Exhibition 2008

              

2008 Shanghai First International Contemporary Teapot Art Biennial in China——

Post-industrial Era of Teapot Art

 

The 2008 First Shanghai International Modern Pot Art Biennial Exhibition opened. The exhibition was held in Shanghai Arts and Crafts Museum and Shanghai Handicraft Zhu Jia Jiao Exhibition Center, with the attendance of thirty-three ceramists from 32 countries all over the world invited by Ge, Jun on behalf of the local ceramists, from Shanghai Taoren Ge Ceramics Co. Ltd.

        
 
   
            
      
            
 
 
 

 

The exhibition was like a small-scale Modern Pot Art World Expo where the pot artists talked about originality, arts, and techniques, through which the relations among them has been further enhanced. The ceramics culture of Chinese traditional arts and crafts enabled those ceramists from all over the world to conquer the language barrier and racial difference. In that way, the telepathy has been seen among them.

 

The exhibition activates people to realize that it is golden time for the development of the current arts and crafts in Shanghai. Beijing has just fulfilled the long-bearing dream of our nation in holding the 2008 29th Summer Olympic Games. Looking into the future, the 39th World Expo in Shanghai, China is approaching. It hits us that we’d better seize the day! Arts and crafts are the twin brother to traditional culture.

 

 Culture is the core of a city’s soft power while ceramics is one of the typical models of the-most-handy-featured handicraft. Ceramics has become a world language. The originated 2008 First Shanghai International Modern Pot Art Biennial Exhibition is a driven force for the rapidly developing arts and crafts in Shanghai.

 

The theme of this exhibition is “Open·Harmony·Happiness”. It is supposed to bring people happiness and enjoyment. I believe the exhibition, in the spirit of great breadth of mind, is a good way to develop the arts and crafts in Shanghai.

 

 

Time of the activity:

2008/ 9/39/10 Shanghai Arts and Crafts Museum

2008/9/1110/12Shanghai Handicraft Zhujiajiao Exhibition Hall

 

 

 

 

 

Sponsored by:

 

ShanghaiI Ars and Crafts Association…

 

Instructed by:

Shanghai Arts and Crafts Museum

Shanghai Arts and Crafts Reasurch Institute

 

Postscript of the Album of Painting for the 2008 First Shanghai International Modern Pot Art Biennial Exhibition

 

The Album of Painting for the 2008 First Shanghai International Modern Pot Art Biennial Exhibition has accomplished in the early autumn of Shanghai. It is the product of the joint-effort of colleagues from Shanghai Arts and Craft. Mr Ge Jun from the Shanghai Taoren Ge, the association member unit, plays a dual role. He is both the contract person for exhibition and one of the participating artists.

 

We take it for granted that the First International Modern Pot Biennial Exhibition initiated in Shanghai, in that Shanghai takes the words great breath of mind, pursuit of excellent, enlightened and sagacious, boundless tolerance and humble" as its city spirit. Shanghai Arts and Crafts Circle should exert the function of Shanghai as a megalopolis to study and communicate with the world. It should both invite in the artists nationwide and go out to the delta area of Yangzi River to learn. We are eager to build Shanghai as a converge and radiant point of Arts and Crafts Circle.

 

        Meanwhile, we should explore Secondary Innovation actively, bring Shanghai Arts and Crafts into full play in innovation, and make the originality more attractive. The 2008 First Shanghai International Modern Pot Art Biennial Exhibition is a beneficial attempt for this aim.

