a) Tao Yak Group
This group is comprised of 15 kilns, which produced mainly pottery and ceramic sculptures. The latter were mostly in the
forms of demons, divinities and makara figures, and were normally used as architectural elements. Because the word
“Yak” in Thai language means demon, and since this group of kilns produced a large
number of Yak figurines, the group of kilns has been called Tao Yak, or “the kilns for producing demon figures”.
b) Tao Tukkata Group
In Thai the word Tukkata means dolls, or small figurines. Apparently, this group of kilns
produced a large number of small human and animal figurines, and of have been called Tao Tukkata.
The Tao Tukkata Group of kilns, located about 600 metres north of the Tao Yak Group, were
comprised of at least 6 cross-draft kilns with curved ceilings. The floors of the firing chambers were slightly sloped, about 10-30 degrees.