After the boom and decline of the tin mining industry in the Kinta Valley, the popularity of the ceramics industry picked up. Adding to the success factors were the large reserves of ball clay and kaolin discovered in the Kinta Valley, Changkat Jong and Bruas.
An estimated 80 per cent of the factories making pottery in Malaysia are located in Perak. In Ipoh, the cottage industry potters and small-scale kilns mainly operated along Jalan Kuala Kangsar.
I painted the following painting and put it on exhibition at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts Alumni Association 39th Annual Art Exhibition, from 12 to 24 September 2014. The exhibition was held at the Ministry of Communications & Information ARTrium @ MCI, 140, Hill Street, Old Hill Street Police Station, Singapore 179369. It was sold before the end of the exhibition.
To find out more about the pottery industry in Perak, read the Ipoh Echo article entitled ‘Ceramics Rising from the Ashes of Tin‘.