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Hands-on art and cultural travel experiences.

To reserve your space in any of Discovery Art Travel's ceramics excursions, we require a deposit of  $1000 USD, depending on the excursion requirements. Deposits can be made in USD or Canadian currency.

Discovery Art Travel pays for services in foreign countries in USD. The excursion price in USD is estimated 12 months ahead of the departure date. Therefore, depending on currency fluctuations, price increases in services, surcharges and taxes, the final excursion price may increase up to a maximum of 7%.

The final excursion price will be determined at least 60 days prior to the departure date. Prices on your final invoice will be stated in USD. Clients are welcome to make payments in USD or the equivalent in Canadian dollars. 


You can mail a cheque to:
Denys James, 182 Welbury Drive, Saltspring Island, B.C., Canada V8K 2L8

Online: For deposits and interim payments you may use the Paypal function found on the BOOK NOW section of this website.
Telephone: Deposits can be made by credit card by calling 1-250-537-4906.

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November 6-25, 2024


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, paper making, laquerware, and woodworking. Travel with an on-board professional Japanese tour leader and a Japanese escort. Savour out of the way places and the electric energy of city life.

$1000 USD
$9895 USD*
SPAIN, Andalucia
March 23-April 8, 2025

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. 


$1000 USD
$6950 USD*


Visit the Imperial Cities of Rabat, Fes and Marrakech.
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.


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$500 USD


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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Explore this wonderful Greek island


Experience Crete's stunning natural beauty and its rich culture.Learn about the ancient  Minoan culture through visits to its special sites and museums. Hands-on experience of pottery making and firing in a special studio in the traditional mountain pottery village of Margarites.(Optional) Walk in the uplands through the fragrant herb fields to the ancient city of Eleftherna. Visit the ancient Minoan ruins of Knossos.img_0525small_300Explore the narrow passages, architecture, outdoor cafes and fish tavernas of Chania's Venetian harbour. Optional  add-on tours are availble- Eastern and southern Crete, other Greek islands, Athens, and beach holidays are easily arranged.

Watch a short video of Cretan music and dancing taken during our 2010 excursion in the courtyard of our restored  1750's stone house accommodation.



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Discover the Masala of India: wander through sacred sites, intricately decorated palaces and streets lined with painted mansions.
Admire the skills and designs of potters and fabric block printers. 
Savour colours, spices and exquisite cuisine.
Overnight in historic palaces and castles.
Absorb the ambiance of the iconic Taj Mahal in Agra.  




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Laos,Angkor Wat

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Highlights: Istanbul - Hands-on workshop with leading Turkish contemporary artist Mehmet Kutlu, historic attractions, hotel overlooking Sultanahmet and the Bosphorus Sea.

Ankara - Special guided visit to Museum of Anatolian Civilizations.

Cappadocia - Hands-on workshop with ErdoÄŸan Güleç and Denys James.

Optional Add-ons
Turkey’s most interesting sights of the Greek and Roman periods can be visited on optional, custom-made tours, as well as beaches on the Mediterranean and the Greek Islands.

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BURMA (Myanmar)


Folk Potteries, ancient temples, traditional city and village life.

Locations include: Yangon, Inle Lake, Mandalay, Sagaing, Bagan and and variety of villages.

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