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Pogorelec - Češarek pottery Bojc pottery  
51. POGORELEC-ČEŠAREK POTTERY  
address Lončarska ulica 22, 1331 Dolenja vas
telephone 01 836 46 67
gsm 040 746 202
location Dolenja vas
season year round
visiting hours by prior arrangement
group reservations yes
reservations contact Ana Češarek
length of tour independent visit
entrance fee for one busload (about 50 visitors): 3,000 SIT
local guide yes
number of participants: 50
length of tour: by agreement
languages: Slo
souvenirs, shopping pottery items
restaurants Gostišče Dallas, 2 km
excursion possibilities yes
special features more than 200-year-long tradition of pottery making
bus parking yes
parking for automobiles yes

 

The Pogorelec-Češarek pottery workshop continues a tradition of more than two hundred years by manufacturing pottery used in the past: casserole dishes, milk bowls, wire-reinforced pottery storage vessels, and various toy whistles. Their Christmas creches and crucifixes are especially popular. Here you will always find tasteful and suitable gifts, and if you have an idea for a special pottery item, they will happily make it for you. They also manufacture items for decorating restaurants. Visitors are welcome in the workshop to observe closely this venerable tradition of pottery making.
52. BOJC POTTERY  
address Za vodo 3, 1331 Dolenja vas
telephone 01 836 40 32
gsm 041 384 102 / 041 875 449
fax 01 836 40 32
location Dolenja vas
season year round
visiting hours all week, anytime; larger groups by prior arrangement
group reservations yes
reservations contact Janez and Andreja Bojc
length of tour guided tour: 1 hour or more
local guide yes
number of participants: 40-80
length of tour: 1 hour (can also be longer)
languages: Slo, Cro, Ger
souvenirs, shopping handicraft items in workshop
restaurants Motel Jasnica
picnic area yes
excursion possibilities yes
special features The Bojc family uses local natural clay without added materials; all earthenware and figurines are handmade or made on a potter's wheel; the entire family is engaged in pottery making
bus parking yes
parking for automobiles yes
access for invalids yes, complete tour possible
toilets equipped for invalids yes
The Bojc Pottery boasts more than two hundred years of tradition in this handicraft in which the entire family is engaged. Useful pottery vessels are created on the potter's wheel, and the skillful hands of the Bojc family also create various whistles (among which the characteristic Ribnica horse is most popular), Christmas creches, and figurines of Saint George on horseback as well as items to order. They prepare and use the local natural clay without any added materials.