 

 

        You can enjoy a grander sight, By climbing to a greater height

        Finally, I represent Shanghai Arts and Crafts Association to gratitude all the colleagues and friends for their hard-working for album of painting and exhibition. And my sincere thanks also go to all the relative units that made contribution to the production of album of painting

              

               President of the Shanghai Arts and Crafts Association

                                                                     Shen Guochen

                                                                     Autumn in 2008

Preface of the Album of Painting for the 2008 First Shanghai International Modern Pot Art Biennial Exhibition

 

The 2008 First Shanghai International Modern Pot Art Biennial Exhibition opened. The exhibition was held in Shanghai Arts and Crafts Museum and Shanghai Handicraft Zhu Jia Jiao Exhibition Center, with the attendance of thirty-three ceramists from 32 countries all over the world invited by Ge, Jun on behalf of the local ceramists, from Shanghai Taoren Ge Ceramics Co. Ltd. The exhibition was like a small-scale Modern Pot Art World Expo where the pot artists talked about originality, arts, and techniques, through which the relations among them has been further enhanced. The ceramics culture of Chinese traditional arts and crafts enabled those ceramists from all over the world to conquer the language barrier and racial difference. In that way, the telepathy has been seen among them.

 

The exhibition activates people to realize that it is golden time for the development of the current arts and crafts in Shanghai. Beijing has just fulfilled the long-bearing dream of our nation in holding the 2008 29th Summer Olympic Games. Looking into the future, the 39th World Expo in Shanghai, China is approaching. It hits us that we’d better seize the day! Arts and crafts are the twin brother to traditional culture. Culture is the core of a city’s soft power while ceramics is one of the typical models of the-most-handy-featured handicraft. Ceramics has become a world language. The originated 2008 First Shanghai International Modern Pot Art Biennial Exhibition is a driven force for the rapidly developing arts and crafts in Shanghai.

 

The theme of this exhibition is “Open·Harmony·Happiness”. It is supposed to bring people happiness and enjoyment. I believe the exhibition, in the spirit of great breadth of mind, is a good way to develop the arts and crafts in Shanghai.

 

Curator of Shanghai Arts and Crafts Museum

Zhu, Huiqing 

Autumn, 2008

 

 

Postscript of the Album of Painting for the 2008 First Shanghai International Modern Pot Art Biennial Exhibition

 

The Album of Painting for the 2008 First Shanghai International Modern Pot Art Biennial Exhibition has accomplished in the early autumn of Shanghai. It is the product of the joint-effort of colleagues from Shanghai Arts and Craft. Mr Ge Jun from the Shanghai Taoren Ge, the association member unit, plays a dual role. He is both the contract person for exhibition and one of the participating artists. We take it for granted that the First International Modern Pot Biennial Exhibition initiated in Shanghai, in that Shanghai takes the words great breath of mind, pursuit of excellent, enlightened and sagacious, boundless tolerance and humble" as its city spirit. Shanghai Arts and Crafts Circle should exert the function of Shanghai as a megalopolis to study and communicate with the world. It should both invite in the artists nationwide and go out to the delta area of Yangzi River to learn. We are eager to build Shanghai as a converge and radiant point of Arts and Crafts Circle.

       Meanwhile, we should explore Secondary Innovation actively, bring Shanghai Arts and Crafts into full play in innovation, and make the originality more attractive. The 2008 First Shanghai International Modern Pot Art Biennial Exhibition is a beneficial attempt for this aim.

       You can enjoy a grander sight, By climbing to a greater height

       Finally, I represent Shanghai Arts and Crafts Association to gratitude all the colleagues and friends for their hard-working for album of painting and exhibition. And my sincere thanks also go to all the relative units that made contribution to the production of album of painting

              

               President of the Shanghai Arts and Crafts Association

                                                                    Shen Guochen

                                                                    Autumn in 2008

 

 

 

The First International Modern Pot Art Biennial Exhibition

The Exhibition Designer’s Remarks:

 

 

The Chinese character “” is a hieroglyph. We can see that the character itself has a narrow “neck” and a “round” belly, with “ears”, lid and base, which best resembles the figure of a stoup.

 

The history of using pots in China can be traced back to Shang Dynasty. The then artistic level of its shape and lettering decoration gradually developed into the fashion of using pots as an image in poetry and literature in Tang Dynasty and Soong Dynasty. For instance, “Among the flowers from a pot of wine, I drink alone beneath the bright moonlight.” from Li Bai’s poem, one of the most famous poet in Tang Dynasty, and “I mount Peak Cuiwei with a friend, a pot of wine in hand; Autumn scenery is reflected in the river while wild geese just headed for the south.” from Su,Shi’s poem who is a famous poet in Soong Dynasty.

