STILL BREATHING FIRE: THOW KWANG, THE LAST OPERATING DRAGON KILN IN SINGAPORE – TAASA Review June 2018
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This article was originally found in the June 2018 edition of TAASA Review (Volume 27, Issue 2, Page 20).
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Margaret White T he Thow Kwang dragon kiln in Jurong, Singapore, was built in 1940 and is operated by 5th generation potter, Tan Teck Yoke and his wife Yulianti Oey.
Tan Teck Yoke’s father bought the kiln in 1965.
I first met the Tan family in early 1991 and have since followed the story of this kiln with keen interest. Firebox or mouth of Thow Kwang dragon kiln...