Thow Kwang Pottery Jungle

Thow Kwang Pottery Jungle has the oldest dragon kiln in Singapore. The family business is located near CleanTech Park and its entrance is at the Ficus Lookout of Jurong Eco-Garden. In 2010, Martha Steward visited this kiln and wrote about it on her website.

The dragon kiln (龙窑) is used in pottery making to glaze the clay. It has to be built on a gentle slope, with the "dragon head" positioned at the lower ground. During firing, firewood is fed into the "dragon head" and the heat from the fire travels up the kiln. Along the kiln body, more firewood can be fed into the stoke holes to achieve an even distribution of heat in the kiln. The smoke escapes through the opening at the "tail".

There are several of such entrance for the potters to place their artwork inside the kiln. Then the entrance will be sealed with brick and clay for the firing process.

Inside the empty kiln.

During our pre-arranged guided tour organised by NTU, we didn't get to watch the firing of the kiln. However, there was a short demonstration of pottery making using the potter's wheel.

The pottery has a large collection of different themed porcelain products.

Vintage rooster bowls

They provided assistance and support for The Little Nyonya (小娘惹) Chinese drama serial by MediaCorp in 2008.

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