The DragonFire app is now available for download at the iTunes App Store!
Want to know more about wood firing in Singapore? See the different wood-fired pieces and their effects. Watch the making of a pot from a lump of clay. Get an insight into what goes into a wood firing in this interactive eBook with videos and images!
Go ahead and download! It’s free! Now available for iPad only.
One of the features of the interactive eBook is the 360 rotational view of a wood-fired piece. If you want to see more of the wood-fired effects, tap on the hot spots!
Coming soon to an iTunes Store near you!
I was trying out the updated iOS8 timelapse feature on the iPhone at Thow Kwang Dragon Kiln. Ng Siew Kuan was throwing a pot and here’s a video of her pot in the making!
Posted by CLim
In March 2014, we fired the dragon kiln. Before each firing, there’s lots of work involved especially the packing of the kiln. Each piece has to be carried into the kiln and carefully arranged to catch the passing flame. Packing the kiln is hard work! Packing the kiln is an art!
Watch this time-lapse of the packing process.
A 35-sec timelapse of wood firing at Thow Kwang Dragon Kiln held on 13-14 September 2013.
The clay pieces in the kiln were fired for about 28 hours.
Great news over the weekend! The dragon kilns at Jurong are given a new lease of life! At the press conference on Saturday, the National Heritage Board announced that the lease for both Thow Kwang and Guan Huat dragon kilns will be extended for three years with the possibility of renewal for another two terms.
Mr Alvin Tan, Group Director (Policy) of the NHB, spoke of the heritage & artistic value of the dragon kilns at the press conference
Mr Tan Teck Yoke of Thow Kwang interviewed by the media
For the past two years, the fate of Thow Kwang dragon kiln has been uncertain. The development of the CleanTech Park next door has been fast and furious, and week by week we saw its encroachment evidenced by the diminishing lush green that surrounds the kiln.
This move by the National by Heritage Board is a recognition of the heritage value of Singapore’s last remaining dragon kilns. The lease renewal will definitely spark new creativity and life, as now Thow Kwang is able to make long-term plans to conduct more community arts programmes.
Posted by Carolyn Lim
What do you get when 10 clay artists are given 10 thrown pots and 3 hours?
Lots of fun and 10 clay handbuilt pieces!
This 2-minute timelapse shows 10 clay artists at Thow Kwang playing round robin with 10 clay pieces! Essentially, each potter works on a pot for 15 minutes, then they all rotate to the next pot, resulting in a truly collaborative project! The pieces will be fired at the next wood firing.
Posted by Carolyn Lim