Asian Potters – A day in the life

 

Porcelain figurine gold highlights on background coral-red enamel representing Zhong Kui Qing Dynasty, Kangxi reign (1662-1722) Museum of Asian Arts Guimet

Porcelain figurine with gold highlights on a background of coral-red enamel representing Zhong Kui from the Qing Dynasty, Kangxi reign (1662-1722)

Museum of Asian Arts Guimet

 

A selection of Asian potters are represented here going through their daily paces in the production and marketing of their pottery wares.

 

Kim Jin Hyun, Simcheonyo Pottery Workshop –  South Korea

 

The photo essay below was taken by Seungae Ahn, who is an Art Director at Simcheonyo Pottery

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Korean Pottery Kim Jin Hyun

 Korean Pottery peony flower spherical vessel –   Kim Jin Hyun

 

 

 

 Kim Jin Hyun ceramic vessel

  Kim Jin Hyun ceramic floral decorated ewer

 

 

 

Kim Jin Hyun ceramic pot

 Kim Jin Hyun ceramic pot

 

 

 

Kim Jin-Hyun Korean pottery on display

 Kim Jin-Hyun Korean pottery – large cinnabar double gourd pot on the right

 

 

 

Kim Jin-Hyun dragon motif pottery - celadon ware

 Kim Jin-Hyun dragon motif pottery

 

 

 

Kim Jin-Hyun public pottery demonstration - making a teapot

 Kim Jin-Hyun public pottery demonstration

 

 

 

Kim Jin-Hyun public pottery throwing

 Kim Jin-Hyun public pottery throwing

 

 

 

Kim Jin-Hyun porcelain with Cinnabar streaks lamp base

   Kim Jin-Hyun porcelain lamp base with cinnabar streaks

 

 

 

Kim Jin-Hyun porcelain cinnabar spherical bottle

 Kim Jin-Hyun porcelain cinnabar spherical bottle

 

 

 

Kim Jin-Hyun porcelain cinnabar ewer

 Kim Jin-Hyun porcelain cinnabar  ewer

 

 

 

Kim Jin-Hyun clay kneading with feet

 Kim Jin-Hyun clay kneading

 

 

 

Kim Jin-Hyun clay kneading using his feet

Kim Jin-Hyun  removing all air bubbles

 

 

 

Kim Jin-Hyun - pottery trimming

 Kim Jin-Hyun – pottery trimming

 

 

 

Kim Jin-Hyun - pottery trimming in studio

 Kim Jin-Hyun – pottery trimming

 

 

 

 

Kim Jin-Hyun - kiln firing - loading fuel

 Kim Jin-Hyun – wood kiln firing

 

 

 

Kim Jin-Hyun - sealing the kiln

 Kim Jin-Hyun – sealing the kiln

 

 

 

Kim Jin-Hyun - sealing the kiln

 Kim Jin-Hyun – sealing the kiln

 

 

 

Kim Jin-Hyun - tea break at the studio

 Kim Jin-Hyun – tea break

 

 

 

Kim Jin-Hyun - unloading pottery kiln

 Unloading  pottery kiln  –  Kim Jin-Hyun

 

 

 

Kim Jin-Hyun porcelain vessel

 Kim Jin-Hyun  porcelain vessel

 

 

 

Kim Jin-Hyun trimming porcelain vase

   Trimming porcelain vase – Kim Jin-Hyun

 

 

 

Kim Jin-Hyun- ceramic bowl

 Kim Jin-Hyun- ceramic bowl

 

 

 

 

Kim Jin-Hyun- ceramic bottle

 Ceramic bottle – Kim Jin-Hyun

 

 

 

 

Kim Jin-Hyun- weeping willow vase

 Weeping willow vase – Kim Jin-Hyun

 

 

 

Kim Jin-Hyun-cinnabar glaze spherical bottle

Kim Jin-Hyun-cinnabar glaze spherical bottle

 

 

 

Kim Jin-Hyun Korean Pottery

Korean Pottery – Kim Jin-Hyun

 

 

 

 

Kim Jin-Hyun double gourd vessels

Tall double gourd vessels – Kim Jin-Hyun

 

 

 

Kim Jin-Hyun loaded kiln

 Kim Jin-Hyun loaded kiln to be fired

 

 

 

 

Kim Jin-Hyun at pottery judging

 Kim Jin-Hyun at pottery judging

 

 

 

Kim Jin-Hyun - pottery judging

 Kim Jin-Hyun – pottery judging

 

