Even the traffic lights and street lights in the city are made from porcelain.
We stayed at Sanbao - an independent, privately owned renovated farm house about 10 km from town. Jackson Li and his sister Wendy run the place. Jackson is well known in the ceramic world for being a bit more 'Western' in his approach - his repertoire of skills is unusually broad and he makes the most beautiful brushes [see previous posts and the web site].
...bathroom wall tiles,
I don't know who made this piece, but it shows a popular style of abstract work with the gorgeous celadon glaze that I love so much.
...this time a 'patchwork of glaze'- glued to canvas after firing.
...this was originally a kiln, then a fireplace, now a repository for reject bowls.
'Beneath our Feet'
...part of an exhibition by Englishman, Tom Hayes, who had been at Sanbao for 6 months,
...and this one commenting on the layers of ceramic history, shards, clays, soils and rice paddies.
web site or just email Wendy.