What's New with Denys James


SICILY, April 29 - May 17, 2019

MOROCCO, October 7-28, 2019

Registration now open for 2019. 

Early Registration Discounts Available.

 Japan, November, 2020


"Denys is a very accomplished artist in several media; I particularly admire his wall pieces. As well he's a great tour guide. I've been on five of his art tours and enjoyed them all immensely. They're very well organized, instructive and fun and one gets to see places and things one would probably never see otherwise. And the hotels! Each one a jewel, always comfortable and beautiful and rich in local culture. I can't imagine a better traveling experience."

 Jane Wolters, Canada 

 "What I most often tell my students about our Discovery Art Tour experience with Denys James was how affordable and convenient it was to have it all planned out by a professional. The transportation was great, our accommodations were comfortable and interesting, the food was good and each stop along the way was an adventure. We never would have seen as much of the local culture without considerable research and it is too time consuming to learn enough to travel with confidence to exotic places you've never been. Life is short, you have to take advantage of it while you can. As an artist/globetrotter himself, Denys knows how to put together a unique travel experience that is culturally fascinating and comfortable while still being adventurous and creatively stimulating. I look forward to our next trip together"

Bill Abright-Artist/Professor-Ceramics, College of Marin, Kentfield, CA



 Relaxed Travel in Small Groups
 Explore Ceramics, Art, History and Architecture
 in Sicily, Morocco and Spain

Come Explore With Us

April 29 - May 17, 2019

Majolica, Mosaics & Architectural Masterpieces

At the heart of the Mediterranean, off the toe of the Italian peninsula, the triangular island of Sicily has been dominated by many rulers throughout its 3,000 years history. Greeks and Romans, Byzantines and Arabs, the Normans and the Spanish left a stunning array of artistic masterpieces, such as classical temples and theatres, as well as medieval and Baroque towns and churches. The different settlers also influenced the Sicilian cuisine, which is Italy’s most varied and exotic, boasting seafood, fruits, pastries and wine. Today’s artists continue the Sicilian tradition of hand painted majolica ceramics on terracotta vessels and tiles.

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MOROCCO Ceramic Tour with Denys James

October 7-28, 2019.

Visit the Imperial Cities of Rabat, Fes and Meknes.
Explore the ancient Roman ruins and mosaics at Volubilis.
Wander the narrow lanes of Chefchaouen with its red tiled roofs and bright blue buildings.
Work with the women potters in the hilltop village of D'Har.
Discover Berber traditional pottery, 
adobe architecture, Moroccan tile art and traditional crafts 
Visit the potteries in Sale and Safi, and appreciate the highly decorated and brightly coloured glazed wares.
Enjoy Moroccan food, music and gardens.
Learn about Moroccan history, culture and customs from our on board guide and interpreter.

SPAIN, Andalucia  Ceramic Tour with Denys James

SPAIN, Andalucia
November 5-22, 2018

 Ceramic Tour with Denys James

BURMA (Myanmar)  Ceramic Tour with Denys James

BURMA (Myanmar)

Folk Potteries, ancient temples, traditional city and village life. Locations include: Yangon, Inle Lake, Mandalay, Sagaing, Bagan.

Turkey Ceramic Tour with Denys James



 CRETE, GREECE, Ceramic Tour with Denys James




Laos,Angkor Wat Ceramic Tour with Denys James

Laos,Angkor Wat

INDIA, RAJASTHAN  Ceramic Tour with Denys James