UNESCO-NIE Centre for Arts Research in Education (CARE)

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Name of Author: 
Hamsina Binti Hamzah
Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris
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This research and thesis was done at Kampung Pasir Durian, Kuala Tembeling, Jerantut,

in the State of Pahang. Pahang is the stage of great natural resources, clay being a

source of many pottery by-products and items of decoration. A focus of research here is

the popular clay cooking pot from Kampung Pasir Durian. It is a traditional cooking

item used by generations of the local. It began as a daily cooking item which later on

became a source of income. However the advent of cultural changes and influences

from external factors had commercially affected its production. This declining phase is

now being remedied by cultural authorities. The realization has re-energized interest in

the pottery's production and re-emergence. The approach taken to study tills almost

forgotten art is through a qualitative method and all data is discussed descriptively. All

data collection, analyses and outcomes is geared towards the making processes, unique

designs and the efforts taken to revive this form of art. During the whole research,

observations, documentation and interviews were made. Several practitioners and

pottery-makers were interviewed. Also interviewed were new present generation of the

pottery-makers, agencies and the local community. The intent of this researcli is to

provide information to the masses on its existence and importance in the local culture.

It is hoped that the information of would trigger the interests of traditional art lovers in

keeping the art alive.

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