San-He Tile Kiln

San-He Tile Kiln

Build your own tiny building with this brick bonding DIY kit produced by family owned San-He Tile Kiln. Taiwanese based traditional brick and tile crafters have produced this fun DIY kit where you can build your own tiny house to give your favourite plant a home or those rogue pens a place to stay or whatever nic-naks need a home.  You can even make a little tea stove.

San-He Tile Kiln

The pen home, made with tiny bricks!

Brick and tile are traditional building materials in Chinese culture and have unique characteristics that help buildings stay cool in summer and warm in winter. However, as modern materials are being introduced reinforced concrete has become the mainstream building material, San-He Tile Kiln had a dilemma. In order to preserve and promote the culture and history behind the San-He Tile Kiln, the fourth-generation owner Li Jun-Hong produced a collection of brick carving products to accommodate modern lifestyles. San-He Tile Kiln designed and made a collection of products such as coasters, business card holders and incense stoves using the same age old techniques that they used to make building materials!

San-He Tile Kiln

Dancing Phoenix Coaster.

A Chinese Phoenix is a symbol of auspiciousness, ancient China believed that the Phoenix would appear in times of peace and prosperity. The coaster above was  crafted by San-He Tile Kiln carved with a bas-relief Dancing Phoenix shows the exquisite craftsmanship.

San-He Tile Kiln

Tiger business card holder

This cute little tiger is a business card holder which symbolizes wealth. In Chinese folklore the gods would ride the tiger and people believed that the tiger owned part of the divinity of the Earth God which can protect homes, bring wealth and avoid evil influences so you can see why it would make a lucky business card holder!

San-He Tile Kiln

San-He Tile Kiln crafts these incense stoves in the fashion of traditional Taiwanese architecture and are made using the traditional building techinques employed by the craftsmen for more than four decades.

A little brick handmade stove.

Make your own stove! This little stove can be built using the DIY kits made by the San-He Tile Kiln which can be used for incense or keeping your tea warm! Just look at the little smoking chimney!

San-He Tile Kiln

The Turtle!

Where do all these products get made? In this giant Kiln named the Turtle! Which uses rice husks as the main firing material. What a fascinating way for craftsmen to reinvent their market by introducing new fun products while keeping their traditional crafts and making skills alive.

The San-He Tile Kiln has lots of traditional handmade products on there site here or you can catch up with them on their facebook.

 

 

 

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