The camp potter, Changi
|Title||The camp potter, Changi|
|Maker||Griffin, Murray (Artist)|
|Place made||Singapore: Changi|
|Medium||pen, ink and wash over pencil on paper|
|Measurement||Overall: 44.9 x 30.6 cm (irregular)|
With 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.