Ceramics Factory in Lei Yue Mun

The glory days of ceramics in Lei Yue Mun

Kowloon Lei Yue Mun features not only delicious seafood, as well as the early years of the original is known for porcelain. In the Jockey Club Lei Yue Mun Plus hall after the hillside, there is a abandoned furnace, is the site of Wanji Ceramics Factory.

Sixty years ago, Cao Minglun brought the ceramic crafts of Jingdezhen in Jiangxi back to Hong Kong and set up factories together with Yao Huanxun in Sanjia Village, Lei Yue Mun to produce such products as imitation Chinese painting, Tang Sancai and Qing Hua Wei Tuo porcelain. In addition to local and overseas sales, many clay products are also used as live movie props. Until the nineties because the cost of production in Hong Kong is less than domestic Chaozhou, Meixian Gaocheng product competition and go out of business.

Jockey Club Lei Yue Mun Plus : Activated abandoned schools, conservation and art side by side

Starting from Lei Yue Mun Arch and walking along the trails of seafood restaurants for about 5 minutes, you will see the signboard for "Seaside School Playground". This is where the Jockey Club Lei Yue Mun Hotel is located - Door area history and culture, conservation and promotion of art as the mission of the Museum of Culture and Art.

Speaking of everything from conservation

The predecessor of the Jockey Club Lei Yue Mun Plus is the village school waterfront school founded in 1946. In 2008, the school was closed down due to insufficient enrollment. In 2010, Kowloon Clubs Association Social Service Fund under the Kowloon Club Association leased its old schoolhouse to the government and was rebuilt by the Hong Kong Jockey Club for alteration of construction costs. Culture and Arts platform, since 2011 officially operational.

"There are a lot of vacated waste schools in Hong Kong and only two of them are currently successfully activated. The Creative Pavilion is one of them." Kao Po-yee, the director of the Jockey Club Lei Yue Mun Plus, told this reporter that unlike other places for general cultural, recreational and recreational activities, The museum is a professional arts and culture institution. With its high positioning, it aims at promoting the inheritance of culture through research, teaching and workshops. It brings the arts into the community so as to achieve a taste of elegance and common customs. This is also the hallmark of the creative hall.

At Lei Yue Mun Praya Road, No. 45, a two-storey building with a total area of about 5000 square feet. Both the "School History Gallery" at the entrance to the ground and the "Stone Mining Exhibition" at the Atrium are permanent exhibitions; the second floor is the restaurant. Including ceramic art room and laboratory, including the whole hall a total of six classrooms, used to promote various creative activities.

During the past few years, the Jockey Club Lei Yue Mun Plus has held many thematic exhibitions to promote the traditional paper arts and crafts such as paper handicrafts, hand-painted puppets from Guangdong, Cantonese opera and other traditional arts and crafts. The latest one is "Hong Kong Ceramics Factory - Lei Yue Mun Ceramics Factory Archeology Exhibition ". "The Pavilion's activities include three major series - the regional history of Lei Yue Mun, the visual arts, and the intangible cultural heritage of Cantonese opera." Kao Po Yi pointed out that quarry, pottery, village school, seafood street and military relics are Lei Yue Mun An important part of the history of the region and the story of the five Lei Yue Mun stories to be told by the Museum of Creative Studies.

"We attach importance to the health of the development of social culture and the arts and strive to maintain the sustainability of fine arts and give artists and cultural people a platform to play." Kao Po-yee studied art education and emphasized that the Museum of Art places great importance on promoting community arts education and launching activities Very "real". The Jockey Club Lei Yue Mun Plus will switch the exhibition theme about once every 3 months and they are planning to take Seafood Street as their next theme.

The non-profit making organization is a social enterprise model operated by the Kowloon Societies Association Social Services Fund. The other revenue comes from restaurant operation and rental of classrooms. However, the resources are still tight and the government is expected to provide more support. Kao Po-yee opined that the best way for the museum to receive external funding is to be self-financing. The long-term goal is to attract the general public with quality activities so that they are willing to take the initiative to participate in the activities. However, she admits that most Hong Kong people think that museums should be open for free She believes it will take some time to change that idea.

In the past, Lei Yue Mun Estate had a "doll factory"?

What is "doll factory"?
How does it relate to waterfront schools and Hong Kong films?
The "Hong Kong Produced Ceramics Factory - Lei Yue Mun Organ Machine Ceramics Project Archaeological Symposium" co-organized by Lei Yue Mun Museum of Creativity and the Anthropology Department of the Chinese University of Hong Kong provides you with a series of panels, pictures, ceramics and archeological artifacts. .

In the back of the Museum of Creative Arts, there is a abandoned kiln built in the 1960s and also the site of the Wanju Ceramics Factory. At that time, there were several ceramic masters in Wanju who were all alumni of the seashore school. However, Wanjiao was known as the "doll factory" by the neighbors because it mainly produced character and animal clay sculpture in the early days and supplied Shaw and other film studios as props to witness Hong Kong Film industry brilliant period.

Transportation. Sam Ka Tsuen Pier 15-minute walk