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Meet My Craftsman: Pottery Maker Stella Tan from Thow Kwang Pottery Jungle

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Thow Kwang Pottery Jungle

85 Lorong Tawas

Singapore, 639823

Singapore

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Event description
Enter the dragon’s den and get your hands dirty with some pottery-making at Singapore’s last operating dragon’s kiln.

About this event

Several times a year, Thow Kwang Pottery Jungle’s resting dragon is fired up to bake pottery pieces created by Singaporeans from across the island. MCF2021 invites you to a walk-through of Singapore’s last standing dragon kiln as we explore its various functions and mystical past. The festival’s itinerary includes a pottery-making workshop. What are you waiting for? It’s time to get your aprons on!

Meet the ‘dragon master’, Stella!

Hello everyone, I am Stella – third-generation owner of Thow Kwang Pottery Jungle! As the last operating dragon kiln in Singapore, the pressure to keep the kiln standing can be quite overwhelming at times but I am really fortunate to have the support of my family who have stood by me over the years. I will work hard to keep Thow Kwang alive as it is something that truly means a lot to me and my family.

Beyond it being a business, Thow Kwang is a site of fond memories for my family and friends. I remembered the pottery jungle as a very big playground ewhere my cousins and I would play the most intense hide-and-seek (you know what I mean!)! I hope to catch some of you around the kiln as my friendly trainers conduct the programme and share more about the art of pottery-marking!

More about Thow Kwang Pottery Jungle

The history of the Thow Kwang family business can be traced back to the 1960s when Mr Tan Kim Seh first purchased a dragon kiln at Jalan Bahar. Mr Tan had migrated from Shantou, a porcelain village at the eastern cost of Guangdong, China, and started selling latex cups, orchid pots and water jars in Singapore in 1965.

Today, led by third-generation owner Stella Tan, the entire family works hard to keep Singapore’s last operating dragon kiln alive. Beyond supplying crafts to cafes, restaurants and hotels, Thow Kwang offers workshops and participates in various art markets and exhibitions. For their contributions to the cultural landscape, they were awarded The Stewards of Singapore’s Intangible Cultural Heritage Award in 2020.

Details of the Programme

  • Language: English
  • Dates:
    • Sat, 11 Sep: 1400-1600
    • Sun, 12 Sep: 1000-1200, 1400-1600
    • Sat, 18 Sep: 1000-1200
    • Sun, 19 Sep: 1000-1200, 1400-1600
    • Sat, 25 Sep: 1000-1200, 1400-1600
    • Sun, 26 Sep: 1000-1200, 1400-1600
    • Sat, 2 Oct: 1400-1600
    • Sun, 3 Oct: 1000-1200, 1400-1600
  • Meeting Point:
    • Entrance of Dragon Kiln at Thow Kwang Pottery Jungle (85 Lor Tawas Singapore 639823)
  • Please arrive 20 minutes before the event for registration. Our facilitators will be wearing our event t-shirt.
  • Limited parking is available at Thow Kwang Pottery Jungle.
  • Venue is not wheelchair accessible.
  • The event will proceed rain or shine.

Who should come?

  • All are welcome to participate!

What to bring?

  • Participants should bring along an umbrella, hand sanitisers and a bottle of water.
  • Participants are encouraged to dress comfortably and wear covered shoes.
  • Asthmatic individuals are encouraged to bring their inhaler.

COVID-19 Precautions

  • All hosts and facilitators in this tour programme are fully vaccinated or have taken a Pre-Event Test (PET) in the past 24 hours
  • Facilitators in this tour or programme are trained in basic first-aid.
  • All participants must complete TraceTogether, a health declaration form and temperature taking at the start of the event.
  • All participants must wear their masks properly throughout the event.
  • All participants must maintain a one-metre distance from other participants during the event.
  • All participants will be issued with coloured stickers and be divided into smaller groups. Participants must stay with their groups and not intermingle between the groups

Disclaimer

  • All ticket sales are final. There will be no refund if you wish to cancel your tickets.
  • By agreeing to participate in the event, participants are responsible for any injury, loss or damage due to the negligence on his/her part or of the children under his/her charge.
  • Participants must abide by the house rules set out by the host. Facilitators will brief participants at the start of the programme.
  • Videos and photographs may also be taken during the event. By registering for this event, you give My Community full rights to use the photos for marketing and publicity.
  • It is compulsory for a parent/guardian to accompany any child of or under the age of 12.

For updates:

  • Follow us at @mycommunitysg on Instagram and @myqueenstown on Facebook.
  • Visit mycommunityfestival.sg for all our latest updates.
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Location

Thow Kwang Pottery Jungle

85 Lorong Tawas

Singapore, 639823

Singapore

View Map

Refund policy

Contact the organiser to request a refund.

Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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Organiser My Community Festival

Organiser of Meet My Craftsman: Pottery Maker Stella Tan from Thow Kwang Pottery Jungle

My Community Festival is a ground-up initiative showcasing Singapore’s best kept secrets and community stories through immersive tours, tastings and other cultural and heritage experiences.

4 Things To Know About The Festival

  • It is curated in collaboration with heritage practitioners, business owners, legacy brands as well as a number of religious and cultural institutions.
  • It builds upon the demand for culinary travel, cultural exploration and activity-based travel experiences - evident from the consumption habits of locals and tourists alike.
  • It aims to connect people from all walks of life through the festival platform in the hopes that they may go on to expand their social networks.
  • The festival has taken on an added dimension as a result of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. It serves as a means in which to re-introduce locals back to the island’s ethnic enclaves and to support local, legacy establishments in a triumphant display of resilience as a community. Let’s come together to celebrate the Singaporean spirit after a challenging 2020.

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