The most significant reason to the ever popularity of the Sarawak pottery
is simply due to its traditional designs. Each pottery piece is expertly
hand craftted by the most skillful and creative potters.
The design on these pot be painted on with natural colours.Others design representations include
dogs, hornbills, tigers, flowers, hunters, even dayak women in local setting.
How the pottery is made? For the potter, clay is the basic element in
the pottery making.During the process of moulding, the potter may modify
any shape he wishes with nimble fingers and creative skills.
After the pottery comes dry, a process where the pots are left either to dry in the sun of indoor.The calcium carbonate, wood ash and alluvial sea clay are mixed together in
this glazing process while natural or mineral powder is mixed with water
is used to avoid fading and cracks after firing.Then it is baked in a kiln
for approximately 72 hours.
The Sarawak pottery can be found at the showrooms of pottery factories
in Penrissen Road in Kuching.