 

Our forefathers made friends with pots in hand in the perplexing times. It’s really great to express their feelings by pots.

 

Practicability has been the sole theme in the pot art abroad for a long period. However, with European Renaissance and the development of various arts in modern times, the pot art abroad has seen a huge breakthrough on its shape and artistic value.

 

The pot art has gone through a long history of development and evolution before they become what they are today. Nevertheless, the pot is still the infinite vehicle for the creation and exploration of ceramics.

 

With the close exchange and communication on world level, there’s no boundary in pot creation, which made existence of some derivative art style and schools different from the previous ones. For some works, there’s no strong regional flavor to be found. It’s all about creation and thoughts based on ideology, so it works all over the world.

 

The modern creation of pot is no longer restricted to the combination of being practical and being artistic. In a pursuit of highlighting the pot itself, practicability could be given away so that artistic level could be further strengthened. Therefore some pots which can’t be recognized from its shape still belongs to pot art with their basic language and elements of pots.

I have been exploring modern pot art and have set up studios both in Shanghai and Yixing, China. Shanghai is one of the creation bases for Chinese modern pot artists and I’m a member of Shanghai Arts and Crafts Association. In 2006, ten other pot artists from nine countries and I met in Zhu Jia Jiao, the ancient town in the south of Yangtze River, to exchange and communicate modern pot art.

 

Late of last year, Mr. Wu, Bin and I co-worked in planning and holding 2007 the First National Modern Pot Works Biennial Exhibition, which achieved great success. The exhibition is an epitome of the development of China’s modern pot creation. Having had exchanging and communicating with the excellent pot artists nationwide, I can’t wait to meet those from the other countries. Less than one year later, I came up with the idea of holding this biennial exhibition and invited pot artists from over thirty countries, including Mexico, Germany, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Singapore, Japan, Chile, Israel, Canada, etc.

 

The First International Modern Pot Art Biennial Exhibition was organized by Shanghai Arts and Crafts Association and Shanghai Arts and Crafts Research Institute. As a member of Shanghai Arts and Crafts Association, I am greatly honored to make my share of contribution to the association. I also hope to help promote the development and exchange of international modern pot art. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Mr. Shen, Guochen, president of Shanghai Arts and Crafts Association, for his whole-hearted support for this exhibition; my wife Zhang, Dawei for her handling of the details both for this exhibition and the communication among the pot artists from various countries. I would also like to express my gratitude to Mr. Yang, Zhi, who did a lot of translation with his solid ceramics and foreign language knowledge. He not only introduced to us many international pot artists and their works but also enabled us to study the pot artists’ original creating thoughts in the clearest way.

 

I look forward to meet you again in the next International Modern Pot Art Biennial Exhibition.

Ge Jun

1.ÍDA ACUÑA (Venezuela)

 

                                                                 

           

    
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

Born in Caracas, Venezuela, AÍDA ACUÑA got his Masters Degree in Education at Wheelock College in Boston, USA. He has involved himself into a couple of collective and solo exhibitions around the whole nation. He was entitled with Stimuli Mention of Honor in the 24th Arts of Fire National Exhibition, 1999 and Alberto Smith Medal of Honor, 3rd class in the year of 2003 for his 15 years of teaching in the Arts Department of The Pedagogic Institute of Caracas.

Dancing Grey Teapot and Dancing Tenmoku Teapot are the two well-known works of him. Both were thrown and assembled in stoneware, reducing fire to cone 9 1260. Dancing Grey Teapot was made of Gray Glaze, having an size of 31  x  17  x  12 cm. Dancing Tenmoku Teapot was made of Tenmoku Glaze, having an size of 26 x  21  x  15 cm. 

