Monday, June 13, 2011

Plates / 志野, 黑釉小盤

Recently, I try to trim and cut round wheelthrown plates to create flower-like design. A lots of process, but I will still keep it simple. Here are some images of my new plates.

Five-side floral plate with Shino glaze
Foue-side floral plate with iron saturate glaze
Round plates were cut to five or four sides with surform
Using slip to trail out lines
Same shape but different slip trailed designs

Thursday, June 9, 2011


Just would like to show off some students' works from my beginning wheel-throwing class at UNC-Greensboro. What a rewarding teaching experience!!
These young kids are full of energy and creativity. I have tried very hard to equip them with the skills and knowledge that will enable them to transform their creative concept into reality.
For this class, I did encourage them to copy well-made ceramic works; traditional or contemporary. It was the way Chinese artist learned from their master for centuries, and this was the way I examined how well they have learned from this class. 
I also included two interesting works from my previous hand-building class: A Tang dynasty lady playing Guitar Hero and a Japanese Haniwa working on his lap top.

Lidded jar with carving

Lidded jar with carving

Lidded jar with springging

Lidded jar with Shino glaze

Tang lay paying Guitar Hero

Haniwa working on his lap top