For a while now I have been interested in researching the production of handmade ceramics in other places and having left home for a spot of travel, exploration, research and development as well as some general sightseeing, a good place to start is Bali - close to home and the first stop in a journey across the globe.
A week to settle in, set up house and get to know the local area before venturing out of a peaceful, semi-rural area near Ubud into the busy streets around the city. First stop to the Indian consulate for a visa then a visit to the Kevala ceramics factory. Pretty impressive set-up and some lovely pieces are being made here. I guess the best thing about it is the networking, exchanging ideas and the opportunity to meet with people who speak the same language.