Bat Trang ceramic village is in Bat Trang commune, Gia Lam district, Hanoi. This place is famous for ceramic products with household wares such as plates, bowls, flower pots, cups, vases… Or ceramics to worship as candlesticks, censers, ceramic wheels, swords… and ornaments like house models, statues…
More than 700 years ago, the first people have discovered this place has abundant resources of white clay. Spread over the centuries developed, a large village was formed around the workplace ceramics. And forming brand Bat Trang Ceramics, whose products are exported around Asia and Europe. It has become one of the most famous ceramic zone in Vietnam.
Characteristics of Bat Trang Ceramics
Most Bat Trang ceramics are produced according to craft style, are made by hand on the turntable, with the creative talent of artisans. Bat Trang ceramics have special features are the white enamel often opaque yellowing, perdurable and quite heavy. Bat Trang pottery village also has its own line of type celadon, glaze brown and some other special.
Distance from Hanoi center to Bat Trang ceramic village about 14 km, you can easily go there by bus (bus number 47), motorbike or taxi.
First, you have to visit the pottery workshop, to see the stages to make ceramic. To make ceramic products, the potters have to go through the process of selecting, handling and preparation of land, shaping, creating patterns, enameled, and finally baked products.
Then can make some ceramic products by yourself, under the guidance of the workers here.
Next to visit the old house of Van Van, visit Bat Trang village house, or visit the Bat Trang ceramic market to buy souvenirs.
Bat Trang Ceramic Village Map