Are you looking for a great place away from the city? Do you want to relax, enjoy, learn, conquer your hunger and shop at the same time and place? Or do you want to have an ultimate and fun stop-over? Here’s a perfect place for you.
UGU BIGYAN’S POTTERY GARDEN AND RESTAURANT
Ugu Bigyan’s pottery garden and restaurant is an art museum, shop and restaurant located at Lusacan, Tiaong Quezon.It is owned by Mr. Augusto “Ugo” Bigyan. It is known as one of the finest attraction in Quezon.
What makes Ugu Bigyan’s Pottery Garden and Restaurant special?
There are many things that makes this place special and a must-visit attraction. What makes it special? First of all, the owner himself is very special and not just an ordinary potter. Most likely, people will ask “Who is Ugu Bigyan?” and “Why is the place named after him?” Augusto “Ugo” Bigyan is a talented potter who had been recognized in the Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions (CITEM). He’s the one who supplied Spiegel, Pier One, Gumps of San Francisco, and Panghea exquisite pieces of molded clay. He won a Katha Award for product design in 1990 and 1991. He also had trade shows in Paris and Frankfurt. Another thing that is very special on him is that he never had a formal education in pottery, yet his passion and hobby made him where he is now.
Second thing that makes this place special is its peaceful and calm ambiance. Pottery is a very delicate and sensitive work of art. Indeed, the potter must have peace in mind when he is doing his work for him to be able to concentrate. So, the ambiance of the place is in accordance with the nature. There, you will see variety of plants that are arranged in a very classy and organized way. It is really a place away from the crowded city and a must-visit attraction for nature lovers.
Third thing that makes this place special is that it is considered to be an art museum. If you will roam around the place, you will see exceptional pieces of clay everywhere. The place itself is a museum. From the floor where you will walk to the chairs you will sit and plates where you will eat on—the art of Ugu Bigyan, indeed, lives.
His artworks are really exceptional and they are all signed by him.
Aside from it being an art museum, the fourth thing that makes it special is it is also a restaurant. Aside from being a talented potter, Mr. Ugu Bigyan is also a good chef. He cooks very unique dishes and delicacies of Tiaong, Quezon.
The fifth thing that makes it special is that it is also a shop. Although there is a shop located at one part of Ugu Bigyan’s Pottery Garden and restaurant, you can actually buy what you like in the art museum part. You can own a piece from the museum. It’s cool, right? The price of the clay artworks ranges from 500 php to 150,000 php. Though the prices are a bit high, the artworks of Ugo Bigyan are surely worth it of every single penny.
The sixth thing that makes it special is that it is also a place to learn. Mr. Ugo Bigyan gives workshop on making clay arts. He himself is the one who will be teaching you there. You just need to make reservations and visit his pottery garden and restaurant.
And the last thing that makes it exceptional and very special is that it’s hard to find. It is special in a way that it gives people curiosity and excitement about the place. And when the people get there, their expectation will surely be satisfied. Why is it hard to find? It’s because there is no any posted signs of direction on the way on going there. If you are going to use an internet-based application like waze, you will get there with no hassle. However, if you will commute or just go there using a car without having idea where the place is, you’ll probably have a hard time finding it. Another thing is that when you get there, you will see no posted name of the place. You will not see any “Ugu Bigyan’s Pottery Garden and Restaurant”. Not even on a piece of paper.
Mr. Ugu Bigyan is known for being a humble and simple man. He doesn’t want to be recognized because he is boasting about himself. He is so down-to-earth to the point that he doesn’t want to post his name on the place. He wants to be known because people admired his works.
Truly, Ugu Bigyan’s Pottery Garden and Restaurant is way special. So if you are looking for a great place to unleash your inner self, this place is the one that is right for you.
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