Black River Trading Company
Malaysian Pottery - This page updated March 16, 2023.
Malay pots differ from Vietnamese pots in a number of ways: Not only are the shapes and motifs different but the clay itself has different characteristics. The walls are less thick which delivers a lighter pot and they are fired in gas fired kilns which delivers pots with more uniform glazes. It is easy to get two matching pots for they will be of the same colour all round whereas finding two precisely matching Vietnamese pots is more difficult...pots tending to be slightly different in colouration. SPECIAL NOTE: It's been difficult to get new pottery since 2020 (particularly Malay pottery) but we have a truly great batch on the way arriving throughout late April to late May. Don't count on ALL the designs below being available until some point in late May. Additionally, some of the styles below may vary in colour and style because some of the photos came from former batches. We sell a lot of pots...so if you're driving a long way for something specific, call first to avoid any potential disappointment.