Visit to Dehua Dragon Kiln
A dragon kiln is an ancient design for a wood fired kiln. It is a long tunnel up the gentle slope of a hill. The heat from the fire rises up the length of the kiln, drawing in oxygen and feeding the flames.
This dragon kiln is in Dehua, and has been operating for many years. It is fired twice a month, the majority of the space is filled with slip cast teapots from the factory at the base of the kiln.
Visting the ancient kiln site in Dehua was very interesting. We had a good time and learned a lot about the historic practices of the area. It is great that they are able to keep it going, and provide local artists an opportunity to fire their wares in a traditional manner.