Kbach (Traditional Khmer carving) and glazing
Many of our pottery teachers are proudly part of the deaf community. New pottery teachers begin by watching our team work. Later, we teach them to make pots on the traditional potter’s wheel, with help from experienced deaf staff. They start as junior potters and, after a few months, those who are good can assist guests in our pottery classes.
Very talented juniors can also try other creative things like Kbach, traditional Khmer carving. Carving is a bit more challenging; you could start carving a plate and make a mistake towards the end. So, it requires careful thought and plenty of practice on paper and real pieces over time.
After carving, we guide them through firing and glazing. Every step must be executed correctly to achieve a flawless final piece. Understanding these processes is really important, even if the person won’t be directly involved in these steps. This is the foundation on which we build our team, ensuring our production maintains the highest quality and that we consistently adhere to high standards.
Thank you to our new pottery teacher, Mann Toeuk, for sharing her orientation journey with us. She is 31 years old and was born with a hearing disability. She attended a specialized NGO school where she learned sign language, reading, and writing. She joined our team eight months ago and has already become a highly skilled pottery teacher. We hope that her beautiful smile will continue to brighten our days for a long time.