You cannot make pots in a more beautiful setting than Ulisa Bay Pottery – set on the hill behind the lodge it has stunning views over the lake.   UBP was started in 2017 by Chris Stevens after he retired from both Dedza and Nkhotakota Potteries.

At Ulisa Bay Pottery anyone, from beginners to experienced potters, can come and make pots for a few days or a few weeks.   The pottery has both electric and kick wheels and an electric kiln.   There is also the exciting opportunity to learn how to make traditional African pots from Maria, a great grandmother several times over who still enjoys making her simple but stunningly beautiful pots.   Sitting under the large Mango tree by the beach being taught how to make her pots is a humbling experience.  As is the firing process where within 45 minutes of lighting the “bonfire” the pots are fired and ready for use.

 Accommodation options for potters range from Full Board in a Deluxe Chalet to Bed Only in a Standard Chalet and for those staying 10 days or more a Self-Catering option is available.  

 Just email Chris at ulisabaylodge@gmail.com with what you would like to learn or do and he will send you a quotation.