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On a
  journey of
    discovery...

The touch of the Malacca Master's potter hands crafting ceramic wares from clay...

 
Pottery Field Trip Contents
Melaka Field Trip
Field Trip to Perak
Potter from Kelantan
Fauzi's Pottery Studio Trip
Raku Ancient Art of Firing
Clay Expression Open house
Field Trip to MALACCA
All Aboard...
Potters Field Trip to Malacca on a bus

Five hundred years ago, an extraordinary empire rose and fell here, its power and dreams suddenly caught off-guard by the dawn of the Colonial Era

 
Malacca or locally know as Melaka was so coveted by the European powers that the Portuguese writer Barbarosa wrote;
 
"Whoever is Lord in Malacca has his hand on the throat of Venice."
 
Malacca with its seaside city of about 150 kilometers was a major port along the spice-route and its harbor bristled with the sails and masts of Chinese junks and spice-laden vessels from all over the hemisphere.
 
Along the shores of the Malacca river side with sloping rooftops of traditional Malay houses by the water that seem to call out sleepily from the past, was captured by the Portuguese in 1511 and the city of Malacca was occupied for more than a century.
 
 
One for the Album... After a long fun filled journey on the bus... 


A stop over for the local famous Malacca "Baba-Nyona" cuisine before retiring for the night.

Tomorrow will be another day of fun filled activities...

The Portuguese influence is visible in the city's architecture. As they did in other colonies, they taxed buildings relative to their width, a policy that accounts for the deceptively thin facades along the colonial streets.

A building no more than twelve feet across can easily extend backwards two hundred feet with its hidden interior--a linear succession of high-ceiling rooms and long courtyards.

Over the centuries, the Chinese and local Malay cultures in Malacca intertwined, eventually producing a completely unique society called the Baba-Nyona.

This fascinating "Malacca" micro-culture reached its height around the turn-of-the-century.

  Shopping, fresh seafood lunch and visiting local Malacca pottery studio with hands on participations.

Field trip potters enjoying a verity of renown local Malacca Baba-Nyona dishes for dinner and fresh seafood lunch.

A visit to a traditional Malacca Pottery Studio - (right photo) A traditional Melaka master potter demonstrating hand carving technique skills with a vase on a table top hand wheel.

The touch of the master's hands

 

Local Malacca Pottery Master

Local Malacca Pottery Master demonstrating his unique advance wheel throwing technique.

Some of the local Malacca Pottery Master pottery's pieces -- "craft of art inspired by nature".


Hands on participations in a local Malacca Pottery
studio conducted by the Malaccan Pottery Master.

 

Hand building clay technique conducted by local Malacca pottery master for "Field Trip" students and their parents.


 

Local Malacca Pottery Master conducting hand building clay technique to "Field Trip" students and their parents.


A building no more than twelve feet across can easily extend backwards two hundred feet with its hidden interior of high-ceiling rooms and long courtyards.

  Family bond
"staying together"...

Quality time bonding with the kids.
Mom, Dad & kids... on a journey of self-discovery ...

 
The Portuguese influence is visible in Malacca city's architecture because the Portuguese taxed buildings relative to their width -- a policy that accounts for the deceptively thin facades with two hundred feet of hidden interior with high-ceiling rooms and courtyards.
Malacca with its beautiful scenic seaside city of about 150 kilometers was a major port along the spice-route and its harbor bristled with the sails and masts of Chinese junks and spice-laden vessels from all over the hemisphere during the 15th centaury.

Family bonding time again with fun at the Malacca beach front
 
 
 
 

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