Claycult began in 2011 in a garage in Sihanoukville Cambodia. We initially had a team of four, including myself. I am a ceramicist from Australia. The first couple of years were a big learning curve. We needed to source our clay, build kilns, work out firing temperatures, glaze compatibility, train our team and a myriad of other things involved with starting an artisanal clay workshop.
We moved to Siem Reap in 2013, which was a turning point for us. Claycult has grown steadily ever since. Our home of Siem Reap has been good to us. Claycult runs three shops in Siem Reap. Two in the old market area & our flagship boutique at Siem Reap International Departures.
As a cottage industry, we aim to provide a happy work environment with above award wages, long term employment, education, social support and in some instances, housing. Claycult is run as a team … no one is more important than anyone else. We all work together to create our beautiful products.
We are not an NGO. We receive no support or funding from outside interests. We believe to survive we need to be a standalone, sustainable business. Our team works hard to provide a quality product that is unique & of timeless design.
We believe we have achieved that … we are proud of the exquisite ceramic beads & jewellery we craft.