Clay pot making village in central Vietnam

Last update 14:15 | 03/05/2016

VietNamNet Bridge – Tru Son clay pots are made entirely by hand with a turntable, a few pieces of clout and thin bamboo pieces.

Làng nghề làm nồi đất duy nhất ở xứ Nghệ

The pottery village of Tru Son is in Do Luong district of Nghe An province. This is the only village in Nghe An making earthen pots so it is also called “earthen pot village”.

Làng nghề làm nồi đất duy nhất ở xứ Nghệ Trù Sơn là làng gốm có một không hai bởi đây là nơi duy nhất còn làm ra các loại nồi bằng đất ở xứ Nghệ. Vì thế, ngoài tên Trù Sơn, nơi đây còn được gọi là làng Nồi Đất
Làng nghề làm nồi đất duy nhất ở xứ Nghệ
Làng nghề làm nồi đất duy nhất ở xứ Nghệ

The tools used to make pots are very simple.

Làng nghề làm nồi đất duy nhất ở xứ Nghệ
Làng nghề làm nồi đất duy nhất ở xứ Nghệ

To have suitable land to make earthen pots, the villagers have to cross a path of 7-10 km.

Làng nghề làm nồi đất duy nhất ở xứ Nghệ

All products of Tru Son pottery village are handmade.

Làng nghề làm nồi đất duy nhất ở xứ Nghệ

Normally, pottery makers burn 250-400 pots in triangle-shaped kilns within 4 to 5 hours, using dried pine leaves as fuel.

Làng nghề làm nồi đất duy nhất ở xứ Nghệ

To make a perfect pot requires meticulous stages, each pot is priced only VND1,000-VND5,000/unit. However, Tru Son people have preserved this traditional job for many generations.

Làng nghề làm nồi đất duy nhất ở xứ Nghệ

Products of Tru Son villages are not sophisticated like those of Bat Trang or Chu Dau pottery villages.

So far, through many generations, despite many ups and downs, Tru Son people have still preserved the traditional job.

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About Trần Đình Hoành

I am an attorney in the Washington DC area, with a Doctor of Law in the US, attended the master program at the National School of Administration of Việt Nam, and graduated from Sài Gòn University Law School. I aso studied philosophy at the School of Letters in Sài Gòn. I have worked as an anti-trust attorney for Federal Trade Commission and a litigator for a fortune-100 telecom company in Washington DC. I have taught law courses for legal professionals in Việt Nam and still counsel VN government agencies on legal matters. I have founded and managed businesses for me and my family, both law and non-law. I have published many articles on national newspapers and radio stations in Việt Nam. In 1989 I was one of the founding members of US-VN Trade Council, working to re-establish US-VN relationship. Since the early 90's, I have established and managed VNFORUM and VNBIZ forum on VN-related matters; these forums are the subject of a PhD thesis by Dr. Caroline Valverde at UC-Berkeley and her book Transnationalizing Viet Nam. I translate poetry and my translation of "A Request at Đồng Lộc Cemetery" is now engraved on a stone memorial at Đồng Lộc National Shrine in VN. I study and teach the Bible and Buddhism. In 2009 I founded and still manage on positive thinking and two other blogs on Buddhism. In 2015 a group of friends and I founded website CVD - Conversations on Vietnam Development ( I study the art of leadership with many friends who are religious, business and government leaders from many countries. In October 2011 Phu Nu Publishing House in Hanoi published my book "Positive Thinking to Change Your Life", in Vietnamese (TƯ DUY TÍCH CỰC Thay Đổi Cuộc Sống). In December 2013 Phu Nu Publishing House published my book "10 Core Values for Success". I practice Jiu Jitsu and Tai Chi for health, and play guitar as a hobby, usually accompanying my wife Trần Lê Túy Phượng, aka singer Linh Phượng.

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