 

2.Anne Marie Laureys (Belgium)

 

             

                                                                    

Anne Marie Laureys was born in Beveren, Belgium in 1962 and graduated from Hoger Kunst Institute. He has held exhibitions at home and abroad, including the Great Britain and China. Dreaming about...the animal spirit has been presented as his representative work.

Europe Teapot-dreaming about...the animal spirit”, 20x20x20cm, made of Belgian stoneware clay, thrown and deformed assembled partitions -1180°C/white glaze

 

 

3.Blazenka Soic Stebih (Croatia) 

 

                                                                    
                                                                     

   

Born in Varazdin 1948, Blazenka Soic Stebih finished her training in ceramics at Centro Sperimentale dArte in Switzerland; she attended also further ceramic training courses in Austria, Germany. Since the 1985. she has exhibited in numerous one-man and group exhibition at home and abroad. She is a member of the Croatian Applied Arts Artists Association, and has participated in various activities as a member of the IAC Geneve since 2007. In the 2005, she was awarded with special Medal of City of Varazdin for the extraordinary contributions in the area of ceramic art and culture.

 

 

 

    4.David Zimbrón Ortiz (Mexico)

 

    

Born in Mexico City, October 1955, David Zimbrón Ortiz got a Masters Degree in Qualitative Methods for Art and Art Education Research. He has made multiple exhibitions of painting, paper collage, ceramics, ikebana, enamel on metal and jewelry in Mexico and the United States. He has been awarded First Place in Ceramics School from Tokio Mokichi Okada Association in 1987; National Award on Art Education and Research in 1999. He has gained the opportunity of being a member of The Second National Ceramic Competition Jury in 2005. Furthermore, He is also an active member of The American Ceramic Society and the Potters Council.

He is known with the works: Blue Cheese teapot, Cakewalk Teapot, Cleopatra teapot, Prunus Serotina Tree Teapot, Rococco. “Cleopatra” is carved and glazed stoneware decorated with enamel for metal, and 0.950 burnished silver handle, having an size of 12 x 13 x 23.5 cm (handle included);  “Prunus Serotina” is glazed stoneware decorated with enamel for metal and 0.999 silver cloisonée, having an size of 11.5 x 27 x 21 cm.

 

 

5.Elena Baudrit Carrillo (The Republic of Costa rica)

 

                                                                                                                                                                                      
                                                                                

Born in Costa Rica, 19th october 1960, Elena Baudrit Carrillo finished the first academic level(medium technician) on Ceramic 2007 and went on with the second academic level(medium technician) on ceramic 2008. He participated on a student's exposition in Elena Baudrit Carrillo, 2005, with his two works. Escuela Casa del Artista; three works on a student's exposition 2006; nine works on a student's exposition 2007. He was also involved in the ceramic's exposition in Nacional Museum, San Jose, Costa Rica, 2008.

 

 

6.Silvia Zotta (Italy)

 

                                                                              
                                                                  

 

 

Born in buenos aires, argentina, 1969, Silvia Zotta graduated from national ceramic high institute. From 1995 to 2007, he has exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibition at home and abroad, including France, Switzerland, Italy, the Netherlands, and South Korea.

In 1991, he was awarded with pottery prize at annual ceramic schools competition; in 1997, he got honorable mention at world art ceramic triennial. In 2001, he obtained silver plate prize at Concorso International contemporary ceramic competition.

 

  

 

7.Gregory Hamilton Miller (Denmark)

 

                                                                
                                                                

Gregory Hamilton Miller graduated from the University of Pittsburgh, Department of Anthropology, with a Ph. D. Program. He has held numerous solo and group exhibitions in Japan, the United States, Norway, Germany, Swiss, etc. apart from Denmark. In the year of 2001, he was awarded with Macalester College Young Alumni Award.

