The camp potter, Changi
ID numberART25074
Collection typeArt
TitleThe camp potter, Changi
MeasurementOverall: 44.9 x 30.6 cm (irregular)
Object typeDrawing
MakerGriffin, Murray
Place madeSingapore: Changi
Date made1945
Physical descriptionpen, ink and wash over pencil on paper
CopyrightAWM copyright
DescriptionWith the aid of an old crank-shaft, local clay and a constructed kiln, Private Douglas Marks Fraser (NX40359) of 2/18th Battalion, managed to make toddy pots, so that the few coconut palms in the camp area could be tapped to produce a liquid to fight vitamin deficiency. Due to the workshop run by the men, the camp became proficient at building all the necessities needed by the prisoners.