Pottery in Penang Gains Popularity Again

By Lim Sok Swan

April 2022 FEATURE
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POTTERY-MAKING IS characterised by the transformation of soil. But this is only one half of the equation, says master potter Ooi Woi Leong of Penang Pottery Centre (PPC). The other half is the production process – pottery-firing in particular requires methodical planning and no small amount of teamwork.Ooi was originally scheduled to host an exhibition of Penang-style pottery (Dao Shang Shao, 島上燒) during the George Town Festival last July, but MCO stalled the event, and the clay items – now...

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Lim Sok Swan

is currently focusing on heritage studies. She believes that more understanding among different groups and cultures can make Malaysia a better home for all.