 

 

Kim Jin-Hyun - pottery exhibition

 Kim Jin-Hyun – pottery exhibition

 

 

 

 

Kim Jin-Hyun - pottery exhibition

 Kim Jin-Hyun – pottery exhibition

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Have a look at the video below on Kim Jin Hyun

 

 

Jingdezhen Porcelain, China

 

The city of Jingdezhen (also Jingde Zhen) has been a central place of porcelain  production since the early Han Dynasty. In 1004 AD, Jingde established the city as the main production hub for Imperial porcelain.This famous ancient ceramic production center, is located in Jiangxi province on the Kon River portion of the Yangtse river valley about 200 miles (320 kilometers) from Nanking, China. The pottery ” china ” from Jingdezhen was regarded as blue as the sky, bright as a mirror, thin as paper and it sounds like a chime. The photos 0n  Jingdezhen came from francespalmerpottery.com

 

 

Jingdezhen porcelain painting

 

Jingdezhen porcelain brushwork

francespalmerpottery.com

 

 

 

 

Jingdezhen pottery slip cast molds

 Filling the slip cast molds – Jingdezhen pottery

francespalmerpottery.com

 

 

 

 

Jingdezhen pottery - throwing a large pot

 Jingdezhen porcelain – throwing a large platter

 

 

 

 

Jingdezhen porcelain - throwing a large bowl

 Jingdezhen porcelain -trimming a large platter

 

 

 

Jingdezhen porcelain -pottery trimming

 Jingdezhen porcelain -pottery trimming

 

 

 

Jingdezhen porcelain -pottery decoration

 Jingdezhen porcelain -pottery decoration

 

 

Jingdezhen porcelain -large pottery vessel decoration

 Jingdezhen porcelain -large pottery vessel decoration

 

 

 

Jingdezhen porcelain -large blue and white pottery vessels

 Jingdezhen porcelain -monumental blue and white pottery vessels

 

 

 

Jingdezhen cinnabar porcelain delivery

 Jingdezhen cinnabar porcelain delivery

 

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 Jingdezhen Ware Qing Dynasty Jar with Fencai Design of a Hundred Deers,

Qinglong Reign, AD 1736-1795 

Shanghai Museum

 

 

 

Jingdezhen Carving Earthen Pottery Vase

  Carving Earthen Pottery Vase – Jingdezhen

 

 

 

 

Street sculpture outside a school- n Qingdao

 Street sculpture outside a school- n Qingdao, China

 

 

 Shiwan ceramic sculptures, China

 

The Shiwan Town of Foshan City, Guangdong Province,  is also a famous pottery production places in China, renown for its ceramic sculptures.  The artistry of Shiwan pottery developed in the beginning with the production of functional items for daily use, and , gradually formed its own style starting in the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). It reached its heyday during the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911 ) It is currently undergoing a revival with new artists emerging under the guidance of the older masters.

 

Shiwan pottery elephant figurines

 Shiwan pottery elephant figurines

 

 

 

 

Shiwan_pottery reclining scholar

 Shiwan pottery reclining scholar

 

 

 

Shiwan pottery water buffalo sculpture

 Shiwan water buffalo sculpture

 

 

 

Shiwan dog figurine

 Shiwan dog figurine

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Shiwan ceramic sculpture – meditating Taoist

 Liu Chuan was well-known for his figure sculpturesGuangdong-Shiwan-Ceramics-Museum

Shiwan Figurine – Liu Yongchuan ceramic master

Guangdong Shiwan Ceramics Museum

Liu-Yongchuan-ceramic master

 Liu Yongchuan was well-known for his figure sculptures

(1916- 2000)

Huo-Jin Chinese figurine

Chinese Shiwan figurine – Huo Jin

Liu-Zemian Chinese ceramic artist

Liu Zemian   Shiwan ceramic artist

Pan Yushu Chinese art figurine

Pan Yushu – Shiwan figurine

Guangdong Shiwan Ceramics Museum

Wen Songling scholar figurine

Wen Songling  scholar figurine

Liu Zemian Shiwan sculpture

Liu Zemian Shiwan Chinese folk art  sculpture

 

 

 

A Chinese figurine of Lokapola

 Chinese figurine of Lokapola

Kim Jin Hyun video

 

 

 
 
 
 
 

 

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  1. anne darr
    Posted July 17, 2016 at 1:07 am | Permalink

    i am overwhelmed and planning a million projects in my head.
    thank you for the stimulation.

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