Hidden at a corner of Pioneer, Thow Kwang Pottery Jungle looks like a ceramic jungle amidst a jungle foliage of high grass. Walk inside though, and you’ll see a bustle of activity, and bright coloured paint tubs atop the tables. Pottery making class going on right there and then!
– Gail & Jem
Thow Kwang is a family business that has been passed down for the last three generations. The granddaughter, pictured above in white, is conducting classes for people who are interested in pottery and would want to learn more about it.
The guided class features two items: a cup and a saucer/bowl that will be made from scratch.
G: You literally roll the flat pieces of clay together to form the shape of a cup, and then proceed to smoothen out the surface and paint. When the paint is still wet, make different shapes to decorate your cup.
Final product!Next up: Potter’s wheel G & J: You can choose to make any kind of saucer or small bowl, out of about 4-5 choices. Prepare to get your hands and nails dirty! Don’t worry, there are aprons provided, and sinks for you to wash your hands afterward.
Pottery-making is something that is intricate and delicate, often overlooked in our usual daily lives because it is a slow process that requires a bit of patience and time to perfect. There is definitely a romantic quality in this art, and we recommend bringing your other half with you to attend the classes, because this simple exercise can show a lot about your partner.
Fee: $50 nett per pax
Dress code: (we recommend) dark tees and shorts, because the weather is warm and you might get splashed with clay accidentally.
* tip: short nails might be easier to clean in the aftermath of the fun, so try to go with neat short nails.
85 Lorong Tawas, Singapore 639823
Tel: 6268 6121
*reservations should be made beforehand. You can also reach them via their Facebook page.
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Pretty cosy, decent and quiet place to learn some pottery-making. Only downside is that you really need to have a car to get in; otherwise, prepare for a nice walk.