If a hand-hammered porcelain serving bowl or mod ceramic and wood kendi (a traditional Indonesian pitcher) catches your eye, it’s most likely the handiwork of Jenggala. Venture to the fishing village of Jimbaran to the ceramics studio where artisans have been crafting distinctive tableware for three decades. Shop the signature Frangipani, Batik, and Pincuk (a nod to traditional serving dishes fashioned from banana leaves) collections for keepsake pieces. Or, drop in for a Paint-A-Pot class open to artists of all ages. Choose from unfinished mugs, bowls, plates, cups, and saucers and resident artists will instruct on sketching designs, selecting colors, and choosing glazes for the finished piece (note: it takes four days for masterpieces to bake and dry). After class, stop by Warung Keramik, the on-site cafe, for a fresh juice and a plate of sizzling satay served with traditional rice cakes and briney achar.
Jenggala is a 20-minute drive from the hotel. Hire a taxi for the ride there, and hail one on the street for the return trip.
JENGGALA: Jalan Uluwatu II, Bali, Kabupaten Badung, Bali, Indonesia; +62 361 703311; www.jenggala.com; Paint-a-Pot classes offered daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., last session at 4pm