 

  

 

8.Janet DeBoos (Australia)

 

                                                                                                                                               
                                                                        

Born in Melbourne, Australia, Janet DeBoos went on studying Arts and Italian after getting an Bachelor Degree of Science at Sydney University. Starting from 1979 and 2008, she exhibited in a lot of solo and group exhibitions at home and abroad, with the New Zealand, the Netherlands, the United States, Greek, Scotland, the Great Britain and China included. In 2004, she got silver medal for Tableware design from China Ceramic Industry Association. In 2007, she was invited to nominate for Living Treasures program from Craft Australia.

After Kanazawa Teapot and Iced Tea are known as her representative works. My teapot is thrown in my signature style- soft porcelain, looking as if it is still wet and almost collapsing. The work is made in sections on the potters’ wheel, joined and finished on the wheel with no trimming done. In this way the artist captures the dynamics of the act of throwing, and maintains the freshness of the gesture. It has the size of 19cm tall, 15cm diameter.

  

  

 

 

9.Martin Goerg (Germany)

                                                                       
                                                                      
                                                                      

Martin Goerg was born in Montabaur, 1962. He was involved in the study of ceramics from 1980 to 1983. In the year of 1997, he was awarded with Merit Award from Sydney Mayor Fund, Ceramics Award. In 2004, he gained European ceramic prize from Westerwaldpreis. He has Teek as his well-known work.

 

  

 

10.ROLAND SUMMER (Austria)

                                                                     
                                                                   
                                                                                      

Born in Feldkirch, Vorarlberg, 1955, ROLAND SUMMER studied Architecture in Technical University from 1974 to 1980. From Germany, Brussels to China, he has exhibited in a number of solo and group exhibitions. In 2000, he was awarded with the second prize in the Spanish ceramic competition; in 2004, he obtained the first prize of Diessener Ceramic Awards. In 2008, he was crowned with German Bavarian State Prize.

One pot of mine is handbuilt, burnished, red and blue terra sigillata, temperature 1150 (Celsius), Height 17 cm, Year of production 2008; Another port is handbuilt, burnished, red and light green terra sigillata, temperature 1150 (Celsius), Height 17 cm, Year of production 2008

 

 

 

 

11.Royce McGlashen (New Zealand)

                                                               
                                                                 
                                                   

Born in 1949 in Nelson, New Zealand, Royce McGlashen graduated from Waimea College. He has shown with his exhibits on numerous solo and group exhibitions at home and abroad, including the Great Britain, Australia, the New Zealand and Singapore.

In 1987, he was awarded with Merit Award of Norsewear Art Award; two years later, he got Merit Award from Winstones Craft Award. In 1995, he was entitled Merit Award of Birkenhead Ceramic Awards. The Ties that Bind and Flat Earth are his well-known exhibitions. 

 

 

 12.Greg Barron (New Zealand)

 

                                                                            

1947 - Born - Waikato - New Zealand

1966 - Studied Industrial Design - Wellington Polytechnic

1972 - Began working as a Potter with Mirek Smisek at Te Horo and later with Yvonne Rust at Parua Bay - Northland

Current - Member of North Tec Arts Advisory Committee, Member of NZ Society of Potters, Member of Auckland Studio Potters, Member of Northern Society of Arts, Member of Northland Arts Centre, Director of the " Glenbervie Pottery and Gallery "

  

 

 

13.Ruth Krauskopf (Chile)

                                                                    

Born in Valdivia, Chile, 1944, Ruth Krauskopf went to Australia to further study Ceramics sculpture after finishing the study of Applied Arts in the University of Chile. Krauskopf is the founder and Director of Esteka magazine, a biannual publication addressed to the general public and artists, covering contemporary Latin American region ceramics. In 2005, he published  Ceramics,Art and Perception.

 

  

 

14.Shulamit millar (Israel)

 

             

                                                               

                                                                       

 

Shulamit millar was born in Israel, 1949. He finished the Studies of ceramics at the Tel- Hai college. From 1998 to 2006, he exhibited in a number of group exhibitions at home and abroad, including Belgium, Hollon, etc.

