Today included a trip to the Southern Song Dynasty Kiln museum, which Sue has been dying to go to since we arrived in Hangzhou eight months ago. This kiln was unearthed in the early 20th century and fired pots for the Song dynasty (960 - 1279 AD), and porcelain for imperial use.
To the left is the giant kiln that could fire hundreds of items simultaneously. On this dig site they also found pottery from previous eras. In fact, on the right is a pot that dates back to 2000 B.C. - more than 4000 years old!
Now that Sue has had her curiosity satisfied, hopefully she won't want to build one this big when we get home! :)