Dharamkot studio has the perfect vibe to make you forget everything and focus on the clay in your hands taking you back to your childhood,the instructors are so patient , thank you Vivek and Manoj for patiently answering all my questions and helping me until I got it right. You guys are amazing!
Maëlle Le Crouhennec
And amazing place to learn. The teachers are great, skillful and passionate! 😊
Must visit for those wanting to try their hands at pottery. For beginners like me, a wonderful hands on introduction to this traditional art form. The teachers are super, I interacted with Kapil and Manoj, both were patient and understood what each person in our little group wanted from the workshop and fluidly took us through the process. Definitely therapeutic and set amidst the green mountains, blue sky very restful too
This is a beautiful, clean and cosy room with a kitchen (a functional gas connection, refrigerator, basic utensils, etc), a spacious bathroom and a space for keeping luggage. The study table and chair by the window opens into the quaint and picturesque view of the Dharamkot village and valley. It is particularly good for writers, artists, poets and creative individuals. My mother and I took walks to watch the sprawling deodars, and the Magpies that perched on them. The place can be reached by car, and has access to popular cafe's close by. The Pottery studio where I took lessons on pottery from Pragya is an activity one must not miss. A 100 stars to the team for putting it together providing the perfect clime for learning the art of pottery with student specific guidance and help. Do not miss this if you are in McLeodganj/Dharamkot.
Pottery at Dharamkot studio was a beautiful experience. I could finally find a hobby for myself and the entire credit would go to the lively and welcoming coaches (Vivek, Pragya and Kapil). They are really gifted. I was truly stunned with their skills. Looking at them shaping clay so easily seemed like magic -- bringing different structures to life with one simple hand movement. I would definitely visit this place again, probably for a 35 day full-fledged workshop. In short, if you are in Dharamshala/McLeodganj, this place is a must visit.... and if you do visit, don't forget to ask Pragya for a cup of tea. ☕
Beautiful experience in their pottery class, you create ceramic vessels after they teach you.
Sneha Joshi Mukherjee
One of the highlights of my Ladakh-Kashmir-Punjab road trip in August. This quaint little place on the narrow lanes of the paradise called Dharamkot, is a treasure to find. I fell in love with how they create and vibe. My partner and I signed up for their two days workshop and enjoyed it so much that we extended our stay. The instructors are so patient and encouraging that on my very first attempt at the wheel I was able to make kettle, mug, lids and bowl. There was someone making wind instruments out of clay, someone playing chess, somebody making watercolours, or creating some other interesting art with clay. There was also, a black Labrador (who nobody knows the name of or who put a collar on him) came beside me and didn’t leave my side the entire day. While I painted my pottery I enjoyed the ginger tea made in their pantry with the breathtaking views. Oh the clouds and the mountains! Me along with a friend also created some dance videos capturing the creative energy that this place offers. It was so much fun! Once we got back to the city, within a few days of storytelling about our trip, we received the baked and glazed pottery. I wish the glaze wasn’t cracked though, but these are the unpredictable imperfections that make pottery so beautiful and human. I am grateful for this extraordinary experience, the walks around in the mountains and the incredible friends I made. Must visit with friends, family, kids, pets or even solo! 🤗