The representative work of mine is Geology games.The basis of my work is traditional forms, from that point I alter and play with the shape while keeping it's functional purpose. I use porcelain and fire to 1270 . Green tea pot: h.27 cm, w. 13cm; white tea pot: h. 25cm, w. 12cm.

             

 

15.Arnaldo Trenchi (Argentina)

 

                                                                        
                                                     

Arnaldo Trenchi was born in Argentina, 1941 and graduated from the National University of Luján. Since 1995 he has become full-time dedicated to the pottery, sending works at different exhibitions and competitions. He has been  dedicated to work in high temperature with stoneware and porcelain, specially carrying out with high temperature glazes.

 

 

 

16.Leticia García (Bolivia)

 

                                                                                                                                   
                                                       

Born in Bolivia, she exhibited in numerous exhibitions in the United States, Italy, China, Argentina, Dominican Republic, Croatia, etc during the period from 1984 to 2008. She was given Special Mention on 1991 and 1995 National Biennial of Art in Santa Cruz Bolivia. In 2000, Leticia obtained sixth golden price on the International Ceramics Exhibition held in Taiwan. She has been crowned with Elite tile two times both on the 2002 and 2006 International Ceramics Tile Triennial held in Dominican Republic.

My representative works are “puzzle one” and “puzzle two”. They are both made of stoneware and hand build under 1240. I finish these works with engobe and ash glazes. Life is made of episodes, connected between them as a puzzle. The sizes of them are 28*8*19cm and 26*10*24.

 

 

 

17.Cecilia  Ordoes (Columbia)

 

                                                            

Cecilia Ordoes obtained a Master in Arts from the University of Iowa in the United States of America in 1980. In 1989 she received a Honorable Mention for her work in The Second International Ceramics Festival Competition, Mino Japan. In 2004, she received a special honor in the exhibition XVIII Salon Artes del Fuego.

Her well-known works are Gato and Melusina. Melusina” is made with the purpose to transmit the sensuality of my cat, whose name is Melusina.

 

 

 

18.Katrina Louise Chaytor (Canada)

 

                                                                                                                                
                                                   

KATRINA LOUISE CHAYTOR got MASTER of FINE ARTS Degree from New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University in 1986. He exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions in Britain, Mexico, Norway and the United States, etc. Here are the two works of his well-known ones: Teaset with Terra cottaTray and Green Teapot with Trivet.

  

 

19.Inese Brants (Latvia)

 

                                                                         
                                                             


Born on June 14, 1954, in Riga, Latvia Inese Brants graduated from Latvian Academy of Arts, Ceramics Department. She exhibited in a lot of group exhibitions in such countries as Croatia, Switzerland, Poland, Norway, the Netherlands, Japan, Britain, etc. She has executed as chairwoman of the Porcelain Painting Symposium of Baltic States in 1993, 1994, and 1999. In 2002, Inese obtained prize "Rab" at Ceramic Trophy Cup.

Cucumber teapot and Four chamber teapot are her well-known works. Cucumber teapot was mold casted and handbult porcelain, gas firing, luster and gold, with the size of 13*6*13 cm. Four chamber teapot was mold casted and hand built porcelain, gas firing, copper lustre ,copper wire handle, with the size of 22*6*18 cm.

  

 

20.Elisa Helland Hansen (Norway)

 

                                                                    
                                                   

Born in New York, 1950, ELISA HELLAND-HANSEN graduated from National College of Art and Design, Ceramic department. Altogether she exhibited in quite a lot of solo and group exhibitions in Norway, Stockholm, Oslo, Swiss, the United States, Holland, and Germany. Small teapot and Sodafired teapot are the two well-known works of her.

 

 

21.Bonnie Pang (Singapore)

 

                                                                      
                                                     

 

Born in Singapore in 1967, Bonnie pang graduated with Applied Arts major from Qingdao University, China. She has held solo ceramic exhibitions in China and Singapore. Music of Teapot and Teapot Webbing are shown as her representative works. The former one has its size as 17*15*20 cm, while the latter one 21*12*16 cm. Both were made with 1225-1260 firing.

