What's New with Denys James

MOROCCO 2024, April 22-May 13
Now Open for Registration
Special discount before May10,2023

Morocco 2023 fully booked-Waitlist only
Please make your deposit using the PayPal link in the BOOK NOW
section of the website. 
JAPAN 2024, November 6-25 ~ Registration Open
Japan 2023, Nov. 1-20 Fully Booked -Waitlist only
SPAIN - Dates to be announced

Magazine article
featuring Denys James
Discovery Art Travel,
Aqua, January 2020  

Click here to see the cover
and pages 7, 8, 9, 11


"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, Architecture
 in Morocco, Spain and Japan

Seville Alcazar IMG_0539-4


February 27 - March 20, 2023 ( fully booked, register for 2024 April 22 - May 13)

MOROCCO 2024, April 22 - May 13 REGISTRATION NOW OPEN. GO TO BOOK NOW TO SECURE A SPACE:  https://www.denysjames.com/excursions/booknow.php

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 Fes 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.


Click here for complete MOROCCO Itinerary

JAPAN Ceramic Tour with Denys James

November 1-20, 2023 ( Fully booked, Register in the $1000 section to the right now for 2024, November 6 - 25)


 Explore the magic of this rich and diverse culture in the colourful autumn season.
Enjoy its amazing gardens, temples, potteries, ancient kiln sites, cuisine, fabrics and architecture. Appreciate Japanese flower arranging, tea ceremony, indigo dyeing, paper making, laquerware, and woodworking. Travel with an on-board ceramic artist and tour leader and a Japanese escort. Savour out of the way places and the electric energy of the city life.

 2024 MOROCCO  Ceramic Tour with Denys James

April 22 - May 13, 2024




 Ceramic Tour with Denys James

SPAIN, Andalucia  Ceramic Tour with Denys James

SPAIN, Andalucia

Andalucia Excursion

Explore the magic of this rich and diverse culture.
Marvel at the enduring imprint of the Moors on monuments, gardens, cuisine, architecture,  and art. Appreciate Andalucian ceramic art, tiles and pottery. 

SICILY Ceramic Tour with Denys James


An exciting exploration of this diverse Italian island, rich in its ceramics, history, architecture, food and wine.

 CRETE, GREECE, Ceramic Tour with Denys James




INDIA, RAJASTHAN  Ceramic Tour with Denys James


Laos,Angkor Wat Ceramic Tour with Denys James

Laos,Angkor Wat

Turkey 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.