Clay-Making and Culture

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  • No booking fees
  • duration 3 hours
  • tour type Group
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts Nadi, Fiji
  • Ends Nadi, Fiji
  • Visit a local, familyrun clay making business
  • Watch clay makers at work creating oneofakind pieces
  • Learn about the history of pottery in Fiji 
  • Try your hand at creating something from clay
The Clay-Making and Culture tour starts and ends in Nadi. The Clay-Making and Culture is an art and architecture tour that takes 3 hours.

Get a feel for local Fijian life and learn more about the island’s culture with a visit to a family-run clay-making business. Meet the owner, see his beautiful work on display, talk to him about his inspiration and creative process, and watch the talented clay makers in their workshop. 
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Ms. Holly's review for another Urban Adventures tour
5 - Excellent
  • Ms. Holly
  • On Jan 05 2016
“Great guide (Brian), interesting and tasty drinks, cool bars and really good insight into the history and local East Village area”
Mrs. Kathryn's review for another Urban Adventures tour
5 - Excellent
  • Mrs. Kathryn
  • On Sep 03 2016
“I was extremely fortunate to have a fabulous guide, Wawa, and also to be the only person on the tour that day. As a result, I had a one-to-one experience, and I was able to ask many questions and learn a great deal from her, especially about Buddhism, which proved very helpful when I visited temples on the rest of my trip in Thailand.”
Mr. Jenny's review for another Urban Adventures tour
4 - Very Good
  • Mr. Jenny
  • On Aug 24 2016
“This was an excellent day made even more enjoyable by Nic. He expressed his passion for Prague and his job through fluent articulate speech. I would definitely recommend him to friends & family.”

Experience a side of Fiji many visitors don’t see with a visit to a local clay-making business, to witness the unique process for yourself. This Fiji day tour starts with a scenic ride (about 20 minutes) to the lush valley of Nacava, travelling through the charming neighbourhoods of Nadi along the way. Once you arrive, you’ll be greeted by the contemporary clay-makers and the owner himself, Taito Lawakele, who will show you around the work area where you can see the many handmade items on display.  

After taking a look around, you’ll get the chance to watch local craftspeople at work, and learn how the clay itself is made. This interesting process involves the use of a variety of soils, which are mixed and packed down before being made into customised products. Pieces are baked at 1,000°C in a gas kiln for more than eight hours, and intricate items include pendants, candle holders, platters, soap dishes, wind chimes, vases, jewellery, and more. Each clay item in the workshop comes with a story behind it.

A visit here is a great chance to see a side of Fiji that goes beyond beaches and palm trees. There’s no better way to know a country and its history then to meet the local artisans. Not only will you be seeing the contemporary clay-makers at work, but you’ll also get the opportunity to try making something out of clay yourself — if you’re feeling creative, that is.

This unique tour is all about interacting with local contemporary clay makers, and learning about the work from the owner himself. His creations are inspired by his surroundings and life in Fiji, and his passion for his art has inspired his fellow workers to think outside the box and have fun along the way. Before we leave to head back to Nadi, you’ll get to take a small part of the island home with you in the form of a beautiful piece of pottery.

Note: Please be ready and in the lobby at least 15 minutes before your designated pick-up time.

  • Roundtrip private transportation via minivan to the workshop
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • A souvenir to take home.&Nbsp;
  • Food and drinks
  • additional souvenirs and personal shopping
  • tips/gratuities for your guide. 
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Cancellation for this Clay-Making and Culture tour is free up to 48 hours before the chosen start date - full refund will be given. If cancellation is made less than 48 hours before the chosen start date, no refund applies.


Full payment of 54 USD is required to confirm this tour.

Travel Insurance

Clay-Making and Culture tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.


For this Clay-Making and Culture tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

Meeting start point :

Hotels in Nadi area. Pick-ups are available outside of Nadi (such as at Coral Coast, Sonaisali Resort, Bay View Cove, or Vuda Lautoka) for an extra fee.

Meeting end point :

Your hotel.

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