  

 

22.Makoto Komatsu (Japan)

 

                                                                         

 

After graduating from Musashino Art Junior College, MAKOTO KOMATSU held exhibitions respectively in Japan and Germany in 1965 and 2004. In 1980, he got Kitaro Kunii Industrial Craft Award. In 1997, he took part in 50th Anniversary International Ceramics Competition held in Italy. In 2003, he joined in International

                                                                
Ceramic Art Symposium then held in Oslo, Norway.

 

 

  

23.Ellen Ehk (Swiss)

 

                                                                                                                                                     
                                                               

Born in Swiss, Ellen Ehk got Emma Berglunds Fond in 2000 and the Visual Arts Fond from The Arts Grants Committee in 2007. He exhibited in many solo and group exhibitions in Finland, Arvika, Askersund, Bergkvara, Stockholm, etc.

Green Tea and White Tea are his well-known works.

 

 

 

24.Marián Fernández Avezuela (Spain)

 

                                                                    

                                                    

Marián Fernández Avezuela was born in spain, 1964 and got Marián in Arts Degree (Pottery) by the Art School "Francisco y Jacinto Alcántara" (Madrid - SPAIN). He has exhibited numerous group and solo exhibitions in Barcelona and all over Spain. In 2006, he was crowned with Honourable Mention at the "XII Concurso Nacional de Cerámica Ciudad de Valladolid"

His well-known works are “Bowling Teapot”, “Brownie Teapot” and “Spanish fan”. “Bowling Teapot” is made of stoneware, raked and cracked surface, decorated with blue engobe and fired at 1250C in electric kiln (with the size of 18 cm diameter); “Brownie Teapot” is made of stoneware, cracked surface, decorated with brown engobe and fired at 1250C in electric kiln ( with the size of 14 cm diameter); And “Spanish fan” is made of stoneware, raked surface, decorated with blue engobe and fired at 1250C in electric kiln (with the size of 23*6*13)

 

 

 

 

 

 

25.Waleed R. Qaisi (Iraq)

 

 

 

 

Born in Baghdad, 1963, Waleed R. Qaisi exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions at home and abroad, with Britain, the United States, Spain, Australia, China, Belgium, Fance, Egypt covered. In 1992, he was awarded with Modern art Prize in Iraq. He got Artist in Residency Certificate in Denmark, 2003 and Artist in Residency Certificate in Japan, 2004.

His well-known work is “unfamiliar teapot”. It is a teapot but it is not. Why? Because I make the artwork as an extention to myself by using the maximum of means for inducing the perception towards the artwork form; therfore all boundires will be removed in the action of creation and in the artwork.

  

 

26.Jeroen Bechtold (The Netherlands)

 

                                                             
 

 

Graduated at the Rietveld Academy in Amersterdam in 1981,Jeroen Bechtold already worked in 1980  for Rosenthal in Germany as freelance Designer. Later he also worked for other factories as designer.

Jeroen Bechtold has exhibited his works in the Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark, Sweden. Finland, Italy,  England, United States, Spain and Japan.

Jeroen Bechtold is is known for his egg shells: paper thin, translucent porcelains.

In his gallery they are displayed in such a way that light shines through., thus revealing their mysterious inner life.

 

27.Hennie Meyer (South Africa)

 

                                                                   

Hennie Meyer is an acclaimed South African ceramist. He works predominantly in earthenware, creating highly individual pieces. Hennie enjoys the challenge of making composite shapes, experimenting continually with the expressive quality of clay and glaze.

Hennie studied ceramics in Australia and South Africa. He exhibits extensively, both locally and overseas. His work has been included in numerous permanent collections and international publications.

His balance of strong form with highly detailed surfaces creates aesthetically pleasing vessels in his recognizable signature style.

 

28.Loshin  Tadaber (England)

 

                                                                      

Loshin  Tadaber, before she graduated at  Goldsmith graduate school in London Loshin had learned the art of making chinaware by herself. she set up her owned studio in 1978, fed up the family by making chinaware and also taught others how to make chinaware at the same time.

