Amerindian Pottery Workshop

Ancient clay pottery class

Fernando Alfaro, renowned Chilean ceramist

Learn about local indigenous people from San Pedro de Atacama

Learn ancestral clay molding techniques from a renowned ceramist!

We invite you to learn ancestral clay molding techniques to create your unique piece from the hand of the outstanding ceramist Fernando Alfaro, in the Amerindian workshop in San Pedro de Atacama and learn about the Licanantay culture


Learn about the Licanantay Culture

Test clays of the sector

Create your own figure or vessel

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Trip Details


15.000 CLP ($22 USD)


Any day, mornings and afternoons

Meeting Point

Taller Amerindia


2.5 hours

Group size

From 1 person


Clay and materials to make your own souvenir

What to bring


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Fernando Alfaro will be in charge of the workshop


The workshop consists of testing the clays of the sector and modeling typical figures with Fernando Alfaro, National-Prize-winning, Professor in Plastic Arts at the University of Chile, creator of the Amerindian Ceramics Workshop in San Pedro de Atacama. He has developed his profession as a teacher and potter throughout the country. He dedicates his time to the study of ceramics and techniques, especially those used by the Lickanantai, who are the original people of San Pedro de Atacama from more than 1500 years ago. Its cultural recovery can be observed in the pieces that are reproduced with this ancient art, including pottery, tablets for hallucinogens, and musical instruments which will also show the changes in these pieces with the passage of time.

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