inch of this hotel is absolutely stunning. Our private luxury tours in Budapest include accommodation at the Four Seasons Gresham Palace, and we also arrange other related activities. For example, upon request we take our travelers to meet the renowned artist who created the sculptures in the lobby (see above). Also, the hotel features authentic Zsolnay ceramic […]

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