Thow Kwang Pottery Jungle

14 Aug

Thow Kwang Pottery Jungle

The last two dragon kilns in Singapore

We visited the Kilns during summer holiday 2015.

We formed a group of moms and children, chartered one bus to drive us there, and off we go. The pottery place offered workshop for the kids. It cost $28/kid for 1.5 hrs of workshop. The workshop was fun. One tutor assisted 3-5 kids at a time. As most of kids in our group were primary school kids, assisting them was not difficult. They all could follow the workshop easily and create their art works independently with simple guidance.

While the kids were entertained with the pottery workshop, moms were able to look around to shop the Peranakan Pottery. The amount of Peranakan porcelains sold here was massive. They did not only sell Peranakan porcelains, they also had Chinese, Japanese and Thai porcelains.

What I love about this place:

Love the idea of preserving the culture

Children Exposure to the pottery art

Love the article ” I am Happy ” that is pasted at the wall at the pottery jungle.
Quoting the writer of the article who wrote about the founder, Tan Kim Seh, 61,

Success is something relative. Measured often in terms of power, money, or job satisfaction….
He does not consider himself rich….
Satisfied with his work? Maybe.

The article was nicely written, such an inspiration. I enjoyed reading it. Do visit the place to read it further.

And do check with them first if they cater for single walk-ins for kids workshop.

今年の夏休み、少しい離れてるシンガポールに有るかまもとに行って来ましたた。親子の人数が多かったので今回のトリップにバスをチャターしました。珍しく日本に帰らない友達が多くて学校の卒業旅行の感じ。

友達のアイディアが面白くていつも新しい所発見し楽しくて有難いです。

シンガポールにいて周りの友達がいつ変わるので、周りが面白いと言われても、面白くなくなって、久しぶりに親子で楽しい探検また始まりました。

皆だいたいかまもと初見でした。

小学校の子供達のとうげい作り、一人1時間半($S28)。その間はお母さん達お買い物。面白い作品沢山出来たと思いますが、焼かないといけないので、しばらくどんな作品出来たか現場で扱って有ります。

ワークショップ終わったら近くにあるBolywood Vegetable Farmに行きました。To be continued…

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Entrance to the common hall

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The article about the founder, Tan Kim Seh

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The tunnel inside the kiln

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The demonstration of how to make pottery

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The entrance to the kiln

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Small trinket boxes for sale

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Peranakan plates

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During the workshop

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One of the art kids created

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Article from Sunday Times

Thow Kwang Pottery Jungle

85 Lor Tawas

Singapore 639823

Phone: 62686121

Opening hours: 9am-5pm

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