Home of Clay Art (HO-CA) is a residence-style pottery-making facility that was launched in 2012 with a grant from the Tajimi City Government’s Community Development Activity Subsidy Fund.

Visitors can get away from their daily lives and spend time making pottery in the “ceramic town of Tajimi”.

The course is based on a one-month stay for everyone from beginners to advanced students, and offers a wide range of courses, from basic instruction to more difficult techniques, to suit the skills and objectives of each individual. The “Porcelain Course” is for intermediate level students and above.

Since its establishment, around 140 guests (as of June 2020), mainly from overseas, have stayed here so far. Many guests and repeaters have heard of us by word of mouth or through referrals from those who have stayed at the school, and our instruction has been very well received.


HO-CA currently offers four courses. The “Porcelain Course” is aimed at intermediate and advanced students.

Shino course

The Shino Course is designed to teach you Shino pottery, which is typical for our area.

Raku Course

Learn about Raku, which has been popular in the tea ceremony world since the Momoyama period – the final phase of the Sengoku period (戦国時代, Sengoku jidai) in Japanese history from 1568 to 1600.

Porcelain course

Learn two types of porcelain: Sometsuke (blue and white painted ceramics) and Celadon glazed pottery

HO-CA Special Course

Special course using HO-CA’s original clay and glazes.

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