Pottery and roof tiling in Bali…

Decided to explore the pottery scene in lombok, as my friend Sascha visited a village in Bali back in the 70s that made amazing pottery.. Pejaten was the villages name and its over in the Tabanan Regency. Twas an interesting day, driving through the country to Pejaten, i am sure it has changed a lot since Sascha first visited.. The roof tiles are made manually in hot sweaty primitive conditions .. the terracotta colour clay was made into a...

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Banyumulek pottery village in Lombok

One of my Redgirls was passionate about pottery . She was really interested in exploring pottery , techniques , cooking , glazing etc. i had previously visited a village in Lombok , to organise lessons for her and my other guests. i was a little concerned as the lessons were Primitive by our standards. Sitting on crude stools on the ground , around a little wheel. I was nervous about the physicality of this as well as tourist factor , with all...

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Gilli Air Lombok

Gilli Air is an island of the side of Lombok.. it is one of three islands. Gilli T is the party island, Gillo Meno is the quiet island and Gilli Air has the reputation of being the Family island.. Redgirls Visited there for three days, after our visit to Lombok.. The only way to get to the island is by Public small boat or the fast boat from Bali.. We elected to take the Public Boat from Bangsal Harbour, along with a boat full of Produce and...

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Cooking Balinese style.

I decided to organise cooking lesson for my Redgirl guests. They were all really interested, we looked at a cooking school on the net, but they really wanted to cook in a home with a mum. Sascha came up with an idea to ask our friend Lekos wife, Made. I stay with them when I am not working and her cooking is sensational. I was so excited , what a great idea. A great opportunity to support my family . The next day we arrived at Mades house ready...

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Visit to the Balian …

Been having a few issue lately, really wanted to make a clean start . Start afresh. Had had the lovely experience of a coconut cleansing before, and was keen to mark this time in my life with something specials. What a great experience for my guests. I love love the ritual of Bali , and take advantage of it. My friend picked us up early as a booking had been made to see the Balian first thing before he went to work as a pharmacist!! Beautiful...

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