NAC-AEP Programme Details

Visual Arts

Programme ID: AEP0615955

Basic Pottery - A trip to the oldest dragon kiln


A basic workshop which consists
1. Introduction of ceramics, oldest dragon kiln and walk through the kiln.
2. 15 minutes video watching which covers topic of pottery making, firing the dragon kiln and products made of clay.
3. After watch video, instructor will introduce types of equipment use in the studio. ( Eg: slab roller, pug mill, extruder, kick wheel, electrical kiln)
4. Demonstration on the potter wheel by the instructor
5. Participants get to hands on and experience on the potter wheel
6. Demonstration of hand building techniques by the instructor
7. Participants get to hands on and create an artwork
8. 10 Minutes break for the participants - Ice cream and soft drink store available.
9. Demonstration of glazing by the instructor
10. Participants get to glaze their artwork
11. Cleaning up
12. Free and easy - Participants get to purchase souvenir from the retail area
End of workshop


By the end of the course, participants should:

1. Learn about the history of ceramics in Singapore.

2. Understand the historical value and heritage aspect of it and learn about the kilns’ work and how it is constructed in terms of scientific and the architecture structure.

3. Understand the process of the ceramic art work through hands-on expereice to make their first master piece of pottery.

4. To learn the basic terms used in the clayworks

5. To understand the process of pottery by hands-on exploration with clay and method of working with it.

6. The participant get to play and hands-on and experience with different types of clay and understand some properties of clay and different methods of working with clay.

7. To learn the decorative technique on clay with different tools.

8.To understand and applying different methods working with clay to create their own piece of pottery ware and learn its mutiple uses.

9. To understand the properties of glaze. Add colours/glaze to enhance the aesthetic perspective of the art piece .

10. Have a deeper appreciation for ceramics

11. To work with different parts of their body through rolling, coiling etc. ( Strengthen their body postures)

12. To encourage creative spirit and movements, create environment that initiates creative problem solving, enhance fine motor-skills and help pupils to express themselves freely through clay to find their own creative path.

13. To have a fun bonding session, build up their confident and have great sense of achievement and accomplishment through clay activities.

End product: 1 Hand built artwork and 1 Potter wheel artwork


Thow Kwang Pottery Jungle

Pri - Lower / Pri - Upper / Sec - Lower / Sec - Upper / JC/CI

English / Mandarin

4 hours



- COST -

$50 ( +7% gst)
Fee includes clay, tools, glaze supply up to 6 colours, bisque firing, glaze firing, instructors (1:20), use if venue, facilities & tools and delivery to 1 location once ready.

Schools may use the Tote Board Arts Grant to subsidise the programme cost. There is a subsidy of up to 50% of the programme cost for mainstream schools, and up to 70% of the programme cost for Special Education Schools.
The Tote Board Arts Grant is not applicable to pre-schools. NAC partners selected pre-school centres to receive funding to purchase Pre-School AEP.

The following programme is approved under NAC-AEP 2017/2018 until 31 December 2018.


- Thow Kwang Industry Pte Ltd -

Stella Tan