Yaotuo Kiln, Shaanxi

This large multiple kiln site has family traditions going back ten generations. The Zhou family had their own private temple, and a descendent still works the nearby kiln. The vast kiln complex is in Chengcheng County, north-east of Xi'an

 A fine architectural decoration on the main wall of the now mainly ruined Zhou Family Temple

A fine architectural decoration on the main wall of the now mainly ruined Zhou Family Temple

                                                               ©Edward Burman

 Here is a Zhou family potter in direct tenth generation succession to the founder of the family business in the 18th century

Here is a Zhou family potter in direct tenth generation succession to the founder of the family business in the 18th century

                                                                        ©Edward Burman