Many sand pottery, delicate and hard stoneware enhanced pieces have been uncovered from the Beiqiu Relic of the New Stone Age removal in Hedang, Shiwan. The enlivening examples incorporate string, trellis configuration, leaf, stepping stool formed trellis, frogs, and so forth.. As indicated by the carbon 14 dating by the Beijing Archeological Studies Office, these pieces were made 4,000 900 to 5,000 years back. This archeological finding has upset the maxim that Shiwan’s Pottery Industry was moved from the north in Song Dynasty. An authentic point of view has a wonderful energy about “Shiwan tile, the best on the planet”. The enduring winged serpent furnace “Old Nanfeng Kiln”, symbolizes the extraordinary system of Shiwan ceramics.
Old Nanfeng Kiln – Firing for a long time
To open the puzzling cover of an old mythical serpent oven, to demonstrate the legend of an antiquated fired town, to broaden the monster’s life of 500 years, the historical backdrop of Nanfeng old furnace merits considering and inquiring about.
Antiquated Nanfeng oven was worked during the Zhengde long stretches of Ming Dynasty (1506-1521), an uncommon mythical serpent furnace with a past filled with right around 500 years that is still being used for making earthenware production these days. It is presently the Key Culture Relic Unit of Ancient Kiln in Guangdong Province.
For almost 500 years the fire has never ceased to exist, with steady creation. In this manner the furnace has been kept totally with no harm, which is uncommon in China. It is the most established mythical serpent oven left in China and the significant social insurance site of Guangdong Province.
The opening of Nanfeng oven faces the south. The far end is under the green shade of banyan trees, which acquired cool wind summer, so the furnace was designated “Nanfeng” as it implied as “south breeze”. During the long years, the generation had never been ceased for fixes. The present smokestack of the furnace was worked in current occasions. The oven has an absolute length of 34.4 meters. There are 29 lines of flame openings (5 for each column) on the furnace. It is said that one flame for each column sums 29 fires. The flame gap is utilized to feed with wood during the terminating. There are 4 entryways in favor of the oven, for the stacking and evacuation of items.
Crafts of Flame – Mysterious and unusual
The organization and warmth given out during the wood terminating carry boundless changes to the dirt and coating.
The mythical beast oven is partitioned into upper, center and lower segments with three degrees of temperature, low, medium and high, changing from 900 to 1300 degrees Celsius, and worked and controlled exclusively by the furnace ace, to fire diverse sort of stoneware.
To keep up the lessening environment, the oven ace controls the length and level of warming and the progressions during terminating, settling on choices just by his recognizing eyes and working as indicated by changes of situation. Subsequent to terminating for 20 hours, and holding up until the oven cools, it is then prepared to open. The subsequent produce is in amazing hues including blue, red, white and green.