Eighty years ago, Tuen Mun was known as Castle Peak, the centre of Hong Kong’s flourishing pottery industry. Little evidence remains of this trade history, except for the Castle Peak Dragon Kiln. From the 1940s to early 1980s, the kiln produced numerous household items—from penny banks and clay pots to drainage pipes and wine jars. The only intact kiln of its kind to remain in Hong Kong, the structure is now preserved as a Grade III Historic Building.
Objects of the Dragon Kiln retells the site’s story through an examination of nine cherished objects that were produced at the kiln. This book is authored by Hong Kong Dragon Kiln Concern Group, a non-profit organisation gathering professionals from conservation, education, arts and cultural sectors, as well as the ceramic field including potters, ceramic artists, and art educators.