She believes that her works is a kind of actively combined  with life even is a  acclaim to the beauty of the world and the mother earth. She hopes the person who used her works could share this happiness with her in some small part of it.

 

 

29.Kadri Parnamets (Estonia)

 

                                                                   
 

Kadri Parnamets, born in 1968, was graduated from Tallinn Art University in 1994. She is currently a chief member of the Estonian Artists Association.

Kadri has participated in several international symposiums. They are "International Porcelain Symposium" in Norway, Lithuanian and Latvia, and "Kohila International Wooderfiring Symposium" in Estonia.

Kadriparanamets's works have been exhibited at many galleries and museums in Denmark, Estonia, Norway, Sweden, Hungary, Switzerland , and Lithuania.And her works are collected by "Tallinn Applied Art Museum" in Estonia, "Latvian Applied Art Museum", and "Lithuanian Ceramics Museum".

 

 

31.Ken Shipley (United Sates of America)

 

                                                                

Ken Shipley holds a master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, and now he is an Assistant Professor of Art Austin Peay  State University in Clarksville, TN, USA.

Ken's work has been exhibited regionally, nationally and internationally. He has work in the collections of Mayor Bob Corker of Chattanooga, TN, President Sherry Hoppe of APSU, Clarksville, TN,the US Ambassador to Cameroon, Geroge Staples, Arrowmont School of Art and Cragts, Gatlimburg, TN, and AIR-Vallauris, Vallauris, France among others.

Ken Shipley's work is always about what is going on in his life. It is a combination of body, mind, and spirit. Some of the forms move and have gesture; some are more stoic and staid in appearance. The idea is to find the way for them to vibrate with the energy that runs through all of us in our lives.

 

 

32.JiriLastovicka (Czech Republic)

                                                               
                                                             

Jiri, born in 1949, is a sculpture and designer from Prague.  After finishing the academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague in 1974, he started his designer's career in Lesov Development center.

Jiri has been designing porcelain for more than 3 0years.  From 1998 he has been a member of IAC (International Academy of Ceramics).  A number of his works have been awarded prize by the Czech Design Center. He has exhibited in the Czech Republic and abroad.

 

 

33.XU Yongji (Korea)

 

                                                              

XU  Yongji, born in 1961, Korea Danyang. And now, he is the professor in the Art department of Jingji University.  He wants to make the teapot as soft as possible by using the clay which is fire-resistant and infrared-ray-resistant.

The motivation of making red teapot is basic on the faith of Korea folk which made him devoted with his heart and soul. He also tried to express the teapot by the artless clay. The lion-head-like pothole symbolized a kind of power which can destroy the disaster and dissension. And the source of this kind of disaster and dissension is from the kind and evil in human nature.

 

 

34.Ge Jun

 

                                                                             

Ge Jun was born in 1965, graduated from Jing De Zhen Ceramic Institute. He holds the Master degree, and is pursuing the PhD degree . He is Senior Master of Arts and Crafts, the superintendent of Tao Ren Ge Ceramic Art Institute. Ge Jun is rewarded by the honour of “Chinese Outstanding Ceramic Artist”, “Excellent Shanghai Talent”, “One of Ten Technical Innovative Pioneer in Shanghai”

 

In recent twenty years, he is dedicating to the ceramic research, development and design . His unique decoration manner –-“polychromy” realizes the modernization of ceramic art. His design “ Bumper Harvest” was adopted by Great Hall of People for decoration. And his great works repsenting by “Leopard”, “Chinese”, “Civilization” “General Teapot” got the recognition significantly. His design won 19 National Golden Medal. His works were appointed by General Administration of Sport as the gift for distinguished guests. And his designs were collected by the Museum of Imperial Palace, the Museum of Military, National Art Gallery,Chinese Culture Bureau, Zhongnanhai  Zi Guang Ge, and also were collected by many famous people.

 

   

 
 
 
 
 

 

 

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