Kiln God Research
Cherished as a cultural heritage site by those who appreciate hands-on workshops and learning experiences featuring traditional Chinese native pottery crafts, the converted Shui-Li old pottery factory is both a kind of living museum and a rich heritage site. Located on the out-skirts of Shueili Shiang, in Nantou County, the Shui-Li Snake Kiln and Ceramics Cultural Park affords visitors with a unique cultural experience at a preserved traditional ceramics production site that is set amidst a soothing semi-tropical respite of green woodlands and moss covered rocks.
Lo Ming has always been venerated at Shui-Li Snake Kiln because he is the deity known and admired for his coiling skills. When Lin Kuo Long, the president and third generation owner of the historic snake kiln, was designing the new features for updating the snake kiln factory site, Lin drafted the plans for a monumental sculpture to be made from fiberglass-cement in honor of Lo Ming. Today, in addition to the two identical castings of his large sculpture, one near the kiln and the other just outside the entrance to the cultural park, Lin's original small handbuilt clay model of Lo Ming can be seen on display in the museum area.
The majestic cement and fiberglass statue of the coiling deity, known as Lo Ming, located in the open garden space next to the snake kiln in Shui-Li, Taiwan.