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Cambodian kiln lights up tradition in Lowell

LOWELL — The kiln somewhat resembles a temple, with its two colors of brick, the arch above its door, and the chimney tower.

Inside the ware chamber sits a treasure trove of traditional Cambodian ceramics, all made in Lowell: teacups, pitchers, and water jugs in subtle earth tones, plus vase-like pots for cooking oil or honey or wine. Most are unadorned, a few shaped like elephants or bearing the face of an owl.

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