What a thrill to pick up a bowl that was just recently a piece of clay! Or to drink fragrant tea from a cup you made yourself. Adults equate kneading clay with meditation, while for kids it is a great lesson in Lithuanian crafts. In Dzūkija, Merkinė has long been known for its black ceramics, and there are still talented artisans in Kernavė as well. They won’t just tell you the story of one pot there – they’ll tell you the entire history of ceramics, and show you how to mould and throw pottery.